Grand Mosque

Thermal cameras removed from Saudi Grand Mosque as COVID curbs ease

JEDDAH: Saudi authorities have removed thermal cameras installed nearly two years ago at the Grand Mosque (Majid-ul-Haram) in the holy city of Makkah as the kingdom has recently eased restrictions against COVID-19. The General Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques

Man arrested after charging at pulpit in Makkah’s Grand Mosque

MAKKAH: A man had been arrested after he charged at the pulpit from which the imam was delivering the sermon before Friday prayers at the Grand Mosque (Masjid-ul-Haram) in Makkah. The man, dressed in an ihram (the traditional attire of

Saudi Arabia announces Ramazan plan in Grand Mosque

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has announced Ramazan operation plans for the two holy mosques in Makkah and Madinah. Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, said that Umrah pilgrims will be able

Saudi man rams car into Makkah’s Grand Mosque

MAKKAH: A speeding car driven by a Saudi citizen rammed into the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday evening. Videos posted on social media shows the car ploughing through plastic barricades in the outer courtyard of the mosque, before driving

Makkah Grand Mosque to remain closed during Eid-ul-Azha

JEDDAH: The Grand Mosque (Masjid-ul-Haram) in Makkah will remain closed to worshipers on Arafat Day and Eid-ul-Azha as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic. “We have mainly focused on the health aspect this year