The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance will be sending out 3,250,000 short electronic messages in 32 languages to guide pilgrims on the proper way to perform Haj rituals and educate them about religious regulations of Haj and Umrah. Talal Bin Ahmed Al-Aqeel, the Islamic Affairs minister consultant[…]
More than 1.4 million foreign pilgrims are expected to perform Haj this year, said Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar. “About 1.36 million pilgrims already arrived from different countries by Sunday night and we expect their number to cross the 1.4-million mark,” he said. Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih, meanwhile, said no[…]
Many private drivers shuttling pilgrims between Jeddah and Makkah ahead of haj are charging prices that are 10 to 20 times higher than the fares they charge on regular days, especially for illegal expats and permitless pilgrims who risk traveling to Makkah ahead of time to avoid inspections. Salem Al-Beishi,[…]
Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman, chairman of the Madinah Haj Committee, opened the Bunyan 7 Exhibition entitled “Partnership in Haj Operations” south of the Prophet’s Mosque on Wednesday, to highlight the quality services available for pilgrims this year. President of Taiba University Adnan Al-Mazroue and other top officials were[…]
Pilgrims and visitors are becoming hard-pressed to find bottled Zamzam water with the influx of worshippers flocking to the Grand Mosque during Ramadan and the lack of availability at points of sale. While Zamzam water, which comes from the Zamzam well at Makkah, is available in abundance in the coolers[…]
Muslim pilgrims from around the world are pouring into the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, undeterred by the spread of the MERS virus which has killed 284 people in the kingdom.The faithful who dream of visiting Islam’s holiest shrines in Mecca and Medina travel to western Saudi Arabia[…]
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