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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj

A smaller carbon footprint, less waste and more environmentally friendly -- this year's pilgrimage to Mecca, dramatically scaled down due to coronavirus,...

Pilgrims stone Satan in last major rite of...

Instead of gathering the pebbles themselves as in past years, they were handed them bagged and sterilised by hajj authorities, to protect against the novel...

Pilgrims stone Satan in last major rite of...

SAUDI | MUSLIMS | VIRUS Muslim pilgrims took part Friday in the "stoning of the devil", using sanitised pebbles in the last major ritual of the scaled-down...

Muslim pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak...

Sprayed with water sprinklers to beat the desert heat, the pilgrims raised their palms skywards as they climbed the slopes of the hill where Muslims believe...

Virus measures, slashed numbers make for...

Pilgrims had to undergo COVID-19 tests before arriving in Mecca and will be required to quarantine afterwards.

Muslims begin downsized hajj pilgrimage

All worshippers were required to be tested for coronavirus before arriving in Mecca and will also have to quarantine after the pilgrimage

Joy, heartache: Pilgrims in Saudi vie for...

The hajj ministry has fielded a deluge of anguished queries on Twitter. "Why reject me without giving a reason?" a woman asked the ministry, posting a...

Mecca pilgrimage hangs in balance over COVID-19...

The secretary-general of Uganda Bureau of Haj Affairs (UBHA), Sheikh Zakariya Kyewalyanga, said people with existing bookings should not make further payment...

Jubilation as Ugandan pilgrims return from...

A mood of jubilation hangs over Entebbe Airport as anxious family and friends receive pilgrims back from the annual Islamic journey to Mecca.

Facing Mecca: Islamic burial for Christchurch...

The custom comes from the Prophet Muhammad's instruction: "When one of your men dies, do not keep him in the house for long. Make haste in taking him to...

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