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Tag Archives: hajj

Four Hajj caravans ‘selected’ to ferry 2018 Bedoun pilgrims

Fifth caravan to be added KUWAIT CITY, June 28: Hajj Affairs Office at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced selecting four Hajj caravans already for Bedoun pilgrims. It added the fifth caravan was to be picked on Thursday, reports Al-Jarida daily. The daily quoting a source said the …

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‘Travel for Hajj by plane only as 180 on 1 caravan’

KD 1,300 set for Bedoun pilgrimage KUWAIT CITY, June 26: The Supreme Committee for Hajj Affairs from Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has fixed the coming Wednesday to receive price offers of Hajj packages for Bedoun residents, reports Al-Qabas daily. The committee revealed that the envelopes will be opened …

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New Hajj law deals appropriately with ‘violating’ caravans: Awqaf

KUWAIT CITY, May 1: Undersecretary of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Fareed Emadi affirmed that the application of the new Hajj law deals appropriately with violating Hajj caravans and related advertisements placed in random locations and social media, reports Al-Qabas daily. He stressed the need to supply the accommodations …

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Panel to ensure Hajj Caravans charge affordable prices: Awqaf

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Dr Fahad Al-Afasi announced setting up the Hajj Caravans Price Control and Monitoring Committee to ensure that prices charged by the caravans are affordable. The minister said the Higher Committee on Hajj and Umrah decided to set up the …

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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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