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Saudi virus cases top 100 000 with new spike ahead of the hajj

On Friday, the kingdom announced a renewed lockdown in the city of Jeddah, gateway to the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, to counter the jump in cases

Slice Of Life: Find a purpose in faith

'Wearing hijab is a reminder about the way I should behave to represent Islam'

Iran’s Khamenei threatens ‘fierce’ reaction if Hajj dead not returned

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened a "fierce" reaction if Saudi Arabia does not quickly repatriate victims of the hajj stampede.

Hajj pilgrims denounce Isis as a ‘virus’

Pilgrims in Mecca denounce atrocities by Isis as 'a virus' threatening the world, but also express concerns about the US-led air war against them.

Hajj limits put Mecca beyond many SA pilgrims’ reach

A great many local Muslims will not be allowed to perform a Mecca pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia as South Africa will likely exceed its attendance quota.

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.

On lipstick, prayer and shirkhurma

<b>Ilham Rawoot</b> may be all grown up, but Eid makes her feel like a kid again

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.

Velcro straps and the ihram

Muslim pilgrims who undertake the prescribed fifth pillar of Islam are faced with a contemporary experience that has long abandoned the camel.

Saudi security high as two million pilgrims join hajj

Saudi Arabia has mobilised a force of 100&nbsp;000 men to protect an estimated two million Muslim pilgrims flocking to Mecca for the annual hajj.

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