Sheikh Faisal Ghazzawi, imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, cautioned the faithful to be wary of the growing immoral tendencies in the society, especially sexual perversion, saying that homosexuality is a heinous crime. In his Friday ..
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) revealed its forecast of the weather conditions in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah during the upcoming Hajj season. The center expected that the climate of Makkah will be relatively hot and dry during..
Saudi Arabia announced that it has maximised efforts for the next month’s annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage season when numbers of pilgrims are set to return to the pre-epidemic levels. Authorities in the Saudi holy city of Makkah this week revi..
Residents of Makkah have been treated to a laser light display that filled the sky with the first Qur’anic verse revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The verse was beamed over the district of Jabal Al-Noor, 4 km northeast of the Grand Mosque in..
A high-speed train service makes it possible for pilgrims to travel between the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in just two hours and 20 minutes. The Haramain Express, which travels at a top speed of over 300 kph, is part of the Kingdom’s ..
Thirty one Saudi women, who began their training earlier this year to become Saudi Arabia’s first female train drivers, have embarked on their cab apprenticeship on the Haramain High Speed Train that operate between Makkah and Madinah via Jedda..
The Kiswa of the Kaaba will be replaced on Saturday to coincide with the beginning of the new Islamic year, the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has announced. 166 technicians and craftsmen will take part in the ann..
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 ..
Hajj pilgrims have performed the farewell Tawaf at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after completing the stoning ritual on the third day of Tashreeq. The Tawaf Al-Wida, or farewell Tawaf, is performed before a pilgrim departs from Makkah and is an oblig..