Hajj

Deaths among Egyptian pilgrims on hajj reaches 35

Egypt's health ministry said Saturday that further deaths among Egyptians while on the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, and during the first and second days of Islam's major festival of Eid Al-Adha, has brought the total number so far to …

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi pilgrimage flights

Qatar denied it had banned Saudi Arabian flights from landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Makkah, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Airlines on Sunday said Qatari authorities had refused to …

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North Caucasus prepares for Hajj-2017

More than 13.5 thousand inhabitants of the North Caucasus Federal District (NCFD) will fly to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj this year. The first flight from Makhachkala will take place on August 14. Pilgrims from Karachay-Cherkessia …

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Dagestan's Hajj quota revealed

6 thousand residents of Dagestan will be able to travel for Hajj this year, region's committee on religious affairs reported. "This is the same quota as last year," the report said. …

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 Iran and Saudi Arabia discuss Hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation in the city of Jeddah about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual Hajj. The kingdom’s minister in charge of pilgrimages, Mohammed …

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Iran and Saudi Arabia to discuss Hajj

An Iranian delegation will visit Saudi Arabia on February 23 to discuss the issue of Hajj with Saudi officials. The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative on Hajj Affairs Ali Qazi …

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Karachay-Cherkessia to hold 3rd Quran-reading contest

Karachay-Cherkessia will hold the third “Best reader of the Holy Quran” contest on November 20, organized by the Muslim Administration of Karachay-Cherkessia and supported by the government of the republic. This time …

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Gaynutdin: Hajj ends with no incidents this year

The pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has ended this year without any incidents, the chairman of the Russian Muftis Council, Ravil Gaynutdin, who carried out a service at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque marking the Eid al-Adha holiday, …

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Nearly 2 million in Saudi for hajj

Close to two million pilgrims have converged on western Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj, Zee News reported.  Saudi Arabia took new measures aimed to prevent a recurrence of last year`s stampede which killed around …

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Emergency plan for Hajj approved by Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier, minister of interior and chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee, has approved the Civil Defense plan to cope with emergencies during Haj, the Director General of Civil Defense Lt. …

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Moscow Cathedral Mosque to hold courses for pilgrims

Today, training courses for pilgrims, traveling for Hajj in September, begin in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, the press service of the Russian Muftis Council reported. "Over the past several years the Muftis Council of Russia sent …

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Iranian pilgrims won't perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia

Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pakayin said that this year Muslim countries will refuse to send pilgrims to perform the Hajj in Mecca and Medina, or reduce the number of pilgrims until Saudi Arabia provides safety guarantees. …

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