The General President of the Grand Mosque and Prophet's Mosque Affairs Sheikh Dr Abdurrahman Bin Abdulaziz Al Sudais said the decision came following a royal order by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
A video clip showed a baby girl in the courtyards of the Grand Mosque of Makkah playing with a dove that she caught. The video of the girl has gone viral on all social platforms.
In a humane gesture, a security guard at the Grand Mosque of Makkah was seen holding a crying baby so that his mother could pray. The caring gesture has gone viral on all social media platforms.
The Hajj pilgrims on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah scaled Mount Arafat (Mountain of Mercy) on Monday, to perform the most important ritual of the Hajj.
Authorities have said only one million people can join the 2022 season, less than half of pre-pandemic levels, and access is restricted to pilgrims aged 18 to 65 who have been fully vaccinated or immunised against the virus and do not suffer from chronic diseases.
The Holy Mosques said on Twitter, “Agha Habeeb Muhammad Al-Afari, one of the oldest guardians of Masjid an-Nabawi, whom Allah singled out for serving the chamber of our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him), passed away today, Wednesday.”
Marine shared photographs of herself on Instagram wearing hijab in the vicinity of the Holy Qaaba in Makkah as well as a video related to the pronunciation of shahadat in a mosque.
Restrictions will be lifted in three phases, culminating in the curfew completely ending — with the exception of the holy city of Makkah — from June 21, the state news agency reported in a statement early on Tuesday.
With the Hajj Committee announcing full refunds of the fees for the ensuing Hajj 2020 season, the pilgrimage dreams of thousands of Muslim faithful are shattered.