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Aug26

Hajj pilgrims head to Madinah to visit the Messenger of Allah ﷺ

By: Badea Abu Naja Source: Saudi Gazette Makkah — On completing their six-day scared Haj journey, thousands of pilgrims early Saturday left for Madinah to pay homage to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and pray at his mosque. The pilgrims, who were not in a hurry, on Friday completed their stay in Mina, threw pebbles at the three replicas of the Satan and proceeded to Makkah where they prayed Jumaa at the Grand Mosque. According to the statistics of the Ministry of Haj and Umrah, about 700,000 pilgrims remained in Mina for the third and last Tashriq day — representing between 30-40 percent of the total number of the guests of God. Madinah was all geared up to receive the pilgrims with...

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Aug26

Meet “Waddah” the first baby boy born at Arafah in Hajj 2018

By: Saudi Gazette Source: Saudi Gazette Arafat — Waddah was the first baby boy to be born in Arafat on Monday to Jordanian parents. However, there is a story behind the name. The mother was in her late pregnancy when she was rushed to Jabal Al-Rahma general hospital in Arafat. She soon delivered a healthy baby. When the doctors informed the father, Haji Mohammed, that his wife had delivered a baby boy, he was overcome by happiness. He could not believe that while he was preforming Haj he would be blessed with a baby boy. The father asked about the name of the director of the hospital and was told that his name was Dr. Waddah. He immediately gave this name to his baby boy. The director, Dr....

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Aug22

Hajj ‘nap pods’ being tested this Hajj

By: Faima Bakar Source: METRO The hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that Muslims around the world make every year has just started. Over two million followers of the Islamic faith will be gathering around the holy city, which has seen a 7% rise in visitor numbers this year compared to last year. In past years, there have been devastating stampedes as a result of overcrowding and structures collapsing. Now, Saudi’s cutting-edge logistics and expansion projects are working to help pilgrims have a smoother and safer experience. However, with such large numbers of visitors, hotel overcrowding – and this year’s weather and flood warnings – it can still be difficult for pilgrims to find a...

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