Following a year full of tensions, Saudi Arabia announced Friday, March 17, that Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year’s annual hajj, after agreeing on security and logistics.
Finalizing expansion work in the holy shrines, Saudi Arabia approved earlier this week a 40 percent increase in the number of pilgrims who could perform the life-time journey of hajj this year.
A special footpath leading to the local mosque was constructed in the Saudi northern city of Buraihah to help a blind man find his way to daily prayers.
A jail term in Saudi has turned to be the best thing that has happened in the life of a Hindu man who was imprisoned for giving bribery, after it helped him to discover Islam, embrace it, and perform hajj.
More than 1.8 million Muslim pilgrims will begin leaving the holy city of Makkah, concluding peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of hajj.
RIYADH – Simon Collis, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, performed hajj this year, becoming the first sitting British convoy to perform the ritual. The news was revealed in a tweet by @fawziah1 in Arabic saying, “First British ambassador to the kingdom performs hajj after reverting to Islam,” the CNN Arabic reported on Tuesday, September …
CAIRO – Over two million pilgrims continued on Tuesday, September 13, the symbolic stoning of the devil in what has been so far a safe and smooth hajj. “The Saudis organize everything for us. We are truly at ease here,” Youssef Al Mehri, 24, from Oman told Agence France Presse The first day of the …
Seeking forgiveness from Allah, millions of Muslim pilgrims ascended Sunday, September 11, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and introspection in the tent city of Mina.
Hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe gathered in Makkah to perform the life-time spiritual journey of hajj.
Here follows some pictures showing pilgrims in the sacred Grand Mosque in Makkah during 2016 hajj pilgrimage.
Gathering from across the war-devastated country, Syrians flew to Makkah for the annual hajj pilgrimage, praying for peace amid rising tensions between President Bashar al-Assad’s government and Riyadh.