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Haj pilgrimage


For the first time, Saudi women stand guard in Mecca during haj

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.

Indonesia cancels haj pilgrimage again due to coronavirus concerns

June 03, 2021 3:02 pm

Haj Pilgrimage has been cancelled again this year due to rising fear of Covid-19 pandemic.

Removal of middlemen has kept Haj pilgrimage expense under control: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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.

Differently-abled can now go for Haj, Centre tells Delhi High Court

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.

Process for Haj 2019 to be announced in October: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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.

Haj without male guardian: ‘We will help each other out’

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.

1,308 women to perform Haj without male guardians: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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.

Ensure Haj subsidy funds are used for minority development, Ahmed Patel writes to Naqvi

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.

Plea on 'discriminatory' Haj guidelines against disabled, Delhi HC seeks Centre's reply

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.

Muslim women can travel for Haj without male guardian: PM Modi

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".


More than 2 million Muslims start haj pilgrimage

September 22, 2015 8:50 pm

More than 2 million Muslims across the globe today marked the beginning of the Haj pilgrimage.