Imams to go with Haj groups

ABU DHABI — For the first time the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Auqaf (GAIAA) will allow imams to accompany pilgrims on Haj tours without deducting their annual leave, GAIAA Director Dr. Mohammad Mattar Al Ka’abi announced yesterday. The move will allow imams to offer advisories and preachings to pilgrims in the holy land.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 28 Nov 2007, 9:23 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:41 AM

The authority has asked imams to obtain official approval and provide a suitable substitute before going on Haj tours.

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