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Jeddah airport serves 5.2m Umrah pilgrims

As many as 5.2 million Umrah pilgrims have arrived and departed through King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah since the beginning of the Umrah season on Nov. 1, according to the airport’s management.

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High cost of hajj excludes many in SA

In 1989, an elderly man walked into a fish and chips shop in Jo’burg’s inner city and offered the owner, Fazel Ebrahim, this advice: “Always save your shiniest coin.”

Since then, Ebrahim plucked the glossiest coin from the till and dropped it into a tin. By the time he went on hajj in 2011, he had saved R150 000 for him and his wife to make the religious Islamic pilgrimage.

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