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hajj pilgrimage

Saudi welcomes 1 million for biggest hajj pilgrimage since pandemic

Saudi Arabia now also allows women to attend the hajj unaccompanied by a male relative, a requirement that was dropped last year

04 Jul 2022 12:33 PM

No Haj for Indian Muslims this year after Saudi Arabia bans visitors

Saudi Arabia said only a very limited number of people currently living in the kingdom may take part in Haj

23 Jun 2020 12:55 PM

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

In total some 2.5 million faithful, the majority from abroad, will undertake the pilgrimage this year, according to local media.

09 Aug 2019 12:40 PM

Over 2 million Muslims around world gather for Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi

Riyadh, Tehran cut ties months later, after execution of a Shiite cleric in Saudi Arabia sparked attacks on diplomatic missions in Iran.

30 Aug 2017 3:15 PM

Gulf crisis: Saudi says internationalisation of holy sites 'a declaration of war'

'We are tired of responding to false information and stories invented from nothing,' Sheikh Mohammed told Al Jazeera TV.

31 Jul 2017 12:20 PM


Malaysian children prepare for future Hajj pilgrimage

The children also threw pebbles at a wall during a practice version of the ‘stoning of the devil’, another of the hajj rituals.

24 Jul 2017 3:51 PM