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More Than Two Million Muslim Pilgrims Converge in Mina as Hajj Begins

More than two million white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe have begun moving on Friday, August 9, to Mina on the first leg of their journey of a lifetime, preparing for the climax of Hajj when they ascend Mount `Arafat. “It’s an indescribable feeling. You have to live it to understand it,” an Algerian …

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130-Year-Old Indonesian Man Arrives Makkah for Hajj

A 130-year-old Indonesian Muslim has arrived Jeddah on Wednesday to perform the life-time hajj journey. The man is believed to be the oldest person to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Wednesday. Ohi Aidros Samri visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with six family members. The elderly Indonesian national was welcomed at …

Sister of Christchurch Massacre Victim Goes for Hajj - About Islam

Sister of Christchurch Massacre Victim Goes for Hajj

Though the title is traditionally given to older Muslim women who have performed Hajj, Christchurch massacre victim Hussein Al-Umari used to call his little sister Aya as ‘Hajjah’ to tease her about her age. This year, 33-year-old Aya is set to be officially a hajjah as she prepares to perform the life-time journey of Hajj …

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 …

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 …

What's Inside Ka`bah? - About Islam

What's Inside Ka`bah?

The Ka’bah is the sacred House of God situated in the middle of the Holy mosque in the city of Makkah, in Saudi Arabia.

For Hajj Pilgrims: Take Care of These Health Tips - About Islam

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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