Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

25 Mar 2020

Third Saudi Expansion of Grand Mosque in Makkah shut

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, has directed the closure of the Third Saudi Expansion Area of the Grand Mosque in Makkah as part of the precautionary measures being taken to stem the spread of coronavirus, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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24 Mar 2020

Only main gates of the Grand Mosque to remain open

Except the main gates, all other gates of the Grand Mosque in the holy city will remain closed, Saudi Press Agency reported citing a directive from Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, chief of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques.

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24 Mar 2020

Qadri brush asides halting hajj operation rumours

Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sahibzada Noor-ul-Haq Qadri on Tuesday strongly denied the rumours of halting hajj operations this year. In a statement, he said there is no truth in rumours viral on social media about hajj operation.

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