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Fashion houses tap into the Muslim consumer market
Fashion houses tap into the Muslim consumer market
From halaal travel sites to haute fashion, Islam's commercial offshoots are racking up big sales....
Iran's Khamenei threatens 'fierce' reaction if Hajj dead not returned
Iran's Khamenei threatens 'fierce' reaction if Hajj dead not returned
"Saudi officials are failing to do their duties," Khamenei said in a speech to graduating navy officers, following delays in the return of at least...
Hajj pilgrims denounce Isis as a 'virus'
Hajj pilgrims denounce Isis as a 'virus'
As they gather in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca for the annual hajj, some pilgrims have denounced atrocities by Islamic State (Isis) group...
Hajj limits put Mecca beyond many SA pilgrims' reach
Hajj limits put Mecca beyond many SA pilgrims' reach
A large number of local Muslims will not be allowed to perform a Mecca pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as South Africa will likely exceed its attendance...
Muslims gather on Arafat for peak hajj day
Muslims gather on Arafat for peak hajj day
More than two million Muslims gathered on Saturday on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat and its surrounding plain, marking the peak day of the hajj, the...
Divisions in Islam
Divisions in Islam
The millions who made the trip to Saudi Arabia this year threw pebbles at vast pillars, shaved their heads and sacrificed animals. But the...
Hotels hajj their bets
Hotels hajj their bets
The arid landscape hugging the Jeddah-Mecca highway used to hold little appeal. But now travellers can marvel at the fantastical structure rearing...
Dummies' guide to Eid
Dummies' guide to Eid
Eid ul Adha, which was celebrated by South African Muslims on Wednesday, is the second Eid in the Islamic calendar, held on the 10th day...
On lipstick, prayer and shirkhurma
On lipstick, prayer and shirkhurma
On Eid, everybody smells like lipstick. Lipstick on their own lips, lipstick on their cheeks, or the ghost of it now wiped over the tips of their...
Pilgrims pour into Mina camp from Mecca as the hajj begins
Pilgrims pour into Mina camp from Mecca as the hajj begins
The world's largest annual pilgrimage, the hajj, began on Sunday with more than two million Muslims pouring into the camp at Mina from Mecca to...
Velcro straps and the ihram
Velcro straps and the ihram
Muslim pilgrims who undertake the prescribed fifth pillar of Islam -- the hajj -- are faced with a contemporary experience that has long abandoned...

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