Death-row prisoners allowed to perform Haj ... as last wish
Prisoners sentenced to death have been allowed to perform Haj and Umrah as part of their last wishes. In 2009, the Directorate of Prisons carried out a study to examine ...
Pilgrims in submission at high point of Haj
More than two million pilgrims performed the most important rite of Haj on Friday as they stood in prayer from dawn to dusk on the plains of Arafat, 15 km east of Makkah....
Defeat forces sowing chaos - Grand Mufti
The vast plains of Arafat on Friday soaked with tears of millions of repenting pilgrims and the air reverberated with their prayers at the spiritual climax of Haj. Chanti...
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Rituals performed by Haj pilgrims
MAKKAH: Close to 1.4 million foreign pilgrims have arrived in Makkah for the annual Haj, which all physically and financially able Muslims are required to perform once in...
Al-Asheikh to deliver Arafat sermon for 34th year in a row
Saudi Arabiaâ??s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Asheikh will deliver sermon on Friday prior to the standing (wuqoof) at Arafat, the most important ritual of Haj. He is d...
Al-Sudais: Don't tarnish Haj with sectarianism
President of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, has warned that pilgrims risk deviating from Islamic injunctions if they us...
Respect sanctity of holy sites: Grand Mufti
Doing any harm to other pilgrims or disturbing serenity of the holy mosques and holy sites tantamount to dishonoring the Haj rites, it was stated at the 39th grand annual...
Grand Mufti: Avoid politics at Haj
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has advised pilgrims to avoid politicizing the Haj. Speaking during his Friday sermon at Imam Turki bin Abdullah Mosque in Riyad...
Muslim scholars present religious rebuttal to Islamic State
PARIS: Over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world, many of them leading Muslim voices in their own countries, have issued an open letter denouncing Islamic State mil...