Haj

Bar on disabled people from undertaking Haj to continue: Centre tells HC

Bar on disabled people from undertaking Haj to continue: Centre tells HC

The reason for the prohibition was that the pilgrimage is physically demanding, exhausting and in case of a stampede, disabled people would be more at risk, Centre said.

Apr 12, 2018, 09:12 AM IST
Muslim women share sexual harassment incidents at Haj, #MosqueMeToo trends on Twitter

Muslim women share sexual harassment incidents at Haj, #MosqueMeToo trends on Twitter

#Mosquemetoo was actually started by Egyptian-American feminist and journalist Mona Eltawy, who first shared her experiences on social media.

Feb 11, 2018, 22:36 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami wants Centre to reconsider scrapping of Haj subsidy

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami wants Centre to reconsider scrapping of Haj subsidy

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday asked the centre to reconsider its decision to revoke Haj subsidy.

Jan 17, 2018, 14:01 PM IST
Discontinuing Haj subsidy welcomed by most Muslims, says Naqvi

Discontinuing Haj subsidy welcomed by most Muslims, says Naqvi

Welcoming Centre's move to discontinue the Haj subsidy, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday said the most members of the Muslim community are happy about it.

Jan 17, 2018, 12:04 PM IST
No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government

No subsidy on Haj from this year, confirms Modi government

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Haj subsidy funds will be used for the education of minorities, particularly girls.

Jan 16, 2018, 15:57 PM IST
In a first, 32 women to go on Haj without male guardians

In a first, 32 women to go on Haj without male guardians

For the first time, 32 Muslim women are all set to leave for Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian or relative. 

Jan 07, 2018, 23:33 PM IST
In Modi's Gujarat, 'Ram' has defeated 'HAJ' (Hardik-Alpesh-Jignesh), tweets Sushil Modi

In Modi's Gujarat, 'Ram' has defeated 'HAJ' (Hardik-Alpesh-Jignesh), tweets Sushil Modi

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior party leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) election win to the victory Lord 'Ram' over 'HAJ' – Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mewani. 

Dec 19, 2017, 09:40 AM IST
Calling Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh 'HAJ' is divisive politics, says Chidambaram

Calling Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh 'HAJ' is divisive politics, says Chidambaram

Chidambaram on Monday slammed the BJP for terming PAAS leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakore and SC/ST leader Jignesh Mevani as "HAJ".

Dec 04, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Four Kerala women apply to perform Haj sans 'mehram'

Four Muslim women from Kerala have applied to go on Haj without 'mehram or male guardian, Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday.

Nov 20, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Why don't men, women share pregnancy for 4.5 months: Muslim clerics bizarre logic sparks row

Why don't men, women share pregnancy for 4.5 months: Muslim clerics bizarre logic sparks row

The bizarre logic of a head Muslim cleric, comparing pregnancy to gender equality, has triggered a new controversy.

Oct 10, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Women above 45 years may not need a male relative for Haj anymore

Women above 45 years may not need a male relative for Haj anymore

The Centre has also decided to abolish the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in accordance with a Supreme Court order. 

Oct 08, 2017, 08:18 AM IST
Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

MECCA (Reuters) - More than two million pilgrims participating in the haj this week began returning to Mecca on Sunday for final prayers as the world`s largest annual gathering of Muslims winds dow

Sep 04, 2017, 09:53 AM IST
Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

Pilgrims return to Mecca as haj winds down without incident

MECCA (Reuters) - More than two million pilgrims participating in the haj this week began returning to Mecca on Sunday for final prayers as the world`s largest annual gathering of Muslims winds dow

Sep 04, 2017, 09:53 AM IST

Muslims at haj are worried about Donald Trump's policies towards them

"No one that I know is happy at the current circumstances or the current administration. No one, not a single person in this entire gathering."

Sep 03, 2017, 16:29 PM IST

Over two million pilgrims perform Haj in Saudi Arabia

Over two million Haj pilgrims from around the world participated in the ritual of stoning of the Jamarat in city of Mina on Friday.

Sep 02, 2017, 01:43 AM IST
Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Muslims begin annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca

Nearly 2 million worshippers, from nearly every country, arrived in Saudi Arabia this week for the five-day ritual, which is a once-in-a-lifetime religious duty for every able-bodied Muslim who can afford it.

Aug 30, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Hotel fire in Mecca causes alarm

Civil Defence spokesman Nayef al-Sharif said no casualties were reported in the incident.

Aug 21, 2017, 16:33 PM IST
Saudi Arabia to open border to Qatar pilgrims, Qatar media silent

Saudi Arabia to open border to Qatar pilgrims, Qatar media silent

A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency said the Salwa border point would be open for Qatari citizens who wish to perform the annual pilgrimage to pass through with no electronic permissions needed.

Aug 17, 2017, 13:59 PM IST
Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

Saudi Arabia and Iraq to re-open border crossing after 27 years

The opening of border crossings for trade was also on a list of goals for the talks published by Sadr`s office.

Aug 15, 2017, 17:18 PM IST
First flight with 300 Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

First flight with 300 Haj pilgrims leaves for Saudi Arabia

A total of 11,800 pilgrims will be going on the Haj pilgrimage through the Nedumbassery airport this season.

Aug 13, 2017, 13:23 PM IST