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Every year British Muslims fall victim to Hajj fraud

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SHAFAQNA - Britain’s Muslims have lost almost £1 million (Dh4.97m) to bogus travel agents who target families booking once-in-a-lifetime trips to perform the Hajj. Victims lost £988,743 between 2013 and 2017, anywhere between £1,000…

Holy city of Qom to host national meeting of Hajj religious scholars

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SHAFAQNA - A national meeting of the clerics set to attend this year’s Hajj to help Iranian pilgrims in performing their Hajj rituals will be held in the holy city of Qom, Iran on Thursday. According to Sheikh Ali Parvaneh, an official…

Historic Hajj Exhibition Concludes in Emirates

SHAFAQNA-Visitors had a last chance on Monday, March 19, to take a look at the historic items of ‘The Hajj: Memories of a Journey’ Exhibition, held throughout six months at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the legacy of…

Characteristics of the Ahl al-Bayt’s View of Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- By: Ayatullah Shaheed Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Hakim It seems proper to refer, yet briefly, to the Ahl al-Bayt’s view of the Hajj and their understanding of the role that this worship can play in the life of the Muslim nation in…

The Grand Delusion - Saudi Arabia claims to be a rampart against Terror

SHAFAQNA - If we are to believe King Salman ibn Saud, the grand Wahhabist monarch of Saudi Arabia, his kingdom has sat not only a rampart against Terror, but an instrument of salvation for not just Muslims but Islam’s very sanctity … Speaking…

Eid-Ul-Adha, Festival of Sacrifice

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SHAFAQNA- Eid ul-Adha or Festival of Sacrifice is in commemoration of the sacrifices of Abraham and his family. All the other Muslims in the world join the hajjis (pilgrims) in Mecca, in celebrating the Eid ul Adha (Festival of Sacrifice),…

Hajj pilgrims head for Mina

SHAFAQNA - Pilgrims attending the Hajj rituals in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday began moving toward Mina, five kilometers east of Mecca. After preliminary rituals this week at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the pilgrims started moving eastwards…

410,000 More Pilgrims in Hajj This Year

SHAFAQNA - The number of pilgrims attending this year’s Hajj is nearly 410,000 more than that of those taking part in the rituals last year. Saudi Arabia’s Passports Department Chief General Sulaiman bin Abdul Aziz al-Yahya made the…

A380 Hajj service could change the way pilgrims travel

SHAFAQNA - The annual Hajj pilgrimage is big business for those working in aviation, with vast numbers of Muslims from around the world flying in and out of Saudi Arabia. For tour operators, airlines and brokers, Hajj and Umrah traffic represents…

Hajj is upon us

SHAFAQNA - God said in the Holy Qur’an, “And proclaim to the people the Haj (pilgrimage); they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass”. Haj is on and there is no more beautiful sight…

Old Photos of Hajj Rituals in Mecca

SHAFAQNA- Beautiful, Old Photos of Hajj Rituals in Mecca

Imam Husain (A.S.) proceeding towards Iraq from Makkah

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SHAFAQNA- (Irshad) Muslim bin Aqeel (a.s.)�s uprising in Kufa occurred on the eighth of the month of Zilhajj 60 A.H., while he was martyred on the day of Arafah i.e. the ninth of Zilhajj. Imam Husain (a.s.) left for Iraq on the day of Tarwiyah…

IMPORTANCE OF HAJJ AND UMRAH IN HADITH

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SHAFAQNA- Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): "Why Hajj has been named "The Hajj of God's House"? "Imam said: It means that the pilgrim has reached salvation. Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Perform Hajj and Umrah rituals in…

Duas & A'amal for first 10 days of Dhil-Hajj

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SHAFAQNA- In the blessed month of Dhu’l-°ijjah, the pious companions of the Holy Prophet and their followers used to do many acts of worship . The first ten days of this month are called al-ayy¡m al-ma`l£m¡t (The Stated Days) by the…

1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

SHAFAQNA- More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with this year’s rituals featuring the return of tens of thousands of Iranians. “So far 1,313,946 pilgrims…

Countries with Highest Number of Hajj Pilgrims

SHAFAQNA- Every year hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world travel to the holy city of Mecca to perform Hajj. Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every able-bodied and financially able Muslim is obliged to undertake at least…

KSA turns Hajj pilgrims away

SHAFAQNA - Saudi Arabia’s Hajj security forces assigned to regulate the entry of pilgrims into Mecca and the holy sites, have turned away more than 95,000 people for failing to carry authorized Hajj permits. The commander of the Hajj Security…

Workshop on "Contemplating Hajj Verses" Held in Qatif

SHAFAQNA- A workshop on "contemplation on the Hajj verses of the Holy Quran" was organized at Imam Ali (AS) Husseiniyia in Qatif Province of Saudi Arabia. According to Qaaf news agency, tens of Muslim women from different parts of the…

18,000 Iranians arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj rituals says official

SHAFAQNA - Head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi said on Tuesday that some 18,000 Iranian pilgrims out of the total number of 86,500 have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj rituals. Speaking to IRNA, Mohammadi…

IUS presents Spiritual Revival During the Month of Hajj

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SHAFAQNA - Spiritual Revival During the Month of Hajj A special one-day intensive study circle with Sheikh Usama al-Atar Time & Date: Saturday 5th August 11-3pm Fee: £10 To Pay Online http://studycircle.eventzilla.net Venue:…

Saudi Arabia Politicizing Hajj: Qatar

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SHAFAQNA- Qatar's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said on Saturday that Qatari citizens have been told they can only enter Saudi Arabia through two airports, and that they must travel via Doha to be allowed in. This would be challenging…

Iran’s Leader urges Saudi Arabia to ensure Hajj security

SHAFAQNA- Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday urged Saudi Arabia to ensure all Hajj pilgrims’ security. “Ensuring security, dignity, welfare and comfort of all Hajj pilgrims, Iranians’ in particular,…

Savior of Mankind in Prophet’s Sermon in His Last Hajj

SHAFAQNA- Over a hundred thousand Muslims accompanied Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in his way back from his last pilgrimage to Mecca when Gabriel ascended to him in the Ghadir Khum with three messages: “O Prophet! Declare what you were commanded…

Pakistani pilgrims stuck at Iran border over lack of escort service from Taftan to Quetta

SHAFAQNA - More than a thousand Pakistani pilgrims have been stuck in Taftan for about a week after crossing Iran border due to lack of enough security forces to provide the pilgrims with escort service from Taftan to Quetta. The pilgrims…

Eight British Muslims kick off Hajj journey on bikes

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SHAFAQNA - Eight British Muslims have set off for Saudi Arabia on their bikes hoping to arrive just in time for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, to fall this year on August. The bikers will travel for six weeks through eight countries covering…

Iran Not to Send Quranic Delegation to Hajj

SHAFAQNA - Iran has called off plans for sending a Quranic delegation to Hajj, IQNA has learned. A special exam was held at the Iranian Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization in May, based on which members of Iran’s Quranic delegation…

When is Hajj in 2017 - and what is the Muslim pilgrimage?

SHAFAQNA - An annual Muslim pilgrimage - and one of the most eagerly-anticipated religious events of the calendar year - is coming. Hajj will take place later this summer and is more commonly known as the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. It…

Saudi Arabia ups Iran's Hajj quota by 35 percent

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SHAFAQNA - Head of Iran Organization for Hajj and Pilgrimage Hamid Mohammadi said here on Monday that Saudi Arabia has increased by 35 percent the number of pilgrims Iran can send to Hajj this year. Talking to IRNA, Mohammadi underlined that…