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Sunstroke and Hajj

Hajj 2019: Here's How to Protect Yourself from Sunstroke

It is well known that most of Saudi Arabia’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. The temperature during Hajj season this year is expected to reach 50°C in some days, according to Arab News. Also, the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a …

How to Beat the Hajj Heat

How to Beat the Hajj Heat

Pilgrims will need to make every effort to ensure they do not suffer from heat related illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion or dehydration.

World Celebrates `Eid Al-Adha on August 11

World Celebrates `Eid Al-Adha on August 11

`Eid Al-Adha is expected to start on Sunday, August 11, after Saudi officials have confirmed that the moon of Dhul-Hijjah was sighted on Thursday, August 1. “Dhul Hijjah’s crescent was reportedly seen in Saudi Arabia’s Tumair observatory, marking the beginning of the month in which the Islamic Hajj takes place,” Al-Arabiya reported. `Eid Al-Adha will …

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 …

Saudi Lifts Ka`bah Kiswa for Hajj - About Islam

Saudi Lifts Ka`bah Kiswa for Hajj

Indicating the start of this year hajj season, Saudi officials raised Ka`bah kiswa, on Friday, July 19, as a precautionary measure to prevent people from damaging it during the pilgrimage season.

Going to Hajj? These 9 Health Tips Are for You - About Islam

Going to Hajj? These 9 Health Tips Are for You

Millions of pilgrims are preparing for the life-time journey of hajj. In order to avoid diseases and infections during hajj, pilgrims are supposed to abide by a variety of health tips and guidelines. Below are some of the tips as provided by the Saudi Ministry of Health for pilgrims before embarking on their journey: Take …

First Baby Born in 2019 Hajj Named "Madinah" - About Islam

First Baby Born in 2019 Hajj Named "Madinah"

An Indian couple, who are in Saudi Arabia for Hajj, have been blessed with a new baby, considered to be the first birth case in this year Hajj season,Saudi state media reported. The newborn baby has been named “Madinah”, a reflection of the parent’s great love for the Prophet’s holy city Every year dozens of …

mina tents

Hajj 2019: Mina Gets Multi-Storey Tents For First Time

For the first time in history, multi-storey tents will be established during this year’s Hajj season to provide pilgrims with more space and increase the accommodation capacity in the city of Mina, reported. “This is within the Kingdom’s efforts to upgrade the services being extended to the pilgrims and is also within the efforts …

3.2 Million People Pray Taraweeh at Prophet’s Mosque by Mid Ramadan - About Islam

3.2 Million People Pray Taraweeh at Prophet’s Mosque by Mid Ramadan

More than 3.2 million Muslims have prayed the Taraweeh at the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah during the first 15 days of Ramadan, the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah announced, asSaudi Gazette reported. “As many as 1.4 million worshippers prayed inside the mosque while about 1.5 million prayed …

Al-Masjid Al-Haram Expands Over Time - About Islam

Al-Masjid Al-Haram Expands Over Time

Al-Masjid Al-Ḥaram is a mosque that surrounds the Ka`bah in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage for the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able. These photos show how the largest mosque in the world has undergone major renovations and expansions through …

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