Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

13 Apr 2019

Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani, imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah

Sheikh Abdullah Awad Al-Juhani has been an imam at the Grand Mosque in Makkah since July 2007. Al-Juhani was born in Madinah, and completed memorizing the Qur’an under the supervision of Sheikh Mohammed Ayub, former imam of the Prophet’s Mosque. At the age of 16, he participated in a competition for the memorization and recitation of the Qur’an and came first in his category.

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13 Apr 2019

Ministry: More than 5.7 million Umrah visas issued so far

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 5,730,842, of which 5,273,075 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry. There are 472,043 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 330,560 in Makkah and 141,483 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Most pilgrims — 4,706,764 — came to the Kingdom by air, while 504,116

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