Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

13 Dec 2018

Scholars at Makkah conference warn against sectarianism

JEDDAH: Scholars attending a conference on Islamic unity, which was held in Makkah on Wednesday, have reiterated that Saudi Arabia is the “heart of Islam” in the modern era. The forum, which tackles sectarianism and the strife plaguing the Muslim world, was attended by prominent thinkers and researchers from 127 countries. Almost 1,300 scholars and intellectuals took part in

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12 Dec 2018

80,000 Turkish pilgrims expected to visit Mecca, Medina in 2019

The head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) on Dec. 10 met with Saudi Arabia’s hajj and umrah minister to reach an agreement on services to be provided next year for Turkish pilgrims making their way to Islam’s holiest cities for pilgrimages amid concern over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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