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Saudi Walks 450 Km for Hajj

MAKKAH – A Saudi Muslim has reportedly walked more than 450 kilometers to perform hajj in Muslims’ holiest city of Makkah, 10 days after setting off from Bisha in southern Saudi Arabia. “I took my journey to encourage people to walk, showing its health effects,” Othman Alshahin said, Saudi Arabic newspaper Sabq reported. Alshahin took …

Healthcare Facilities Ready for 2 Million Pilgrims: Saudi

JEDDAH — With only six days left for the start of the annual hajj, Saudi officials at the Ministry of Health are making the rounds to ensure that all procedures designed to facilitate the arrival of two million pilgrims are in place. “The Ministry of Health’s focus is on preventive measures. It follows global health …

Hajj Made Easier for Women, Thanks to This Los Angeles Group

LOS ANGELES – Maryum Ali, a Los Angeles social worker and the eldest child of the late Muhammad Ali, is going to hajj this year, thanks to help from a group of Muslim women. “‘It’s not going to be perfect; there (are) 2 million, 3 million people there,’” Ali, who received $500 financial support from …

Hajj in 25 Years: Saudi Has Served 54 Million Pilgrims So Far

MAKKAH – According to the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) in Saudi Arabia, the total number of pilgrims visiting Makkah, Islam’s holiest city, in the last 25 years has reached 53,928,358, Saudi Gazette reported. “Counting of pilgrims started in 1970 (1390H) in order to obtain accurate information to help all governmental entities to plan and develop …

For Decades, This Man Has Made Hajj Easier for British Muslims

LONDON – For 37 years, British Muslims performing the lifetime hajj journey have enjoyed best services, thanks to the London-based Egyptian El-Sawy travel agency. Established in 1981, the agency quickly reached a respectable reputation that in 1989 the Swedish ambassador to Morocco, a convert to Islam, asked to join it. “I organized the first Hajj …

Political Tensions Overshadow Canadians' Hajj

TORONTO – Counting down days before travelling to Saudi for hajj, Canadian Muslim Mehek Mazhar and her husband fear the recent political tensions between their country and the Gulf Kingdom might affect their lifetime journey. “We wanted to do it in our first year of marriage, just because it’s a nice way to start off …

Pilgrims Greeted with Gifts, Flowers in Madinah

MADINAH – As part of their efforts to provide the  pilgrims with the best service, officials at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdel Aziz International Airport in Madinah have welcomed the pilgrims with gifts, desserts, and bouquets of flowers. The special welcoming event was organized under a campaign that tells pilgrims: “Perform Hajj, We are Honored to …

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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 …

15 Years On, Lone Plane Crash Survivor Invited to Hajj

MAKKAH – Mohammad Al-Fateh Othman, the only survivor in a Sudanese plane crash, in 2003, now 17, has been invited by the Saudi Commission for Tourism to perform Hajj this year, Khaleej Times reported on August 7. “I was over the moon when I received the invitation. I never had the chance to come here …

In Photos: Ka`bah New Kiswa Ready for Hajj

RIYADH – The new Kiswa (the black cloth covering the Holy Ka`bah) for the new Hajj season is ready, according to the Committee for Inspecting the Holy Kaaba Cloth. The embroidered black and gold cloth is due to cover the holy site on the morning of the day of Arafah (predicted to be on the …



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