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Hajj: Medical Report to the Sultan! : By : Hatem Attahawi

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Medical sciences have witnessed unprecedented developments in the past decades that have resulted in better health care systems in many countries of the world. Last decade, the World Health Organization's World Health Report for the year 2000 ranked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 26th in terms of the performance of its health care system compared to that of 190 other countries assessed in the report. ... Read More »

French President open Haj exhibition in Paris

A photo taken by Muhammad Helmi in 1947 shows Maqam Ibrahim inside the Haram

A photo taken by Muhammad Helmi in 1947 shows Maqam Ibrahim inside the Haram  French President Francois Hollande and Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Prince Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah open a Haj exhibition in Paris on Tuesday. King Abdul Aziz Library and the Paris-based Institute of Arab World are jointly organizing the event, which will run for three months. Faisal bin ... Read More »

Hajj – A Beautiful Journey

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Vision cannot encompass this beautiful sight (the Ka’bah). Each glance return with a greater delight! Glory be to ALLAH TA’ALA for making the Ka’bah the rendezvous of the Ummah, for making Hajj the key expression of solidarity among Believers and as a manifestation of the bond of fraternity and mutual affinity. A journey full of symbolism, for it represents the ... Read More »

SAUDI Govn Says: Postpone Haj if you can (and help first-time Hajis to perform their religious duties without difficulties)

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JEDDAH: P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR In an unprecedented move aimed at preventing congestion and stampedes and ensuring safety of the guests of God, Saudi authorities have urged domestic and foreign pilgrims to postpone their Haj plans for this year if possible due to ongoing expansion work at Makkah’s Grand Mosque. The call follows the government’s decision to reduce the number of ... Read More »

‘The significance of Hajj’ By AGA Barrie, P.Eng Canada.

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The foundations to the religion of Islam are the five pillars on which it is built upon. These five pillars are: 1. Declaration of the Shahada: La ilaha illa l-L?h, Muhammadur rasulu l-Lah (There is No God but Allah and Prophet Mohamed is His messenger) 2. Perform five daily obligatory prayers 3. Paying obligatory charity- Zakaat 4. Performing Hajj 5. Fast during ... Read More »

Bosnian man walks 5,700km to Makkah to perform hajj

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Senad Hadzic (R) sports a beret as he prays with fellow Muslims in Medinah. PHOTO: PUBLICITY SARAJEVO: A Bosnian Muslim pilgrim who left last December on pilgrimage to Makkah by foot told AFP on Monday that he has arrived after passing through seven countries including war-torn Syria. “I arrived Saturday in Makkah. I am not tired, these are the best days of my ... Read More »

VIRTUES OF THE FIRST TEN DAYS OF DHUL HIJJAH

ALL praise is due to Allaah, and may He render our Prophet Muhammad safe from every derogatory thing, and exalt his mention, and the mention of his household and Companions. Ibn Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: There are no days during which good deeds are more beloved to Allah ... Read More »

Hajj – some philosophical views By Siddiq Ghouse

Millions of pilgrims from the world over are presently assembled in Makkah to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage as commanded by Almighty Allah in the Holy Quran. The Hajj has been the theme of many Islamic writers across the globe in the past and the present, but almost all in unison agree that the Hajj is a command by Allah ... Read More »

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