Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

13 Dec 2017

Many May Not Perform Hajj 2018

The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has been in the news recently warning intending pilgrims on the deadline for the payment of Hajj 2018 exercise; that the Commission, in line with the ‘new Hajj Calendar of Events, has consecrated May 2018 as the date in which all ‘payments and arrangements must be concluded’ for the Hajj operations.

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12 Dec 2017

Building sights: Photos capture construction boom in holy city

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum makes visitors feel like they have traveled to the holy city of Mecca — a destination that is forbidden to non-Muslims. A Saudi photographer spent years documenting the construction boom that has recently transformed the city, and his show “Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys” uses enormous images to capture that transformation.

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