King Salman offers free Hady for nearly 5,000 pilgrims

King Salman has provided sponsorship for animal sacrifice, known as Hady, for 4,951 pilgrims from 92 countries who have come to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj and Umrah, administered by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, DawaContinue Reading

The day of Eid-ul-Adha falls on the tenth day in the final (twelfth) month of the Islamic Lunar Calendar; Dhu-al-Hijjah. The day that celebrations fall on is dependent on a legitimate sighting of the moon, following the completion of the annual Holy Pilgrimage of Hajj – which is an obligation for allContinue Reading

Eid Al-Adha is the tenth day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Hijri or Islamic calendar. It is, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The greatest day in the sight of Allah, may He be blessed and exalted, the Day of Sacrifice . . .” (Abu Dawud) It isContinue Reading

For a practicing Muslim, nothing seems more spiritually fulfilling in this month than traversing the streets of Madina, following the footsteps of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, reliving the story of Prophet Ibrahim, and holding on to the cloth of the Kaba and weeping forContinue Reading

The General Presidency for the affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, through the mobility services department, has supplied 9,000 electric and regular wheelchairs to enhance transportation services integration during this Hajj season. The service is provided as part of comprehensive field plans that prioritize the quality ofContinue Reading

Saudi Arabian General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) has cautioned Nigerian journalists currently covering the ongoing 2023 Hajj against political and sectarian reportage. GCAM is responsible for the development, regulation and supervision of audio-visual media transmission and content in accordance with the kingdom’s media policy. The GCAM Director in-charge of JeddahContinue Reading