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Phone App To Help Pilgrims Stay in Touch 24/7 During Hajj

A Pakistani Muslim computer app developer has recently introduced a handy smartphone app to help Hajj pilgrims stay in touch with dear ones during Hajj. It’s designed to enable real-time location sharing for unlimited time throughout their spiritual journey, BRecorder reported. The instant location sharing service of ‘Tariq App’ is extremely beneficial and revolutionary as crowds of …

Saving for 26 Years, This Woman Now Realizes Her Hajj Dream

Maryani’s Hajj dream which started 26 years ago will finally come true when she travels this week for the pilgrimage. To accomplish this dream, the 64-year-old Indonesian trash scavenger kept saving money for nearly three decades, Anadolu Agency reports on August 5. “I’ve always wanted to go for Hajj,” she said while getting ready to …

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8 British Muslims Arrive Madinah on Bicycles for Hajj

After a long journey through 17 countries, eight British Muslim pilgrims arrived in Madinah Saturday on bicycles to perform Hajj, MEM reported. “The journey is spiritual, and despite its difficulties, it remains one of the most wonderful trips,” the leader of the pilgrims’ team, Taher Akhtar, told Al-Arabiya TV channel. The group, who call themselves …

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One-Legged Pakistani Pilgrim Arrives Makkah for Hajj

An elderly Pakistani Muslim who lost his leg in a train accident 50 years ago has arrived Makkah for the lifetime journey of Hajj, filled with hope and resilience to fulfill the rituals. “Life needs a strong will and we can only live with hope and challenge,” 68-year-old Pakistani pilgrim, Muhammad Maimoun, told Al-Arabiya.net in …

How to Beat the Hajj Heat

How to Beat the Hajj Heat

Pilgrims will need to make every effort to ensure they do not suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion or dehydration.

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These Are the Strangest Journeys to Makkah for Hajj

With all the modern means of transportation that make today’s journeys to Makkah easier and quicker, several Muslims from across the world are still choosing to visit the holy city for Hahh or umrah walking, biking or cycling. During the past few Hajj seasons, there have been reports of people who went to Hajj on foot …


Making Hajj in a Wheelchair

Shari’ah doesn’t obligate disabled Muslims to perform hajj. 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 comfortable accommodations. Nowadays, compassionate attention to the needs of disabled Muslims means that more …

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130-Year-Old Indonesian Man Arrives Makkah for Hajj

A 130-year-old Indonesian Muslim has arrived Jeddah on Wednesday to perform the life-time hajj journey. The man is believed to be the oldest person to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Wednesday. Ohi Aidros Samri visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with six family members. The elderly Indonesian national was welcomed at …

Sister of Christchurch Massacre Victim Goes for Hajj

Though the title is traditionally given to older Muslim women who have performed Hajj, Christchurch massacre victim Hussein Al-Umari used to call his little sister Aya as ‘Hajjah’ to tease her about her age. This year, 33-year-old Aya is set to be officially a hajjah as she prepares to perform the life-time journey of Hajj …

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102-Year-Old Thai Pilgrim Travels for Hajj

A 102-year-old Muslim woman from Thepha District, Songkla, Thailand has arrived Makkah for hajj, becoming the oldest pilgrim at the 2019 Hajj season, Pattaya Mail reported on July 29. “I had intended to make the Hajj pilgrimage for several years, but always missed the opportunity,” Noh Lanai expressed happily. ”Today, I have the chance to …

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