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Uganda’s Hajj Bureau releases 2024 pilgrimage plan

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Bureau of Hajj has released a comprehensive plan designed to assist Muslims who are eager to embark on the sacred Pilgrimage in the upcoming year, 2024. The plan has been unveiled in response to the stringent new guidelines mandated by the Saudi …

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Govt to step in to check Hajj fraudsters

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has started investigations into allegations of fraud that were reported by Muslims traveling to Mecca and Medina. During the past weeks, several groups of Muslims who were preparing to embark on their sacred journey to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to …

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Uganda Hajj Bureau explains delays in travel of pilgrims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Hajj Bureau has explained the unfortunate travel delays experienced by numerous Muslims who had planned to journey for the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the revered cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. Reports emerged on Monday indicating that several pilgrims were …

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Religious tourism: the white gold of Saudi Arabia

Mina, Saudi Arabia | AFP | With global oil prices flailing, Saudi Arabia is turning to another natural resource: billions of dollars gained from religious tourism as the kingdom hosts the annual hajj pilgrimage. Shops line the packed esplanade of the Great Mosque of Mecca, one of the holiest sites in …

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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Mecca, Saudi Arabia | AFP | More than two million Muslims from around the world began the hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites Wednesday, a religious duty and an epic multi-stage journey. This year sees pilgrims from Shiite Iran return to Mecca in Saudi Arabia after a hiatus following a diplomatic …

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Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni …

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