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June 20, 2024 11:51 AM

Climate change threat hangs over haj pilgrimage as hundreds perish in heat

Nearly 2 million Muslims will reach the end of the haj pilgrimage this week, but extreme heat has proved fatal for hundreds who began the journey last Friday to the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia. At least 562 people have died d...

June 19, 2024 2:55 PM

Scorching Temperatures Claim Lives of Hajj Pilgrims

This year's Hajj pilgrimage was marked by extreme heat, resulting in the tragic deaths of at least 550 pilgrims. Among the deceased, 323 were Egyptians, primarily succumbing to heat-related illnesses. India reported around 50 deaths during the core H...

May 9, 2024 1:24 PM

First batch of Haj pilgrims from Srinagar depart for Saudi Arabia

The first batch of pilgrims from Srinagar departed for Medina in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to perform Haj.  "We are thankful to the (central) government for extending us all necessary help. We are delighted that Allah has chosen us to perform Haj at...

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