Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

17 Aug 2018

Hajj is a joyful and moving experience for Taiwanese pilgrims

JEDDAH: The first time Asiya Yu saw the Holy Kaaba, the black, cube-like structure at the center of Makkah’s majestic Grand Mosque, she could barely hold back the tears. The 68-year-old, whose face radiates spiritualism, is one of 37 pilgrims from Taiwan performing Hajj this year. “This is not my first time; I came here and performed Hajj 10 years ago,” she said. “I never

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17 Aug 2018

Library of Makkah Grand Mosque is ‘beacon of knowledge’

JEDDAH: The library of Makkah Grand Mosque, which is affiliated with the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, is one of the oldest libraries in the Islamic world. It was established during the second century AH at the beginning of the Abbasid period in 160 AH. It was named the Library of Makkah Grand Mosque in 1357 AH when King Abdul

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17 Aug 2018

ThePlace: Al-Khayf Mosque in Mina

Al-Khayf Mosque: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance’s efforts to help pilgrims by offering them educational programs throughout this year’s Hajj season are reflected in a series of lectures being held at Al-Khayf Mosque in Mina, from Aug. 19 to 24. The lectures are divided into different schedules throughout the five days, ensuring that each pilgrim can catch

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17 Aug 2018

Center to measure Hajj pilgrims’ satisfaction with government services

JEDDAH: The National Center for Performance Measurement (Adaa) has activated one of its beneficiaries’ measurement tools to assess pilgrims’ satisfaction with government services during the Hajj season. This measurement is in line with the Kingdom’s efforts to serve pilgrims and facilitate pilgrimage performance, and aims to improve services. It also aims to support the

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17 Aug 2018

1,000 Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Makkah for Hajj

JEDDAH: Tears of joy and complex feelings flowed as 1,000 pilgrims — families of the martyrs and wounded men of the Egyptian army and police — arrived as guests of the King Salman for the Hajj and Umrah Program 2018. The pilgrims were given roses and Zamzam water as well as the keys to their rooms at their residence in Makkah.

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