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Jubilation as Ugandan pilgrims return from...

A mood of jubilation hangs over Entebbe Airport as anxious family and friends receive pilgrims back from the annual Islamic journey to Mecca.

Facing Mecca: Islamic burial for Christchurch...

The custom comes from the Prophet Muhammad's instruction: "When one of your men dies, do not keep him in the house for long. Make haste in taking him to...

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'Green hajj' slowly takes root in Mecca

The hajj, which started on Sunday and ends on Friday, drew nearly 2.4 million Muslims from around the world this year.

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Pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj...

Arafat is the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage....

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Over 2 million Muslims begin hajj spiritual...

Saudi authorities have mobilised vast resources including more than 100,000 security personnel to avoid a repeat of the deadly stampede in 2015.

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The hajj in numbers

Tens of thousands of air-conditioned tents have been set up in Mina.

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Two million pilgrims converge for the hajj...

The hajj is one of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, which every Muslim is required to complete at least once in a lifetime if he or she has the means...

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Saudi envoy flags off 400 Uganda pilgrims...

This year, Uganda was allowed 810 slots and the last group will leave on Sunday. Qahtani also gave each of the pilgrims a copy of the holy Koran.

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Don’t carry prohibited items, Nakibinge tells...

The first group of pilgrims from Uganda will depart on Wednesday

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Iranians protest exclusion from hajj

The Saudis have "blocked the path to Allah".

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