A mood of jubilation hangs over Entebbe Airport as anxious family and friends receive pilgrims back from the annual Islamic journey to Mecca.
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...
The hajj, which started on Sunday and ends on Friday, drew nearly 2.4 million Muslims from around the world this year.
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....
Saudi authorities have mobilised vast resources including more than 100,000 security personnel to avoid a repeat of the deadly stampede in 2015.
Tens of thousands of air-conditioned tents have been set up in Mina.
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...
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.
The first group of pilgrims from Uganda will depart on Wednesday
The Saudis have "blocked the path to Allah".
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