pilgrims

2,500 hajj pilgrims yet to get visa

Around 2,500 pilgrims are yet to get visas as the extended deadline for completing the visa procedure expires today, according to Hajj Camp sources.

July 19, 2017
July 19, 2017

Hajj flights begin on July 24

The first Hajj flight for pilgrims is set to take off on July 24.

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."

September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015

Some stampede victims to be buried in 6 Makkah cemeteries

The Makkah Secretariat is preparing 74,700 graves across six graveyards which could accommodate some of the martyrs of the stampede in Mina among others, according to a Saudi media report.

September 27, 2015
September 27, 2015

‘Violation of rules by Iranian pilgrims caused stampede’

Violation of the pilgrims’ grouping regulations by some 300 Iranian pilgrims resulted in the stampede in Mina which killed 769 Hajjis and injured 934, Asharq Al-Awsat daily reports.

September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015

Muslim pilgrims start hajj pilgrimage

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from across the globe begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.