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[…]
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[…]
A suicide bomber allegedly blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Makkah as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday. The Interior Ministry said it launched a raid around Jeddah, as well[…]
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, adviser to King Salman, on Wednesday said the Kingdom has never denied access to the Grand Mosque to any Muslim wishing to perform religious rituals there. The prince’s statement came after an iftar he held on the mosque premises for security officers tasked with helping[…]
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and visitors from in and outside the country are arriving at the Grand Mosque in Makkah to spend the last 10 days of the holy month within the vicinity of the Haram. As Makkah witnesses a huge increase in its population at this time each[…]
A year has passed, according to the Islamic calendar, since the crash of a giant crane in the Grand Mosque in Makkah, yet the trial of 14 people accused of involvement in the incident is still continuing. The Summary Court in Jeddah held a number of sessions but recessed to[…]
Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdullah Bin Humaid, imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, urged worshippers to be cautious against those who “seek to misuse the holy sites for their nefarious political designs as well as to create confusion, schism and sedition among the faithful.” In his Friday sermon,[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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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