umra


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umra

(ˈʊmrɑː)
n
a pilgrimage to Mecca that can be made at any time of the year
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That approach, which relies heavily on in-depth telephone contacts with state and local officials and on communications with various interest groups has not changed with the advent of the UMRA.
NCSL argues that UMRA and two related presidential executive orders require the agency to estimate the aggregate economic impact of the proposed new standards on state, local and tribal governments and to adopt the most cost-effective regulatory alternative.
Although CBO had been doing state and local cost estimates since 1981 under earlier legislation, UMRA prompted CBO to create a separate unit devoted exclusively to state and local cost estimates, staffed by seven persons.
Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the University's employees who will be proceeding for Umra on Monday.
He said besides the misuse of public money for the security arrangements of the Sharif family, the roads had also been blocked outside their residences in Jati Umra and Model Town.
The petitioner Abdullah Malik, chief of a civil society organisation, filed a petition through Advocate Azhar Siddique contending that public money had been extravagantly misused on security of Jati Umra and on members of the Sharif family as the blockades of roads have become a headache for residents.
Commissioner of Saraf Umra Abdalla Hamdan Mohamed Bilal told Sudan Tribune Saturday that a number of people were arrested in a kidnapping case involving a disputed marriage issue and were waiting to be transferred to the family court in El-Fasher.
Salem bin Mohammed Batarfi, Director of Foreign Communities Enlightenment Department in Tabuk Region, said his department has also organized Umra trips for the new Muslims.
Makkah: This year's Umra plan was put in force by the Grand Mosque and Prophet's Mosque affairs administration to provide the best service to Umra performers coming from all Islamic countries and Islamic minorities in non-Islamic countries, officials said.
Umra, a pilgrimage to Mecca, is one of the most important Islamic rituals that Islam encourages people to take anytime of the year.
King Abdullah's one-day visit to Saudi Arabia was concluded with the Jordanian monarch and his high-powered delegation performing umra (mini pilgrimage) in the holy city of Makkah.
Director of the Maan Civil Defence Department Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Al Nawaysah said the dead and the injured, who are members of one family, were on their way home from Saudi Arabia after performing Umra (lesser pilgrimage).