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Hajj Saudi Security Control Room

Hajj Ministry Uses Tech for Security Preparations at Holy Sites

Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Salih Bentin, has confirmed the existence of a highly equipped control room of the ministry within the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah to monitor and follow up on the grouping of pilgrims and the congestions on the streets.

Hajj: A Journey of Selfless Brotherhood

I once had such a wonderful experience in Al-Masjid Al-Haram, when I was extremely thirsty after performing tawaf (circumambulation around the Holy Ka`bah) and was unable to find a way among the crowd of women seated around the Ka`bah…

Hajj Carts

Electric Family Carts for Hajj Pilgrims

The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques is currently considering the introduction of family carts in the Grand Mosque for use by pilgrims to perform the Saie (the ritual walk between the mounts of Safa and Marwa).


Taking Care of Disabled & Elderly Pilgrims

Muhammad Al-Sulami earns a living by pushing his wheelchair carrying the elderly and sick pilgrims in the Grand Mosque in Makkah. He has crossed millions of kilometers doing this tiresome but rewarding work in the past 20 years.

What Makes Hajj a Lifetime Journey

What Makes Hajj a Lifetime Journey?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I appreciate your question, for many people do wonder about Hajj (pilgrimage). What exactly is it? What is the pilgrimage of Muslims, to the Ka`bah in Makkah? Is it a religious rite, a trade fair, a political gathering or… all in one? …

Murad Hofmann’s Journey to Makkah

Led by an imam from Rabat, we were holding our evening and night prayers together, our sore knees resting on just those tiny but sharp pieces of gravel, the size of chick peas, from which we were to pick up 49 pebbles in order to be appropriately supplied for the rites of stoning…

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