Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

27 May 2018

Saudi Hajj and Umrah Committee oversees Red Crescent preparations for pilgrimage season

RIYADH: The Supervisory Committee for Hajj and Umrah has met with the Saudi Red Crescent in Makkah to oversee the preparations for this season.  The committee discussed several topics related to the hajj season in the attendance of its head, Mohamad bin al-Qasem, who also toured sites at the holy mosque in Makkah.  During his tour he oversaw emergency plans as well as services

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26 May 2018

‘Bilal’ — muezzin of Grand Mosque for four decades

Muezzin Al-Mulla said he witnessed in 1979 the incident when prayers at the Grand Mosque were halted for 23 days when the Haram was besieged by Juhayman Al-Aoutaibi who occupied the Grand Mosque, and pledged allegiance to the person who claimed to be the mahdi under the Holy Ka’ba.

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26 May 2018

Women paramedics volunteer to help visitors of Prophet's Mosque

Al-Dhilaan said the volunteering team includes emergency and first aid paramedics, a supply manager who provides the team with medical equipment, a statistics manager who reports the patients the team deals with to officials at the higher management and a media manager who follows the workflow of the team to ensure that all obstacles ahead of them are dealt with.

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