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Health Warning to Hajj Pilgrims Heading to Makkah

Health experts from the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK, a National Hajj/Umrah specific organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of pilgrims, have issued a warning to Hajj pilgrims around the world who will converge at Makkah during the next few weeks to perform annual Hajj pilgrimage, that they must safeguard their health from ...

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Hajj & Umrah Tour Operators/Travel Agents‘ Responsibilities, Rights of Pilgrims and the UK Law

Hajj / Umrah Travel Operators and UK Law By Trading Standards Department The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 sets out the responsibilities that travel organisers and retailers (Hajj Umrah tour operators/travel agents) have towards their customers (pilgrims) and what rights consumers have under the legislation. Before the contract is concludedthe ...

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Urged to take Appropriate Action to Address Issue of Lost Pilgrims at Hajj/Umrah

Every year a large number of Hajj/Umrah pilgrims, including the elderly and sick, suffer from mental anguish and trauma as they get lost in the huge complex of the Grand Mosque and large crowds in and around it. They struggle to find their way back to their hotels and accommodation; due to language barriers they ...

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New Royal Commission for Makkah and Holy Sites welcomed by British Muslims

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman‘s royal order establishing a Royal Commission for Makkah city and Holy Sites welcomed by British Muslims. This Royal Commission, under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, will oversee the development of Makkah and the holy sites to enable millions of pilgrims and visitors perform their ...

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Saudi Hajj Minister Urged to Take Action to Prevent Future Hajj Tragedies

Heart breaking Hajj disasters in the past could have been prevented had pilgrims been equipped with lifesaving health and safety information along with knowledge of precautionary measures. It is highly regrettable that the vast majority of attending pilgrims do not have the appropriate knowledge of the risks involved when they are performing Hajj rituals amongst ...

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Pilgrims with serious health conditions should postpone Hajj for their own safety

The Saudi Ministry of Health recommends that people aged over 65 years and those with chronic diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and pilgrims with immune deficiency (congenital and acquired), malignancy and terminal illnesses, pregnant women and children aged under 12 years planning to perform Hajj this year, to postpone the ...

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Abh condemns foiled terror attack on the Masjid al-Haram in Makkah

Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK ABH, a national organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of Hajj/Umrah pilgrims, expresses its strong condemnation of the foiled terror attack on the Grand Mosque of Makkah. A suicide bomber, who was hiding in a house in the Ajyad area near the Grand Mosque, opened fire on security ...

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Urged to Adopt Zero Tolerance Policy against Corrupt Hajj Service Providers

The most alarming aspect of this growing culture of corruption and malpractice is that it has plagued the Hajj/Umrah travel industry to the extent that it is becoming a way of life. Values and norms have changed. The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH), a national Hajj-specific organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing ...

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Mecca pilgrims ripped off by travel agency fraudsters

British Muslims have lost almost a million pounds to haj-related frauds in the past five years. The number of such crimes involving pilgrimages to Mecca has risen by 143 per cent in the past year, according to Action Fraud, a reporting service. Muslim leaders and police believe that these figures are ‘just the tip of ...

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World‘s Worst Cholera Epidemic in Yemen A Serious Threat to Hajj Pilgrims

Health experts from the Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH), a national Hajj specific organisation, express their grave concern of the rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen which has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5000 a day. The world is now facing the worst cholera outbreak ever. In just two ...

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