Fulfilling her life dream, 104-year-old Maria Marghani Mohammed has been welcomed at Jeddah airport after traveling from Indonesia for Hajj.
Every year hundreds of thousands of Muslims from around the world travel to the holy city of Makkah to perform the spiritual journey of Hajj.
World’s largest folding umbrella will be installed at the Grand Mosque’s courtyards and roof next year to protect pilgrims from sun and heat.
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.
Giving audience an insight into the Muslims’ most sacred place, a 90-minute documentary titled “One Day in the Haram,” which details what it is like in the Grand Mosque in Makkah through the eyes of workers and scholars, is slated to debut in September.
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.
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.
A new campaign to highlight the peaceful message of hajj was launched on Monday, August 6, in Saudi Arabia, as the holy lands prepare to welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims later this month.
As modern means of transportation offer easy and short journeys to Makkah, many Muslims from across the world are choosing to visit the holy city for hajj or umrah walking, biking or cycling, praying for a greater reward from Allah.
Al-Aqsa name is used to describe the whole area surrounded by the wall at the southern-eastern end of walled old Jerusalem.