WATCH: Kaaba gets new Kiswa as second scaled-down Hajj underway

MECCA: The annual ceremony of changing the Ghilaf e Kaaba was held at Masjid-e-Al-Haram under the administration of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet Mosque. Saudi officials stated that the ceremony was held on Sunday night under all Covid precautionary and preventive measures. A statement issued by the Deputy Head of the General

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Saudi Arabia Halts International Hajj For The Second Year – A Brief Look At When Hajj Was Cancelled In History

RIYADH: No foreign traveller will be allowed to perform the annual Islamic pilgrimage as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saturday announced that it will only allow 60,000 local residents who get vaccinated against the novel Covid-19. Authorities much like the previous year expressed concerns over the current situation as the flocks of international pilgrims could be a major cause of

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Saudis unveil Ramadan plan; Iftar gatherings, Iʿtikāf banned in holy mosques

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has decided to maintain a ban on Iftar gathering and Itikaf at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) mosque in Madina during the holy month of Ramadan in a bid to stern the spread of novel Covid-19. The officials, while announcing the Ramadan protocols, urged all worshippers to get the COVID-19 vaccine at

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COVID vaccine will not invalidate fasting: Grand Mufti – Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Coronavirus vaccine while fasting in the month of holy Ramadan is permissible as it will not invalidate the fast, says Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh – the Grand Mufti of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Explaining the verity of the recent fatwa, the 77-year-old head of senior Religious Scholars said the coronavirus jab does not invalidate the fasting individual as it only

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