Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hajj pilgrims Losing Money on Camping, Home Owner Gives Compensation

Hajj pilgrims Losing Money on Camping, Home Owner Gives Compensation

Indonesian pilgrims who lost their money and valuables in the bungalow when left to worship in Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina during the four days will be replaced by the homeowner, so that pilgrims do not need to worry.
"We're trying to do all the missing valuables ask the homeowner instead of as a form of their responsibilities to the loss of goods pilgrims," ​​said Head of the Regional Security Working Mecca, Bastomi Khoiri Ahmad told reporters in Mecca on Tuesday.
Bastomi Khoiri Ahmad said a number of pilgrims had complained to the Regional Security Working (Daker) Mecca about losing valuable items when room service was left to Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina (Armina).
There's even room in the shelter with the window broken into is not responsible so that pilgrims lose money and valuables.
Bastomi say, a congregation at home 347 for example, claimed loss of 5 million and had sought reimbursement received from homeowners and the pilgrims have received the change as much as 100 percent.
In 3814 the house, he said, there are even 10 people who claimed loss of Rp1, 4 million and 4307 riyals (1 riyal around Rp2.400) and by homeowners throughout the loss has been replaced by the homeowner.
"We've tried and tried to homeowners to want responsibility and we managed to homeowners seeking to replace the entire loss suffered by pilgrims Indonesia," he said.
In addition, the loss is also experienced by pilgrims who occupies the house at number 214 who lost a laptop and has replaced 5000 riyals, also at home 209 pilgrims who lost money Rp 8 million also have got a replacement.
Lose the most, he says, experienced a number of pilgrims who occupies the house who lost money Rp49 813 and 8800 million riyals.
"To lose that much homeowners are willing to do replacement but there were not that big. The reason is because the amount is too large," said Bastomi.
Besides losing money and objects in the room bungalow beerharga, he added, the security of Mecca Daker also received many reports from tens to hundreds of people who lost money and valuables while in Mecca.
The pilgrims who lost their own are generally caused by negligence, such as forgetting to put a bag over ablution, forgot to put the bag up stolen and seized a total loss of about Rp141 million.
"If it is lost outside the lodge room there is no replacement. Who wants to change because of the negligence of pilgrims. We of the security forces can only receive the report and follow up report to the authorities in Mecca," said Bastomi.

Already Over 20 Thousand Hajj Pilgrims Arrive in the country

A total of 20,478 pilgrims Indonesia until Monday at 21:18 when Saudi Arabia (WAS) or Tuesday at 1:18 pm with 51 groups of flies had arrived in the country after a 40-day stay in Saudi Arabia pilgrimage.
"The number of pilgrims as much as it would have continued to increase in line with the commencement of a return to the country since the 11th of November," said Haji Head of Integrated Computerized Systems (Siskohat) Ministry of Religious Evi Al Hudhori in Mecca on Monday (14/11).
Pilgrims of that is 10.25 percent which was already in the country, while still lagging behind in Saudi Arabia as much as 199 693 people and will gradually return to the country after running a variety of worship.
According to him, debarkation (arrival airport) Most pilgrims until the time was the SOC (Solo) as many as 3367 people in nine groups of flies (kloter), debarkation JKS (Jakarta) as many as 3147 people with seven kloter, debarkation SUB (Surabaya) 3127 with seven kloter, debarkation JKG (DKI Jakarta) with 1814 people with four kloter.
It is said, to date there are 165,404 pilgrims in Mecca premises with the majority coming from the SUB embarkation of 35,072 people, JKS embarkation of 31,643 people, as well as SOC embarkation of 27,350 people.
"While the premises of pilgrims who have been in Medina, amounting to 11,039 people," he said.The presence of pilgrims in Medina to perform worship Arbain and after that returned to the country.
Bring Zamzam in the suitcase will be making Hajj Pilgrims

