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14:40, 19 July 2018 Thursday
13:21, 30 June 2018 Saturday

Tunisia s Ennahda slams calls to boycott Hajj

Supporters argue that the Hajj ritual has become too expensive

02:16, 02 September 2017 Saturday

Muslim pilgrims mark final hajj rite with 'Stoning of Devil'

For many, the pilgrimage, which runs five days and which all Muslims must perform at least once in a lifetime if physically and financially able, has been a lifelong dream.

10:46, 29 August 2017 Tuesday

1 7 million Muslims in Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage

Last year’s pilgrimage saw 1.9 million Muslims visit holy cities of Mecca, Medina

05:04, 29 August 2017 Tuesday

Rituals of the hajj

Muslims from across the world are gathering in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage to take part in the following rituals:

10:33, 28 August 2017 Monday

Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation, and it also provides the largest number of pilgrims for the hajj.

09:01, 21 August 2017 Monday

Qatar denies blocking Saudi hajj pilgrimage flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to grant a Saudi Arabian Airlines flight, scheduled to transport Qatari hajj pilgrims, permission to land at Hamad International Airport.

13:55, 17 August 2017 Thursday

Saudi king offers to host Qatar pilgrims at own expense

Move follows accusations that Saudi authorities were hindering entry of Hajj pilgrims from Qatar

10:06, 14 August 2017 Monday

31 Muslim pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

No details released on cause of deaths

17:15, 10 August 2017 Thursday

Indonesia stops 40 pilgrims from travel to Mecca

Immigration office says pilgrims were using illegal route to perform Hajj pilgrimage  

16:39, 31 July 2017 Monday

Qatar accuses Saudis of hampering Qatari hajj pilgrims

Saudi Arabia and its allies have been boycotting Qatar since June 5, accusing it of backing extremist groups and of ties to Shiite Iran, in the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years.

17:38, 30 July 2017 Sunday

Saudi FM slams Qatar for 'politicizing' Hajj

Last week, Saudi authorities allowed access to pilgrims from Qatar via two airports

16:22, 27 August 2016 Saturday

Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for Gaza pilgrims

Egyptian authorities to reopen Rafah crossing on Tuesday for three consecutive days

09:47, 21 April 2017 Friday

Pilgrimage routes in the Ottoman period

Whilst pilgrimage in these times are comfortable, pilgrims in the Ottoman period was nothing less than a three month journey with much sacrifice and one of seven traditional routes used in the journey

13:15, 24 February 2017 Friday

Saudi minister in talks with Iran team over hajj

Iran and Saudi Arabia have had no diplomatic ties since early last year.

15:33, 12 January 2017 Thursday

Indonesia says Saudi Arabia increased its Hajj quota

FM announces quota for Indonesian pilgrims increased by 52,200 to 221,000 this year

11:58, 10 January 2017 Tuesday

Iran says it has finally received Saudi hajj invite

It was the first time in three decades that Iranian pilgrims had been absent and the culmination of years of worsening relations over the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

20:26, 17 November 2016 Thursday

OIC meets to discuss alleged Houthi attack on Mecca

Same meeting sees Organization of Islamic Cooperation elect new secretary-general

15:29, 08 October 2016 Saturday

Morocco boycotts Umrah until Saudi abolishes fees

Umrah for many Moroccans has become even more difficult following a decision by Saudi Arabia introducing a new fee for pilgrims

19:33, 15 September 2016 Thursday

Muslim pilgrims flock to Medina after performing Hajj

Pilgrims traditionally visit Prophet Muhammad's Mosque in Medina either before or after completing Hajj ritual

12:03, 14 September 2016 Wednesday

Turkish relgious leader says Eid a time of happiness

Head of religious affairs congratulates Muslims from Mecca

11:46, 14 September 2016 Wednesday

1 8 million Muslims took place in hajj this year

More than 1.8 million Muslims from around the world gathered in this year Hajj

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