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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, …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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. …

Iranian pilgrims won't attend Hajj this year

This year, Iranian pilgrims won't be able to attend Hajj in Mecca,  Press TV channel wrote on its Twitter page. "Iran says it will not take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca because of …

Iran and Saudi Arabia fail to reach a deal on Hajj

Iran and Saudi Arabia have failed to reach a deal on Hajj during the second round of talks. As reported earlier Saudi Arabia has not agreed with Iran’s proposals to organize pilgrimage for the Iranians, which, in particular, dealt …

Iran stops Hajj due to Saudi 'sabotage'

Iran says it will not send pilgrims to Hajj this year because Saudi Arabia is refusing to cooperate on arrangements for Iranians to join the annual rituals in September, Press TV reports. “Conditions are not prepared for …

Registration for pilgrimage to Mecca starts in Crimea

The Spiritual Administration of Muslims (DUM) in Crimea has announced about the beginning of registration of everybody who wants to perform Hajj in Mecca.  According to Vice-Premier of the Crimean government Ruslan …