This forms part of a series of haj stories written by Cape Town doctor Salim Parker. It is currently being published monthly on his website www.hajjdoctor.co.za. He read the card over and over again. Of course he understood exactly what was written on it the very first time. It was[…]
This forms part of a series of haj stories written by Cape Town doctor Salim Parker. It is currently being published monthly on his website www.hajjdoctor.co.za. ‘When we just got married you said that you love me so much that you would do anything for me. You said you would[…]
The authorities have suspended the entry and prayer in the outer courtyards of Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, Saudi Press Agency reported early Friday quoting a statement from the spokesman of the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Affairs. The temporary suspension, which comes into[…]
This forms part of a series of hajj stories by Dr Salim Parker. More stories can be found at hajjdoctor.co.za ‘I have been accredited for Hajj this year,’ he told me. He spoke matter of factually, as if he was referring to the weather. No excitement was visible in his[…]
Saudi and foreign researchers will discuss the potential use of artificial intelligence applications in the management and organization of Haj and Umrah. The discussions will be held during the 19th Scientific Meeting of Haj, Umrah and Visit Research, which began in Madinah on Wednesday. The event is organized by Umm[…]
Hajj Stories is a monthly series written by Dr Salim Parker. More stories at hajjdoctor.co.za THE doors of our medical practice in Cape Town were already closed when she arrived. In fact, we were exiting the premises when her father pulled up. ‘She is not well,’ he said. It was[…]
This is part of a series written by Dr Salim Parker. More stories at hajjdoctor.co.za Hajj is a wonderful journey. We are all detached from the realities of our lives back home where the drudgery, mundaneness, routines and responsibility of everyday life fast forwards time to the extent where we[…]
Over two million pilgrims on Sunday entered their second Tashriq day during which they continued throwing stones at the devil for the second day and left for Makkah to do Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation) and prepare either to go to Madinah or leave for home. The Haj will be officially[…]
The security and service sectors involved in serving pilgrims in Madinah have intensified their efforts to provide the best services possible for visitors of the Prophet’s Mosque. More than 750,000 pilgrims reached the city up to Tuesday. All general security branches are participating in the implementation of the security plan[…]
Baiq Mariah, a 104-year-old woman from Indonesia, arrived in Jeddah on the first leg of her Hajj pilgrimage. She is the oldest among some 221,000 pilgrims from Indonesia this year. Mohammed Hery Saripudin, consul general of the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah, told Arab News that Mariah is in good health[…]
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