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Hajj amid coronavirus: Woman prays in front of usually-crowded Kaaba 

Saturday, 01 August 2020

A picture of a woman praying alone in front of the holy Kaaba in Mecca during Hajj – an unusual ......

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia reports 1,537 new COVID-19 cases, 1,890 recoveries

Saturday, 01 August 2020

Saudi Arabia reported 1,537 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which brings ......

Coronavirus: Hajj pilgrims social distance during stoning devil ritual

Friday, 31 July 2020

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Friday, but ......

Coronavirus: Defer Hajj, Umrah plans urges Saudi Arabia amid pandemic

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Saudi Arabia is asking Muslims around the world to be patient and delay their plans for the Hajj and ......

Umrah and Hajj explained: Your simple guide to Islam’s pilgrimages

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that can be made year-round. Mu’tamars, or pilgrims, ......

Umrah travel industry optimistic despite Saudi Arabia coronavirus suspension

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Saudi Arabia’s suspension of Umrah travel due to the spread of coronavirus has forced some ......

Successful trial of Hajj Smart ID means more pilgrims to receive cards next year

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

A pilot of the newly introduced Hajj Smart ID during this year’s Muslim pilgrimage was praised ......

‘Tweet like al-Jazeera’ hashtag takes over Arabic Twitter

Friday, 16 August 2019

Arab Twitter users are using the hashtag “Tweet like al-Jazeera” to imagine how the ......

Heartwarming viral pictures, videos show spirit of Hajj in Mecca

Friday, 16 August 2019

As the Hajj season came to an end this week, people continued to share pictures and videos on social ......

Monitoring the Hajj from inside Mecca’s 911 security control center

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - As pilgrims on the final day of Hajj began moving toward the Jamaraat Bridge, where ......

Gargash: Saudi Arabia’s management of Hajj is a ‘remarkable’ success

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash on Tuesday lauded Saudi ......

Turkey’s Erdogan calls Saudi King on Eid al-Adha, praises success of Hajj

Monday, 12 August 2019

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz received a phone call on Sunday from Turkish President Recep Tayyip ......

‘White Vests’ of Mecca unite volunteers to serve Hajj pilgrims

Monday, 12 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - Saudi Arabia’s new “White Vests” initiative aims to unify the ......

King Salman: Saudi Arabia welcomed all Hajj pilgrims without exception

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saudi Arabia welcomed all Hajj pilgrims without exception, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz said in a ......

Nearly 300,000 pilgrims to ‘stone the devil’ per hour in one of final Hajj rites

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Mina, Mecca - After having spent the previous night camped out in the open air in Muzdalifah, Hajj ......

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