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British Pilgrims

8 British Muslims Arrive Madinah on Bicycles for Hajj

After a long journey through 17 countries, eight British Muslim pilgrims arrived in Madinah Saturday on bicycles to perform Hajj, MEM reported. “The journey is spiritual, and despite its difficulties, it remains one of the most wonderful trips,” the leader of the pilgrims’ team, Taher Akhtar, told Al-Arabiya TV channel. The group, who call themselves …

Pakistani Pilgrim

One-Legged Pakistani Pilgrim Arrives Makkah for Hajj

An elderly Pakistani Muslim who lost his leg in a train accident 50 years ago has arrived Makkah for the lifetime journey of Hajj, filled with hope and resilience to fulfill the rituals. “Life needs a strong will and we can only live with hope and challenge,” 68-year-old Pakistani pilgrim, Muhammad Maimoun, told Al-Arabiya.net in …

Sister of Christchurch Massacre Victim Goes for Hajj - About Islam

Sister of Christchurch Massacre Victim Goes for Hajj

Though the title is traditionally given to older Muslim women who have performed Hajj, Christchurch massacre victim Hussein Al-Umari used to call his little sister Aya as ‘Hajjah’ to tease her about her age. This year, 33-year-old Aya is set to be officially a hajjah as she prepares to perform the life-time journey of Hajj …

Ka`bah kiswa

Ka`bah’s Kiswa Folded Up for Hajj Season

Saudi officials raised Ka`bah kiswa (specially decorated garment), on Friday, July 19, as a precautionary measure to prevent people from damaging it during the pilgrimage season, Saudi Gazette reported. The Kiswa was lifted three meters off the ground and replaced with a white cloth, only for the Hajj season, to prevent damage. In the previous …

101-Year-Old Female Pilgrim Arrives Madinah for Hajj - About Islam

101-Year-Old Female Pilgrim Arrives Madinah for Hajj

After decades of yearning to Hajj, an elderly 101-year-old Indian Muslim woman has arrived Madinah to perform the life-time journey of Hajj, Saudi Gazette reported. The woman, Attaar Bibi Hussain Baamar, is the oldest in Indian pilgrims this year. Baamar had a special reception at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz airport in Madinah where her …

English cyclists heading to hajj

From London to Madinah: 8 British Muslims Cycling to Hajj Arrive in Istanbul

A group of eightBritish Muslim cyclists arrived in Istanbul on Saturday for a break in their long hajj trip from London to the Muslim second-most sacred city of Madinah, Anadolu Agency reported. “This journey is important in many ways. We’re all on the road for our faith. We meet great people along the road and …

first hajj pilgrims

First Hajj Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia

As millions of Muslims prepare to flock to Saudi for the lifetime journey of Hajj, the first Hajj pilgrims arrived Thursday, July 4 in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, Asharq Al-Awsat reported. The first pilgrimage batch for this year has arrived in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Prince Mohammed Bin …

Hajj 2018: When, Why and How? - About Islam

Hajj 2018: When, Why and How?

MAKKAH – Pouring in from across the world, thousands of pilgrims have started arriving at the holy city of Makkah and preparing for the lifetime journey of hajj, set to start on August 19. Muslims come to Makkah every year to perform hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj consists of several rites, …

British Ambassador to Saudi Performs Hajj - About Islam

British Ambassador to Saudi Performs 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 …

Hajj Culminates With Devil Stoning - About Islam

Hajj Culminates With Devil Stoning

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 …

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