The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques said on Monday that it would extend the suspension of prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the presidency, also confirmed the move[…]
The authorities have suspended the entry and prayer in the outer courtyards of Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah, Saudi Press Agency reported early Friday quoting a statement from the spokesman of the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Affairs. The temporary suspension, which comes into[…]
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[…]
As the build up to the five days of hajj begins, the emir of Makkah and advisor to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal handed over the kiswa (cover) of the Holy Kaaba to Saleh Al-Shaibi, senior keeper of Kaaba, at a ceremony held at his emirate[…]
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[…]
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