The pilgrims expressed their thanks and appreciation for what the Ministry of Interior is doing to provide all aspects of care and attention during their departure to perform the rituals of Hajj [pilgrimage], according to a statement from the Ministry of Interior.
Preliminary information shows that three were killed including two Egyptians and 40 people were injured in a bus accident that took place in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
For the first time in the history of Africa, senior muftis, Ulamas and ministers of religious affairs in African countries met.
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On May 19, 1971, the first celebration of the Malcolm X Day took place, to become a holiday in some states of the North American Union that commemorates and honors the path of the famous Islamic preacher.
The pilgrims of the Sacred House (Holly Kaaba) began early Thursday morning, to arrive at Mount Arafat to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj.
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.
Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday that land crossing with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.
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.
No complaints have been received from any of the pilgrims, he added, promising to ensure that all of them are given all due care.
The Arab League vehemently condemned Israel's decision to build more than 800 settlement units in the occupied East Jerusalem.