annual Hajj

January 5, 2020
January 5, 2020

1,37,198 pilgrims to perform hajj this year

A total of 1,37,198 hajj pilgrims would be able to perform the hajj this year.

December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019

10,000 more Bangladeshis to be able to perform hajj in 2020

Saudi government has increased quotas for Bangladesh from 1,27,000 to 1,37,000 for the next year’s hajj.

August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017

Pilgrims throng Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

Their palms facing the sky, around two million Muslims gather on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage, one of the world's largest annual gatherings.

August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017

ACC starts investigation against 18 hajj agencies

Anti-Corruption Commission has launched a probe into the alleged irregularities and misappropriation of money of 98 pilgrims by 18 hajj agencies.

October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015

Hajj stampede: Bangladesh death toll climbs to 137

The number of Bangladeshi pilgrims killed in the Mina stampede during Hajj last month now stands at 137, while at least 53 others still remain missing.

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

An accident or a man-made disaster?

Experts on crowd control explain that such stampedes occur when massive crowds of people, in a tightly packed space, attempt to press forward when there is no way to divert or turn back. Saudi authorities have explained the stampede as a fault of the pilgrims not heeding instructions.

September 24, 2015
September 24, 2015

History of tragedies at hajj pilgrimage

The deadly stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that killed at least 717 people is just the latest tragedy to strike the pilgrimage.