Tag: Hajj

UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

| 06/09/2014 | Reply
UK: Crackdown on fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims

Consumer watchdogs in Birmingham are spearheading a nationwide probe in a bid to stop fraudsters ripping off Muslim pilgrims.

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Opinion: Post Hajj quotient real test of taqwa

| 28/10/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Post Hajj quotient real test of taqwa

The Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca is the fifth of the five obligatory pillars for Muslims. It is a human-defining, behaviour-refining and life-revitalizing moment that is supposed to endure until our last breath.

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Makkah’s mega architecture casts shadow over Hajj

| 24/10/2012 | Reply
Makkah’s mega architecture casts shadow over Hajj

Towering over Makkah, with the Ka’aba in its shadow, the Abraj al-Bait is the world’s second-tallest building – and it is just a tiny part of a voracious development that has seen historic sites bulldozed and locals forced into shantytowns.

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Millions of pilgrims head to Mina as Hajj 2012 officially kicks off

| 24/10/2012 | Reply
Millions of pilgrims head to Mina as Hajj 2012 officially kicks off

Around four million pilgrims were heading to Mina, where they will spend their night before heading to the Mount of Arafat in the early hours of Thursday. Wednesday is the first official day of the pilgrimage.

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