Hajj & Umrah
- Hajj - 13 days
Meet the Indian who has performed Haj 25 times
"62-year-old Taqiullah Khan has also performed Umrah an epic 126 times".
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Hajj a profound yet also shared experience -
"Pilgrimage is very much a physical act. But, because of its intended spiritual benefits, it is also a poetic experience".
The Haj: Every ending is a new beginning -
"Looking back, the haj experience was just priceless. The heat. The crowd. The pushing. The discomfort. They were all worth it".
Rites and routes: Hajj exhibition a true journey through the ages -
"Photographs covering different time periods, and sketches dating back more than three centuries are featured in the second hall of the Hajj exhibition".
Egyptian artist paints murals on houses to celebrate haj -
"Eid Al Salwaawi uses simple tools like a handmade palm frond brush and a mixture of paint, vinegar, rosewater, gum Arabic and glue".
Hajj conference: Build “bridges of communication and cultural dialogue". -
"The conference urged Muslims to contribute to humanity’s needs in order to resolve its moral, social and environmental crises, and achieve moral superiority".
Over 232,000 pilgrims have come from Europe, America and Australia -
"The Private Tuwafa Establishment for Pilgrims from Turkey, Europe, America and Australia said 17,354 pilgrims hailed from North America —14,118 from the US and 3,236 from Canada".
Hajj through the eyes of a Saudi veteran of the pilgrimage -
"Zakaria Murshid, 86, lauds efforts to make the pilgrimage easier but is also nostalgic about the old struggles"
Pilgrims’ departure begins with 118 flights -
"The General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) has finalized an integrated plan for the departure phase".
Two British MPs join the Hajj pilgrimage -
"Both women are members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hajj and Umrah, and they work with the British and Saudi governments to ensure that UK pilgrims have the best experience possible".
Meet the parents taking their children to Hajj -
"Pilgrims who take their children to the holy sites mainly do so for two reasons: No one can look after them and the educational value".