Foreign pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah are required to present a negative PCR or rapid antigen test certificate on arrival in the Kingdom, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on Monday. The test must be taken no more than 48 ..
Metaverse pilgrimages to Mecca will not be considered as "real Hajj", Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs Diyanet has declared. The ruling follows a month-long deliberation between scholars, who concluded that while virtual rea..
There is no age requirement for children accompanying their families to perform prayer at the Two Holy Mosques, Hajj Ministry's Assistant Undersecretary for the Service of Pilgrims and Umrah Performers Hisham Bin Abdel Moneim Saeed confirmed. ..
Jeddah: Qatar is participating in the conference and exhibition for Hajj and Umrah services 'Transformation Towards Innovation', which kicked off on Monday in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah and will be held from March 21-23. Qatar's ..
Saudi Arabia will let up to 1 million people join the Haj pilgrimage this year, greatly expanding the key event to participants from outside the kingdom after two years of tight COVID restrictions, state media said on Saturday. Pilgrims to Mecca t..
A Sri Lankan couple are extremely gratified for the unique opportunity to serve Hajj and Umrah pilgrims as well as visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah for about 17 years. The couple, Ashraf and Fatima, are among 12,000 employees under the Gener..
Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs H E Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem Al Ghanem has said that a delegation from the Department of Haj and Umrah Affairs recently visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to meet with officials of the Saudi Ministry of Haj..
Saudi officials call on pilgrims to comply with permitted timings Over 4 million Muslims have performed Umrah or lesser pilgrimage in the first 20 days of the current sacred Islamic month of Ramadan, a Saudi official has said. “Since the ..
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has approved the quotas for pilgrims from all over the world for the Hajj season 2022, local media reported. According to Okaz newspaper, Indonesia, the most populous Muslim country, has been given t..
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