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August 17, 2018 9:34 AM Islam is a political movement

Today, two million Muslims are converging on Mekah, Umno President Ahmad Zahid Hamidi being one of them. What many, Muslims included, do not realise is that the annual pilgrimage to the Kaaba is a pre-Islamic ritual. It is older than Islam and was in existence long before Muhammad was born. And the Kaaba was home to 360 different gods. Chief amongst 105

August 14, 2018 2:30 PM Tourist killed by helicopter tail rotor in Nepal

KATHMANDU: An Indian tourist died in Nepal Tuesday after he walked into the tail rotor of a helicopter at a remote helipad near the border with China, officials confirmed. The 42-year-old man was disembarking from the chopper at Hilsa — the staging point for popular pilgrimage sites in neighbouring Tibet — when the accident happened. "He was hit on his head by the tail rotor 50

July 25, 2018 5:57 AM Malaysia Airlines to capture 50% umrah pilgrimage market share in Malaysia, Indonesia

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) aims to tap into 50% of the umrah pilgrimage market in Malaysia and Indonesia with 270,000-290,000 umrah pilgrims projected to make their pilgrimage to the holy land in the upcoming pilgrimage season. The national carrier entered into a charter service deal with a coalition of four umrah tour operators comprising 72

July 16, 2018 1:04 AM ‘Makkah Route’ to facilitate Hajj journey for Malaysians

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has officially launched the "Makkah Route" initiative in Malaysia, allowing the country's pilgrims to benefit from immigration pre-clearance and other services that will facilitate their journey to perform the Islamic pilgrimage. Saudi and Malaysian officials attended the launch of the initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 48

July 15, 2018 12:10 AM Pre-clearance system for Haj pilgrims a success: Saudi official

SEPANG: The full cooperation given by the Malaysian government to Saudi Arabia has resulted in the smooth handling of Haj pilgrims going through the pre-clearance system. Saudi Arabia's Director General of Passports Maj. Gen. Sulaiman Al Yahya said Malaysian Haj pilgrims were the first in the world to be introduced to the pre-clearance programme at the point 26

June 30, 2018 6:21 AM Pakatan Harapan can fall unless it upholds people's trust: Dr M

LANGKAWI: The Pakatan Harapan government has pledged not to do what the previous government had done - failing to uphold the people's trust, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today. He said he and the Pakatan Harapan coalition could be toppled by the people if they did anything contrary to the laws and religion. "Tell me if I cheat. I can be dropped 21

June 30, 2018 3:25 AM 3,400 from Kelantan to perform Haj pilgrimage this year

BACHOK: Some 3,400 people in Kelantan have been selected to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year, with the first batch to leave for Makkah on July 14. Tabung Haji (TH) head of strategic management and transformation, Affan Mohd Nawi, said 60% of the potential pilgrims were from Kota Baru district. "The last flight is scheduled on Aug 14," he said at the opening 12

June 4, 2018 7:15 AM Azmin granted audience with S'gor Sultan tomorrow

PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (pix) will grant an audience with Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali tomorrow at Istana Bukit Kayangan, 11am, in Shah Alam. In a press statement today, Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani said the meeting is important as there will be discussions on the state government's administration 20

April 15, 2018 10:49 AM TH worries over future of depositors, Malaysian haj pilgrims, if opposition wins

BALING: All facilities, including a subsidy for haj pilgrims and the future of Tabung Haji depositors, will be affected if the opposition wins and helms the government after the 14th general election. TH chairman Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim said the change in the government would also impact the good relations between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia 21

March 20, 2018 2:55 PM Singaporean travel agency boss killed in Mecca bus crash

Saudi firefighters at the scene of the accident, after a lorry crashed into the bus carrying the 31 passengers. — TODAY picSINGAPORE, March 20 — A Singaporean performing the minor pilgrimage (umrah) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was killed today after a lorry crashed into the bus that he was travelling in. A number of passengers were also injured in the traffic 36