First group of Hujaaj depart for Hajj 1445

By Ragheema Mclean The first group of South African Hujaaj for the 1445 Hajj season departed on Wednesday (8 May 2024), beginning their journey to the sacred pilgrimage in the holy lands. Speaking on VOC’s News Beat show, President of the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) Moaaz Casoo[…]

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A Hajj Gift

Phone text messages can be so impersonal. ‘Allah grant you complete recovery,’ was the seemingly terse message that I sent him. I deliberately kept the message short as I was told that he was quite sick. He was on high flow oxygen in a high care hospital unit. He was[…]

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First group of hujjaj expected on Friday: Sathoa

With the Hajj pilgrimage now drawing to a close, hajj authorities report that despite some minor logistical challenges, the rollout of the pilgrimage has been incident free over the past five days. By Tuesday, most hujjaj had completed the pelting of the Jamarat and will now return to Makkah to[…]

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