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Vaccination against meningitis mandatory for all Haj pilgrims

Source : Arab news / 03 Sep 2014

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that vaccination against meningitis is mandatory for all local and international Haj pilgrims.

Taking the flu shot is also recommended, in addition to quarantine requirements for foreign pilgrims depending on the country they live in, according to officials.


Makkah Municipality to keep holy sites clean

Source : Arab news / 01 Sep 2014

The Makkah Municipality is finalizing Haj operational plans to ensure public health and hygiene standards in the holy city and pilgrimage sites during the busy and crowded upcoming season.


Makkah Clock Tower to open for tourists after Haj

Source : Arab news / 18 Aug 2014

The Makkah Clock Tower, the second tallest tower in the world, is to open for tourists after Haj 2014, according to officials.

Tourists will have to buy tickets to visit the tower top.


Haj Ministry connects with pilgrims via social media

Source : Arab news / 21 May 2014

Madinah’s Haj Ministry branch has launched an e-communication service on several social networking sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, for the very first time.

The ministry’s branch has also provided a mobile number and a landline for addressing inquiries and complaints around the clock.


How does one prepare to go for Hajj?

Source : Islam.About / 07 May 2014

Travelling for the annual pilgrimage to Makkah (Hajj) requires both spiritial and material preparation. Certain religious and logistical requirements must be met before one can set off for the trip.


«Mecca in silver» exhibition to be held in Moscow

Source : with / 12 Mar 2014

In 2013 in Russia with the use of the high-end technology the Moscow Mint of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation issued a collection of 40 replica stamps made of 999 fine silver and dedicated it to the Holy City of Mecca.


Islam's holiest site 'turning into Vegas'

Source : World Bulletin / 3 Feb 2014

The residents of Mecca are beginning to refer to their city as Las Vegas. Over the past 10 years the holiest site in Islam has undergone a huge transformation, one that has divided opinion among Muslims all over the world.

Once a dusty desert town struggling to cope with the ever-increasing number of pilgrims arriving for the annual Hajj, the city now soars above its surroundings with a glittering array of skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels.


15,000 visit Al-Masmak Museum during Haj holidays

By Rashid Hassan / 26 Oct 2013

About 15,000 people visited Al-Masmak Museum in Riyadh during the Haj holidays, an official said on Thursday.
Nasir bin Abdul Kareem Al-Oraifi, director of the museum, said the visitors included diplomats and tourists from across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Oraifi said the museum has attractive and informative exhibits on the unification of the country by King Abdul Aziz. 

An Experiene to Inspire Your Whole Life

By Muhammad Fathi / 22 Oct 2013

After finishing the rituals of Hajj, with all of its spirituality, devotion, sincerity, sacrifice and dedication, the question is: Should all of these awe-inspiring feelings be restricted to the few days of Hajj?

We should always think of Hajj as a journey intended to guide us on how to lead our larger journey of life. It is the model after which Muslims should pattern their lives. This connection between Hajj and life is very important; after all, both of them are journeys that need special preparation and should have special goals.


What does ihram for hajj ifrad, qiran, and tamattu' mean?

Source : / 19 Oct 2013
What does ihram for hajj ifrad, qiran, and tamattu' mean?
There are three ways of performing hajj: ifrad, qiran, and tamattu'.


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