‘Why Nigeria recorded less casualties in Mecca'
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…
NAHCON begins pilgrims’ return journey on Monday
The return journey of Nigeria’s 55,000 pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Monday, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said. Its Director of Operations, Abdullahi Saleh, announced this on Sunday in Jeddah after a meeting with the airline operators. He said the operation would be concluded within the…
Are you going on Hajj II?
Having said the above, it needs no emphasis to state that the hajj rites that would be accepted by the Almighty from His servants are the ones which are prosecuted with lawful means. In other words, a governor who diverts public fund into providing Hajj seats to some Muslims with the intention to maintain their…
Why vulnerable people should suspend hajj
The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has recommended that people over 65 years and those with chronic diseases such as heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease...
Religious tourism: the white gold of Saudi Arabia
With global oil prices flailing, Saudi Arabia is turning to another natural resource: billions of dollars gained from religious tourism as the kingdom hosts the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj
Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime.
Saudi Meccan hotel evacuated after fire
A hotel in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, where two million Muslims will perform the annual hajj pilgrimage, was evacuated Monday after a fire broke out, the civil defence service said.
Hajj at high point a year after deadly stampede
The hajj reached its high point Sunday when Muslims from across the world converged on a stoney hill in Saudi Arabia, a year after the worst tragedy in the pilgrimage's history.
‘Aisha was 18, not nine, when she married the Prophet’
It is narrated in the collection of Bukhari that Aisha said; ‘The following was revealed to Muhammad in Mecca while I was a child playing “Indeed, the Hour is their appointed time and the Hour ...