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.
Hajj limitations, an act of God, say clerics
Muslims have been urged not to be disappointed with the decision of Saudi Arabian authority to limit the number of pilgrims for the 2020 holy exercise
Saudi Arabia allows 10,000 residents for 2020 Hajj, sets health protocols.
Saudi Arabia has said about 10,000 pilgrims will be allowed to observe 2020 hajj exercise as the authorities puts in place strict health protocols and guidelines that must be followed during the period. These are parts of the country's measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Conscious of the global pandemic, the authorities declared the…
Muslims disappointed, but accepting, as Saudi scales back hajj
Muslims expressed disappointment Tuesday at Saudi Arabia's decision to scale back this year's hajj pilgrimage, but many accepted it was necessary as the kingdom battles a major coronavirus outbreak.
Saudi Arabia to hold 'very limited' hajj over pandemic
Saudi Arabia has announced it will hold a "very limited" hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual ritual as it moves to curb the biggest coronavirus outbreak in the Gulf.
Only residents of Saudi Arabia will perform Hajj 2020 - Official
Saudi Arabian authorities Monday said only residents of the country will be permitted to undertake the annual Hajj pilgrimage next month. The country said the measure was necessary to combat the spread of coronavirus, which has already infected over nine million and killed over 405, 000 people worldwide. "It has been decided that Hajj for…
Saudi faces perilous hajj call as virus spikes
Saudi Arabia is expected to scale back or call off this year's hajj pilgrimage for the first time in its modern history, observers say, a perilous decision as coronavirus cases spike.
NAHCON charges contractors to speed up construction of hotel facilities
The Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikirullah Olakunle Hassan, has met with contractors handling various hajj development levy projects
Tour operators urge NAHCON to release refundable deposits to mitigate effect of COVID-19
Hajj and Umrah tour operators have appealed for support from the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) to mitigate the impact of the economic slump in the tourism industry.
What Silence At Islam’s Holiest Sites This Ramadan Means
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F_Bf4psRss For most of about 1.8 Muslims in the world, Ramadan is not just a period for upping piety: it has a cultural significance that typifies the concept of brotherhood in Islam. Communal feasts, fuller congregations and increased acts of charity and kindness are ubiquitous during the holy month. And in some Middle Eastern countries,…