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Haramain App

Your New Hajj Companion, Haramain App

You can now listen to translated Friday prayer sermons and find your way around the Holy Sites, thanks to Haramain Recordings which has launched its new mobile app for the current Haj season. The Haramain app aims to be a guide for pilgrims and those wishing to experience the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the …


Using High-Tech Systems for Hajj Data

KSA’s General Authority for Statistics is using a comprehensive high-tech system to update the Hajj statistics program, ArabNews reported on August 30, as part of its Hajj operations for this year. About 400 statisticians at nine facilities in Makkah, in addition to three support centers in Madinah, Jeddah and Taif, use an online network to provide the …

Eye infections

How to Avoid Eye Infections in Hajj?

More than two million Muslims from across the the globe are converging in Makkah this week for hajj. Among these people from different regions of the world, one should be cautious about the health of one’s eyes. The human eye contains enough complexity to warrant specialized attention and care beyond the duties of a general …


Cooling Makkah’s Jamarat Facility by 750 Water-Spray Poles

Makkah Region Development Authority has finished implementing a cooling project in the western area of ​​the Jamarat facility, in addition to the Jamarat-Mina road, with 750 water-spray poles. The project covers an area with a length of more than 10,000 meters. This is serviced by the poles supplied through two main stations. The spray-poles, along …


Can a Pilgrim Wear Underwear During Ihram?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is not permissible for males to wear underwear or any sewn clothes in a state of ihram. 2- If …


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 …

Green hajj

Can We Make It Green Hajj?

[And proclaim to mankind the Hajj. They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant mountain highway.] (Surah Al-Hajj 22: 27). About three million pilgrims responded to this proclamation, traveling to the sacred city of Makkah for the performance of Hajj. For many pilgrims, …

Vaccine for Hajj

29 Thousand Medics To Serve Pilgrims This Hajj

KSA’s Health Ministry has deployed 29,000 medics and paramedics to serve hajj pilgrims this year, Mohammed Rasooldeen of ArabNews.com reported last Sunday. The ministry has also announced launching a campaign to vaccinate all individuals involved in Hajj against meningitis and influenza. The health of arriving pilgrims will be monitored under the standards of the World Health …

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