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2008-12-07 SR20m new Kiswa drapes Holy Ka'ba
MAKKAH - A new black cloth was placed on top of the Ka'ba as some two million pilgrims were preparing to move to Arafat. The Kiswa is 14 meters (42 feet) high, matching ...
2008-12-07 Haj Reflections Day 2: Jabal Al-Rahmah seemed to have been draped in white
By 7:30 yesterday morning we were ready to mount our mopeds. For journalists, every year the most important day of Haj begins with a terrifying ride from Mina to Arafat. ...
2008-12-06 Mina comes alive
MINA VALLEY – The City of Tents in Mina Valley reverberated with chants of Labbaik, Allahumma Labbaik.... (Here I am O Allah! Here I am...) as millions of pilgrims conv...
2008-12-06 Pilgrims to Mecca from abroad at record level for hajj
MINA, Saudi Arabia (AFP) — Saudi Arabia has mobilised a force of 100,000 men to protect up to three million Muslim pilgrims starting the annual hajj on Saturday, amid f...
2008-12-06 Kiswa (dress) of Holy Kaaba to be changed
The kiswa (dress) of the Holy Kaaba will be changed on Sunday, the 9th of Zil-Hijjah under the supervision of the general presidency for the affairs of the Holy Mosque of...
2008-12-05 Pilgrims assemble in Mina
More than 2.5 million pilgrims, including 1.7 million from abroad, will assemble in the tent city of Mina today at the start of this year's annual pilgrimage. Thousands o...
2008-12-05 Friday Prayer from Makkah (Shaykh Saud al-Shuraym)
Shaykh Saud al-Shuraym leads Friday prayer at Makkah....
2008-12-04 Saudis deploy 100,000 for hajj security
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia deployed some 100,000 security personnel to keep order as Muslim pilgrims flooded into the holy city of Mecca in preparation for the a...
2008-12-04 Sick pilgrims taken by ambulance to perform Haj
A caravan of ambulances carrying 11 pilgrims, who were hospitalized at King Fahd Hospital in Madina due to health problems during their journey to perform the Haj rites, ...
2008-12-04 Traffic congestion eased at Jamarat Bridge
Mina – Pilgrims during this Haj season will be able to use the third floor of the Jamarat Bridge after its completion to ease the traffic and manage the mass movement o...