Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

1 Aug 2017

Haj minister reviews operation plans

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah, which has been fine tuning its Haj arrangements, reiterated that Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman is determined to provide a safe and comfortable pilgrimage, said Mohammed Saleh Benten, minister for Haj and Umrah.

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31 Jul 2017

Who are the Saudi families distributing Zamzam water for over 14 centuries?

Pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia are usually welcomed in the holy sites by young men from Mecca who distribute Zamzam water to them. Offering water, however, is actually a tradition that has been on for more than 14 centuries as it actually dates to the pre-Islamic era. Water was mainly distributed due to its scarcity.

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31 Jul 2017

Garuda Prepares 14 Aircraft for Hajj Transport

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia has prepared 14 wide-body aircraft including three Boeing 747-400, five Boeing 777-300 ER, and six Airbus 330-300 to transport Indonesian hajj pilgrims in 2017/1348 Hijri.

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