Hajj savings scheme: Fulfilling religious obligation with ease
Embarking on pilgrimage to the holy cities of Makkah and Medina is a spiritual obligation for Muslims the world over. Little wonder, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a melting pot for millions of Muslim faithful across the globe every year. During the pilgrimage, skin colour, race, and multilingual heritage converge to observe the sacred…
NAHCON calls for improved hajj operations
The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, has called for professionalism in the management of Hajj and Umrah. Hassan, who made this call during the International Hajj Conference and Indonesian Shariah Economic Festival (ISEF) 2020, said that having a global body such as International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Standards…
Hajj savings scheme to cushion effect of Saudi Arabia’s VAT hike, says NAHCON
The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON’s) has been traversing the country to show support for Hajj Savings Scheme and Hajj Training Institute. The Commission is pivoting a strategy that will enable intending pilgrims plan for Hajj through gradual savings.
Hosting limited hajj required 'double efforts': Saudi king
Organising this year's scaled-down hajj required "double efforts" by Saudi authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic, King Salman said Friday after being discharged from hospital following gall bladder surgery.
Muslim pilgrims to scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj
Muslim pilgrims converged Thursday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the climax of this year's hajj, the smallest in modern times and a sharp contrast to the massive crowds of previous years.
Muslims begin downsized hajj amid pandemic
Mask-clad Muslims began the hajj on Wednesday, circling Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths in the smallest pilgrimage in modern history as the Saudi hosts strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak.
N150b hajj fees ‘trapped’ over cancelled pilgrimage
Over N150 billion paid to service providers by Nigerians for this year’s pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia is hanging in the balance. This followed cancellation of international pilgrimage by the kingdom. Hajj exercise is expected to begin Tuesday.
2020 Hajj: Kano launches over N418 million deposits refund
Kano Pilgrims Board on Thursday began refund of over N418 million deposits for 2020 hajj to intending pilgrims. About 359 out of 1,794 intending pilgrims requested for refund of their Hajj deposits after the Saudi Arabia authorities cancelled international pilgrims for 2020 hajj due to COVID-19 pandemic. Although this year's hajj is scheduled to hold…
Kano commences refund of 2020 hajj deposits
Kano state Pilgrims Welfare Board will begin refund of 2020 hajj deposits to intending pilgrims Tuesday 14th, July 2020. The board has also directed all officers across the 44 local government area to collate and forward the list of pilgrims who had completed their deposits to the board. Executive secretary of the board, Abba Muhammad…
Saudi opens hajj registration for foreign residents
Saudi Arabia on Monday opened hajj registration for foreign residents in the kingdom, saying they will make up 70 percent of the pilgrims after it scaled-back the annual ritual due to coronavirus.