Indonesian pilgrims on the way back to the country known to still exist that attempt to hide the Zamzam in a suitcase to take to the cabin, although it is prohibited by international flights ketentuann.
"Zamzam in the suitcase still we get in different packaging but not too much," said Supervisor Cargo Garuda Indonesia Erick Sando, in Jeddah on Monday.
Such actions, he said, it even makes it difficult and slow smooth inspection of goods and it is not possible flight schedule will be too late.
In fact, he says, Garuda has since long ago informed the pilgrims not to bring objects and sharp liquid into the cabin, because it certainly would be banned so that the goods should be abandoned.
"We are reminded and urged the pilgrims do not try to slip into the forbidden items luggage into the cabin because it will slow down the investigation. Please be obeyed," he said.
Garuda Indonesia to understand the condition of the pilgrims who feel deprived with five liters of Zamzam. Only, he appealed to pilgrims not too much to bring Zamzam water, as this would be associated with haulage plane.
"City Check In Garuda" every day to sort luggage 2700 pilgrims from seven groups of flies (kloter), which will fly into the country. In these places, luggage bags were weighed and sorted through the xray, whether or not carrying dangerous goods.
Erick Sando said the pilgrims luggage is weighed and taken since the lodgement by the cargo company named Majro'i.
The Company is then carrying pilgrims from good accommodation in Mecca and Medina to the "City Check In Garuda" in Madinatul Hujjaj, Jidda. "Suitcases of Mecca sent 30 hours before flying. While Medina sent 48 hours earlier," he said.
Then in Madinatul Hujjaj, luggage is weighed and sorted through the x-ray. Next 12 hours before the flight, luggage is sent to the trunk Garuda King Abdul Aziz Airport, Jeddah.
Two hours before the plane that will take pilgrims to fly, these items must be incorporated into the aircraft baggage
Increase the number of pilgrims Dead People Being 257

Concerns about the many pilgrims who died a week after the peak Haj at Arafat, Muzdalifah, and Mina (Armina) terbukti.Data Siskohat released on Monday (14/11) at 09:00 Time of Saudi Arabia (WAS) showed that all day Sunday (13 / 11) the number of pilgrims who died was 257 people.
The number of pilgrims who died quickly when it jumped a day earlier than the data which only reached 212 worshipers. In fact, in the early days of arrival until late implementation wukif at Arafat, pilgrims who died on average only 2-3 people per day.
''Yes, today is the day to day peak number of pilgrims who died.The next few days the number will decrease. This trend that happens every year. Graph is always so,''said Senior Center Staff Health Department Kesehatanm Haji Abdul Hafidz, in Makkah, Monday (14/11).
According to him, the large number of pilgrims who died post-implementation follow the procession of pilgrims peaks in the region Arafat, Muzdalifah, and Mina (Armina) is mostly due to physical exhaustion induced factors. Disease that was already there getting worse. Even a healthy even after the peak of the pilgrimage, too sick. ''Last year on the same day also did not differ in number, reaching 47 people died in one day,''said Hafidz.
Computerized Hajj Integrated Data System (Siskohat) at 08:53 WAS, noting the last position pilgrims died when it reached 257 people. Regular pilgrims died and 245 people died pilgrims plus 12 people. In the data shows, most pilgrims died from Surabaya embarkation 53 people, followed by embarkation Solo 46 people, 33 people embarkation Jakarta, Jakarta embarkation 29 people, as well as embarkation Makassar 18 people. Most of the pilgrims who died of old age, 60 years and over.
Lonjakah number of pilgrims who died feel when you see the number of pilgrims who died until Saturday (12/11) at 16:18 when Saudi Arabia (WAS). At that time the numbers are still reached 212 people, with details of 204 people and eight regular Haj pilgrimage special.
However, at that time origin position of the pilgrims who died still has not changed. Most pilgrims died from Surabaya embarkation 44 people, followed by embarkation Solo 38 people, 29 people embarkation Jakarta, Jakarta embarkation 23 people, as well as embarkation Makassar 17 people.
Director General of the Organization of Hajj and Umrah Slamet Riyanto Ministry of Religious Affairs, says worshipers died this year aged 60 was a lot of up and went out in high risk groups (RisTI). "It's the age of 60 years and over many pilgrims who died in the implementation because it is a factor of age and fatigue," he said.
Second wave of pilgrims who come close to the peak of the Hajj, gradually began to migrate to Mecca on Sunday. They plan to be there as long as 8-9 to practice their religion Arbaiand i pray the Prophet's Mosque.
Still wary of the many pilgrims who exhausted after doing Armina, Coordinator of the Media Centre Medina Haji Zainuddin said the officer PPIH Daulay Daker Medina was aware of the health threat to the pilgrims. Because the general condition of post-peak decline hajj pilgrims in Mecca and Armina.
"We urge them to control the condition of the body, lest the congregation fell ill due to force myself to worship while in Medina," said Daulay.
In addition, he called for the catering supervisor team requested further enhance their work. This, he said, so that cases of pilgrims suffered health problems due to catering not happen again. "We hope that no cases of diarrhea caused because the issue of catering," he said. N muhammad Subarkah
Many Pilgrims Bring Prohibited Items to the Aircraft Cabin

