By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2021 01:21 PM IST
- Hajj 2021: Here’s all you need to know about the date, history and significance of the Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the importance of the Day of Arafah ahead of Eid-ul-Adha or Bakra Eid
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Kaleem Ullah Fasihi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 12:30 PM IST
In March, the Saudi government decided to suspend the umrah pilgrimage over the fear of growing coronavirus infections. In July, it only allowed 1,000 pilgrims residing in the country for the pilgrimage due to the pandemic.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 09:22 AM IST
Worshippers will on Sunday be able to perform the ritual of circling the sacred Kaaba -- a cubic structure inside the Grand Mosque towards which Muslims around the world pray -- along socially distanced paths.
Dubai | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 12:12 PM IST
The extraordinary decision by Saudi Arabia stops foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims pray toward five times a day.
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 12:09 PM IST
Eid Al-Adha 2019: The Hajj in Islam is symbolised as a great equaliser and unifier among Muslims, with pilgrims shedding overt displays of wealth and materialism.
AFP, Mina | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2018 08:30 PM IST
Holy city starts initiative to reduce the environmental footprint of the hajj, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings.
Press Trust of India, Riyadh | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2018 07:40 PM IST
Police are trying to determine the victim’s identity, what led to the suicide and how he was able to commit it despite a metal fence.