Makkah

Bangladeshi pilgrims must provide biometric data for Umrah e-visa

Pilgrims from Bangladesh and four other countries must provide their biometric data, including “fingerprints”, to the Saudi authorities to get Umrah e-visas..The other countries are -- the UK, Tunisia, Kuwait and Malaysia -- Saudi media reported referring to an announcement by the Saudi Mi

Saudia offers new luggage service for hajj passengers

Saudia is offering a new luggage service for its hajj passengers – collecting luggage from their hotel or other accommodation in Makkah and Madinah 24 hours before departure, and delivering it to the correct airport baggage centre – before they arrive.

Saudi Arabia reopens Makkah, Madina holy sites after coronavirus closure

Saudi Arabia has reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram Mosque in Makkah and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Madina, after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

2m Muslims in Makkah for hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.

Saudi grand mufti warns of unfair means to perform Hajj

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, also the chairman of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, criticises those planning to perform Hajj through unfair means.

Miladunnabi today

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in the country today with due religious solemnity.

Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

Hajj stampede: New tally shows 1,399 killed

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca kills at least 1,399 people during the Hajj pilgrimage, a new tally showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

Mina stampede: Bangladeshi death toll now 51

At least 51 Bangladeshis are among those killed in the September 24 stampede in Makkah.

December 4, 2022
December 4, 2022

Bangladeshi pilgrims must provide biometric data for Umrah e-visa

Pilgrims from Bangladesh and four other countries must provide their biometric data, including “fingerprints”, to the Saudi authorities to get Umrah e-visas..The other countries are -- the UK, Tunisia, Kuwait and Malaysia -- Saudi media reported referring to an announcement by the Saudi Mi

July 3, 2022
July 3, 2022

Saudia offers new luggage service for hajj passengers

Saudia is offering a new luggage service for its hajj passengers – collecting luggage from their hotel or other accommodation in Makkah and Madinah 24 hours before departure, and delivering it to the correct airport baggage centre – before they arrive.

March 7, 2020
March 7, 2020

Saudi Arabia reopens Makkah, Madina holy sites after coronavirus closure

Saudi Arabia has reopened two of the most holy religious sites in Islam, Al-Haram Mosque in Makkah and Al-Masjid al Nabawy in Madina, after they were closed for sterilization to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

August 30, 2017
August 30, 2017

2m Muslims in Makkah for hajj

Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Makkah in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.

August 14, 2016
August 14, 2016

Saudi grand mufti warns of unfair means to perform Hajj

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, also the chairman of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars, criticises those planning to perform Hajj through unfair means.

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

Miladunnabi today

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birth and demise of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), will be observed in the country today with due religious solemnity.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Saudi Arabia hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Hajj stampede: New tally shows 1,399 killed

The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca kills at least 1,399 people during the Hajj pilgrimage, a new tally showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.

October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015

Mina stampede: Bangladeshi death toll now 51

At least 51 Bangladeshis are among those killed in the September 24 stampede in Makkah.

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Some stampede victims to be buried in 6 Makkah cemeteries

The Makkah Secretariat is preparing 74,700 graves across six graveyards which could accommodate some of the martyrs of the stampede in Mina among others, according to a Saudi media report.

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