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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

Health and Medicine

There are many general and specialised hospitals in the Kingdom, as well as clinics, infirmaries and private clinics offering their services. Medicines and drugs are easily obtainable without...

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

Women - Key Issues

Some of the most disputable points in relation to Hajj are, not surprisingly, regarding women: The issue of Mahram Covering of the face while in Ihraam Visiting of graves At this point we...

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

Umrah - Key Information

What is Umrah? In Arabic the word Umrah is derived from al-i'timar which means a visit. Here it means paying a visit to the Ka'bah, performing Tawaaf around it, walking between Safaa and marwah...

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

Makkah - Salah

Timings The gold clocks inside the Haram and the outside clock towers have digital displays of all the salah times. The time between adhaan and iqaama varies for the different salawaat. The...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

The Days of Hajj

  Day No: Date (Dhul-Hijja): Day known as: Meaning: 1 8th Yaum-at-Tarweya Day of...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids

Why is Hajj getting so expensive-Part 2

This is part 2 of my article discussing the cost of Hajj and specifically why it is getting so expensive. If you haven't yet read Part 1, then please take a few moments and read it here. My...

June 01, 2017 Abu Muneer Ismail Davids