Saudi Astronaut Rayana Barnawi has offered her global followers an awe-inspiring view of Mecca from the International Space Station (ISS). On Friday, she shared a captivating video on Twitter showcasing the night view of Mecca with the Grand Mosqu..
At least 20 people have been killed in Saudi Arabia when a bus overturned and caught fire, state broadcaster al-Ekhbariya reports. The bus was carrying passengers to the holy city of Mecca, including pilgrims going to perform the Umrah, a minor Mu..
Police in Makkah have referred a Saudi citizen to the Public Prosecution after he allegedly became complicit in facilitating the entry of an American non-Muslim journalist into the holy city, according to the official spokesman for the Makkah region ..
Adam Muhammed, who set out in August on the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca from England on foot, reached northwestern Turkey's Silivri recently on his quest, now dubbed the "Peace Journey." Some drivers on the road supported Muhammed, who is ..
Qatar National Library hosted a lecture to shed light on its Heritage Librarys notable collection of rare books on Western travelers to the MENA region and the holy city of Mecca during the 17th-19th century. The rare books, which provide insights..
Sites for female worshippers with special needs, Itikaf in last 10 days of Ramadan Saudi authorities have allocated 90 prayer rooms for Muslim women at the Grand Mosque in Mecca during the last 10 days of the current holy Islamic month of Ramadan ..
Metaverse pilgrimages to Mecca will not be considered as "real Hajj", Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs Diyanet has declared. The ruling follows a month-long deliberation between scholars, who concluded that while virtual rea..
The Middle East nation of Qatar has announced an ambitious plan to expand its public art program as it prepares to play host to the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Leading the initiative, Qatar Museums -- the state-run organization under which many of the na..
The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. Workers removed floor markings that guide pe..
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