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Exhorbitant yearly increase of hajj fares worrisome

We have noted with grave concern and disbelief the quantum jump of the recently announced Hajj fare for the 2014 pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Hajj pilgrimage is the fifth pillar of Islam, a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who have the means. It is therefore very central to the Islamic faith. However, the exorbitant increases in the cost for successive Hajj over the years is denying thousands of Ghanaian Muslims the opportunity to honour this pillar of faith.
For instance, in 2011, the Hajj fare was around 47million old cedis, it upsurged to 52million » Read More

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