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Hajj 2018 to be digitalised, application forms available from Nov 15

Hajj 2018 to be digitalised, application forms available from Nov 15

Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said they were trying to digitalise Hajj 2018 and that the application forms would be available from November 15 to December 7.

Nov 12, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Iran says hajj success opens way for talks with Saudi Arabia

Iran says hajj success opens way for talks with Saudi Arabia

"We thank Saudi Arabia... For adopting a new approach in dealing with Iranian pilgrims," said Ali Ghazi-Askar, the head of the hajj organisation in Tehran, according to the state broadcaster.

Sep 05, 2017, 18:47 PM IST
Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group jihadists squeezed in Iraq and Syria.

Aug 28, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
Qatar welcomes Saudi Arabia 'political' decision to open border for hajj

Qatar welcomes Saudi Arabia 'political' decision to open border for hajj

Qatar welcomes the opening of the Saudi-Qatari border enabling Qataris to go on pilgrimage to Mecca, even if the move is politically-motivated, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said on Thursday.

Aug 17, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Fire breaks out inside Air India office at Bangladesh airport

Fire breaks out inside Air India office at Bangladesh airport

Ten firefighting units were working to douse the fire that started around noon at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

Aug 11, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names - From Islam to Quran to Medina, here is the list

In a big development, China banned a dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang.

Apr 25, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

China bans dozens of Muslim baby names in Xinjiang

Islam, Quran, Mecca, Jihad, Imam, Saddam, Hajj, and Medina are among dozens of baby names banned under ruling Chinese Communist Party's "Naming Rules For Ethnic Minorities".

Apr 25, 2017, 15:07 PM IST

Iran ready to discuss 2017 hajj with Saudi Arabia

A senior Tehran official says Iranian authorities are ready to "participate in bilateral talks" with Saudi Arabia about the 2017 hajj pilgrimage.

Jan 10, 2017, 12:56 PM IST

Iran denies receiving Saudi invite for hajj talks

The annual pilgrimage, which starts and ends in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is a must for all able-bodied Muslims who can afford it.

Jan 02, 2017, 14:46 PM IST

Hajj at high point a year after deadly stampede

The annual hajj reached its high point on Sunday when Muslims from across the world converged on a stoney hill in Saudi Arabia, a year after the worst tragedy in the pilgrimage's history.

Sep 11, 2016, 23:44 PM IST
Almost 1.5 million Muslims begin hajj

Almost 1.5 million Muslims begin hajj

The numbers are down because of the absence of tens of thousands of Iranians over tensions between their Shiite nation and the Sunni-dominated Gulf kingdom.

Sep 10, 2016, 22:50 PM IST
Eid al-Adha could fall on September 11 this year, the anniversary of 9/11

Eid al-Adha could fall on September 11 this year, the anniversary of 9/11

The date of Eid al-Adha celebration is fixed as per the lunar calendar.

Sep 02, 2016, 11:46 AM IST

Hajj stoning to be shortened after deadly stampede

A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year's hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month's pilgrimage, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
Eighteen injured in Mecca stampede: Saudi media

Eighteen injured in Mecca stampede: Saudi media

The hajj and umra pilgrimages bring millions of Muslims to the holy places in Saudi Arabia every year.

Jul 02, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

Iran says to miss hajj, Saudi `blocking path to Allah`

The Iranian Hajj Organisation said: "Saudi Arabia is opposing the absolute right of Iranians to go on the hajj and is blocking the path leading to Allah."

May 29, 2016, 17:03 PM IST

Iran says pilgrims to miss hajj after no deal with Saudi Arabia

Shiite Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are at odds over a raft of regional issues, notably the conflicts in Syria and Yemen in which they support opposing sides.

May 12, 2016, 14:12 PM IST
Dawood Ibrahim's aide Chhota Shakeel rubbishes rumours about don

Dawood Ibrahim's aide Chhota Shakeel rubbishes rumours about don

 Chhota Shakeel has rubbished all rumours which say that the 1993 Mumbai blast mastermind is upset as his D company's empire is in danger due to close monitoring by intelligence agencies.

Dec 26, 2015, 22:54 PM IST
San Bernardino attackers met on marriage website, later at Hajj

San Bernardino attackers met on marriage website, later at Hajj

San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik denied having any militant intentions when she was asked in an application form for a U.S. visa two years ago, documents showed.

Dec 23, 2015, 10:48 AM IST

Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,110

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,110 pilgrims.

Oct 19, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Saudi king reaffirms commitment to hajj after Iran criticism

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Monday that "irresponsible comments" and criticism of the kingdom's management of the hajj will not affect his country's oversight of the annual Islamic pilgrimage.

Oct 13, 2015, 00:39 AM IST