Haj

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

Saudi coalition downs Yemen rebel missile near Mecca

The coalition blamed a lack of control over the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah and misuse of permits for aid shipments for the continued smuggling of missiles into Yemen.

 

Jul 28, 2017, 15:04 PM IST

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Kashmir leave for Jeddah

The annual pilgrimage of Haj begins on Tuesday and 840 passengers left from Haj House in Srinagar to board a flight to Jeddah from the Srinagar Airport.

 

 

Jul 25, 2017, 11:28 AM IST

After 22 years, India mulling resuming sea route option for Haj

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday said the Centre is "actively considering" a plan to resume -- after 22 years -- the use of the Arabian Sea route to ferry Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and consultations with the Shipping Ministry are already on.

 

Apr 14, 2017, 21:15 PM IST
Planning to go to Haj? Pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

Planning to go to Haj? Pilgrimage by sea route likely to resume after 23 years

The practice of ferrying devotees between Mumbai and Jeddah by waterways was stopped from 1995 on account of MV Akbari, the ship which would transport pilgrims, growing old.

Apr 05, 2017, 16:54 PM IST
Why Haj subsidy is now a political issue?

Why Haj subsidy is now a political issue?

But what it looks like is merely a political gimmick and that the real drama behind this ‘subsidy’ is all about vote-bank and about securing money.

Jan 13, 2017, 08:18 AM IST

First batch of Haj pilgrims from J&K to leave on August 10

Nearly 6,500 pilgrims from Jammu and Kashmir would perform Haj this year and the first batch would leave for Saudi Arabia on August 10, officials said on Thursday.

Jul 29, 2016, 00:37 AM IST
First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10

First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10

The first flight from Uttar Pradesh for Haj this year will take off on August 10, officials said on Tuesday. The flights will continue till August 21.

Jul 26, 2016, 17:52 PM IST
Saudi Arabia denounces Iran over decision to not send Hajj pilgrims this year

Saudi Arabia denounces Iran over decision to not send Hajj pilgrims this year

Saudi Arabia has denounced Iran over its decision not to send its pilgrims to the annual Hajj and has also criticised Tehran's demand regarding right to organise demonstrations during the Hajj and to have privileges.

May 30, 2016, 14:44 PM IST