Indonesian pilgrims are still not very disciplined in carrying on the plane. Consequently, examination of luggage of pilgrims at King Abdul Aziz Airport Jeddah to be very long because in one kloter there are many pilgrims carrying prohibited goods.
Garuda Indonesia observations at King Abdul Aziz Airport Jeddah find lots of pilgrims who bring prohibited goods into the plane. 'This is a pretty big factor in influencing the delay in repatriation kloter first airport in the middle of the limited facilities such as x-ray machine that only one unit for 4,000 Indonesian pilgrims.
Senior Manager of Planning and Policy Garuda Indonesia Haji Anwar Sofyan said it had reprimanded the officer of Saudi Arabia because they find many Indonesian pilgrims who bring prohibited goods into the cabin. ''And we have to do body search (physical examination) and asking worshipers to deliver goods that are prohibited before they enter the airport,''he said in Jeddah on Saturday (12/11).
Garuda also has repeatedly expressed a number of items prohibited from entering the aircraft to the pilgrims. Even when the inspection of goods in the plaza, located adjacent to the airport, Garuda officials had asked the congregation to give up these banned items.
Of pilgrims every kloter, Garuda officials, many get scissors, nail scissors, cutter, kitchen knives, forks, spoons, and fluid in the size specified above. Garuda officer repeatedly reminded the congregation not to try to bring the goods to the airport as well as the goods will not be taken home.
However, the fact still many pilgrims who carry these items and are reluctant to submit to petugs Garuda. Consequently when these pilgrims go to the airport and checked by x-ray machine, which prohibited goods remains are still many workers in Saudi Arabia.
''The bags we pilgrims must eventually be dismantled and this takes a long time. If there's one there are 50 people kloter pilgrims like that then when an inspection by airport officials the longer,''he said. Though the waiting room before an x-ray examinations at King Abdul Aziz Airport is only provided one room for Indonesian pilgrims. The longer the pilgrims luggage inspection, will be more in line next kloter who will be using the room. It was eventually affect flight schedules.
Therefore, Sofyan again urge the Indonesian pilgrims to obey the rules of flight so as not to find problems at the airport.
Friday Midnight, All Pilgrims Arrive at Arafat

Until the Time of Saudi Arabia at 14.00 (WAS), has seven kloter or about 5,000 people Indonesian pilgrims arrived in Arafat. The plan at 20.00 WAS all pilgrims whose numbers reached 222,560 people have already reached the venue.
''Insyallah all pilgrims at Arafat will arrive around 24.00 pm. If it is not jammed pilgrims journey to Arafat who all boarded the bus was only one hour. Hopefully smoothly,''said Chief of Unit Operasai Arafat, Muzdalifah, and Mina, Abu Haris Mutohar, in Mecca, Friday (4 / 11).
According Syahlan all prospective pilgrims must perform wukuf at Arafat. For, if without wukuf then their pilgrimage is not valid. And those who are ill will in safarai wukufkan. And for those who really can not be taken to Arafat because of his illness crisis conditions, it will dibadalk hajikan.
Data from the guidance of service personnel pilgrims worship Indonesia, Syahlan Ari Ibrahim, said the data while the number of pilgrims who disafariwukufan that there are 99 people. They were sick and were treated at various point of care

