Mecca

Who named Mount Arafat?

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 01:19 GMT

The pilgrims of the Sacred House (Holly Kaaba) began early Thursday morning, to arrive at Mount Arafat to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj.

April 22 marks Gregorian birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 12:36 GMT

The birth of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, represents a major event in the history of all humanity, not only in the history of Muslims.

KSA limits entry of arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain over coronavirus

Sat, 07 Mar 2020 - 12:35 GMT

Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that land crossing with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Saudi Arabia reopens Mecca, Medina holy sites after sterilization

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 - 10:00 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Friday reopened Al-Haram Mosque in the holy city of Mecca and Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in the holy city of Medina after temporarily closing them for one night for sterilization, reported state TV Al-Ekhbariya.

Egypt calls on nationals in Kuwait to be vigilant, avoid crowds

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 11:51 GMT

The Egyptian embassy in Kuwait called its nationals to be vigilant and avoid crowded places in the Gulf State where the number of infected cases with deadly coronavirus is increasing.

Egypt's travel agencies to refund Umrah fees after Saudi decision

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 09:42 GMT

Egyptian authorities on Thursday ordered to oblige travel agencies and airlines organizing Umrah pilgrimage or visits to the Prophet's Mosque in the western city of Medina to promptly refund fees of bookings to their customers.

KSA bans foreigners’ entry for Umrah pilgrims over coronavirus fears

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 - 11:59 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on entering the Kingdom for performing Umrah pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, in an effort to prevent the spread of new coronavirus, a statement by the foreign ministry read.

In Pics: Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in Mecca

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

History of Holy Kaaba silver, gold doors

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:30 GMT

The door was installed on October 31, 1947 and replaced on October 13, 1979 with a gold one that still exists to date.

More than 2 million Muslims flock to Mecca for Hajj

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:16 GMT

More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.

EgyptAir operates 16 flights carrying 3,700 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 10:46 GMT

Egypt's flagship carrier is set to operate seven flights to Jeddah carrying 1,500 pilgrims and nine others to Medina with 2,200 passengers on board.

39K Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 11:18 GMT

No complaints have been received from any of the pilgrims, he added, promising to ensure that all of them are given all due care.

AL condemns Israel's decision to build 800 settlement units in occupied E.Jerusalem

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 11:19 GMT

The Arab League vehemently condemned Israel's decision to build more than 800 settlement units in the occupied East Jerusalem.

Sisi: Egypt to host OIC Ministerial Conference on Women in 2020

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 - 12:02 GMT

“It is not accepted anymore to stand silent on discrimination and hatred speech against Arabs and Muslims,” Sisi said in his speech.

Al Jubeir: Mecca's 3 summits clear message against Iran's sabotage attacks

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 - 08:56 GMT

Saudi Arabia's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel al Jubeir asserted that Mecca's three Gulf, Arab and Islamic summits are a clear message that rejects sabotage and terrorist attacks.

In Pics: Sisi performs Umrah in Mecca

Fri, 31 May 2019 - 03:18 GMT

The president was saluting Egyptian pilgrims at Mecca.

Iran rejects Mecca’s Arab summit accusations

Fri, 31 May 2019 - 11:53 GMT

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz said Iran has been “harboring global and regional terrorist entities and threatening international waterways."

Arabs won't tolerate with security threats: Sisi

Thu, 30 May 2019 - 10:59 GMT

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi affirmed, Tuesday that Arabs will not be tolerant with any threats against the Middle East region

Sisi heads to Mecca for Arab, Gulf summits

Thu, 30 May 2019 - 10:34 GMT

President Sisi will deliver a speech at the Arab emergency summit on Egypt's comprehensive vision of preserving the security and stability of the region

Means of spreading Islamic moderation discussed at Mecca conference

Wed, 29 May 2019 - 09:53 GMT

More than 1,000 Islamic scholars and religious experts as well as 80 moderate Muslim figures gathered to review their opinion regarding violence and targeting innocent societies.

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