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2017 Hajj Season Ends

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MECCA – The last of the 2.35 million pilgrims completed their mandatory ‘Tawaf’ and ‘Saie’ at Islam’s holiest city here on Tuesday, bringing the five-day Haj season for this year to a close. In all, 2,352,122 pilgrims traveled to Mecca for this year’s Haj, 1.75 million of whom were from outside Saudi Arabia, according to…

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Malaysia Thanks Saudi Arabia For A Smooth Hajj

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MINA – Malaysia has expressed its appreciation and gratitude to the Saudi Arabian government for its smooth management of more than two million Muslims from all over the world who gathered in the Holy Land for the Haj pilgrimage this season. This was conveyed by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Asyraf…

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25,000 Health Personnel Work Round The Clock

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KUALA LUMPUR – A total of 15 preventive centres for disease control have been set up at key entry points in Makkah and manned by 25,000 health personnel around the clock during this year’s haj season, said Saudi Arabia’s Culture and Information Ministry. The Ministry, in a statement sent here said these centres were equipped…

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China: 14,500 Chinese Make Hajj Pilgrimage

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BEIJING – A total of 14,500 Chinese Muslims will perform the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, this year, China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) said Saturday. China’s Xinhua news agency reports that as of Friday, China has sent 37 chartered flights for the Hajj with a total of 11,000 Chinese…

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‘Comply With Saudi Safety Rules’

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PETALING JAYA: Malaysians performing their Haj this year are advised to comply fully with tighter security measures in the Holy Land due to recent terror attacks in Saudi Arabia. Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said these include 10-finger biometric scanning for each visitor arriving at Saudi airports. Female pilgrims must wear a chip-embedded bracelet during…

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Pilgrims Throng Saudi Arabia For Hajj

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From Mohd Razman Abdullah MADINAH: Thousands of Muslims from around the world,including Malaysia, are now in Saudi Arabia to take the opportunity to engage in worship during Ramadan. A sea of humanity was visible at the Nabawi Mosque here and the Masjidil Haram in Makkah to worship, perform the ‘umrah’ (minor Haj) or just visit the houses of…

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No Age Limit On Haj Pilgrims – Tabung Haji

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GEORGE TOWN: Tabung Haji (TH) has no plans to set an age limit on haj pilgrims, said its chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim. He said TH would follow the existing system and any pilgrim regardless of age, who successfully passed the medical examination and fulfill the conditions set by the organisation, were qualified…

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Sister Says Siti Nurolshlizan Was Like A Second Mother

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SHAH ALAM – “She was like a second mother to us,” cried the younger sister of Siti Nurolshlizan Zolkifli, 37, one of the Malaysian pilgrims killed in the crane collapse tragedy in Makkah on Friday. Siti Sarah, 30, said that it was to her older sister that all her six siblings expressed their feelings and…

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First Group Of 450 Hajj Pilgrims Depart To Holy Land

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PETALING JAYA – The first batch of 450 Malaysian pilgrims left for Mecca this morning by Saudi Arabia Airlines’ flight. The embarkment ceremony held at the Tabung Haji (TH) Complex in Kelana Jaya here, was officiated by TH chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim. According to senior general manager (Hajj) cum 1436H Hajj entourage…

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