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Jeddah Airport - General Information

We will mention here procedures for those pilgrims that will be arriving by air into Jeddah. Many pilgrims arrive by ship or some pilgrims go directly to Madinah. The procedures for them are...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Umrah Visas now open

There has been much discussion and confusion regarding the new Umrah Visa fee structure which were recently announced by Saudia Arabia. With the Umrah season now officially beginning, the Saudi...

June 01, 2017 Ali Sajaad

Hajj Facilities

This article will cover and discuss the facilities available in Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat. Mosques In Mina there are a few mosques. One important mosque is Masjid-al-Khaif which is located...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Money Information

Currency Exchange Info The Saudi Arabian monetary unit is the riyal, which is divided into 100 halalahs. Notes are in 1,5,10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 riyal denominations. The coins are in 5, 10...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Madinah - General Information

Narrated Anas (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) said: "Al-Madinah is a sanctuary from that place to that. Its trees should not be cut and no heresy should be...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Travel Bookings

Make your bookings with a reputable travel agent. This is another point we cannot stress enough. Get references from the agent and call or visit pilgrims that used the agent previously. Avoid...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Key Considerations

Like any other trip be it business or vacation, Hajj and Umrah requires lots of planning and preparation; tickets, visas, money, accommodation, etc. Let us begin with a reminder of the best...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Telephones and Internet

Telephones The telephone system is fully automatic and you can dial almost all long-distance calls without operator assistance. Mobile (cell) phones are now widely used. If you wish to bring...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Why is Hajj getting so expensive-Part 1

This is a question I hear year after year and it perplexes me when I find people still saying, “I will wait until it gets cheaper.” This is a two-part article addressing the issues...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Hajj - Major Rites

Ramy (casting of pebbles) You need to collect seven pebbles for each jamrah for each day (i.e. on the 10th you need 7 only; on the 11th, 12th and 13th you need 21 for each day). Many pilgrims...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids