Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

17 Nov 2020

Nizam of Hyderabad had electricity plant installed at Madinah in 1939

In 1936, on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee, the Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan had proposed the installation of a new electric plant and lights at the Holy Prophet’s Mosque at Madina, Saudi Arabia at his expense. The older electric plant was apparently out of order as it had been fitted by the Ottoman Rulers many years ago.

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16 Nov 2020

Volunteers step up to provide services to worshipers in Makkah

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) has confirmed that a large number of people have stepped up this year to volunteer in Makkah’s Grand Mosque, eager to serve pilgrims after months of the mosque’s closure due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

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14 Nov 2020

Tanaqqol app helps 2k pilgrims reserve electric cars

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has provided the “Tanaqqol” app for pilgrims to reserve electric vehicles and carts via smartphones to perform Tawaf and Saee between Safa and Marwah at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

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