Grand Mosque

Pilgrims throng Makkah

The Grand Mosque in Makkah is overflowing with pilgrims who have come to the Kingdom from various parts of the world for the journey of a lifetime which begins on Aug. 19. About 1.4 million pilgrims arrived till Sunday, according to the Directorate General for Passports. A total of 1,301,912[…]

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Special forces ensure pilgrims’ safety

The emergency security plan launched by the special security forces at the Grand Mosque during a light rainfall on Tuesday was successful as it helped prevent stampedes and other accidents, said Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Osaimi, commander of special forces. “We controlled the flow of pilgrims toward the circumambulation area around[…]

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Haram safety prime concern

The five security teams and special forces consisting of 32,000 security personnel are coordinating to deal with crowds and congestion in the central zone and Grand Mosque in order to ensure the safety of worshippers and pilgrims. Security authorities are working together to cover all internal and external areas of the[…]

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Makkah Haram 95% complete

Ninety-five percent of a project to expand the circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba (Mataf) has been completed, thanks to 30 months of non-stop work ordered by the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah. Work is proceeding according to schedule for the third phase of the scheme,[…]

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MJC condemns Boko Haram massacre in Nigeria

PRESS RELEASE- The Muslim Judicial Council condemns the horrific, brutal and ruthless attack by Boko Haram which resulted in the death of more than 120 worshippers and the wounding of 270 at the Grand Mosque in Kano, Nigeria during the sacred Friday prayers. The ongoing clandestine and murderous actions of[…]

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