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    Mentally ill man tried to set himself on fire near the Kaaba

    Saudi security forces successfully prevented a man from setting himself alight beside the Kaaba inside Makkah’s Grand Mosque late on Monday as reported by various Saudi news media. The man, who police said shows signs of mental illness, tried to set himself alight with gasoline but was arrested before he could do so. The media […] More

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    King Salman cancels Hajj and Umrah visa fees

    King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia has issued a royal decree that will cancel Hajj and Umrah visa fees starting from this year, a member of the High Committee for Hajj and Umrah, Nasir Toruk, announced. The decision to cancel the new imposed charges came after protests of Egyptians and Muslims in other countries […] More

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    Fittingly, Saudi Shoura proposes women-only timings for Black Stone ritual

    The Committee for Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia’s Shoura council is currently studying a proposal presented by one of its members for allocating specific women-only timings for kissing the Black Stone ritual during Hajj and Umrah proceddings as reported by Al-Arabiya. The proposal put forth by Modhi Aldeghaither includes setting three specific times during the […] More

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    Spanish Muslim walks 9,000 km in 5 months to perform Umrah

    The A Spaniard who had vowed to walk from France to Makkah to perform Umrah has left Kuwait and entered Saudi Arabia. Ishaq has reportedly walked for more than 9,000 kilometres since he left the French capital Paris, the start of his journey, about five and a half months ago. He said that he expected […] More

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    10 common mistakes during Hajj and Umrah by pilgrims

    Performing Umrah or Hajj are extremely important, but whilst the emotions are high, many of us end up doing or believing in acts which are man-made and have no basis in the Qur’an or the Sunnah. Here are 10 common mistakes which we should all make sure not to get into and advice others not to […] More

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    Makkan Taxi Driver Offered Free Ride To Hajj Pilgrims

    With Hajj coming to a close, a heartwarming picture was captured of a taxi having a sign in Arabic: The sign says: Welcome Hujjaj of Allah’s house. Ride for free (no need to pay)! Clearly the compassionate driver wanted to take the opportunity of Hajj to grab some priceless rewards. Such stories won’t make the mainstream media, […] More