Hajj

Egypt's Grand Imam congratulates Saudi king over success of his surgery, organization of hajj

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 - 09:37 GMT

On Twitter, Tayyeb said on Thursday "I congratulate Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud on the success of his surgery," wishing him to enjoy good health.

Egypt’s Sisi hails Saudi Arabia’s ‘careful’ organization of Hajj rituals amid coronavirus crisis

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 10:18 GMT

The Saudi authorities have allowed only 10,000 people to perform the rites of Hajj this year due to the novel virus, and have kept all facilities sterilized, although Saudi Arabia had earned billions of dollars every year from Hajj.

Who named Mount Arafat?

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 - 01:19 GMT

The pilgrims of the Sacred House (Holly Kaaba) began early Thursday morning, to arrive at Mount Arafat to perform the greatest pillar of Hajj.

Saudi minister tells Muslims to wait on making haj plans: state TV

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 - 01:11 GMT

Saudi Arabia is urging Muslims to wait before making plans to attend the annual haj pilgrimage until there is more clarity about the deadly coronavirus pandemic

Hajj return flights to kick off Tuesday

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 - 09:09 GMT

The Cairo International Airport is scheduled Tuesday midnight to receive the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims returning home following completing their Hajj rituals.

Head of Egyptian hajj mission lauds efforts of medical team

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 - 09:33 GMT

Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati said no contagious or epidemic diseases have been detected among Egyptian pilgrims.

Cairo airport prepares for receiving Egyptian pilgrims

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 - 07:57 GMT

The airport put a plan, in cooperation with concerned bodies, to facilitate all measures for the Pilgrims, particularly for people with special needs, the official added.

In Pics: Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat in Mecca

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 12:27 GMT

The sanctity of the granite mount for Muslims comes when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon for pilgrims some 1,400 years ago, calling for equality and unity among Muslims.

Will people obey gov't, stop slaughtering in streets?

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 09:30 GMT

Al-Adha marks the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the holy city of Mecca.

History of Holy Kaaba silver, gold doors

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:30 GMT

The door was installed on October 31, 1947 and replaced on October 13, 1979 with a gold one that still exists to date.

Egyptian pilgrims to be ferried to Mount Arafat as of Friday- Official

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 11:33 GMT

The mission will sort the number of elderly pilgrims and those with special needs to shuttle them to the Mount of Mercy on customized buses.

12 EgyptAir flights to ferry 2,424 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:44 GMT

EgyptAir started to operate on Sunday 12 flights carrying 2,424 pilgrims to perform Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Egypt's Awqaf Ministry commends Saudi Hajj services

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 10:41 GMT

Saudi Arabia has always provided best services for pilgrims every year, said Head of Religious Sector and Official Spokesperson for the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf.

Saudi Ministry launches new measures to enable Qataris to perform Hajj

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 - 09:38 GMT

The measure was taken after the Qatari authorities blocked a previous website.

EgyptAir operates 16 flights carrying 3,700 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 - 10:46 GMT

Egypt's flagship carrier is set to operate seven flights to Jeddah carrying 1,500 pilgrims and nine others to Medina with 2,200 passengers on board.

39K Egyptian pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 11:18 GMT

No complaints have been received from any of the pilgrims, he added, promising to ensure that all of them are given all due care.

Head of Hajj mission urges pilgrims to abide by security, safety instructions

Tue, 30 Jul 2019 - 08:00 GMT

Abdel Aati received a report on Monday about the activities of the Awqaf Ministry's mission since the day of its arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Egypt's Mufti praises Saudi efforts for organizing hajj season

Sun, 28 Jul 2019 - 10:49 GMT

Allam asserted that Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman, is exerting great efforts in coordination with the bodies concerned to ease the measures for the pilgrims' entry into the hajj holy sites.

EgyptAir makes 1st flight to carry 2019 Hajj pilgrims to Mecca

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 - 12:47 GMT

The State-owned company organized a total of 315 flights this year; 206 flights to Jeddah and 145 flights to carry 41,000 Egyptian Pilgrims.

Egypt ranks 1st in pilgrim number in Arab world, 4th in world

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 09:44 GMT

The number of Egyptian pilgrims who performed Umrah in 2019 was about 538,940 from the beginning of the Umrah season until the third day of Eid al-Fitr.

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