Saudi and foreign researchers will discuss the potential use of artificial intelligence applications in the management and organization of Haj and Umrah. The discussions will be held during the 19th Scientific Meeting of Haj, Umrah and Visit Research, which began in Madinah on Wednesday. The event is organized by Umm[…]
In a move that has disappointed pilgrims wanting to experience iconic sites in Islam’s history, Saudi Arabia has barred access to the Cave of Hira, the place where the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) received the first revelation of the Qur’an. Secretary of the South African Muslim Travel Association and a local[…]
The recent move by Saudi authorities to shift the Mihrab (prayer niche showing direction of qibla) at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to the Prophet’s Mihrab, located behind the present one, has facilitated movement of faithful who want to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Abdul Wahid[…]
Prospective hujjaaj can expect the release date for the first accreditation list for Haj 2018/1439 on January 15. In a statement released on Wednesday, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (SAHUC) says the confirmed accreditation list follows an external audit of the registration list. “With the conclusion of Hajj[…]
It took an Indonesian youth exactly a year to cover on foot the 9,000-km-long journey from Central Java province to the holy city of Makkah to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year. Firm determination and courage of conviction helped Mochammad Khamim Setiawan in his adventure full of hazards but rich[…]
Sustained and continuous expansion of the Two Holy Mosques and other holy sites and consummate services provided by the government have played a major role in increasing the number of pilgrims arriving here perform Haj in recent years. Upgradation and improvement of services and infrastructure including communications, roads, airports, hotels[…]
According to the commanders of the Hajj security forces, the worlds largest folding umbrellas will be installed at the Grand Mosque’s courtyards and roof next year. This in a bid to shade pilgrims from the desert heat. According to Arab News, the umbrellas will cover 53×53 meters. The report adds[…]
Standing at Arafat, the main pillar of the annual pilgrimage of Haj, will be on Thursday, Aug. 31 and the first day of the Eid Al-Adha festival will be on Friday, Sept. 1, according to a statement issued by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The court, after holding a session[…]
The number of pilgrims arriving via air, land and sea entry points until Friday reached 1.07 million, an increase of 204,302, or 24 percent, compared to the same period last year. The numbers of pilgrims arriving by air, land and sea were 1.015 million, 50,554 and 4,915 respectively, according to[…]
As many as 95,400 domestic pilgrims without a Haj permit have so far been sent back from various entry points of Makkah and other holy sites, according to Gen. Khaled Al-Harbi, commander of the Haj Security Forces. He said a total of 47,700 vehicles carrying illegal pilgrims have been turned[…]
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