MAKKAH: As a child, Osama Al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store.
Muslims heading out to buy animals to sacrifice on Eid Al-Adha should be wary of unscrupulous dealers selling them sick and underweight livestock.
A Filipino worker in Riyadh who was born to a Saudi father recently embraced Islam at the Dawa Center in Batha.
They can be seen video recording themselves walking around the Kaaba, kissing the black stone, perched close to the mount of Safa or Marwa, or standing near the green dome of the Prophet’s mosque.
Every year millions of Muslim faithful from different parts of the world assemble in Makkah and other holy sites for Haj, the fifth pillar of Islam, in a unique expression of Islamic unity and brother
MAKKAH: Their backs hunched, elderly pilgrims lean on walking sticks as others in wheelchairs nudge their way into Makkah’s Grand Mosque where scores of people are encircling the holy Kaaba.
Scores of pilgrims from diverse backgrounds are preparing for the approaching journey of Haj this year from different parts of the world.
Moroccan pilgrim Abdul Muti Mohammed has come to the Kingdom to perform Haj with his family for the first time.
A prominent Indian Muslim leader has called upon pilgrims who have come for Haj this year to pray for global peace and stability during the annual event, the largest gathering witnessed by humanity
In this life people are usually aware of two kinds of journeys; those made to earn a livelihood and those undertaken for pleasure and sightseeing.
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