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.
Zamzam water will be provided to Hajj pilgrims in their accommodations throughout their stay in Makkah, according to the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Muhammad Saleh Bentan.
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah urged all local Hajj pilgrims to get vaccinated ten days before beginning their pilgrimage, Makkah newspaper reported.
The Saudi Arabian Government has issued an announcement barring the importation of certain foods for the 2016 Hajj.
In a country where the majority lives below the poverty line, a Malawian Muslim businessman has been sponsoring hajj journey for needy and poor Muslims to Makkah, in a gesture many described as a “rare sacrifice”.
As I was looking at the House of God, I remembered my home in northern California, surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers, and green scenery. I always thought I was living in paradise on earth until I saw the Ka’bah.