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Tag Archives: hajj

Muslims crowd Makkah ahead of Hajj – Male guardianship should apply only to marriage: Saudi cleric

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 8, (Agencies): Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world had descended Thursday on Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, undeterred by last year’s stampede disaster but with Iranians absent. As temperatures exceeded 40C (105F), pilgrims crowded into Makkah’s sprawling, air-conditioned Grand Mosque complex …

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GCC accuses Iran of politicising Hajj

RIYADH, Sept 7, (AFP): Gulf Arab states accused Iran on Wednesday of trying to politicise the Hajj after its supreme leader lashed out at Saudi authorities over their management of the annual pilgrimage. The head of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks accusing Riyadh of …

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Man caught going to Hajj on ATV, without papers

KUWAIT, Sept 6: Officers at the Salmi border post have arrested a Kuwaiti and handed him over to the Psychological Medicine Hospital, reports Al-Shahed daily. According to security sources the man arrived at the border post riding an old ATV and wanted to cross over into Saudi Arabia on his …

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Saudi Arabia strives to prevent fatal Hajj crush – Pilgrims get electronic monitoring wristbands

RIYADH, Sept 4, (RTRS): A year after the worst Hajj disaster in a generation, Saudi Arabia is issuing pilgrims with electronic bracelets and using more surveillance cameras to avoid a repeat of a crush that killed hundreds and damaged already strained ties with Iran. The world’s largest annual Muslim gathering, …

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Hajj for ‘Bedoun’ – Will go or not?

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 30: The fate of prospective Bedoun pilgrims is still hanging in balance as to issuing Hajj visas for them to make it to Hajj this year, considering the delay in submission of their passports coupled with the limited period for the departure of pilgrims, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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‘MoSAL decision on Umrah trips a campaign to defame co-ops’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 6: The directive issued by Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor to cancel Umrah trips and entertainment activities the cooperative societies offer to shareholders met complete objection, amid skepticism on the part of Chairman of the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies Dr Saad Al-Shibo and several directors …

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Eighteen injured in Makkah stampede

RIYADH, July 2, (AFP): Eighteen pilgrims have been injured in a stampede near Islam’s holiest site, Saudi media reported on Saturday, as the kingdom continues to review safety after a deadly crush during last year’s Hajj. The incident happened on Friday night near the Grand Mosque in Makkah, the Al-Riyadh …

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Saudis mull ‘hi-tech’ bracelets for pilgrims

DUBAI, June 30, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia will introduce electronic identification bracelets for all pilgrims to Makkah starting this year, Saudi media said on Thursday, as part of a safety drive a year after the annual Islamic rite suffered its deadliest disaster in a generation. As many as 2,070 people died …

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‘Ministry unable to adjust costs of Hajj, Umrah trips’ – Survey shows Kuwait’s prices are cheapest

KUWAIT CITY, June 9: Even though the Hajj season is fast approaching, the leaders of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs have not been able to avoid the problems that have been repeatedly occurring every year, especially the issues relating to allocation of quota of Kuwaiti and expatriate pilgrims and …

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Unmask the truth about the Iranian pilgrimage

DURING the last pilgrimage season the Mullah regime did not hide its covert operations following the fabricated stampede which was the work of the Iranian Basij who had mingled with the pilgrims and now the Iranians after shouting foul are calling for internationalizing the supervision of the pilgrimage. After the suggestion …

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