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Saudi Unveils Two-month Hajj Plan

MAKKAH — The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia has unveiled its two-month plan for the upcoming Hajj season, stretching from the current month till the end of August. “The Hajj plan seeks to help pilgrims to perform their duties with utmost ease without any hindrance,” Sheikh Dr. …

Hajj 360: Video Explores Hajj to Makkah

In this Al Jazeera video, Basma Atassi takes you on a tour to see the major landmarks that millions of Muslims visit during the period of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage.

UK Police Tips to Avoid Hajj Fraud

UK Police Warns Against Hajj Fraud, Offers Advice to Pilgrims

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – In an official statement on July 9, Nottinghamshire Police has presented some fraud avoidance advices for British Muslim pilgrims who are heading to Makkah for Hajj next August. “Within this pilgrimage mass of humanity are thousands of UK citizens, many of whom will have saved for years in the knowledge that, for them, …

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Saudi Ministry Sets Health Requirements for Hajj 2018

MAKKAH – The Saudi Ministry of Health has issued important health requirements and recommendations for pilgrims planning to visit the kingdom for Hajj next August 2018. Just like the previous years, this year’s list of requirements focus on the likes of the Zika virus, dengue, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS), yellow fever, cholera, meningitis, …

Quick Things to Know About Hajj

Quick Things to Know About Hajj

The rituals are simple, but the amount of walking necessary, the hot climate, and the crowds make the Hajj a rigorous exercise in faith. In Makkah, the pilgrims first circumambulate the Ka`bah 7 times in a ritual known as Tawaf…

Overstaying Umrah Pilgrims to Face Fine & Jail

Overstaying Umrah Pilgrims to Face 6-Month Jail & Fine

MAKKAH – The Saudi government has announced on June 28 that it would impose a $13-thousand fine and six-month imprisonment on Umrah pilgrims staying beyond their designated schedule, The Express Tribune reported. According to officials of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, the Saudi General Directorate of Passport has warned that pilgrims should adhere …

Pilgrims Enjoy Ramadan Aesthetics in the Holy City of Makkah

MAKKAH – The residents of different districts in the holy city of Makkah compete daily to serve the pilgrims during Ramadan with water, yogurt, coffee, food, and guiding which they consider as their own duties. “The old neighborhoods that surrounded the Makkan sanctuary contribute to the culture of sharing and cooperating and laid friendliness in …

Makkah & Madinah Gear Up for Ramadan

MAKKAH – The Central Hajj Committee in Saudi Arabia is putting final touches on the ongoing preparations in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah to welcome millions of Muslim worshipers during the fasting holy month of Ramadan. “As of May 6, a record number of 5.4 million pilgrims performed Umrah, and this figure …

Could Lassa Fever Threaten Nigeria’s Hajj?

LAGOS – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has dismissed earlier reports that Saudi government would be banning Nigerians from this year’s hajj after the spread of Lassa fever in 18 states. “The attention of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has been drawn to the publication on some social media platforms and some online …

Saudi's Haramain Train Fully Operational This Year

MADINAH – The awaited high-speed Haramain train is expected to be fully operational this year, as announced by Nabil Al-Amoudi, the Saudi Minister of Transportation, and the Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organization. “The pilot operation has been going to plan since the end of 2017. Now, this $16 billion-service will be functional for the …



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