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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

Women of Waqf start a movement

Mosque access fight has opened up the debate about gender for South African Muslims

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.

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.

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