The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has developed a mobile application that will be available a week before the umrah resumes so that pilgrims can register and book on it. They will also need to follow the health guidelines provided in the app. The app will ensure the implementation[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) says the Saudi Kingdom’s directive to haj operators to place a hold on hajj administration is a “cautionary measure”. With the coronavirus now labelled as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the prospect of hajj for this year hangs[…]
South Africans will not be able to perform umrah following a global suspension of travel to the Saudi Kingdom in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The South African Haj and Umrah Operators Association (SATHOA) has confirmed that Saudi Haj ministry has suspended umrah visas for the upcoming umrah season.[…]
As hujjaj prepare for the start of hajj on Sunday, the Saudi Ministry of Hajj has issued special provisions relating to the pelting of the Jamarat. The stoning ritual is the most obviously dangerous part of the five-day hajj, and despite the Saudi Kingdom constantly improving safety measures to mitigate[…]
While Muslims around the world observe Ramadan while going about their days, a lucky few are venturing to the holy cities of Makkah and Madina to perform Umrah. Ramadan being the busiest period of the year for the Umrah pilgrimage, thousands of mu’tamireen flocks to the holy lands, where Saudi[…]
Hujjaj performed their last pelting ritual at the Jamarat today, bringing an end to the physically and mentally rites of haj. While extra safety measures have been put in place, there was some crowding at the Jamarat complex on Wednesday, as throngs of pilgrims made their way to throw all[…]
Pilgrims from around the world are now on the dry plains of Arafat, which is the climax of the five-day Haj. This particular ritual is popularly known as Wuqoof-e-Arafat. Around two million Muslims from around the world and inside the Kingdom camped in the tent city of Mina on Saturday.[…]
With the school holidays now underway, the Saudi Kingdom will see a surge in the number of South African families performing umrah over the festive season. The South African Travel and Haj Operators Association (Sathoa) estimates that 10 000 South Africans will perform umrah over the December-January holiday period. The[…]
Saudi Arabia deployed large numbers of special forces on Saturday on the last day of Haj. Dozens of “special emergency force” troops were seen on one level of the Jamarat Bridge, a five-storey structure in Mina where pilgrims ritually stone the devil. Many more special troops patrolled the network of[…]
Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar said that this Haj season will witness the last reduction in the number of pilgrims following completion of expansion work inside the Grand Mosque. “Starting from next Haj season, the number of pilgrims will increase to 5 million and then to 30 million in the coming[…]
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