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Al-Masjid Al-Haram Expands Over Time

Al-Masjid Al-Ḥaram is a mosque that surrounds the Ka`bah in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage for the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able. These photos show how the largest mosque in the world has undergone major renovations and expansions through …

Airlines Launches World-First Brand for Pilgrim Flights

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia Airlines has launched the world’s first service dedicated for Muslim pilgrims traveling for Hajj and Umrah from countries in Southeast Asia, APEX reported. “We see big potential for the Hajj and Umrah market and we have the added advantage of having years of experience providing such a service,” said Malaysia Aviation …

Sign Language & Braille Qur’an to Help Pilgrims at Holy Mosques

MAKKAH – Hajj, and Umrah are becoming easier for all pilgrims, thanks to sign language, Braille Qur’ans, and electric wheelchairs services that have been introduced to help them perform the religious ritual, Arab News reported. An official at the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques described those with disabilities as “highly …

New Electric Vehicles to Help Elderly Pilgrims in Makkah

MAKKAH — The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques inaugurated Wednesday, December 12, new electric vehicles made to facilitate the transportation of elderly pilgrims and their circumambulation around the Ka`bah, Al Arabiya reported. The vehicles were allocated to serve elderly visitors to facilitate their religious rituals. The vehicles can take up …

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) …

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 …



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