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Egypt - Society
7/12/2022 7:29:54 PM
The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced on Tuesday that the first batch of Egyptian pilgrims that were sent by NGOs is set to return to Cairo on Thursday after performing their Hajj (pilgrimage) rituals in Saudi Arabia.

World - Region
7/9/2022 12:39:11 PM
Thousands of Muslim pilgrims cast pebbles in the "stoning of the devil" ritual marking the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday Saturday, as a hajj pilgrimage that drew 900,000 visitors began winding down.

World - Region
7/8/2022 6:43:00 PM
Huge crowds of Muslim pilgrims prayed on Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Friday, the climax of the biggest hajj pilgrimage since the pandemic forced drastic cuts in numbers two years in a row.

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/8/2022 6:40:00 PM

Al-Ahram Weekly - Focus
7/8/2022 6:25:00 PM
For Muslims who could not afford the hajj this year, a recently launched 3D virtual visit to the Prophet’s Mosque may be a must-see substitute.

Heritage - Folk Arts
7/8/2022 1:03:30 PM
Under the steady hum of a ceiling fan, Ahmed Othman weaves golden threads through black fabric, creating Koranic verses, a century after his grandfather's work adorned the Kaaba in Mecca's Grand Mosque.

World - Region
7/7/2022 2:30:00 PM
It is a scene that stirs hope, and relief, for Muslims around the world.

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/7/2022 10:54:13 AM

World - Region
7/6/2022 11:57:03 AM
One million Muslim pilgrims were converging on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on Wednesday for the largest hajj since the coronavirus pandemic severely curtailed access to one of Islam's five pillars.

World - Region
7/4/2022 5:27:08 PM
Saudi authorities have arrested and fined nearly 300 people caught trying to perform the hajj without permits, an official said Monday, as the kingdom prepares to receive 1 million people for the annual pilgrimage.

Multimedia - In Pictures
7/4/2022 3:11:23 PM

Egypt - Health
6/30/2022 9:50:37 PM
Clinics of Egypt’s official Hajj mission have provided 885 Egyptian pilgrims with medical examination and treatment whereas three pilgrims were admitted to Saudi hospitals, Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population announced on Wednesday.

Egypt - Society
6/19/2022 4:23:02 PM
The first batch of Egyptian pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia on Friday to perform the Hajj (greater pilgrimage), according to the Ministry of Social Solidarity.

Arts & Culture - Visual Art
6/7/2022 5:43:46 PM
Saudi Arabia announced its first-ever Islamic Arts Biennale to take place at the Hajj Terminal at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah between 23 January and 23 April 2023.

World - Region
6/5/2022 5:06:47 PM
Saudi Arabia aims to triple foreign tourism this year as pandemic restrictions ease, hajj pilgrims return and the first elements of the crown prince's signature projects open, its tourism minister told AFP Sunday.

Egypt - Society
5/26/2022 3:15:10 PM
Egypt will not allow people suffering from chronic diseases to perform the hajj this year, as the country fears for their health and lives, said Minister of Social Solidarity Nevine El-Qabbaj on Wednesday.

Egypt - Tourism
5/17/2022 3:36:08 PM
Egypt's Tourism and Antiquities Ministry announced on Tuesday extending the registration for 2022’s Hajj Islamic pilgrimage through tourism companies until 23 May instead of 20 May.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
4/21/2022 10:16:00 AM
Egypt is receiving applications for the Hajj after Saudi Arabia announced it will host a million pilgrims following a two-year hiatus.

World - Region
4/9/2022 11:04:22 AM
Saudi Arabia said Saturday it will permit one million Muslims from inside and outside the country to participate in this year's hajj, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two years of drastically pared-down pilgrimages.

World - Region
7/21/2021 1:45:58 PM
For this year's hajj, the second to be staged under the shadow of the Covid pandemic, authorities have rolled out electronic 'hajj cards' allowing contactless access to religious sites, accommodation and transport

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