Saudi Arabia reopened two of the holiest religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram Mosque in Makkah and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Madina, after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported on Friday. Saudi Arabia closed the sites to foreign pilgrims and[…]
The Ministry of Haj and Umrah is currently giving final touches to a fascinating project that will allow pilgrims and visitors as well as citizens and residents of the Kingdom to travel to Madinah on camels following the route that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had taken during[…]
A group of nine British pilgrims cycled 3,000 km on their way to Madinah in their six-week long journey from London. The group was accorded a warm welcome by Saudi authorities and cycling enthusiasts. Saudi Cyclist Association and Taibah Cyclist Association, under the patronage of Saudi Sports Authority, received the[…]
Ramadan is the time of year when religious and historical venues linked to the Prophet, peace be upon him, after his Hijra to Madinah are of particular interest to Madinah visitors. These places are popular destinations for visitors before they meet for iftar in public squares, enjoying the wide-ranging services[…]
While Muslims around the world observe Ramadan while going about their days, a lucky few are venturing to the holy cities of Makkah and Madina to perform Umrah. Ramadan being the busiest period of the year for the Umrah pilgrimage, thousands of mu’tamireen flocks to the holy lands, where Saudi[…]
Hajj Doctor Salim Parker recounts his latest haj experiences. He has not been home for three years. For two consecutive years he was so close to where his heart and soul longs for. A mere four hour taxi ride and the warm serene welcome of Madinah would have embraced him[…]
After performing their first Jumuah in the glorious city of Madina, the first groups of South African hujjaj are glowing and preparing themselves spiritually for the rituals of haj. The mood in the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) revered city is one of peace and tranquillity and hujjaj are using their time[…]
Work is undergoing at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah to ensure preparedness with the arrival of a large number of pilgrims and visitors to perform Umrah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque. Airport officials have reached out to operating parties to ensure preparedness of the plan to[…]
The governor of the holy city of Madina, Prince Faisal bin Salman, is following up on all arrangements made by government bodies in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan. He emphasized the need for all services offered to be at the most decent and suitable level, and worthy of the[…]
On Monday, the Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Makkah Metro rail service will begin operations. It will operate non-stop for seven days from 4am beginning 7 Thul hijjah (Sept 21) to 13 Thul hijjah, to transport the more than three million haj pilgrims between Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafah, which are among the[…]
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