July 22, 2021 9:50 am
Since April, dozens of female soldiers have become part of the security services that monitor pilgrims in Mecca and Medina, the birth places of Islam.
June 03, 2021 3:02 pm
Haj Pilgrimage has been cancelled again this year due to rising fear of Covid-19 pandemic.
January 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Speaking during the inaugural session of a two-day training programme related to Haj 2019 here, Union Minority Affairs Minister Naqvi said transparency ensured by government meant there was no additional, unnecessary financial burden on pilgrims.
November 01, 2018 5:59 pm
The genesis of the rules barring disabled-people from going to Haj was when two Haj pilgrims were caught begging in Saudi Arabia and reported to the Indian consul general as begging is banned in the country.
October 03, 2018 3:30 pm
It is for the first time that preparations for next year's Haj have started immediately after completion of the current year's Haj process, a statement from Naqvi's office said.
July 22, 2018 12:31 am
When Hasmitul, Mumtaj, Shamim and Nur board the flight to Saudi Arabia, they would be among India’s first women to do Haj without a ‘male guardian’. But that won’t be the only milestone in their individual journeys there.
April 22, 2018 10:02 pm
"A total of 1,308 women have applied to go for Haj without a 'mahram'. These women have been exempted from the lottery system and will be allowed to proceed to perform Haj," he told reporters.
January 17, 2018 8:00 pm
Ahmed Patel said that while he welcomed the cancellation of the subsidy in accordance with the apex court's direction, he also hoped that the guidelines will be implemented in letter and spirit.
January 03, 2018 1:21 pm
Disability rights activists had opposed the new Haj guidelines last week saying they were discriminatory and abusive in nature.
January 01, 2018 7:39 pm
In his monthly radio address of 'Mann ki baat', the prime minister said removal of the restriction of having a male guardian or 'mahram' may appear as a "small thing", but such issues "have a far reaching impact on our image as a society".
September 22, 2015 8:50 pm
More than 2 million Muslims across the globe today marked the beginning of the Haj pilgrimage.