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10 Blessed Days: An Amazing Time for Giving

The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are often referred to as the best ten days of the year, and a second chance after Ramadan. For those of us not performing the Hajj pilgrimage this year, this is still a great time of blessing and an immense reward. These 10 blessed days are an amazing …

Here is Why Virtual Reality Hajj Apps Grow Among Pilgrims

JEDDAH – Orienting would-be pilgrims with the hajj rituals, virtual reality applications have been growing in popularity recently among pilgrims, as Muslim developers hope to help first-time pilgrims as well as educating non-Muslims about Hajj. “We believe it’s a powerful tool that acts as a guide for people doing pilgrimage for the first time,” explained …

Hijabi Blogger Fights Islamophobia in Burma with Cosmetics

YANGON – Muslims in Burma keep a low profile for fear of intimidation and systematic state terrorism, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, a blogger on beauty care, has gone the other way. “I don’t regret my decision to wear the hijab. Our God opens many ways for me. Hijab is like a key for me. …

Saudi Walks 450 Km for Hajj

MAKKAH – A Saudi Muslim has reportedly walked more than 450 kilometers to perform hajj in Muslims’ holiest city of Makkah, 10 days after setting off from Bisha in southern Saudi Arabia. “I took my journey to encourage people to walk, showing its health effects,” Othman Alshahin said, Saudi Arabic newspaper Sabq reported. Alshahin took …

Healthcare Facilities Ready for 2 Million Pilgrims: Saudi

JEDDAH — With only six days left for the start of the annual hajj, Saudi officials at the Ministry of Health are making the rounds to ensure that all procedures designed to facilitate the arrival of two million pilgrims are in place. “The Ministry of Health’s focus is on preventive measures. It follows global health …

The Sultan and the Saint: 60 Minute Docudrama Film Nominated for Emmy

SILVER SPRING, Md. – A film about the crusades and shattering stereotypes of Muslims has been nominated for an Emmy Award. This is the first nomination for Unity Productions Foundation (UPF), a nationally recognized media and educational organization with a mission of creating films and educational campaigns to increase understanding of Muslims and people of …

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Hajj: Medical Report to the Sultan!

Medical sciences have witnessed unprecedented developments in the past decades that have resulted in better health care systems. Last decade, the World Health Organization‘s World Health Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th in terms of the performance of its health care system compared to that of 190 other countries assessed …



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