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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 …

`Eid Al-Adha Expected on August 22

MAKKAH – `Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Wednesday, August 22, with MoonSighting.com citing astronomical calculations, as world Muslims await the final confirmation of the sighting of Dhul-Hijjah moon. “The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) is on August 11, 2018 (Saturday) at 9:58 UT. This is when the solar eclipse occurs. On August 11, the …

Saudi, OIC Launch Hajj 2018 Meat Project

JEDDAH – In collaboration with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Saudi Ministry of Hajj has announced on July 31 the launch of a project called “Utilization of Hajj Meat (ADAHI)” . The main objective of this project is to distribute halal meat  to beneficiaries in more than 25 countries,  as one million sheep …

More Than 200,000 Pilgrims Reach Madinah

MADINAH – The National Pilgrim-Guide Foundation in Saudi Arabia announced on July 25 that as many as 207,546 Muslim pilgrims have arrived in Madinah to start Hajj which begins by the mid of next August, Al-Arabiya reported. “The nationalities of pilgrims now present in Madinah are 42,028 Indonesians, 47,671 Indians, 28,192 Pakistanis, 27,808 Turks, and finally …

Saudi Red Crescent Prepares for Hajj, Heatwave

JEDDAH – As preparations for Hajj go in full swing, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority announced on Monday its readiness for the pilgrimage with 2,631 staff and 105 emergency centers, Saudi Press agency reported July 24. The organization plans to offer emergency services for pilgrims at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The services will also …

World Muslims Celebrate `Eid Al-Fitr (In Pictures)

WORLD CAPITAL – Millions of Muslims worldwide have marked `Eid Al-Fitr festival that wraps up the month-long month of Ramadan on Friday, in an atmosphere full of joy, family gatherings, prayers, gift-giving, and feasting. This year, `Eid began on June 15 and has been observed by Muslims in most world countries. The three-day `Eid Al-Fitr …

World Leaders Greet Muslims on `Eid Al-Fitr

TORONTO – World leaders have sent special greetings to the Muslim community to mark the end of Ramadan and `Eid Al-Fitr, commending their spirit of giving and integration. “After a month of fasting and reflection, `Eid is a time for Muslims to come together to feast, celebrate, and share their good fortune with others,” said …

World Muslims Prepare to Welcome `Eid

Millions of world Muslims are bidding farewell to the holy month of Ramadan, getting ready to welcome another spiritual event: `Eid Al-Fitr. The three-day festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha. After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to the homes …

When is Your `Eidul Fitr?

CAIRO – Millions of world Muslims are bidding farewell to the holy month of Ramadan, getting ready to welcome another spiritual event: `Eid Al-Fitr. The three-day festival is one of the two main religious celebrations in Islam, together with `Eid Al-Adha. After special prayers to mark the day, festivities and merriment start with visits to …



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