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Best Things to Do in the 10 Best Days of the Year

Best Things to Do in the 10 Best Days of the Year

Since these are the best days of the entire year for a Muslim, both pilgrims and those who are not performing hajj, seemingly ‘idle’ moments during them can also be spent in doing a very easy act of worship – dhikr…

Where Should Hajj Pilgrims from India Assume Ihram?

Where Should Hajj Pilgrims from India Assume Ihram?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Making the intention and resuming ihram from your residency is difficult for you. So, it is better to assume ihram at the …

Hajj figures 2019

Almost 1 Million Pilgrims Arrive Saudi for Hajj

Coming through air, land, and seaports, almost one million hajj pilgrims have arrived in the holiest cities of Islam, Makkah and Madinah, to perform the lifetime journey of hajj according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Gulf Today reported. “About 881,229 pilgrims reached by air, 35,148 by land and 10,349 by the …

Four Kenyan Cyclists Reach Makkah for Hajj

Four Kenyan Muslims have reached Makkah, Saudi Arabia, after cycling more than 45 days across four countries to perform the lifetime journey of hajj and raise money to educate needy children, Tuko reported. “Alhamdulillah today we were received by Kenyan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Peter Ogego, who hosted us for dinner and escorted us all …

congo pilgrims banned from hajj

Saudi Bans Congo Pilgrims over Ebola Fears

Saudi Arabia has banned entry to travelers coming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo over fears Ebola could spread during next month’s Hajj pilgrimage, TRT World reported Saturday. “The granting of arrivals visas for people entering from DRC has been stopped, to conserve the wellbeing of pilgrims,” Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in …

Saudi Red Crescent

Red Crescent Implements Program to Serve Pilgrims

The Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) in Madinah announced a new field operational program to provide emergency and medical services for pilgrims at the Prophet’s Mosque and other ritual sites frequented during the Hajj season, The Rahnuma reported on July 24. “SRCA began to implement its program in early July with about 60 emergency teams …

Hajj Unify Mankind

How Would Hajj Unify Mankind?

Short Answer:  The rituals of hajj smoothly lead to experiencing practical and down-to-earth unity. The Quranic order denies them anything that would cause division or partition. Differences and disputes might rise and cause division between Muslims. That is where hajj serves best. Hajj is a compelling conference of unity that practically re-directs each pilgrim to his real identity. The …

For Hajj Pilgrims: Take Care of These Health Tips

Muslims from around the world pour to Makkah every year to perform Hajj, one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform Hajj at least once in a lifetime. Millions of pilgrims are preparing for the life-time journey of hajj. In order to avoid diseases …

Ka`bah kiswa

Ka`bah’s Kiswa Folded Up for Hajj Season

Saudi officials raised Ka`bah kiswa (specially decorated garment), on Friday, July 19, as a precautionary measure to prevent people from damaging it during the pilgrimage season, Saudi Gazette reported. The Kiswa was lifted three meters off the ground and replaced with a white cloth, only for the Hajj season, to prevent damage. In the previous …



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