130-member CNN delegation performs Umrah

By: News Desk
Published: 12:38 PM, 15 May, 2022
130-member CNN delegation performs Umrah
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A delegation of the City News Network comprising 130 people have been blessed with the performance of Umrah, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The CNN delegation after its stay in Madinah Munawwarah, reached Makkah Mukkarmah where they performed the rituals of Umrah.

The delegation included analyst Saleem Warraich, Salim Bokhari, Mian Tahir, Naveed Chaudhry, Naseem Zehra, Amir Mir, Justice ® Nazir Ahmad Ghazi, Khurram Kalim, Zaheer Ahmad Kahloon, Khurram Shahzad and others. 

The CNN Umrah delegation put on Ihram attire (unstitched clothes) before going to Miqat. After that they entered the sacred premises of Holy Kaaba. Then the members of the delegation carried out Tawaf (circumambulation) of the House of Allah (Holy Kaaba). They said Nawafil at the Muqam-e-Ibrahim. Then they had Zam Zam water. 

After completion of Tawaf, the members of CNN delegation did Sa’i ritual i.e. walking between Safa and Marwa. 

A pilgrim has to go up to the hill of Safa to see the Holy Kaaba from the Safa door with utmost devotion and love. Then, he climbs down from Safa and moves towards the hill of Marwa whilst reciting ‘Subhan Allah’ and walks to the two green pillars. 

After completing the ritual of Sa’i, the members of CNN delegation cut their hair and changed into stitched clothes out of their Ihrams.  

Director Digital Media Salim Bokhari, Group Editor Naveed Chaudhry, Director News 24NewsHD Mian Tahir, Justice (retd) Nazir Ahmad Ghazi, senior journalists and analysts Sohail Warraich, Naseem Zahra and Amir Mir, Director Production Khurram Kaleem, Input Head Amir Raza, Controller News Hameed Naqibi, and senior anchorperson Rehan Tariq were among those who performed Umrah.

The other members of the group were Zaka Ghumman, Syed Zainul Abidin, Syed Sadaqat Shah, Zaheer Kahlon, Khurram Shehzad, Muhammad Kamran, Mohsin Ali, Sohaib Alvi, Atif Shahid, Saadat Mehdi, Irfan Malik, Durre Nayab, Abdul Rashid, Saud Butt, Usman Khan, Waqar Ghumman, Rao Dilshad Hussain, Tahir Khan, Zeeshan Nazir, Asad Nadeem, Mansoor Bhatti, Malik Ashraf, Ali Ramay, Jahanzeb Khan, Wasim Nisar, Jaffar Bhatti, Imran Siddiqui, Ali Abbas, Jamil Ahmed, Rana Ayaz, Mohsin Bilal, Muhammad Rukhsar, Adnan Ali, Ali Sahi, Shahid Sipra, Syed Akhtar Ali, Yousuf Afsar, Azad Nehrio, Zaheer Warraich, Ajwat Butt, Faizan Saleem, Mohsin Ali Sattar, Salman Saeed, Umar Mahmood, Saleem Akhtar, Sheikh Awais, Awais Kiyani, Muhammad Iqbal, Waqas Zaidi, Tayyab Saif, Muhammad Moeez Mir, Wasim Ahmed Mir and others.