As pilgrims from across the world flock to Makkah to perform the life-time hajj rituals, Saudi authorities are striving to prevent repeat of last year’s fatal incidents, which killed hundreds of pilgrims.
New advertisements offering hajj to those unable to perform it against financial amounts have flooded social media, with Saudi scholars discouraging the practice as not allowed in Islam.
Meningitis is a serious viral and bacterial infectious disease that causes inflammation of the Meninges in the Central Nervous System. Its vaccination is mandatory for all local and international Hajj pilgrims from any country in the world. Some Meningitis vaccinations are pork-free while others use a pig enzyme. There are vaccines that protect against some …
With Allah’s personal invitation to Makkah extended to every able Muslim throughout every age, Allah continually guides the service upgrades to ease the Hajj experience. And, considering the current realities of moving three million people a day during Hajj, every step of the journey clearly reveals the marvelous blessings Allah mercifully bestows upon his obedient …
`Eid Al Adha is expected to start on Sunday, September 11, the Fiqh Council of North America (FQNA) has announced, citing astronomical calculations and awaiting the final confirmation of Sunday’s sighting of Dhul-Hijjah moon.
Riding his bike for thousands of miles through the Asian continent, a Chinese Muslim has finally reached the holy city of Makkah to fulfill his life-time dream of performing hajj.
As hajj season approaches, the holy city of Madinah is preparing to receive more than 600,000 visitors who will visit the mosque of Prophet Muhammad before embarking on their pilgrimage.
The practice of going back and forth as an effort made in the service of God continues, depicts the humility of Muslims just simply following the command and following the tradition. But the idols are no longer there, but we pray to God on these hillocks.
Around $24 million (SR90m) has been spent on the expansion and revamp of the Jeddah-Makkah highway in preparation for the Hajj season in September 2016.
Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Salih Bentin, has confirmed the existence of a highly equipped control room of the ministry within the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah to monitor and follow up on the grouping of pilgrims and the congestions on the streets.