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Making Hajj in a Wheelchair

Although Hajj isn’t obligatory for disabled Muslims, nevertheless, a strong desire to make this spiritual journey pulls on the heartstrings of every Muslim. In past ages, the physical challenge of Hajj was far more rigorous than our air-conditioned era of caretaker travel agencies, convenient mass transit and comfortable accommodations. Nowadays, compassionate attention to the needs …

To a Safe and Healthy Hajj (+Flash)
Hajj

The blessed days of Hajj are approaching, and Muslim pilgrims are now preparing to travel to the holy sites.

Making Hajj in a Wheelchair

Although Hajj isn’t obligatory for disabled Muslims, nevertheless, a strong desire to make this spiritual journey pulls on the heartstrings of every Muslim. In past ages, the physical challenge of Hajj was far more rigorous than our air-conditioned era of caretaker travel agencies, convenient mass transit and comfortable accommodations. Nowadays, compassionate attention to the needs …

Exhaustion and Hajj Rituals

The phenomenon of exhaustion frequently takes place in the summer or in places with high temperature such as the Holy Sites. Sometimes, it attacks the person suddenly, but it mostly be caused by the body being subjected to high temperature which, in its turn, results in losing huge amounts of sweat that contains Sodium Chloride. …

Sunstroke and Hajj Rituals

It is well known that most of KSA’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. When it coincides with summer, the temperature during Hajj season may range between 44-50°C. Also the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a result of control failure in the …

29 Thousand Medics To Serve Pilgrims This Hajj
Vaccine for Hajj

The Saudi Health Ministry has deployed 29,000 medics and paramedics to serve Hajj pilgrims this year, Mohammed Rasooldeen of ArabNews.com reported last Sunday. The ministry has also announced launching a campaign to vaccinate all individuals involved in Hajj against meningitis and influenza. The health of arriving pilgrims will be monitored under the standards of the …

Allergy and Hajj Rituals

Allergy may inflict any organ in the body; the eyes, nose, stomach, arms, legs or so on. But it has different names with each organ, such as running nose, influenza, hay fever, summer common cold, urtecaria, spasmodic chest disease, spring cattar, recurrent bronchitis and brochial asthma. All these diseases are different kinds of allergy, as …

To Pilgrims: Don’t Bring Kola Nut During Hajj
Kola nut

The Saudi Arabian Government has issued an announcement barring the importation of certain foods for the 2016 Hajj.

Saudis Recommend Flu, Meningitis Vaccines for Pilgrims
Vaccine

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah urged all local Hajj pilgrims to get vaccinated ten days before beginning their pilgrimage, Makkah newspaper reported.

Taking Care of Disabled & Elderly Pilgrims
Wheelchairs

Muhammad Al-Sulami earns a living by pushing his wheelchair carrying the elderly and sick pilgrims in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. He has crossed millions of kilometers doing this tiresome but rewarding work in the past 20 years.

Going to Hajj? Your Health Kit
Hajj

Hajj is a lifetime journey for which the faithful hearts are longing. Indeed, it is a great favor Almighty Allah has bestowed upon His servants so that they can draw closer to Him and have their sins forgiven. As the performance of Hajj requires physical, psychological and financial ability, it’s highly important for all the would-be pilgrims to be aware of all the health aspects of Hajj..

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