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On the plains of Arafat, pilgrims have just one wish: Unity - Al-Arabiya (blog)

Nothing prepared me for the sights of a million people congregating at Jabal Rahma on the day of Arafat. (Al Arabiya/ Ismaeel Naar). By Ismaeel Naar Al Arabiya English Thursday, 31 August 2017. Text size A A A. Nothing prepared me for the sights of a ...and more »

Barbers of Mecca and why pilgrims shave their head as Hajj concludes - Al-Arabiya

Youssef Mohammed shaves the head of Pakistani pilgrim Mohammed Azghar. (Ismaeel Naar/Al Arabiya English). By Ismaeel Naar Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Friday, 1 September 2017. Text size A A A. The sun is searing at noon as pilgrims complete their ...and more »

Grand Mufti stresses unity, brotherhood among Muslims - Pajhwok Afghan News (blog)

ARAFAT (Pajhwok): Saudi Grand Mufti Shaikh Saad Bin Nasir invited Muslims around the world info-icon to unity and said Islam was the religion of brotherhood and gave the message of peace and tranquility. The grand mufti urged the Muslim Ummah during ...and more »

Saudi Cleric on Arafat Day Speech: 'There is No Violence in Islam' - Morocco World News

Rabat – As more than two million Muslims worldwide gathered in Mecca this year to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, Sheikh Saad Al Shathri, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars and advisor to the Saudi Royal Court, delivered the Arafat Day speech for ...and more »

Hajj 2017: Death toll of Nigerian pilgrims rises to 7 - Vanguard

The number of Nigerian pilgrims, who have died at the current Hajj exercise has risen from five to seven, officials have stated. Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, Abdullahi Mohammed, disclosed this in an interview with ...and more »

Saudi plans for Hajj rituals are hailed a success - Arab News

Interior Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki speaks during a press conference in Makkah on Friday. (SPA). Related Articles. Muslim pilgrims mark final Hajj rite with 'Stoning of Devil' · Hajj pilgrims return to Mina for 'Stoning of Devil ...and more »

Muslims asked to unite, avoid sectarian, political rift in Hajj sermon - Pakistan Today

Member of Council of Senior Scholars and an advisor to the Saudi Royal Court, Shiekh Saad bin Nasser, delivered Khutba-e-Hajj at Masjid-e-Nimra on the Arafat Day, as about 2 million Muslims from around the world gathered to perform the Hajj. During his ...and more »

Plans for smooth pilgrims' movement successful: Officials - Saudi Gazette

MINA — Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, security spokesman of the Ministry of Interior, announced on Friday complete success of plans for the ascent of pilgrims to Arafat, spending the night in Muzdalifah and the descent to Mina to spend the remaining days ...and more »

ARAFAH DAY; World largest gathering holds - Vanguard

Yesterday, the 2017 hajj pilgrimage climaxed with the gathering of over three million Muslims from more than 200 countries including Nigeria at the plain of Arafat, East of Makkah for the very essential rite in the annual spiritual exercise. Muslim ...and more »

Despite recession, states, others spend over N136.5bn on Hajj - The Punch

At least N136.5bn has been spent on Hajj in 2017 by state governments and individuals despite the current recession in the country, Saturday PUNCH investigation has revealed. According to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, no fewer than 91,000 ...and more »