The South African Muslim community has something to smile about during the festive season, after news that the country has been granted a quota of 3500 for next year’s hajj. The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) made the announcement on Monday, during its protocol discussions in the Saudi[…]
More than 700 people responded to the call to fill the additional haj quota and the South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) is now in the process of ratifying 500 hujjaj to travel over the next two weeks. The hujjaj have until the end of Monday to accept or[…]
By Tasneem Adams South African hujjaj who are financially prepared to take up the opportunity to perform hajj this year have 48 hours to inform the hajj regulator of their readiness to travel. So says South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) president Maulana Muhammad Vaid, following an eleventh-hour announcement[…]
With three months to go before the sacred pilgrimage, South Africa’s hajj quota for 1440/ 2019 has finally been filled. The Western Cape has the most hujjaj in comparison to other provinces at 41%. The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) made the announcement last night, following another round[…]
In a surprise turn of events, the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree on Monday, stating that South Africa will be issued with 1000 additional visas for this year’s hajj season. However, the South African Haj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) on Tuesday morning made a decision to decline[…]
While the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) protocol team continues to engage in meetings with the Ministry of Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the hajj regulatory body has confirmed that South Africa has been granted an additional quota of one thousand hujjaaj for Hajj 2018. SAHUC[…]
There will be no increase in South Africa’s hajj quota for 2016 after the Saudi Ministry of Hajj announced that quota cuts are to continue until construction work in the Kingdom has been completed. There were initial suggestions that the country could have 20% of its original quota restored for[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) has stated that the return of 20% of SA’s annual hajj quota has not been confirmed by the Saudi Hajj Ministry, as previously suggested. VOC has been inundated with calls from the community after word of a possible increase of between five[…]
The European Union interior ministers are due to hold an emergency meeting, aiming to bridge a deep rift over Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II. The meeting comes on Tuesday, a day after Hungary gave its army and police sweeping new powers to keep refugees out, as the[…]
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