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Whodunnit?? Mecca´s mysterious case of the hidden haji

A haji that had been missing for four years was discovered in Mecca on Saturday. The decomposed body of a pilgrim who was on Haj four years ago was found behind a mosque in Muzdalifah on Saturday.A security source told Makkah ...

Editor's Choice - 14/10/2014 - 05:00 - comment 0

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

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat near Mecca as they perform one of the Hajj rituals

Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat near Mecca as they perform one of the Hajj rituals © 2014 Al Bawaba ( www.albawaba.com ) (NEWS, photo of the week, Middle ...

04/10/2014 - 10:58 - comment 0

Fifteen Egyptian hajj pilgrims die in Mecca

Fifteen Egyptian pilgrims died in Mecca from various ... Fifteen Egyptian pilgrims have died in Mecca as the annual Hajj pilgrimage begins in the holy Muslim ... Arabia every year to perform Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which officially starts ...

03/10/2014 - 09:52 - 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