Special Hajj app for BlackBerry users

PTI Dubai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on November 03, 2011

Pilgrims headed to the holy city of Mecca now have a new Blackberry application with a range of useful tools to help them better understand and perform the rituals of the pilgrimage.

Developed by Asgatech, a BlackBerry Alliance Member, the application is available as a free download on BlackBerry App World.

It supports six different languages — Arabic, English, Turkish, Farsi, Urdu and Bahasa — and has videos and detailed text describing the different ways to perform Hajj.

The application includes narrated videos of Hajj and Umrah rituals, right from the period before ‘Ihram’ — the sacred state which a pilgrim must enter in order to perform the pilgrimage — until its end, with illustrations, pictures and videos.

The Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, and is the largest pilgrimage in the world, which is a religious duty of every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to perform it.

The Umrah is the smaller pilgrimage that can be undertaken at any time of the year.

Published on November 03, 2011
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