Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

9 Jun 2018

Umrah & Hajj Visa Biometrics Office Opened in Durban

The South African Muslim Travel Association (Samta) has announced visa services company VFS Tasheel has opened a Durban based office saving pilgrims the time and effort to travel all the way to Johannesburg or Cape Town to capture their biometrics for hajj and Umrah visas.

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8 Jun 2018

Sudais calls for measures to counter anti-Islam campaign

He urged Muslims not to incline toward life of this world when they have tasted the sweetness of obedience and submission to Allah Almighty. Whoever inclines toward life in this world, will get ruined, he said adding that persevering and continuing on the path of Allah and staying right are signs of acceptance of one’s good deeds.

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8 Jun 2018

Houthi militias close down Hajj and Umrah agencies in Yemeni areas under their control

LONDON: Houthi militias have closed a number of Hajj and Umrah travel agencies in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and other areas under their control, and are pursuing their owners, Al Arabiya reported. The manager of one of these agencies based in Sanaa said that a large Houthi campaign is underway to close Hajj and Umrah travel agencies on the basis of weak justifications. The

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8 Jun 2018

ThePlace: Al-Balad, Jeddah's historical heart

Al-Balad, otherwise known as Historical Old Jeddah, downtown Jeddah and the Gate to Makkah, is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Locals and non-locals enjoy walking down the old alleys and admiring the remnants of old Hejaz, making it a favorite tourist attraction in the city.  The houses are made of recti ed stones, mined from Arabia Lake, positioned in place by size

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