Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kadar Haji Mungkin Naik Tahun Depan

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Pengurusan Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) sedang mengkaji kenaikan kadar menyeluruh tambang haji bagi tahun depan daripada pelbagai aspek.
Jamil Khir berkata dalam konteks ini, jemaah haji Malaysia menyedari bahawa di kalangan negara Asean, negara kita mengenakan harga paling rendah.
Al Hajj Jamil apa peduli..thee he he

Sebab al hajj Jamil pergi Mekah free.. nak pergi tiap2 tahun pun boleh..thee he he

al hajj Jamil nak bawak bibik sekali pun boleh..

Mak cik pak cik jgn byk komplen, kalau byk komplen pergi sendiri kayuh basikal.. thee he he

Kos haji 1Malaya adalah terendah dirantau Asean..thee hehe

Memang laaa rendah.. kalau compare dengan Vietnam, Laos.. thee he he Vietnam & Laos ada berapa kerat orang Islam..

Kalau compare dgn Zimbabwe, mesti kos haji 1Malaya termurah dalam dunia!

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom berkata, kajian itu berikutan kenaikan kos penginapan dan tempat tinggal untuk jemaah haji di Mekah.

Diminishing Position Of Hajj in a Modern Muslim World

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Gone are the days when the whole kampung will have a kenduri when one of them who are fortunate enough to go to perform the hajj in Mecca.

Friends and relatives will come in droves to say 'bon voyage'.

Even more friends and relatives will come when they safely return home as there will be some titbits from the Holy Land like dates, dried apricots, raisins and the most coveted one, the Air Zam Zam. Nowadays we can get bottled Air Zam Zam at selected stores for RM10 per bottle.

Going to Mecca in those days to perform the hajj was one big occasion. Those who went will cherised the moments and will gladly share their experience over and over again with anyone who are willing to listen.

While those who are not fortunate enough to go will hope and pray someday they will make it.

After all, who does'nt want to go to the land of the prophets?


Diminishing Position Of Hajj in a Modern Muslim World

Iqbal Siddiqui / Crescent

This writer has never had the privilege of performing Hajj. It may be many years before I am able to do so, although I hope and pray to have the opportunity before the end of my time on this earth, insha’allah.

But for Muslims all over the world, these few days of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah — when the attention of the entire Muslim world is focused on the annual gathering of the Ummah in Makkah — should be the focal point of every year, culminating with the wuquf on Mount Arafat, the symbolic pre-enactment of the Last Gathering on the Day of Judgement. This is how Hajj can fulfil its role as an annual reminder of our place and role in this world and of the life to come for which this life is merely a precursor.

The reality, of course, is rather different. Each year, at this time, there is a rush of articles about the belittling of the modern Hajj experience under the leadership of the Saudis, for whom it seems more a logistical problem of managing the large numbers of people who perform it than a unique collective experience for the Ummah as a whole.