London 1st October 2015
The Council of British Hajjis sends its condolences to the family of Naheed Kauser Ali who was on hajj with her husband and was reported missing since the tragic Mina incident which took place on Eid Day.
Naheed a teaching assistant from Withington, Manchester leaves behind a husband and 3 children.
Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the family. The Council is here to offer support to the family and friends affected by this tragic news.
Surely we belong to God and to Him shall we return.
Anyone wishing to seek further help or advice can call us on 0845 833 4145 or the Foreign Office Helpline on 020 7008 1500 or 00 966 501 00 4268 within Saudi Arabia. For up to date information follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Note for Editors
Around 20,000 British pilgrims are currently in Makkah making up around 2million worldwide pilgrims who are performing Hajj this year. The Saudi Authorities take the health and safety of pilgrims seriously and have opened an investigation into the cause of the stampede.
- The Council of British Hajjis (CBHUK) is a leading national charity working for the welfare of British pilgrims who travel to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca) known as Hajj and the lesser pilgrimage of Umrah.
- CBHUK is a registered charity (No. 1146323)
- CBHUK is a national lead working with the City of London Police to tackel Hajj Fraud http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/news-and-appeals/campaigns-and-initiatives/hajj/Pages/default.aspx
- CBHUK run national training, travel, health and safety advice and vaccination clinics for aspiring pilgrims
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