Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

24 Sep 2020

Haram presidency gears up to receive pilgrims

These initiatives include the installation of highly advanced versions of thermal cameras equipped with high-resolution monitoring systems to issue alerts when high temperature is recorded for any of the pilgrims and visitors entering the Grand Mosque, which will allow the authorities to deal instantly with those suspected of being infected with the virus.

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23 Sep 2020

Umrah App to be available on smartphones from Sept. 27

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Wednesday that the entry of Umrah pilgrims, worshipers and visitors to the Two Holy Mosques will be regulated through the application “I’tamarna,” which will be available on smartphones effective from Sept. 27 (Safar 10).

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21 Sep 2020

Hajj savings mobile app expected to entice Indonesian millennials

Principal Global Investors will launch a mobile app in Indonesia later this month designed to help the country's 80 million millennials get an early start on saving for the hajj — the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca that's obligatory for Muslims to make at least once in their lifetimes.

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