I once had such a wonderful experience in Al-Masjid Al-Haram, when I was extremely thirsty after performing tawaf (circumambulation around the Holy Ka`bah) and was unable to find a way among the crowd of women seated around the Ka`bah…
Muhammad Al-Sulami earns a living by pushing his wheelchair carrying the elderly and sick pilgrims in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. He has crossed millions of kilometers doing this tiresome but rewarding work in the past 20 years.
Zamzam water will be provided to Hajj pilgrims in their accommodations throughout their stay in Makkah, according to the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Bentan.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah urged all local Hajj pilgrims to get vaccinated ten days before beginning their pilgrimage, Makkah newspaper reported.
The Saudi Arabian Government has issued an announcement barring the importation of certain foods for the 2016 Hajj.
Escalating tensions between the two country’s representing Sunni and Shiite Islam, Iran announced on Sunday, May 29, that it will not attend this year’s annual hajj, accusing its rival of failing to guarantee the safety of pilgrims.
Pilgrims in Makkah will witness a unique cosmic phenomenon next Friday noon when the sun aligns exactly with Al-Masjid Al-Haram, appearing 90 degrees above Muslims’ holiest mosque.
It is a different Makkah.
This is how pilgrims saw the holy city which accommodates millions of Muslims from across the world seeking the ultimate spiritual journey of hajj.
Showing true compassion of Islam, Kashmiri Muslims rushed to help Hindu pilgrims after flash floods removed their camps, when they were heading to Amarnath shrine, saving their lives.