Over 300000 people mobilized to serve Hajj pilgrims - Arab News

Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal speaks during a press conference in Mina on Thursday. (SPA). MAKKAH: The Kingdom has mobilized more than 300,000 civilians and military personnel to serve pilgrims, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal — Makkah governor, ...

Hajj 2017: 2 million Muslim pilgrims pray at plains of Arafat - NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

About two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world converged on the plains of Arafat on Thursday to mark the climax of 2017 Hajj rite. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 81, 000 Nigerian pilgrims are part of the gathering.

Pilgrims settle in Muzdalifah in calm and dignity - Saudi Gazette

MINA — After completing the ritual of standing at Arafat, the pilgrims moved, after sunset on Thursday, to Muzdalifah in a calm and dignified manner, reciting talbiyah a great deal. They offered the Maghreb prayer with three raka'a and Isha prayer in ...

Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for haj's final stages - Reuters

MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Two million Muslims gathered at Mount Arafat on Thursday for a vigil to atone for their sins, then descended to Muzdalifa to prepare for the final stages of the annual haj pilgrimage. Pilgrims clad in white robes ...

Iran hajj pilgrims torn between joy, bitter memories - Kuwait Times

MECCA: Reza from Iran is torn between the joy of taking part in this year's annual hajj pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites and bitter memories of the 2015 stampede that killed hundreds of his compatriots. Iranian pilgrims stayed away from the 2016 ...

2 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Makkah to Perform Hajj - New Kerala

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, August 31, 2017 : With the annual Hajj pilgrimage having officially started, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy City of Makkah. Saudi Arabia shoulders the responsibility of ...

2m pilgrims pray for world peace and unity of Ummah - Saudi Gazette

ARAFAT — Chanting “Labbaik Allahumma labbaik (Here I am, O Lord here I am!) around two million pilgrims entered the plain of Arafat Thursday morning to cry and supplicate for the atonement of their sins and hoping for the acceptance of their Haj ...

Hajj 2017: Two million Muslims gather at Mount Arafat for holy festival's most important day - The Independent

With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around two million people from around the world have gathered in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of ...

Muslims embark on annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca - The Japan News

Pilgrims make their way on the first day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Arafat, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. 8:00 pm, August 31, 2017. ReutersARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began the annual Hajj pilgrimage on ...

Annual Hajj Pilgrimage Begins in Mecca - Intelligencer Post

Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (Photo: AP/Khalil Hamra). Posted By: Middle East News Desk August 31, 2017 ...

The Hajj: a threat to infectious disease prevention? - Outbreak News Today

This week, millions of Muslims will make their pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, known as the Hajj. For observant Muslims, the Hajj is a religious duty and important act of faith. For public officials in Saudi Arabia and internationally, the Hajj ...