One of the signs of a Haj mabroor is to return (from Haj) renouncing this world and aspiring to the Hereafter. (AN photo)
The once-in-a-lifetime journey of faith, endurance and determination for hundreds of thousands of Muslims from nearly 200 countries came to a successful end on Thursday.
The new labor laws of Nitaqat appear to have taken a heavy toll in the most unlikely of areas — the human palate — as was evident from the desperation of Asian pilgrims seeking spicy fo
The poor behavior of some pilgrims is ruining the Haj, according to fellow pilgrims.
The fifth and final day of Haj on Thursday drew 2 million pilgrims from nearly 200 countries in what is regarded as one of the most successful seasons ever.
This year’s Haj was an overwhelming success in terms of healthcare provision, security operations and traffic plans, Makkah Gov.
Compassion and companionship — qualities that define a human being — were witnessed strongly during the present Haj season.
Some parents are forcing their children to work and beg at the holy sites, local journalists have discovered.
There were 65 percent less illegal pilgrims in Makkah and the holy sites this year, according to a study by Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper.
Bandar Hajjar, minister of Haj has recently announced that his ministry is in the process of restructuring internal Haj service providers.
It was a heart-warming gesture that best conveyed the true essence of the Qur’anic verse “All the faithful are brothers.”
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