Mecca: Pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic, circling Islam's holiest site in masks and on distanced paths. The kingdom is allowing only 60,000 ..
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that 10 million pilgrims have successfully performed Umrah since Oct. 4 last year, following the launch of its “safe Umrah” procedures and the gradual return of pilgrims to the Two Holy M..
The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Friday that ten million people performed the Umrah since the launch of the “safe version” of the pilgrimage; as the Kingdom started to ease restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic..
The Department of Hajj and Umrah of the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs has launched a new online system for registering pilgrims, which allows offices to register each pilgrim and upload his data and the contract between the offic..
Saudi Arabia and Qatar have recently agreed to reopen all airspace, land and sea borders, ending a blockade between the two nations that began in 2017. As Saudi border reopens, a number of tour operators in Qatar have already started promoting Umr..
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. ..
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..
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 ..
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