Indicating the start of the hajj season, Saudi officials raised ka`bah kiswa, garment, on Wednesday, August 9, as a precautionary measure to prevent people from damaging it during pilgrimage season.
A new campaign to highlight the peaceful message of hajj was launched on Monday, August 6, in Saudi Arabia, as the holy lands prepare to welcome hundreds of thousands of pilgrims later this month.
As hundreds started flocking to Makkah and Madinah to perform hajj this year, a total of 284 Chinese Muslim pilgrims from Southwest China’s Yunnan Province reportedly arrived at the Madinah Airport in a chartered flight on Sunday, as the first batch of about 12,000 planning hajj this year.
Eight muslim men, aiming to perform Hajj pilgrimage this year, are cycling for 3,500km from UK to KSA to raise money for the humanitarian crisis in Syria
As millions of Muslims prepare to flock to Saudi for hajj, the first flights arrived on Monday, July 24, carrying pilgrims aspiring to perform the lifetime journey.
Following a year full of tensions, Saudi Arabia announced Friday, March 17, that Iranian pilgrims will participate in this year’s annual hajj, after agreeing on security and logistics.
More than 1.8 million Muslim pilgrims will begin leaving the holy city of Makkah, concluding peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of hajj.
For the first time in 35 years, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al-Ashiekh, will not give the annual hajj sermon in Arafat this year for health reasons.
Hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe gathered in Makkah to perform the life-time spiritual journey of hajj.
Here follows some pictures showing pilgrims in the sacred Grand Mosque in Makkah during 2016 hajj pilgrimage.