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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 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 ......

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, ......

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 ......

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 ......

‘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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

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 ......

Saudi King Salman arrives in Mina as Muslims mark Eid and final days of Hajj

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saudi Arabia's King Salman arrived in Mina on Sunday to supervise the services provided during the ......

Saudi Arabia provided over 1,000 free health services for pilgrims during Hajj

Sunday, 11 August 2019

Saudi Arabia provided over 1,000 different health services free of charge for Hajj pilgrims in Mecca ......

Nearly 2.5 mln Hajj pilgrims stay overnight in Muzdalifah after Arafat

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Muzdalifah, Mecca - Nearly 2.5 million Hajj pilgrims from around the world stayed overnight in ......

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