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How Saudi's new ‘lottery’ Hajj system for western pilgrims has impacted UK Hajj tour operators

Saudi Arabia's Hajj ministry announced last week that Muslims from Europe, Australia, and the Americas must apply to attend Hajj through a lottery draw on a government-backed website.

Middle East Eye spoke to Habibur Rahman from Hajj travel agency, Al-Kabir, that has been operating in the UK since 1996. He tells us how the changes in regulation have impacted their operations.
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