Hajj

January 9, 2016
January 9, 2016

Devotees brave fog, cold at Biswa Ijtema

The quest for the soul’s salvation drives countless devotees to brave the inclement weather at the Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

Biswa Ijtema begins

The first phase of the three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, begins on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi in Gazipur.

January 8, 2016
January 8, 2016

First phase of Biswa Ijtema begins today

The first phase of three day-long Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the Hajj, begins on the bank of the Turag river at Tongi in Gazipur today.

December 23, 2015
December 23, 2015

San Bernardino attacker ‘met at Hajj’

The San Bernardino attackers began their relationship online and then met at the 2013 Hajj pilgrimage, according to a visa application.

October 22, 2015
October 22, 2015

Hajj death toll tops 2,100 (video)

The death toll from last month's hajj stampede has topped 2,100, according to tallies given by foreign officials, making it by far the deadliest disaster in the pilgrimage's history.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Hajj disaster death toll at least 2,177

The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,177 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed on Monday.

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015

Hajj stampede: Bangladesh death toll rises to 92

The number of Bangladeshis killed in the Mina stampede during Hajj last month rises to 92 while at least 80 others remain missing.

October 12, 2015
October 12, 2015

KSA will stay in charge of Hajj: Saudi prince

Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal rejects idea of sharing administration of Hajj with other Muslim nations, saying Riyadh considers it "a matter of sovereignty" and a "privilege."

October 5, 2015
October 5, 2015

Mina stampede: Bangladeshi death toll now 51

At least 51 Bangladeshis are among those killed in the September 24 stampede in Makkah.

October 2, 2015
October 2, 2015

KSA handling stampede issue decisively: Saudi FM

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir says they are handling the aftermath of the Mina stampede in the most decisive and transparent manner in order to avoid such incidents in future.