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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

PM Imran Khan Invites Imam-e-Kaaba to visit Pakistan

MAKKAH: Imam-e-Kaaba Al-Shaikh Shuraim, with a group of other Imams of Masjid Al Haram called on Prime Minister Imran Khan. The other members of the group included Shaikh Shuraib, Shaikh Sa’ad Shatri and Shaikh Saleh Humaid.  The prime minister paid

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

Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Makkah, Madinah

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has extended a curfew imposed in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah on Thursday until further notice, as the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country rises to 21. The 24-hour curfew was announced

PM to reach Madina on official visit of Saudi Arabia

MAKKAH: Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach Madina on Friday to pay respect at Roza-e-Rasool (PBUH) during his two-day official visit of Saudia Arabia. The prime minister will reach Madina along with his delegation. They will also offer Nawafil at

5G service introduced for pilgrims in Saudia Arabia

Makkah: Saudia Arabia launches fifth-generation network (5G) service to provide quality services to the pilgrims during Hajj. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal along with government and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Sawaha inaugurated the 5G service. The launch of the