Millions of Muslims worldwide are heading to the Islamic holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.
`Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Friday, September 1, after Saudi officials confirmed that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was not sighted on Monday, August 21.
Eight British Muslims have reached Madinah, Saudi Arabia, after cycling more than 3,000 km to perform the lifetime journey and raise money to help refugees.
A poor-Ghanaian elderly villager who asked a Turkish TV crew if “a drone can take him to Makkah” had his dream fulfilled after his story went viral on social media.
Serving and caring for Muslims coming to hajj from across the world, women working in Tawafah are continuing their ancestors’ profession dating back more than eight centuries.
Saudi Arabia expects to receive around 2 million pilgrims for this Hajj season, including 1.7 million foreigners, Al Hayat local newspaper reported on Sunday.
The Ka’bah is the sacred House of God situated in the middle of the Holy mosque in the city of Makkah, in Saudi Arabia.
Indicating the start of the hajj season, Saudi officials raised ka`bah kiswa, garment, on Wednesday, August 9, as a precautionary measure to prevent people from damaging it during pilgrimage season.
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.
As millions of Muslims prepare to flock to Saudi for hajj, the first flights arrived on Monday, July 24, carrying pilgrims aspiring to perform the lifetime journey.