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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 …

After Hajj, Prophet's Mosque Receives Pilgrims

MADINAH – Completing the rituals of hajj, thousands of pilgrims have flocked to Madinah to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and visit his mosque. “We are determined to provide the visitors of the Prophet’s Mosque with the best of services and facilities,” Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques …

From MTV to Makkah: Kristiane Backer Performs Hajj

JEDDAH – Former MTV presenter Kristiane Backer went to Makkah this year to perform hajj, sharing her experience during the life-time journey in a video published last week, the Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported. In her interview with SPA, Backer praised the Kingdom’s efforts to offer improved services to pilgrims during hajj, admiring the huge change …

Nigerian Pilgrim Hailed for Returning N400,000 to Owner

JEDDAH – A Nigerian pilgrim has been praised as a role model for honesty after he returned the amount equivalent to N400,000 (about $1100) to Saudi owner; he found the sum in a toilet in Makkah. The pilgrim, Musa Edostu, is from Niger State, Naija.com reported. Nigerian newspaper, The Punch, reported that Edostu returned the …

'I am Born Once Again': Pilgrims Give Praise as Hajj Ends Peacefully

MAKKAH – More than 2.3 million Muslim pilgrims will begin leaving the holy city of Makkah, concluding peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of hajj. “I feel I am born once again,” Egyptian pilgrim Sabah Saeed, 49, told Reuters. “This is a great blessing from God and it makes you …

Hajj Unify Mankind

How Would Hajj Unify Mankind?

Short Answer:  The rituals of hajj smoothly lead to experiencing practical and down-to-earth unity. The Quranic order denies them anything that would cause division or partition. Differences and disputes might rise and cause division between Muslims. That is where hajj serves best. Hajj is a compelling conference of unity that practically re-directs each pilgrim to his real identity. The …



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