Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

19 Jul 2021

Holy Kaaba gets new Kiswa

The Kiswa, the cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, was replaced with the new one early Monday in accordance with the annual tradition ahead of Eid Al-Adha, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

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19 Jul 2021

Pilgrims ascend Arafat for climax of Hajj

At the high point of spirituality, around 60,000 pilgrims ascended on Monday on the vast plains of Arafat at the climax of the Hajj, which is being held in downsized form and under coronavirus restrictions for the second year running.

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18 Jul 2021

Standing at Arafat

The day of Arafat is among the most sacred days for Muslims around the world. Considered as the day of repentance, Arafat Day falls on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, the 12th lunar month in the Islamic calendar, and is regarded as the most important pillar of the annual pilgrimage.

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