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In a first, Saudi female officers allowed to guard Islam's holiest sites

This year, 60,000 vaccinated citizens or residents of Saudi Arabia have been allowed to perform the Hajj

22 Jul 2021 10:15 AM

Muslim hajj pilgrims ascend Mount Arafat for day of worship

Many walked through the pre-dawn darkness to the hill where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon some 1,400 years ago.

10 Aug 2019 2:05 PM

On Bakr-Id do not sacrifice animals prohibited by govt: Imam Maulana Khalid Mahali

He also appealed to Muslims to not to sacrifice animals on roads, no photos of animal sacrifice should be clicked, shared on social media.

04 Aug 2019 3:53 PM

Eid al-Adha 2018: Here's everything you need to know

According to the lunar calendar, the day falls every year in Dhul Hijja, which is the last month of the Hijri calendar:

22 Aug 2018 9:16 AM

Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

The five-day pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life.

19 Aug 2018 10:42 AM


Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to hajj calamities

Thousands of software professionals and students competed in the kingdom's first-ever hackathon.

05 Aug 2018 10:46 AM

A game changer: In a first, Pak to recruit Transgender Hajj volunteers

‘This can be a game changer and can significantly improve the social acceptance of transgender youth in our society.’

18 Feb 2018 3:24 PM

Toda Raba, Jerusalem

History resides in the walled city, and so does devout faith...

25 Aug 2017 12:09 AM

Mystic Mantra: Haj — To set out for a higher destination

Hajj, has always been seen as a kind of spiritual death, for it is a meeting with God.

24 Aug 2017 12:20 AM

Book review: A feminist, ‘conditions applied’...

The book is all about izzat, mother’s tears, father’s pride, a child who needs a mother, a mother who needs the company of her son.

25 Jun 2017 12:57 AM


Iranians to resume hajj in Saudi Arabia after 2016 boycott

Tensions remain as Saudi accuses Iran of fuelling conflicts by supporting armed Shiite movements in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain.

18 Mar 2017 10:52 AM