''If you are forced to undergo hajj badal for seriously ill and could not take that to Arafat, the number reached 99 people,''said Kasi pilgrims Guidance Service. Syahlan Arif.
According Syahlan though it was provided transportation, actually there are also some Indonesian pilgrims who had gone from his hut. They headed for Mina and will spend the night there. In kesokan day, 9 Dzzulhijjah they will jointly perform the wukuf in Arafat.''They want to follow the sunna of the prophet when the first pilgrimage that berangklat from Mina to Arafat,''said Syahlan.
The atmosphere of the city of Mecca during the day yesterday so the hustle and bustle. Area road leading to Mina and Arafat turned into a sea of ​​people. The helicopter continued to hover over the heads of pilgrims.
2.5 Million Muslims Ready to Implement Hajj

A total of 2.5 million Muslim haj pilgrimage activities scheduled to begin on Friday (4 / 11), the world's largest annual worship, so that the government of Saudi Arabia faces a tough task, in the form of security and safety challenges.
The government of Saudi Arabia has deployed some 100,000 security personnel and civil defense in order to ensure the implementation of worship and avoid events that claimed the lives that have marred the activities of worship in the past.
"We will exert all our efforts the power to prevent the emergence of a hazard to any person or group of people who practice their religion," said Saudi Arabia's Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz on Tuesday (2 / 11). Prince Nayef was recently appointed as Crown Prince of the Arab kingdom.
He issued a statement, during the examination preparation Hajj when the police personnel of anti-riot and anti-terror lined up outside the building of internal security in the kingdom while police helicopters and security teams passing in the air.
Worship Hajji planned to start Friday and culminated Saturday when all members of the prospective Haj pilgrims carry Wuquf in Padang Arafat outside Mecca, and then end the activity with the Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice - which was held on Sunday (6 / 11).
A total of 1.7 million Muslims gather in Mecca scheduled from around the world, while between 700,000 and 800,000 Muslims come from within Saudi Arabia itself.
Improved FacilitiesThe oil-producing kingdom has invested billions of dollars over the years in order to avoid overcrowded touched, AFP reported.
In January 2006, 363 candidates Haji died in a stampede at the entrance on the bridge to where Jumrah at Mina outside Mecca, while 251 people died from overcrowded in 2004.
In July 1990, 1429 members of the pilgrims were trampled or suffocated to death in a tragedy in a tunnel, also in Mina. The death toll makes the government dismantle the old bridge and replace it with a storied path with one-way street in order to ensure the smooth flow of pilgrims.
Saudi Arabia also launched a new project worth 10.6 billion dollars for the expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca in order to increase their capacity to two million Muslims. Capital investment also includes train lines linking the holy sites.
Implementation of the Hajj this year coincides with the Arab Spring democracy protests, which have plagued many countries in the region and so far it has ousted three heads of state in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
"My Happiness indescribable," said Adel Abu candidate Haji Kasseh from Libya - where former president Muamar Qaddafi was killed last month, after eight months of armed conflict to overthrow him. "This is the first time I perform Hajj after my country freed," he said again.
Prince Nayef insisted the unrest that has hit several Arab countries in recent months is the 'internal affairs', but he has confirmed Saudi Arabia ready to face all circumstances. "The kingdom is ready to face any situation, whatever it is," Prince Nayef said on Tuesday.
The Crown Prince also dismissed any threat from the pilgrims who came from Shiite country, Iran, despite rising tensions between Tehran and Riyadh to the reports about Iran's plans to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington and clashes in the past.
"Iranians have always had to show their respect for the haj pilgrimage," he said.
A total of 97,000 Iranians - the maximum number for Iranian pilgrims under the quota system among the world's largest Muslim nation - was in the holy city of Mecca and Medina, Iranian media reported on Monday (31/10).
Role Hajj Cure Drug Addicts

