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Efforts behind the successful Haj

By   /  September 25, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Efforts behind the successful Haj

Author: Alaa AlghamdiMon, 2016-09-26ID: 1474840558093321600Haj has been extremely successful this year. The pilgrims performed the rituals in an atmosphere of security, peace of mind and the highest degree of ease and convenience. The Haj season was also free from illness despite around 1.8 million pilgrims converging on the holy sites from all the corners of the earth. This is due to the Saudi government's efforts to ensure that taking care of pilgrims remains the top priority. The entire Haj operation was carried out under the guidance and care of the Saudi leadership.Main category: Columns

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Prince Faisal congratulates king on Haj success

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Prince Faisal congratulates king on Haj success

Author: ARAB NEWSWed, 2016-09-21ID: 1474410706534413600MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman congratulated Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King for the success of the current Haj season, which was conducted in accordance with a vision and approach that enabled pilgrims to perform their rituals smoothly and comfortably.The Kingdom has proved its capability to carry out successful Haj season, serve the Two Holy Mosques and care for the guests of Allah to the fullest, he said.Prince Faisal expressed sincere appreciation to government and private agencies for their efforts to serve pilgrims throughout their journey.Main category: Saudi Arabia

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Haj Ministry prepares for opening of Umrah season

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Haj Ministry prepares for opening of Umrah season

Author: ARAB NEWSTue, 2016-09-20ID: 1474325523924956600JEDDAH: Minister of Haj and Umrah Mohammed Salih Bentin announced that the ministry has started preparing for next Umrah season 1438 AH, and planning for the next pilgrimage season.Bentin explained that the work has not stopped with the end of this year’s outstanding successful pilgrimage season, which was appreciated by pilgrims from all over the world, thanks to the integrated efforts exerted by various actors in the Haj system.Main category: Saudi Arabia

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E-bracelets provided tremendous assistance to pilgrims and scouts

By   /  September 18, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on E-bracelets provided tremendous assistance to pilgrims and scouts

Author: ARAB NEWS Sun, 2016-09-18ID: 1474152323875826400MINA: The use of e-bracelets had a major impact in efficiently, facilitating the pilgrims’ return to their tents by youths from the Saudi Arabian Scouts Association, who were spread throughout Mina during this year’s Haj pilgrimage.Abdu Ahmed Mu’afa, a supervisor at one of the scout centers in Mina, said the scouts at the holy site played an important role to help lost pilgrims return to their tents.Main category: Saudi Arabia

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Palestinian pilgrims arrive in Madinah

By   /  September 17, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Palestinian pilgrims arrive in Madinah

Author: Rodolfo C. Estimo Jr.Sun, 2016-09-18ID: 1474152248435806700RIYADH: Pilgrims who are family members of Palestinian martyrs and guests of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques were welcomed in Madinah on Friday.They were given a warm welcome by program committees on the occasion, and a number of young Saudis met them at their hotel.Haji Mohammad Alian from Gaza expressed his overflowing happiness regarding the reception accorded to him and his fellow Palestinian pilgrims.“We can hardly believe that we are here in this holy city. I could not believe it when I stepped on the ground— I thought I was dreaming,” he said.Main category: Saudi Arabia

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Over 16,000 Russians perform Haj this year

By   /  September 17, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Over 16,000 Russians perform Haj this year

Author: ARAB NEWSSun, 2016-09-18ID: 1474152248375806400JEDDAH: The number of Russian Haj pilgrims has been multiplying since the end of the Soviet Union and the figure will rise once Saudi Arabia increases the quota, said a Russian diplomat.“Russian pilgrims came to perform the sacred rituals in Makkah 400 years ago, but their number was very low. Between 20 and 40 Haj pilgrims came each year during the time of the Soviet Union. This year, 16,200 Hajis came from Russia,” Russian Consul General Bahauddin Aliyev told local media.Main category: Saudi Arabia

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Mother and Son in Surprise Reunion While Performing Haj

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Mother and Son in Surprise Reunion While Performing Haj

This video shared on social media by Shehab News Agency shows an emotional reunion between a Palestinian mother and her son in Makkah while performing Haj. The mother had not seen her son for the past five years and the meeting in Mina came as a surprise to both. The mother is one of the relatives of martyrs from Palestine hosted as state guest by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to perform Haj this year, which started Sept. 10, 2016. She thanked King Salman for giving her the opportunity to perform her “journey of a lifetime.” (Courtesy: Shehab News Agency)
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Publication Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016

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133 Arab pilgrims died during Haj

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on 133 Arab pilgrims died during Haj

Author: MINA: ARAB NEWSSat, 2014-10-11ID: 1412972818611905500A total of 133 Arab foreign pilgrims have died so far, while 213 others have been admitted to hospitals during this Haj season, according to a statistical report issued by the Tawafa Organization for Pilgrims from Arab Countries. “We have advised seven pilgrims to return to their countries due to signs of psychiatric illness, preventing them from completing the Haj pilgrimage,” the report said, adding that four of the pilgrims came from Egypt, two from Jordan and one from Lebanon.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Haj

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Hajis stream into Madinah

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Hajis stream into Madinah

Author: MADINAH: YUSUF MOHAMMADThu, 2014-10-09ID: 1412802223202269900An estimated 650,000 Hajis have already arrived in Madinah to visit the Prophet’s Mosque since the Haj ended, with more expected over the coming days, according to officials here on Wednesday.There was congestion on the Madinah-Makkah highway because of the numbers of buses carrying pilgrims into the city. The security checkpoint at Kilo 9 has been staffed by special forces officers to inspect vehicles, limit the speed of vehicles and provide parking space for Saudi Red Crescent vehicles. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Haj

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Pakistan leader hails Haj arrangement

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  ART & LIFE STYLE, Haj  /  Comments Off on Pakistan leader hails Haj arrangement

Author: JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHANThu, 2014-10-09ID: 1412802240132277200Pakistan Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammed Yousaf expressed his gratitude to the Saudi government for making excellent arrangements for the Haj 2014. The minister met with Bandar bin Mohammed Hajjar minister of Haj at his office on Wednesday. Minister Yousef conveyed felicitations from President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Mohammed Nawaz Sharif to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, Crown Prince Salman and Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar for taking special care of the pilgrims in general, and Pakistani pilgrims in particular. Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Haj

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