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Sunstroke and Hajj Rituals

By Musa Al-Khateeb / 27 Sep 2013

It is well known that most of KSA’s area lies in one of the hottest spots in the world. When it coincides with summer, the temperature during Hajj season may range between 44-50°C. Also the rate of moisture may range between 10-15%. Accordingly, the body temperature increases as a result of control failure in the human brain center of controlling body temperature, the Hypothalamus.
 

Eid ul-Adha celebration

By Agencies / 26 Sep 2013

Islam has two beautiful celebrations that will be part of your life: Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha.  Some basic facts about Eid ul-Adha:

·       Pronounced EED-ul-ADHA, it can be translated as the “Feast of the Sacrifice.”

·       Eid ul-Adha is tied to Hajj - the pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca that brings in 2 million Muslims every year from all over the world.

 

Soaring Prices Hit Udhiyah Sheep

Source : OnIslam & Newspapers / 10 Sep 2013

Amid increasing food prices worldwide, soaring prices of hajj udhiyah sheep has hit new ebbs, putting more pressure on the Saudi government efforts to afford sacrificial sheep during the annual pilgrimage season.

“We have made arrangements to utilize the meat of one million sheep and 10,000 cows and camels during this Haj season,” Ahmed Mohamed Ali, president of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), told the Arab News.

 

All About Ihram

By Muhammad Fathi / 9 Sep 2013

After you have made the necessary preparations - paid your debts, repented, absolved yourself of any wrongdoing toward others, etc. - you are ready to take the first step in the blessed journey: ihram.

 

Conference tackles disease management during Haj

By Shahzeen Eram / 4 Sep 2013

A five-day conference on measures for “Prevention and Management of Common Diseases during Haj” commenced at a hotel in Riyadh on Sunday under the Ministry of Health.

Ahmed Usman, an MOH doctor who presented lectures on the day, said “The conference aims to emphasize the role of health care providers in the Kingdom in effective implementation of measures to combat diseases during Haj. We provide interactive sessions that can serve to train doctors.”

 

Falling Pakistan rupee raises pilgrimage cost

By Irfan Mohammed / 3 Sep 2013

The continuing depreciation of the Pakistani rupee against the dollar has had an impact on the cost of Haj for Pakistanis. This is in addition to an increase in Haj expenses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Some 143,368 pilgrims are scheduled to arrive from Pakistan next week.

The falling rupee has also had a negative impact on the cost of oil, resulting in an increase in airfares.

 

What is the Ruling on Cutting the Hair and Nails during Dhul Hijjah?

By Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan / 26 Aug 2013

Question:

As salaamu alaikum,

What is the view according to the Shafi’i madhhab about having an aqeeqah for a child, but it is past the regular time of an aqeeqah, i.e., the 7th, 14th, or 21st day? Can a Muslim still have one for his children, and should he still do it?

 

Saudi says no MERS infections during Ramadan pilgrimage

Source : AFP / 14 Aug 2013

A large influx of Muslim pilgrims on Saudi Arabia during the fasting month of Ramadan passed without any cases of the MERS coronavirus infection reported, authorities said Tuesday.

“No infections by the MERS coronavirus or any other epidemic diseases” have been reported among “ pilgrims and visitors in (the holy sites of) Mecca and Medina,” Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabia said.

 

Haj in focus amid MERS virus fears

Source : AFP / 29 June 2013

Virologists are casting a worried eye on this year’s Islamic Haj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia as they struggle with the enigmatic, deadly virus known as MERS which is striking hardest in Saudi Arabia.

Little is known about the new pathogen, beyond the fact that it can be lethal by causing respiratory problems, pneumonia and kidney failure. It can be transmitted between humans, but unlike its cousin, the Sars virus, which sparked a scare a decade ago, it does not seem very contagious.

 

What is the Ruling on Cutting the Hair and Nails during Dhul Hijjah?

By Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan / 28 May 2013

Question:

What is the ruling regarding shaving or clipping the nails during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah, does it just apply to those going on Hajj?

 
 

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