Al-Amal Hospital, Jeddah, sent 25 former drug addict who has recovered to perform the Hajj this year. This effort is one part of a treatment program that focuses on spiritual development.
General Supervisor of Al-Amal hospital, Osama Ahmed Al-Ibrahim, said this is the seventh year of consecutive patients sent to the Holy Land. In addition to performing the Hajj, the patient is also sent to carry out the umrah.
Patients were sent a patient's choice after a clinical evaluation of the hospital. They also will be accompanied by a team of the hospital. "Counseling Religion is part of the hospital care program. We have a permanent religious counselors who have graduated from college Sharia," said bin Laden was quoted as saying saudigazette.
Hajj and Umrah program helping former addicts to better serve the community. "Especially if they could see themselves as this part of the wider Muslim," said Al-Ibrahim.
Waleed, who suffered an addiction for 27 years, was elected as one of the pilgrims. "Although the family helped me to recover, I decided to stop using drugs last year," said Waleed.
The turning point of his life began when the worshipers Umrah last year. He found peace after visiting the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque along with his fellow patients at the hospital. Since then he decided not to waste life with drugs again.
"I perform Umrah during my second month of treatment. I then realized that I had made a big mistake in my life,''he recalled.''Drugs not only affect my life, but also my family. They are completely lost confidence in me. "
Awad Al-Noufaie, a sociologist at Al-Amal Hospital, is one of the members of the medical team who select patients for Hajj and Umrah program. Awad said they evaluate the patient recover psychologically, physically and socially by observing them for a certain time.
Typical Food menu Mecca-Medina

Hot dry climate in Makkah Makkah make the community experience in a variety of food limitation. Gradually, things are slowly changing when pilgrims come from all over the world. Each of them began to serve traditional dishes while introducing cultural Mecca.
Various citizens mainly from Africa and Asia, who lived and worked in Makkah, also a lot of catering and restaurant open to different tastes. Most of the dishes contain meat, rice, wheat, vegetables, and spices with a recipe and special flavor.
Sambousek (a kind of fried cake), Al-Mandi (lamb roast), Shawarma, and Soubiya (wheat mixed drinks from sugar, milk, and cinnamon) are some examples of the favorites menu in Makkah.
Almost all the people of Mecca gave a banquet Gahwah (Arabic coffee) if there are guests who visit their homes. Typically, the host will serve drinks that accompanied beans fresh dates.
If pilgrims visit Madinah, pilgrims will see 120 kinds of dates are cultivated there. They sell the dates along the road in the southern Arabian Peninsula.
Ajwa dates is one of the most popular varieties. One of the famous typical food cake baked in Medina is called Souiyka.This food is made with a mixture of wheat and Ajwa dates.
American students Enchanted Fabrics Ihram and the Prophet's Mosque

