Hajj

Hajj amid pandemic

As few as 1,000 people already residing in Saudi Arabia were selected to take part in the hajj this year

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Saudi Arabia issues coronavirus guidelines for pilgrimage

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that 70% of this year’s pilgrims for the Hajj - which will take place from July 28 to August 2 - will be expatriate residents while the remaining 30% are Saudis, the Saudi Press Agency …

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Saudi Arabia to bar arrivals from abroad to attend haj

Saudi Arabia said it will bar arrivals from abroad to attend the haj this year due to the coronavirus, allowing only a limited number of Saudi citizens and residents to make the pilgrimage with social distancing measures enforced. …

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Mecca and Medina holy sites protected from coronavirus

Saudi Arabia reopened two its holy religious sites, Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Medina, after they were closed for sterilisation to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus. It was not clear from the Al-Ekhbariya …

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More Than Two Million Muslims Begin Hajj Pilgrimage

More than two million Muslims begin on Friday the annual hajj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives. The hajj, one of the world's largest …

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Kazakhstan's 300 hajj-goers leave for Mecca

3,000 Muslims from Kazakhstan will make the hajj to Mecca this year, the Caucasus Ministry of Social Development's press service said. First 300 hajj-goers have already left Almaty for Saudi Arabia, Interfax-Kazakhstan …

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Deaths among Egyptian pilgrims on hajj reaches 35

Egypt's health ministry said Saturday that further deaths among Egyptians while on the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, and during the first and second days of Islam's major festival of Eid Al-Adha, has brought the total number so far to …

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi pilgrimage flights

Qatar denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to …

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Rushan Abbyasov: everything necessary done for Hajj-2017

All the necessary conditions for performing a comfortable and inexpensive hajj to Mecca have been created for residents of the North Caucasus this year, the First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Spiritual Administration of Muslims …

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North Caucasus prepares for Hajj-2017

More than 13.5 thousand inhabitants of the North Caucasus Federal District (NCFD) will fly to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj this year. The first flight from Makhachkala will take place on August 14. Pilgrims from Karachay-Cherkessia …

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Dagestan's Hajj quota revealed

6 thousand residents of Dagestan will be able to travel for Hajj this year, region's committee on religious affairs reported. "This is the same quota as last year," the report said. …

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 Iran and Saudi Arabia discuss Hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation in the city of Jeddah about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj. The kingdom’s minister in charge of pilgrimages, Mohammed …

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Iran and Saudi Arabia to discuss Hajj

An Iranian delegation will visit Saudi Arabia on February 23 to discuss the issue of Hajj with Saudi officials. The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative on Hajj Affairs Ali Qazi …

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