Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

2 Jun 2019

Saudi Arabia issues more than 7.58 million Umrah visas

RIYADH: The number of Umrah visas issued this year has reached 7,584,428, of which 7,201,851 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom, according to data provided by the Hajj Ministry. There are 1,056,618 pilgrims still in the Kingdom, with 732,559 in Makkah and 324,059 in Madinah, the Saudi Press Agency reported. Most pilgrims — 6,386,751 — came to the Kingdom by air, while

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2 Jun 2019

70 imams deliver last Friday sermon of Ramadan

RIYADH: Seventy imams from the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance delivered the last Friday sermon of Ramadan at mosques in 35 countries worldwide. The imams are part of the ministry’s Al-Imamah program during Ramadan, and their services were requested by Islamic centers and organizations in these countries. The program aims to enlighten worshippers about

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