This forms part of a series by Dr Salim Parker and can be read on his blog hajjdoctor.co.za There was no question about her intention; she was going to perform Hajj. The question was whether she’ll make it for that year. She did not apply in time and was not[…]
Amnesty International says one of its employees was targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software as part of a deliberate attempt to spy on the human rights group by a “government hostile to its work”. In a 20-page report released on Wednesday, Amnesty said one of its staff members was baited with[…]
All visas from the Saudi embassy will now be in an electronic format. This was the decision announced at a meeting between role players in the haj and umrah industry, airlines and the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Royal Saudi Embassy in Pretoria today. In a statement, the[…]
As a meeting got underway in Cape Town, at the same time hundreds of Muslims met in Crosby, Johannesburg on Sunday to voice their opposition at the introduction of excessive visa fees for hajj and umrah. The Saudi Arabia Government recently announced the introduction of visa fees of SR 2000,[…]
In light of growing confusion about the South African National Qur’an Councils (SANQC) 11th Regional Qur’an competition, organisers have confirmed that the competition will take place as planned. While the competition was for the past two years hosted at the Nizamiye Masjid in Midrand with the full cooperation of the[…]
Iranian protesters have broken into the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran after Riyadh announced the execution of Shia religious leader Nimr al-Nimr, one of 47 men killed on terrorism charges. The Saudi interior ministry announced the executions on Saturday, listing the names of the 47 killed, all of whom had[…]
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