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First Group Of Haj Pilgrims Arrives Home

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SEPANG – The first group of Malaysian haj pilgrims for the 2017 season totalling 414 individuals arrived at the KL International Airport (KLIA), here today. They were received on arrival via flight Flynas XY9033 from Jeddah at 5.05 am by Tabung Haji (TH) deputy chief executive officer Datuk Badlisyah Abdul Ghani and several senior officials…

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95% Of Haj Pilgrims Have Departed For Holy Land

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SUNGAI PETANI – Ninety-five per cent of the 30,200 Malaysian haj pilgrims have already departed for the Holy Land. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said the remaining five per cent would take the last flight on Aug 28. “Although I am not in the Holy Land with the pilgrims,…

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23,700 Malaysian Haj Pilgrims To Depart For Mecca, Madinah Today

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 23,700 haj pilgrims are scheduled to depart for Mecca or Madinah from today via 63 flights after having their visas approved. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said only 67 haj pilgrims are left waiting for their visas to be approved by the Saudi…

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Losing Name Tag: Highest Complaint From Haj Pilgrims

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MECCA – Reports on missing name tag and baggage, as well as pilgrims losing their way and not able to get back to their place of accommodation made up most of the complaints recorded by the Tabung Haji (TH) Customer Service Centre here. Mecca TH Customer Service Centre manager for 1438H haj season Zor Mohd…

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Almost Half Of 30,200 Malaysian Pilgrims In Holy Land Now

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MAKKAH – Almost half of the 30,200 Malaysian Haj pilgrims for the 1438 Hijrah season have arrived in Makkah dan Madinah. Malaysian Haj delegation deputy head (Welfare), Nurrin Anuwar Shamsuddin said until Aug 1, about 14,000 or 46 per cent of the pilgrims were already in the two holy cities, since the first flight from…

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Agong Bids Bon Voyage To Over 470 Haj Pilgrims

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PETALING JAYA – The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V bids bon voyage to over 470 Malaysian haj pilgrims in a simple event at the Tabung Haji Complex in Kelana Jaya here tonight. Sultan Muhammad V arrived at the complex at about 9.30 pm, accompanied by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom. Also present were Saudi Arabian Ambassador to Malaysia Mahmoud Hussen Qattan,…

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TH Ready To Receive Pilgrims In Holy Land

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KEPALA BATAS – The Pilgrims Fund Board (TH) has made intensive preparation and is ready to receive the arrival of 30,200 Malaysian pilgrims from  this month for the Haj in the Holy Land. Malaysian Haj pilgrims chef de mission, Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said the thorough preparation covered all matters, especially hotel accommodation, food and TH staff on duty to ensure that all pilgrims…

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Malaysian Going For Haj Pilgrimage Should Not Worry – TH

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KUALA NERUS – Malaysians going for the haj pilgrimage this year should not worry or to panic with the recent decision of Saudi Arabia to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar. Pilgrims Fund Board (Tabung Haji -TH) chairman Datuk Seri Panglima Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said TH had vast experience to handle the situation. “What is…

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TH Performs Proxy Haj For Nine Deceased Pilgrims

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KUALA TERENGGANU – Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) performed the ‘Haj-e-badal’ (proxy Haj) for nine pilgrims who died before they could perform the wukuf ritual (congregate at Arafah plains) this year. TH deputy chief executive officer, Datuk Badlisyah Abdul Ghani said it was an additional service provided by TH for the deceased pilgrims. “As of today,…

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Haj Pilgrims Advised TO Focus On Worship, Not To Listen To Rumours

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MAKKAH – Malaysian Haj pilgrims are advised to focus on their religious obligations while in the Holy Land, and not to believe any rumour that could cause them as well as their families back home feeling uneasy. Malaysian Haj delegation head, Datuk Syed Saleh Syed Abdul Rahman said if they had any doubt or concern,…

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Wife Accepts Zulkifly;s Death As God’s Will

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MAKKAH: The wife of Zulkifly Samad, the Malaysian pilgrim killed in the Mina stampede, accepted her husband’s death as God’s will in his desire to follow the “sunnah” (acts of Prophet Muhammad) by walking from Muzdalifah to Mina and to perform the stone-throwing ritual during the ‘duha” period (7 am to 11 am). Suriahanim Abd…

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Makkah Metro Rail Service: Arafat 1 Station Master Ready To Serve Haj Pilgrims

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KUALA LUMPUR – Comes tomorrow, the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Makkah Metro rail service will begin operation. It will operate non-stop for seven days from 4 am from 7 Zulhijjah (Sept 21) to 13 Zulhijjah, to transport the more than three million haj pilgrims between Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafah, which are among the locations to…

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First Group Of Haj Pilgrims To Arrive In Makkah Tomorrow

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MAKKAH – The first group of Malaysian pilgrims are due to arrive in Makkah from Madinah, tomorrow. The group which arrived in Madinah via flight KT1 on Aug 16, is scheduled to depart by bus from Madinah to Makkah at 6am local time. (11am Malaysian time). Tabung Haji’s Haj Congregation (Welfare) deputy head Nurrin Anuwar…

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Being Disabled Is Not A Hindrance To Perform The Haj

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MADINAH – Malaysian Arjunaidi Mohamad, now in Madinah on his way to perform the haj pilgrimage is indeed a special person. He lost his leg six months after his marriage to Pariyem Pautoredjo, now 40, about 23 years ago. Looking at the couple, one could see their determination to seek refuge in Allah. “I thank…

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More Than 4,000 Malaysian Haj Pilgrims Now In Medina

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MEDINA: More than 4,000 Malaysian haj pilgrims are now in Medina and as of Thursday, they are reported to be in good condition, said the Medina Operations Director for the 1436H Haj Operations, Mohd Zawawi Bostam. He said 4,446 Malaysian haj pilgrims were now in Medina and staying in three hotels namely Hotel MovenPick, Hotel…

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First Batch Of Penang Haj Pilgrims Return Home

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PENANG: A total 278 haj pilgrims arrived at the Penang International Airport here today. They were the first batch of Haj pilgrims from Penang to return from the Holy Land. State Tabung Haji director Wahyudin Tamimi said the group took off in the KT21 aircraft at 9.40pm Saudi Arabian time and arrived here at 11.40am local time. “There will…

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First MAS Flight With Returning Pilgrims Arrived Today

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KUALA LUMPUR – The first of the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights bringing back Malaysian pilgrims from the Holy Land arrived early today. Flight MH8201, bearing 279 pilgrims, landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 4.05 am, MAS said in a statement. The flight had departed Jeddah at 2 pm (Saudi Arabian time) yesterday, it…

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