Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

29 Mar 2021

The cost to perform haj expected to rise

THE overall cost for any individual who plans to perform the haj is expected to rise as a result of a 15% increase in value-added tax (VAT), which was implemented in 2018 by the Saudi Arabia government.

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28 Mar 2021

Suspension of iftar sofras and i’tikaaf to continue at Two Holy Mosques

Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, announced on Sunday that the suspension of spreading iftar (breaking fast) sofras and performing i’tikaaf (the Islamic practice of staying at a mosque for worship for a certain period of time) at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah would continue during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.

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