pilgrims

Hajj restricted: This is not the first time

The coronavirus pandemic has forced drastic changes around the world, putting some two billion people under lockdown at one point. Sport events, music concerts, art exhibitions and more have been suspended as nearly 17 million people and counting became infected with COVID-19. Faith groups have also had to adjust to[…]

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Hajj authorities ready to receive pilgrims on Arafat

The Saudi Health Ministry has completed its preparations to provide medical care for pilgrims who will gather on the plains of Mount Arafat to perform the pinnacle of the Hajj pilgrimage on Thursday, the ninth day of Dul-Hijjah. Health facilities in Arafat have been equipped with general clinics staffed by[…]

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Hujjaj begin hajj amid COVID-19 measures

Amid strict coronavirus pandemic protocols, Hajj pilgrims have begun their lifetime spiritual journey by converging on the tent city of Mina since this morning. To mark the beginning of the annual pilgrimage, the pilgrims performed Tawaf Al-Qudum (tawaf of arrival) and the ritual of sai at the Grand Mosque in[…]

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Looking Far Ahead

This haj story is written by Dr Salim Parker. For more stories, visit www.hajjdoctor.co.za He was partially sighted. Yet his vision for Hajj was crystal clear and focused. I was walking alongside him during a fitness session preparing pilgrims for the rigours of Hajj. It was the first of about[…]

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Operators must ensure visas are ready: Sathoa

The South African Haj Travel Operators Association (Sathoa) says hajj operators should ensure that all processes are in place before pilgrims leave for the airport. 22 hujjaj who were meant to depart for hajj on Saturday arrived at OR Tambo international airport in Johannesburg to discover that their visas were[…]

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Pilgrims throng Makkah

The Grand Mosque in Makkah is overflowing with pilgrims who have come to the Kingdom from various parts of the world for the journey of a lifetime which begins on Aug. 19. About 1.4 million pilgrims arrived till Sunday, according to the Directorate General for Passports. A total of 1,301,912[…]

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