Hajj: A Universal Message for Peace

Hajj, one of the five main pillars of Islam, has a message for the benefit and wellbeing of all people of the world, be they Muslim or not. It has a further mission towards all creatures, including animals, birds, plants, etc. It is an annual celebration that gathers millions of[…]

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Bulk of hujjaj departed

The majority of hujjaj in Cape Town have already left for the Saudi Kingdom, with only 40 individuals yet to depart for the annual haj pilgrimage. This is according to the chairperson of the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa), Sedick Steenkamp. Speaking to VOC’s Talking Point, Steenkamp[…]

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First hujjaj depart for haj

There was high spirits at Cape Town International Airport as the first group of hujjaj departed for haj Monday. Sixty-six pilgrims left with Khidmatul-Awaam pilgrim services from Cape Town, 40 on a local flight and the rest on an international flight on Emirates airline. Although pilgrims were overwhelmed with emotion,[…]

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Haj 1435 on track

As the haj season begins with the departure of the first batch of hujaaj on Monday, a total of 183 visas have already issued to the hujaaj. Chairperson of the South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa), Sedick Steenkamp said no other glitches besides the delay in visas occurred[…]

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Haj processes on track

With the haj accreditation process completed and the full quota filled, the president of the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) Shaheen Essop says operators will now embark on the back end work for Haj 1435. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast Beat on Friday, Essop said much of the focus[…]

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Haj Convention in CT

Ways of improving the global haj and umrah industry will be explored at a haj forum involving a myriad of stakeholders in the sector. The initiative is spearheaded by Hajj People, an enterprise company with a commercial engine that has a social purpose. The World Haj and Umrah convention will[…]

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