He also issued greetings for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, which began on Saturday.
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More than 1.8 million gathered from sunrise at the hill and a vast surrounding plain known as Mount Arafat, about 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Mecca.
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Drowned out by the looming sky high towers, the Saudi government has restored Ottoman columns, pulled down in renovations, back to their original Ottoman location giving a breath of fresh air for the Kaaba district.
Pilgrims – coming from all over the world – will spend one day and one night in prayer before setting out for Mount Arafat on Friday morning for the spiritual journey's climax.
Despite Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz inaugurating a Zamzam Water Project to ensure a constant supply of pure Zamzam water in 2010, criticism of the minaret plans appear to be falling on deaf ears.
Three were hospitalized after a fire broke out in scaffolding.
Mosque authorities in Mecca’s Grand Mosque expanded the number of Qur’an translations to 72 different languages ahead of Ramadan.
It has been reported that since the beginning of the Umrah season around 5.3 million pilgrims have entered Saudi Arabia.
Called the "Peace be upon the Prophet" project, the center will include an exhibition, university, electronic gate center, library, translation center, hotels and other facilities.
Mecca, which is located in Saudi Arabia's desert climate, only usually experiences brief downpours four or five times a year on average.
The birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is at risk of being bulldozed to make way for a modern complex in the holy city of Mecca.
The Independent newspaper from UK searched the transformation in the holy site and interviewed a number of citizens who expressed discontent over the way their town was changing.