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Pilgrims Assembling on Mecca’s Arafat Mount

More than two million Muslim pilgrims have been assembling since dawn Sunday on the Arafat Mount in Mecca for the prime rite of the Hajj. ... in Mecca for the prime rite of the Hajj.  The assembly on the 14-mile square plain comes on the 9th ...

18/05/2010 - 19:45 - comment 0

Dallah Al-Baraka contracted to maintain Mecca’s holy sites

The Saudi government recently signed a $110 million contract with the Dallah Al-Baraka to uphold the maintenance of the holy places in Mecca. Another group ... of the holy places in Mecca and 60 nearby villages, reported Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.    According ...

15/08/2010 - 15:40 - comment 0

A Muslim pilgrim wearing a mask leaves after the esha'a prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque, on September 28, 2014 as hundreds

A Muslim pilgrim wearing a mask leaves after the esha'a prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque, on September 28, 2014 as hundreds © 2014 Al Bawaba ( www.albawaba.com ) (NEWS, photo of the week, Middle ...

29/09/2014 - 07:27 - comment 0

High-Tech Hajj: 10 Ways Engineering Rocks the Casbah (and Mecca!)

no chances as they build and build, vertically extending the structures at Mecca and making skyline history. ... in their lives! In the 1950s, before commercial flights brought Mecca within reach of Muslims everywhere , less than 100,000 pilgrims performed the annual Hajj. Today over 15 million people visit Mecca ...

Slideshow - 30/09/2014 - 14:37 - comment 0

Hocus pocus in Mecca = double, double toil and trouble!

Two expatriates practised `black magic´ in Mecca using ... and the Prevention of Vice (Haia) have arrested two foreigners for practicing black magic and sorcery in Mecca ... Street in Mecca , according to complaints filed with the Haia center in Hafair. The Sudanese resident, ...

Editor's Choice - 26/08/2014 - 05:30 - comment 0

Hajj in the time of Ebola: how Saudi Arabia plans to keep the epidemic out of Mecca

an estimated three million Muslims from around the world will congregate in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform ... three million Muslims from around the world will congregate in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform ... an estimated three million Muslims from around the world will congregate in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform ...

10/09/2014 - 16:01 - comment 0

Mecca authorities intensify security for hajj pilgrims

Mecca authorities are only allowing Umrah pilgrims ... Authorities in Mecca have intensified efforts to cope with the influx of pilgrims flooding into the holy ... from accident sites, according to Abdul Wahab Shubaily of the Health Ministry in Mecca ...

21/07/2014 - 16:46 - comment 0

Fire engulfs Mecca street

on an empty plot in Al-Mansour Street in Mecca Thursday night. Four Civil Defense ... of makeshift houses built on an empty plot in Al-Mansour Street in Mecca Thursday night.The area ... the plot.Spokesman for the Civil Defense in Mecca Lt. Col. Saleh Al-Olayyani said residents of neighboring ...

18/07/2014 - 07:18 - comment 0

Take that off! Mecca's Grand Mosque arrests man for wearing...what?!

Authorities at the Grand Mosque in Mecca arrested ... in Mecca arrested a 40-year-old man wearing unusual attire inside the mosque on Tuesday and Wednesday. ... Qurashi, official spokesman of Mecca police, said the individual entered the Grand Mosque in Mecca ...

Editor's Choice - 06/07/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

When in Mecca! Yasmine Abdel Aziz's fans want her to keep wearing the hijab post-pilgrimage

pilgrimage to Mecca and shared her religious look for all her Facebook fans to see. Making her way into Mecca to perform the religious pilgrimage Umrah, Egyptian actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz ... Scoop, Saudi Arabia) Making her way into Mecca to perform the religious pilgrimage Umrah, Egyptian ...

15/05/2014 - 08:21 - comment 0