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Story of Kaaba’s Cloth: Al-Kiswah By Rym Ghazal

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Yearly, monthly, daily, hourly, worshippers from around the world meet at the heart of Islam, the Kaaba. Positioned inside ­Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the ­Kaaba is Bait Allah, or the House of God, and represents the qiblah, the direction that Muslims face to perform their five-times-daily prayers. One of the greatest venerations for the Kaaba is the amount of care, respect, …

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Explain Hajj to Your Kids


Tips for Parents In this time of the year,  many Muslims around the world are preparing for Hajj journey. And it's a good opportunity for parents to teach their kids about Hajj rituals and its significance. Again, Onislam’s Family & Society tries to provide you with a very simple way for teaching your kids about Hajj rituals, through this creative …

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Interesting Videos of Hajj in the Old Days (Watch)


Maybe many of us were not yet born when these photos were taken. Hajj journey was very different from now and much harder of course… Watch these videos and share your thoughts through the comment box. Hajj in 1953      Old Photos of Hajj: "100 Years Old Video of Hajj?"   An Old Video of Hajj (ِِِAround 80 years ago- …

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Saudi Launches First Multi-Language Hajj App


CAIRO – Aiming to make hajj easier for pilgrims from different nationalities, Saudi Arabia has launched the first ever multi-language mobile application  to guide Muslims during the spiritual journey. “Internet today is an effective tool for disseminating information. It can be used for educational purpose, for preaching Islam and removing misconception regarding Islam and Muslims etc,” founding member of Jamia …

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Your Guide to Packing for Hajj Journey Info-graph

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    By Culture & Entertainment Editor It's Hajj season and many Muslims around the world are preparing to go to Hajj. In this infograph, we provide a checklist to make your packing for the spiritual journey an easy mission! Source :

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


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. …

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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 …

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Hajj – A Beautiful Journey


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 …

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German technology to speed up slaughtering – JEDDAH: IRFAN MOHAMMED


                    A shipload of goats and sheep from Somalia are unloaded at the Jeddah port on Oct. 5, 2013, to be slaughtered during Eid Al-Adha. (SPA) ​The Makkah Municipality has introduced German technology at a cost of SR56 million to speed up slaughtering this Eid. In a statement, the municipality said …

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