Post Tagged with: "Hajj"

Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia

August 31, 2017 10:34 am
Millions of Muslim pilgrims performing annual Hajj rituals in Saudi Arabia

Muslim pilgrims sit and circumambulate around the Kaaba, at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, August 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Over two million Muslims from all over the world are performing the multi-stage Hajj pilgrimage at […]

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More than 1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

August 25, 2017 5:00 pm
More than 1.4 million Muslims arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj: Officials

Muslim worshipers pray at the Ka’aba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca on June 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) More than 1.4 million Muslims have arrived so far in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage slated to begin next week, with […]

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Arabian flights for Hajj

August 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Qatar denies blocking Saudi Arabian flights for Hajj

This file photo shows a passenger jet operated by Saudi Arabian Airlines. Qatar denies having banned Saudi flights from landing in the emirate to take pilgrims to the annual Hajj in the kingdom. The flag carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines claimed on Sunday that one of its airliners had been prevented from touching down […]

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‘31 Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in one day’

August 15, 2017 10:30 pm
‘31 Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in one day’

Muslim worshippers pray at the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the holy Saudi city of Mecca, during the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan, on June 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) At least 31 people have lost their lives in one day during the annual Hajj pilgrimage […]

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Saudi Arabia ‘politicizing’ Hajj pilgrimage: Qatari group

July 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Saudi Arabia ‘politicizing’ Hajj pilgrimage: Qatari group

Muslim pilgrims from all around the world circle around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque, in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2016. (Photo by AFP) As a diplomatic crisis drags on in the Persian Gulf region, a Doha-appointed human rights commission says Saudi Arabia has been […]

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‘Deal reached after Saudis submitted to Iran’s Hajj conditions’

March 19, 2017 3:50 pm
‘Deal reached after Saudis submitted to Iran’s Hajj conditions’

Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei in Hajj and pilgrimage affairs A senior Iranian official says an agreement with Saudi Arabia enabling Hajj pilgrimage for Iranians this year came after the kingdom submitted to the Islamic Republic’s conditions. Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, […]

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Iran holds second round of Hajj talks with Saudi Arabia

February 25, 2017 6:43 pm
Iran holds second round of Hajj talks with Saudi Arabia

A file photo of pilgrims around Ka’aba at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia An Iranian delegation, which is currently in Saudi Arabia for talks on the potential resumption of Hajj pilgrimages by Iranians, has held a second meeting with Saudi Arabian Pilgrimage Minister Mohammed […]

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Iran confirms receiving Saudi invitation for Hajj talks

January 10, 2017 6:45 am
Iran confirms receiving Saudi invitation for Hajj talks

Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for Hajj and pilgrimage affairs (Photo by IQNA) Iran has confirmed receiving an invitation to discuss preparations for the next annual Hajj pilgrimage from Saudi Arabia. Seyyed Ali Qazi-Askar, the representative of Leader of […]

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Saudi Arabia should account for Mina hajj tragedy: Iran

September 24, 2016 1:00 pm
Saudi Arabia should account for Mina hajj tragedy: Iran

Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations says Saudi Arabia has been refusing to conduct a responsible, thorough and transparent investigation into a deadly crush during Hajj rituals last year. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani made the remarks at a meeting of the Organization of […]

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Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrest nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims

September 18, 2016 2:15 pm
Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrest nine Shia Bahraini Hajj pilgrims

Muslim pilgrims prepare themselves for Friday prayers in front of the Ka’aba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on September 9, 2016. (Photo by AP) A Bahraini human rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested nine Shia Bahraini […]

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