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Makkah & Madinah Gear Up for Ramadan

MAKKAH – The Central Hajj Committee in Saudi Arabia is putting final touches on the ongoing preparations in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah to welcome millions of Muslim worshipers during the fasting holy month of Ramadan. “As of May 6, a record number of 5.4 million pilgrims performed Umrah, and this figure …

When I Took My Way to Madinah

We’re living in a high-speed vigorous world where spirituality, unfortunately, is not a priority. I have to confess that the mayhem of the modern life has taken me into deep heedlessness. The career plans, the growing materialistic demands, the gridlocked streets of Cairo, the breaking news that I follow on hourly basis since the start …

Saudi's Haramain Train Fully Operational This Year

MADINAH – The awaited high-speed Haramain train is expected to be fully operational this year, as announced by Nabil Al-Amoudi, the Saudi Minister of Transportation, and the Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organization. “The pilot operation has been going to plan since the end of 2017. Now, this $16 billion-service will be functional for the …

Saudi Plans Madinah Tourism Boost

MADINAH – Saudi transformation and tourism boards announced plans to develop the facilities and services of the tourist accommodation sector in Madinah. “Madinah is considered one of the pillars of National Transformation Program (NTP). Thus, we seek to revitalize tourism in it through many steps,” Khalid bin Hussein Al-Shahrani, the director general of the Madinah …

Why Hypocrisy Appeared in Madinah

There were obvious reasons for the phenomenon of hypocrisy to appear in Madinah. The early Muslims in Makkah were neither strong nor influential enough to make people fear them or try to appease them. Indeed, the people of Makkah, and its leaders and notables in particular, opposed the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) …

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Surat An-Nur's Signs to Be Revealed

Surat An-Nur [The Light] takes its name after its 35th verse (ayah) which reads as follows “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth….”.

A Look Back in History - Why Do Jews Hate Muslims?

A Look Back in History - Why Do Jews Hate Muslims?

When the Prophet settled in Madinah, he wanted to create a cooperating human community and establish an exemplary civil society at a time when these poor Arabs could never imagine what a civil society could mean. So for the first time in history…

The Prophet's Perfect Tolerance Towards Other Faiths

The Prophet's Perfect Tolerance Towards Other Faiths

The best example of the tolerance shown by the Prophet to other religions may be the constitution itself, called the “Saheefah” by early historians. When the Prophet migrated to Madinah, his role as a mere religious leader ended; he was now the political leader…



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