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Two million on Arafat for ‘Standing’

Sermon denounces terrorism, violence against civilians ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Aug 31, (Agencies): Two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Thursday for a vigil to atone for their sins and ask God’s forgiveness as the annual Hajj pilgrimage reaches its climax. Pilgrims clad in white robes spent the night in …

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Pilgrims to Mina on first day of Hajj – Arafat ‘Standing’ today

MINA, Aug 30, (Agencies): Pilgrims headed to Mina on Wednesday to perform the rituals of the first day of Hajj called “Yawm Al-Tarwiyah”, meaning the day of quenching thirst before heading to Mount Arafat on Thursday. Pilgrims would stay in Mina until Thursday’s sunrise, where they start heading to Mount …

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Iran pilgrims to Hajj in diplomatic ice-breaker – ‘Set to handle stampede, diseases’

TEHRAN, Aug 29, (Agencies): In a diplomatic icebreaker between political foes, tens of thousands of Muslim Faithful from Iran have flocked to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj to Islam’s holiest sites. This week’s Hajj marks Iran’s return after their absence last year following a massive stampede in 2015 that …

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Hajj opens border for Qatar pilgrims

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 17, (Agencies): Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday that it is reopening its border with Qatar to allow Qataris to attend the Hajj, despite a monthlong rift between Doha and four Arab countries led by Riyadh that prompted both sides to trade accusations of politicizing the pilgrimage. …

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Iranian pilgrims return to Hajj in S. Arabia – After last years boycott

BEIRUT, July 31, (RTRS): Nearly 90,000 Iranians are expected to attend the Hajj in Makkah this year, and were due to start arriving on Sunday, after Tehran boycotted the pilgrimage last year amid tensions with Saudi Arabia. Around 800 pilgrims were left Iran on three flights to nearby Madinah on …

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Embassy restrictions on bedoun Hajj and Umrah – Under 30 cannot apply for visa: MoI

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the Central System for Remedying Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) that the Saudi Embassy in Kuwait revealed that Hajj and Umrah visas for Bedoun residents will be issued only on presentation of proof of their original nationality, reports Aljarida daily …

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Hajj leave

Is it true? ‘The worker who spent two continuous years working for the same employer shall be entitled to 21 days leave with pay to perform Al-Hajj provided that he had not performed Hajj before’ Name withheld Answer: Yes, it is true, and you have quoted exactly Article 76 of …

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Unlicensed Hajj, Umra office referred to relevant authorities

KUWAIT CITY, April 8: The Department of Hajj and Umra at Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs referred an unlicensed Hajj and Umra office in Farwaniya area to relevant authorities during an inspection of the offices. Inspectors headed by supervisor of Hajj and Umra Affairs Satham Al-Mezien, Legal Researcher Abdullah …

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Self-immolation bid near Ka’aba

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb 7, (AFP): Saudi police arrested an apparently “mentally disturbed” man who tried to set himself on fire at Islam’s holiest site, the Grand Mosque in Makkah, a police spokesman said on Tuesday. The man, in his 40s and a Saudi citizen, “poured petrol on himself and …

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British Muslims welcome new Hajj-Umrah rules of S. Arabia

LONDON, Jan 11: Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH) — a National organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of Hajj/Umrah pilgrims — welcomes the new rules issued by Ministry of Hajj, Saudi Arabia, to protect the Hajj/Umrah pilgrims form exploitation and malpractice. The new long awaited directives and …

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