Danish Vaiyani, an American student fascinated with ihram cloth.This outfit consists of two pieces of white cloth worn by all people during the Hajj. One sheet tied around the waist, and the other is wrapped around the shoulders. A belt was placed around the waist for the sake of 'security'.
Ihram, he said, making all Muslims, rich and poor look the same."Ihram can eliminate what is often a measure of one's wealth," his impression.
Equality is thought as a picture of the Judgement Day. On that day, all the rich and the poor will look the same. When I was in a state of ihram, many things are forbidden. "For example, forbidden to cut the nails and hair. We are forced to respect the body during the first three days of Hajj. The bottom line is that if we can do that for three days, we certainly can do it for the rest of our lives," he said.
According to him, it teaches self-control. "That our bodies, is not entirely ours. It is but a small Part of the change of life is taught during the pilgrimage," he said, as recounted on a news site on-islam.net. Suhanallah!
Kissing the Black Stone
After doing tawaf sunnat seven times after morning prayers, I ventured to compete with so many people from various countries around the world to kiss the Black Stone. With the belief that I used to have the experience often crowded into theaters to see movies in Gresik Theatre student show and when the ITB Bandung (ITB LFM during Saturday night), having in the heart ... the 'siih not able to achieve it.Apparently, to reach the Black Stone advanced to a location I can do with ease. At that time I was holding a plate Hajar Aswad, waiting two more people. The one person in a position to kiss and one the next person behind him. I am a third person.While waiting for the person in front of the satisfying kiss, I am keeping undisturbed. At that moment a sense of arrogant temptation occurred Lha wong easier this way ... why he said hardUnexpectedly, it turns out people that I guard to kiss the Black Stone was issued after the second head to the chest in front of me, which makes the person is encouraged, and I was thrown backward, away from the Black Stone. Astaghfirullah, forgive my mistakes and my sins O Allah who feel smug ease when it is coming from you.I try try again to get closer to the Black Stone, tried even harder and many times. But it turns out to be about one meter closer to the Black Stone absurdly difficult. Finally I was exhausted and stop these efforts and the rest to reflect on the incident.Determination so greatMy determination to kiss the Black Stone is so big, never give up in despair and do not know until I try it in the days berikutny. Even to spend the night at the Grand Mosque and a time to expect a quiet and leisure to compete again kiss the Black Stone.Apparently, though there was never lonely midnight. People doing tawaf can be reduced, but the concentration in the vicinity of the Black Stone was never empty and leisure.I told this incident to Mr. Kiai Natsir. He gives advice to perform sunnah prayers before going to the Grand Mosque and prayed: "O Allah we come to the call thee as thy guest of honor, therefore please allow and give us the opportunity to be able to kiss the Black Stone".Until one night I plan to try to try again with my friends, that Mr. and Mr. Rojiun Yusron. The three of us went to the Grand Mosque at 11 tonight. Before leaving our prayers and pray two rak'ahs sunnah as recommended by Mr. Kiai Natsir. Along the way we read sholawat Prophet appropriate messages and suggestions brother H. Saifudin if you want to succeed kiss the Black Stone.Arriving at the Grand Mosque and after tawaf Sunnah and the Sunnah prayer is finished, then we began an adventure to try to kiss the Black Stone. The three of us started from the side between the Pillars of Pillars of Yamani and Hajar Aswad, moving closer to the center of the concentration of Black Stone. We're done with patience, sincerity, and tried hard. Sometimes we bounce and separate with a friend. We were away but we're trying again to be closer.Until finally seen the pack Yusron painstakingly managed to kiss the Black Stone, as well as the pack Rojiun. So I'm left who have not succeeded. Amid the crush of people who also tried to kiss the Black Stone, the infestation feelings of anxiety, then I pray for mercy to God for all my mistakes and also a sense of arrogance that had dawned on past events.I begged to be given the opportunity to be able to kiss the Black Stone: "O Allah we've come from far away .... then give the opportunity to be able to kiss the Black Stone-Mu ". Suddenly and unexpectedly unexpectedly, it turns out I was right in front of the Black Stone. Alhamdulillah .... O Allah, Thou show Thy power and Thy help.There is a funny story when I kissed the Black Stone is. Although I was already in front of the Black Stone and put my face to where the Black Stone, but I can not feel the kiss. I also tried to put me on the cheek and rub it into the Black Stone, that's when I realized that I have yet to take off glasses that blocked for a kiss.The hole is where the Black Stone was made about the size of a human head. I am off my glasses and repeat for a kiss. O Allah Alhamdulillah ... I finally succeeded. Amiiiin.Ahmad NursamsiJKS Bekasi kloter 84 (20 Nov 2009 - January 1, 2010)

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