Those still waiting to carry out their Umrah pilgrimage will soon be able to resume their travels.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, just announced via his Facebook page that Umrah travels will once again commence on 8 February.
But that’s not the only thing he revealed.
He also shared that those who have had to reschedule their Umrah trips will be given compensation from the government.
“It just so happens that I was also entrusted by the cabinet, together with MOTAC, the finance ministry and Tabung Haji, to provide compensation to those who couldn’t go for their Umrah trips recently,”
“So, InsyaAllah, we will give a little consolation or compensation to those who couldn’t go,” he said.
For those effected, you will receive the compensation through Tabung Haji.
Many netizens praised him for the initiative
“Alhamdulillah, thank you, Minister of Religious Affairs.”
“Alhamdulillah, please ease our burdens.”
“Alhamdulillah, YBM, you’re the best!”
One netizen though, wasn’t too pleased.
“YB, what is the government’s rationale for compensating Umrah pilgrams? It was suspended, not cancelled. Umrah is Sunnat worship (non-compulsory), Muwassa timing (flexible timing). Most of the time those who go are those who can afford to, while many other underprivileged Muslims including kids studying in local and foreign higher education institutes, flood victims, those who lost their income to Covid-19…”
We genuinely hope that everyone will stay safe throughout their travels and adhere to the SOPs no matter where they are.
Looking forward to your Umrah trip? Share your excitement in the comment section.
Ministry of Transport Allocates RM450 Millions To Upgrade LRT Service & Safety With 23 Initiatives
LRT train services have recently found themselves under fire for the constant issues which caused delays and inconvenience to its...
Mini School Bus Turned Mobile Surau in Terengganu Becomes First to be Recognised by JPJ
For Muslims, having to find somewhere suitable to perform prayers can sometimes be difficult especially when you’re out and about....
JUST IN: Multiple Areas in KL Hit By Flash Floods After Continuous Rain Since Morning
After a couple of weeks of hot, sunny weather, it finally rained in KL this morning (25 May) but unfortunately,...
Grab: Recent Price Hike Due to High Demand For Rides & Low Supply of Drivers
Complaints surrounding Grab’s e-hailing services such as the inability to book a car, unusually high fares as well as long...
Ex-Diplomat Arrested After Largest Marijuana Farm in M’sian History Found on His Janda Baik Property
Although other countries in the world have slowly started to allow and legalise the use of marijuana for medical as...
Abang Polis’ Powerful Words Save M’sian Woman From Jumping Off a Building in Shah Alam
Have you ever been in a situation where anything you say can mean life or death? This is what a...
TMJ Tells Kedah MB to Bring Facts After Claiming That ‘Someone’ is Controlling M’sia’s Football League
Local football fans are very well aware of the recent rift between Kedah Football Association (KFA) president Datuk Seri Muhammad...
PDRM: Driver of Van Who Made Illegal U-Turn Causing Accident, a Foreigner With No License
Reckless driving does not only bring trouble to yourself but also to other road users. If the situation is bad...
Social Stories10 hours ago
“Cashier’s mistake” – Penang Airport Restaurant Clarifies That Viral Nasi Kandar Should’ve Been RM13.30
Food7 hours ago
From Quirky Dish Names on Apps To Wordless in-Store Menu, This ‘Cincai’ Restaurant in SS15 is So Unique!
Social Stories5 hours ago
Ebit Lew Helps Stateless 10yo Child Who Takes Care of Father With Stroke By Giving Her Education
Social Stories4 hours ago
“I now respect our healthcare system” – M’sian Gets Hospitalised For 4 Days, Pays Only RM17