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This Young Muslim is Not Letting Paralysis Bring Him Down

JEDDAH – Naveed Iqbal is a Pakistani Muslim who has challenged his paralysis to success, working now as a web designer, IlmFeed reported. “After my family, the people of this country are the kindest people I’ve ever experienced in these ten years. They not only help me to pick me from my wheelchair when boarding …

Haramain Railway Open to Public: Have a Look

JEDDAH – Inaugurated three weeks ago, the $6.7 billion Haramain high-speed railway, which links Islam’s two holiest cities of Makkah and Madinah, is now fully operational, Ilmfeed reported. The 450-km railway is projected with an annual target of 60 million passengers. It will reduce the time required for hajj pilgrims and citizens to travel between …

Heartwarming Photo of Saudi Officer Goes Viral

Heartwarming Photo: Officer Carries Child As Father Performs Prayer

MADINAH – A heartwarming photo showing a Saudi security officer carrying a child while his father performs prayer in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has gone viral, garnering lots of praise on social media. “He carried the child on behalf of his father, until he concluded prayer, and this is no stranger to security men …

Haramain High-Speed Train Links Islam’s Two Holiest Cities

MAKKAH – The awaited $6.7 billion Haramain high-speed railway was inaugurated on September 25 in Saudi Arabia to link Makkah and Madinah; the two holiest cities of Islam, VOANews reported. “The 35 passenger trains are capable of traveling at speeds of 300 km/h. this slashes the travel time from several hours to 120 minutes,” explained …

Tons of Surplus Hajj Food Given to Needy in Makkah

MAKKAH — Tons of Hajj surplus food have been distributed among more than quarter of a million needy in Makkah. “Our organization received excess food from a number of local Hajj companies, and this was distributed among more than 47,000 beneficiaries,” Ahmed Al-Matrafi, chairman of Ikram Welfare Society to preserve and distribute surplus food, told …

The Very First Moment of the Prophet's Hijrah

The Very First Moments of the Prophet's Hijrah

One day in the heat of the noonday sun, Prophet Muhammad visited the home of his friend Abu Bakr. The streets of Makkah were deserted and Abu Bakr knew this visit of great importance, this time of day was reserved for rest. Prophet Muhammad asked…

Is Hijrah Still Obligatory

Is Hijrah Still Obligatory?

Is hijrah (emigration) still obligatory for Muslims after the conquest of Makkah? Are Muslim economic emigrants living in the West regarded as muhajirun?

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