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    Hajj goes virtual for families of lucky pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse. Khobar, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 11:10am on July 31, 2020

    Faridah Bakti Yahra travelled alone to Mecca when she won the lottery of a lifetime to join this year's hajj, the smallest in living memory,...

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    Muslims begin downsized hajj amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 10:30am on July 29, 2020

    Mask-clad Muslims began the hajj on Wednesday, circling Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths in the smallest pilgrimage in modern history as the Saudi...

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    Saudi Arabia gears up for downsized hajj

    Agence France-Presse. Mecca | Updated at 10:40am on July 27, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday begins hosting the annual hajj pilgrimage, dramatically downscaled due to the coronavirus pandemic that has barred millions of international pilgrims for...

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    Joy, heartache: Pilgrims in Saudi vie for downsized hajj

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 10:46am on July 22, 2020

    A Jordanian couple in Saudi Arabia burst into tears of joy to be among the chosen ones for next week's scaled-down hajj pilgrimage, but countless...

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    Muslims disappointed, but accepting, as Saudi restricts hajj

    Agence France-Presse. Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 05:20pm on June 23, 2020

    Muslims expressed disappointment Tuesday at Saudi Arabia's decision to scale back this year's hajj pilgrimage, but many accepted it was necessary as the kingdom battles...

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    Saudi Arabia bars hajj for outer pilgrims

    Agence France-Presse. Riyadh | Updated at 09:27am on June 23, 2020

    Saudi Arabia on Monday announced it would hold a 'very limited' hajj this year, with pilgrims already in the kingdom allowed to perform the annual...

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    Sheikh Ahmed made successor to Allama Shafi

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 08:05pm on June 17, 2020

    Allama Sheikh Ahmed has become the acting director of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, also known as Hathazari Madrassah in Chittagong. The Majlis-e-Shura of...

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    Saudi Arabia mulls cancelling Hajj for first time

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:58pm on June 13, 2020

    Saudi Arabia’s authorities are considering cancelling the Hajj season for the first time since the establishment of the Kingdom in 1932, after the number of...

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    The leaders who could not lead

    Mahboob A Khawaja | Updated at 12:00am on December 09, 2019

    ONCE the Arabs were leaders in knowledge, creativity, science and human manifestation, progress and future-making — the Islamic civilisation lasting for eight hundred years in...

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    A worrying return of the same sectarian ruse

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 22, 2019

    SUNDAY’S clash between local people and the police at Borhanuddin in Bhola, which brewed over a Facebook comment alleged to have defamed Islam and the...