Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. I would like to congratulate all Muslims on the occasion of the approach of the hajj season. We pray to Allah the Almighty to give us the means to fulfill this great act of worship. Hajj is about recognizing the Oneness …
Around $24 million (SR90m) has been spent on the expansion and revamp of the Jeddah-Makkah highway in preparation for the Hajj season in September 2016.
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.
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? …
The Saudi Arabian Government has issued an announcement barring the importation of certain foods for the 2016 Hajj.
Hajj is a lifetime journey for which the faithful hearts are longing. Indeed, it is a great favor Almighty Allah has bestowed upon His servants so that they can draw closer to Him and have their sins forgiven. As the performance of Hajj requires physical, psychological and financial ability, it’s highly important for all the would-be pilgrims to be aware of all the health aspects of 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.