The Ministry of Haj and Umrah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has issued a statement informing that due to coronavirus pandemic conditions it has decided to allow citizens and residents inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia only to attend Haj this year in limited numbers and international Haj has been cancelled.
New Delhi: A decision on Haj 2021 will be taken after the Saudi Arabian government’s final call on the pilgrimage and the national, as well as international COVID-19 guidelines, will have to be kept in mind to ensure the well-being of the pilgrims, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday. While chairing a […]
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced a series of measures to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus during the annual Haj pilgrimage scheduled to take place later this month. The Kingdom will limit the number of domestic attendees to around 1,000 and touching the Kaaba, Islam’s most sacred monument will be banned, reports […]
New Delhi: Saudi Arabia has effected a nearly six-fold increase in visa fee, an order which can make Haj pilgrimage very costly, according to a media report, which said many Muslim countries were angry over this move. The report said that a single entry visa will now cost $533, up from $93, a multiple entry, […]
Bhubaneswar: As many as 731 pilgrims including 298 women from the state will go for Haj this year. According to sources, the State Haj Committee selected 731 persons for the 45-day pilgrimage to Mecca beginning mid-July. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated the selected Haj pilgrims at Jayadev Bhawan in Bhubaneswar. Speaking on the occasion, […]
Mumbai: Abolishing subsidy for Haj pilgrims and allowing women above 45 to travel in a group of at least four without a male member are some of the key highlights of a proposed Haj policy drafted by a committee appointed by the Centre, sources said. The proposed Haj Policy 2018-22 by the panel headed by […]