Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

20 Apr 2019

Arab News and Hajj: Covering the greatest gathering on Earth

JEDDAH: Arab News has a tradition of covering Hajj “but 2018 was a little different,” its editor-in-chief Faisal J. Abbas said. The newspaper’s focus last year was on the human aspect of Hajj and followed the touching stories of people from around the world.

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20 Apr 2019

Nearly 5.5 million perform Umrah

According to the ministry, Pakistan, with 1,268,763, came on top of all other countries in the number of Umrah pilgrims, followed by Indonesia with 817,434 pilgrims.

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19 Apr 2019

Saudi transport authority gets update on Haramain railway

RIYADH: The Haramain High-Speed Railway linking Makkah and Madinah, and its strategic role in developing the Saudi transport industry was discussed during the monthly meeting of the Public Transport Authority at its headquarters in Riyadh. Rayan Al-Harbi, the director general of operations and maintenance for the railway, which began operating a little over six months ago,

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17 Apr 2019

Charity to refurbish Juhfa miqat to enhance pilgrim experience

“Three months ago, we proposed a plan to build a modern site in Al-Juhfa. The new site will have the capacity to accommodate 500 people and include all the services and amenities that are going to be provided freely. It will also have a modern park,” Al-Nuqali further explained.“Three months ago, we proposed a plan to build a modern site in Al-Juhfa. The new site will have the capacity to accommodate 500 people and include all the services and amenities that are going to be provided freely. It will also have a modern park,” Al-Nuqali further explained.

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17 Apr 2019

Meet the funeral man of Makkah

Starting from hospital, Mujeeb helps complete all formalities with the police, other local authorities and foreign missions. He also helps wash the body and take it to the funeral prayer and then to the graveyard for burial. He does all these services free of charge and only seeking his reward from Allah Almighty.

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