Saudi Monarchy to Monetize Hajj & Umrah Pilgrimage to Cover their Oil Revenue Loses


Saudi Materializes on the Hajj Ummrah Pilgrimage IndustryJNN 26 Mar 2016 Riyadh : As part of a diversification strategy, Saudi Arabia is to broaden pilgrimage services to reduce its dependence on falling oil revenue, reported the Saudi Gazette newspaper. Continue reading

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Saudis Bans Slaughter of Camels for Hajj Pilgrimage


Saudi Bans Camel Slaughter During Hajj PilgrimageJNN 15 Sept 2015 Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Friday banned the slaughter of camels during this year’s hajj pilgrimage, after a surge in deaths from the MERS virus linked to the animals.z
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110 Muslims Killed By a Crane Crash in the Holy Kabba , During the Peak Hours of Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj


Crane Crashes on the Roof of Safa & Marwa Walkway in Holy Kabaa gJNN 12 Sept 2015 Riyadh : At least 110 people died and 184 more were injured when a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Friday. Continue reading

Iran Suspends Umrah Pilgrimage in Protest against Saudi Authorities , Young Tajiks Banned from Performing Hajj Pilgrimage


Iran suspends Umrah PilgrimageJNN 16 Apr 2015 Tehran : Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said the country’s Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization has been ordered to suspend Umrah Hajj pilgrimage for the time being. Continue reading

Saudi Monarchy Barred 98,000 Pilgrims , Bans Quran Copies accompanied by the Pilgrims


Crowd at Kaaba ahead of upcoming Eid al-AdhaJNN 02 Oct 2014 Riyadh : Saudi Arabia has so far barred 98,000 would-be pilgrims from reaching Makkah after they failed to show the documents that would allow them to enter the sacred city in the western part of the kingdom during the Hajj season. Continue reading

Millions flock to Mecca for Hajj pilgrimage, Sign of Muslim Unity, followed by Eid Ul Azha the readiness of Muslims to Sacrifice


JNN 24 Oct 2012 MOUNT ARAFAT: The annual hajj pilgrimage started in earnest Wednesday, with more than two million Muslims thronging roads on foot and by bus for a five-day journey of faith most have spent their entire lives waiting for. Continue reading