Hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe began moving on Wednesday, August 30, to Mina on the first leg of their journey of a lifetime,
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Coming to life for less than a week annually, the city of Mina is ready to welcome over 2 million pilgrims - of whom about 1.8 million have come from across the world, a Saudi Gazette report says.
For months, dozens of Saudi craftsmen work hard in a factory in Makkah to prepare a special embroidered black and gold cloth to cover the Ka`bah, the holiest site in Islam.
Fulfilling her life dream, 104-year-old Maria Marghani Mohammed has been welcomed at Jeddah airport after traveling from Indonesia for Hajj.
Every year hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world travel to the holy city of Makkah to perform the spiritual journey of Hajj.
World’s largest folding umbrella will be installed at the Grand Mosque’s courtyards and roof next year to protect pilgrims from sun and heat.
Millions of Muslims worldwide are heading to the Islamic holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
`Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Friday, September 1, after Saudi officials confirmed that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was not sighted on Monday, August 21.
Giving audience an insight into the Muslims’ most sacred place, a 90-minute documentary titled “One Day in the Haram,” which details what it is like in the Grand Mosque in Makkah through the eyes of workers and scholars, is slated to debut in September.
Saudi Arabia expects to receive around 2 million pilgrims for this Hajj season, including 1.7 million foreigners, Al Hayat local newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Ka’bah is the sacred House of God situated in the middle of the Holy mosque in the city of Makkah, in Saudi Arabia.