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    12,800 Mainland Chinese Muslims will join 2 million pilgrims in Makkah to perform Hajj

    On Saturday, more than 300 Muslims boarded a chartered plane at Beijing Capital International Airport bound for Saudi Arabia, kicking off their once-in-a-lifetime, month-long Hajj as reported by the Global Times. They are the last batch of Chinese pilgrims heading to Islamic holy cities this year for the annual celebrations which occur during the 12th […]

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    “Hajj has become a business,” remarks a Saudi expat complaining about the high costs of operators

    With the auspicious and seasonal pilgrimage of Hajj just a few weeks away, many who have committed to perform this arduous requirement for Muslims are preparing for the task. Performance of the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) is required of every adult Muslim, male or female, if physically and financially possible. Many Muslims spend their entire […]

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    King Salman cancels Hajj and Umrah visa fees

    King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has issued a royal decree that will cancel Hajj and Umrah visa fees starting from this year, a member of the High Committee for Hajj and Umrah, Nasir Toruk, announced. The decision to cancel the new imposed charges came after protests of Egyptians and Muslims in other countries […]

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    Fittingly, Saudi Shoura proposes women-only timings for Black Stone ritual

    The Committee for Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia’s Shoura council is currently studying a proposal presented by one of its members for allocating specific women-only timings for kissing the Black Stone ritual during Hajj and Umrah proceddings as reported by Al-Arabiya. The proposal put forth by Modhi Aldeghaither includes setting three specific times during the […]

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    Greatest message of equality was given by Prophet Muhammad, said Justice Sachar

    By saying that Arabs have no superiority over non-Arabs and Whites have no superiority over Blacks, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) delivered the greatest message of equality centuries ago, said Justice Rajinder Sachar (a non-Muslim) former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court while speaking at an event by India Tomorrow in August 2016. Speaking […]

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    10 common mistakes during Hajj and Umrah by pilgrims

    Performing Umrah or Hajj are extremely important, but whilst the emotions are high, many of us end up doing or believing in acts which are man-made and have no basis in the Qur’an or the Sunnah. Here are 10 common mistakes which we should all make sure not to get into and advice others not to […]

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    Hindu prisoner embraces Islam and performs Hajj

    Islamophobes and other far-rights are quick to point fingers to Islam and Muslims for having poor treatment for non-Muslims. Stories like these shall clear those misconceptions. A Hindu man, who is serving a prison term for giving bribery, embraced Islam few days ago and was allowed, together with a number of prisoners, to perform Haj […]

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    Makkan Taxi Driver Offered Free Ride To Hajj Pilgrims

    With Hajj coming to a close, a heartwarming picture was captured of a taxi having a sign in Arabic: The sign says: Welcome Hujjaj of Allah’s house. Ride for free (no need to pay)! Clearly the compassionate driver wanted to take the opportunity of Hajj to grab some priceless rewards. Such stories won’t make the mainstream media, […]