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First Hajj Pilgrims Due in Saudi Arabia on July 4

As millions of Muslims prepare to flock to Saudi for Hajj, the first flight is set to arrive on Thursday, July 4, carrying 301 Bangladeshis to Jeddah, Saudi Gazette. Essam Fouad, director of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), said the pilgrims would continue to arrive in the Kingdom by air, land, and sea until August …

What Is Hajj? 5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

5 Questions About Hajj and `Umrah

Only few weeks separate us from the annual season of Hajj, where Millions of Muslims from all corners of the globe gather in Makkah to perform the rituals of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam. Below are answers for basic questions on Hajj and `Umrah and their rituals. 1. What are Hajj and`Umrah?  Hajj and `Umrah …

When Is Hajj 2019?

Millions of Muslims gather every year in Saudi Arabia city of Makkah to perform the life-time journey of Hajj This holy journey includes a series of specific rituals carried out by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) nearly 1,400 years ago. Hajj 2019 will commence on Friday, 9th of August 2019 and will continue till …

From Nairobi to Makkah, These 4 Cyclists Embark on 45-Day Pedal Trip to Hajj

A group of four Kenyan cyclists and two support members have embarked on a lengthy trip from Nairobi to Makkah. The goal is to perform the life-time journey of hajj and raise funds to educate needy children in Kenya, Nairobi News reported. The team, led by Mohammed Zahir, is expected to take the journey in …

3,199 Umrahs and Counting, What an Achievement!

A Pakistani has performed 3,199 Umrahs in 17 years, probably setting an enviable achievement as the one performing the highest number of Umrahs in the world, The Nation reported on Sunday. Syed Dilnawaz Shah returned to his home in Karachi on Thursday after spending the month of fasting in Makkah and performing about three dozen …

What It Feels Like to Spend 'Eid in Makkah

What It Feels Like to Spend 'Eid in Makkah

The night before Eid… The moon has been sighted, the official ‘Eid announcement has been made and the atmosphere instantly swells with excitement. You would think being away from family on such an event would dampen the spirit, but I was living in a city like no other; I was living in Makkah, the birthplace …

Live Taraweeh from Makkah

Quran, Prayers and Live Taraweeh from Makkah (HD)

Watch live Taraweeh from Makkah! Like millions of Muslims, you may be eager to visit the Holy Mosque in Makkah. You would love to join thousands of worshippers there but you cannot make it this year. Here is a way to enjoy some of this greatly spiritual experience. This is a 24-hour, live streaming of …

Holy Cities Gear Up for Ramadan Rush

Islam’s holiest sites, the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, are fully geared to welcome thousands of Muslim Umrah pilgrims during the holy fasting month of Ramadan, which’s half a week away, Saudi Gazette reported. “The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has unprecedented arrangements to welcomes the …

Did you know that there is a Kabah in the heavens?

Night Journey: Heavens Have a Kabah Too

Did you know that there is a Kabah in the heavens? In the Night journey, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) saw Prophet Ibrahim setting by Al-Bait Al-Ma`mur or the Frequented House, which is described as the Heavens’ Kabah. Why is it named so? And what do angels do over there? Join Dr. …



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