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Tag Archives: hajj

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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‘Hajj & Umrah’ visa fees remain: Riyadh

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 4: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no intention to cancel fees for Hajj and Umrah visas, reports Al-Anba daily quoting Saudi diplomatic sources. This came after the proliferation of advertisements mentioning the visa fee waiver, uploaded by several Umrah and Hajj caravans on social networking sites …

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Ministries seek resolution of Bedoun permit for Haj, Umrah

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 23: Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has addressed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate with concerned Saudi authorities to resolve the issue of the “Bedoun” with regard to their inability to perform the rites of the pilgrimage (Haj) and Umrah (minor pilgrimage). In a letter …

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Amir congratulates King Salman on successful Hajj – Call on leaders to fight sectarianism

MINA, Saudi Arabia, Sept 14, (Agencies): The governor of Saudi Arabia’s Makkah region on Wednesday urged Muslim religious leaders to fight sectarianism, an indirect criticism of Shiite Iran. Prince Khaled al-Faisal was speaking at a news conference to discuss the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which ends on Thursday and has added …

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Two million at Standing in Hajj climax – Sermon warns on terrorism … need to end regional conflicts

ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Sept 11, (Agencies): Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s crush. In one of the deadliest disasters …

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SAUDI TOP CLERIC TO SKIP ANNUAL HAJJ SERMON – Pilgrims converge on Arafat; Muslim faithful begin Hajj

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Sept 10, (Agencies): Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world converged on a rocky hill known as Mount Arafat on Saturday night to prepare for the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. The pilgrims will mark Sunday with day-long prayers and recitals of the …

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Nearly two million pilgrims in Saudi for Hajj

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 9, (AFP): Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj where new measures aim to prevent a recurrence of last year’s stampede which killed around 2,300. The stampede legacy has contributed to renewed tensions between Saudi Arabia and its …

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