Pilgrims begin their journey back home from today

After completing their Haj rituals amid an atmosphere of serenity and peacefulness, the pilgrims will start their journey back home from today (Tuesday). Their departure will continue until Sept. 15 when the Haj is officially declared over. According to the Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Mohammed Saleh Bantin, the 2.5[…]

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Hujjaj ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

More than 2 million Muslims gathered Saturday at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for an intense day of worship and reflection on what’s considered the climax of the Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Many had tears streaming down their faces as they raised their hands in worship on[…]

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Arafah khutbah focuses on mercy

Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Shaikh has called upon Muslims of the world to be kind in their dealings with others to have blessings of Allah Almighty. Delivering Hajj sermon from Masjid-e-Nimra at Maidan-e-Arafat on Saturday, he said Allah showers His countless blessings on those who are gentle, kind and[…]

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The Circle Of Life

By Dr Salim Parker I looked at the photo. It was a black and white one, looking faded as you would expect a fifty-year-old, frequently exposed to the elements polaroid to be. Yet, its texture was pristine, a tribute to the loving nature with which it had been handled and[…]

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Serving and being served

For more Hajj Stories visit ‘HOW I wish I could be served as the lord of the manor!’ he smirked. The two of us were sitting at breakfast in our hotel in Makkah. Hajj was to commence in about two weeks. We had already spent more than a week[…]

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