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17 Oct
The Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia operated at full capacity Sunday, with worshippers praying shoulder-to-shoulder
20 Jul
This year’s festival of the ram (as the Eid-el Kabir is otherwise called) for Muslims all over the world, should hopefully serve as a refresher for Nigerians, from series of bad occurrences...
17 Jul
Pilgrims began arriving in the holy city of Mecca on Saturday for the second downsized hajj staged during the coronavirus pandemic, circling Islam's holiest site.
28 Jun
Nigerians take so much pride in making pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem in the name of religion.
14 Apr
Pilgrims immunised against Covid-19 circled Islam's holiest site in Saudi Arabia's Mecca city Tuesday as they performed the year-round umrah pilgrimage on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan.
4 Oct 2020
Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam's holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday, as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round umrah pilgrimage
29 Jul 2020
Pilgrims were quarantined Tuesday in the Muslim holy city of Mecca ahead of the dramatically downsized hajj as Saudi authorities strive to prevent a coronavirus outbreak during the five-day pilgrimage.
4 May 2020
Every year, over 2 million Muslims from around the world travel to perform the hajj - a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable. Although the journey to Mecca, the holiest city for Muslims, is mandatory,…
22 Feb 2020
A female Saudi rap artiste identified as Asayel Slay is facing prison time after praising women as "powerful and beautiful" in a rap music video titled Bint Makkah ("Girl from Mecca"). In the song, Asayel Slay raps about women in the city of Mecca (Islam's holiest site). "Our respect to other girls but the Mecca…
7 Aug 2019
More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, against a backdrop of tensions in the Gulf.
22 Jul 2019
  The debate about who the richest man never range far from Jeff Bezos, Bill Gate and Warren Buffet. However, these men’s wealth cannot hold a candle to Mansa Musa whose extravagance was so much that it wrecked a country. Who is Mansa Musa? In 1312, Mansa Abu-Bakr abdicated the Malian Empire in order to…
6 Sep 2018
Chairman of Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Dambo, has explained why the rate of fatalities dropped significantly in this year’s hajj. Nigeria lost no fewer than 54 pilgrims in a stampede in September 2015 while observing the hajj. The tragedy was the deadliest to hit the hajj in 25 years, as about 770 pilgrims…

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