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Hajj Cannot be Performed Unless COVID-19 Vaccine is Available

Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri on Tuesday said that Muslims will not be able to perform Hajj in the usual manner unless the coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available. Speaking during a...

”Within a Week” You will Hear Confirm Decision on Hajj from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is considering cancelling the annual Hajj pilgrimage this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Hajj, which involves travelling to the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia, is a mandatory ritual for...

Saudi Arabia May Allow 20% of Pakistani Pilgrims to Perform Hajj in 2020

Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, Noorul Haq Qadri, has said that the government is in contact with Saudi authorities regarding quota for this year’s Hajj. While speaking at a private...

Hajj and Umrah to Become Much More Expensive After New Tax by Saudi Arabia

Experts believe that Umrah and Hajj pilgrimages are set to be more expensive for people as Saudi Arabia has announced a threefold increase in the value-added tax (VAT). Istanbul-based economic expert, Mohamed Ibrahim,...

Hajj will be Performed or Suspend? Decision will be Taken by Mid Ramdan: Minister

The decision to suspend or postpone the annual Hajj pilgrimage will take place in mid-Ramadan, Minister for Religious Affairs Noorul Haq Qadri said. He said in a statement that the Ministry is in...

Deadline Extended for Submission of Medical Certificate of Hajj Pilgrims

The Ministery of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony extended the deadline for medical registered pilgrims under the government's Hajj scheme for the presentation of medical certificates. Until 30 April – 2020, Hajj pilgrims...

Saudi Arabia Asks Muslims to Postpone Hajj Plans This Year

Because of the increasing uncertainty in a coronavirus outbreak, the Saudi Arabian government has advised Muslims worldwide to postpone Hajj preparations. The Hajj Minister of the nation, Mohammad Benten, said this on...

Govt Suspends Hajj Training Amid Coronavirus Spread

In a preventive measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government declared on Thursday that it has suspended training programs intended for Hajj pilgrims. The decision was adopted after the ban on...
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