Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Man caught trying to set Kabah on Fire

A video circulating on social media on 7th February 2017, shows chaos near the Kabah, as people try to take  control over a man who is said to be trying  to light up the Kiswa of Kabah using gasoline.

However a few moments later Authorities take control of the man and is taken away. Saudi Gazette reported saying that the man was African originated

A spokesperson of the Grand Mosque said in a statement that the man intended to light up himself on fire on Monday evening, and that he was "Mentally Unstable"

*This is a recent incident and hence details might change as information becomes available*

Last Updated: 7th Feb 2017 (15:56 AST)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Kabah Door Opening for Annual Washing

See the excitement of the pilgrims when the door of the Kabah was opened for the annual washing of the Kabah in 2015.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Istisqa Salah (Rain Seeking Prayers) to be Led in the Haramain

On the Directives of The Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Salman, Istisqa Salah (Rain Sekking Prayers) will be led all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Abdul Rehman Al Sudais and Sheikh Abdullah Al Buijaan are expected to lead and deliver the Istisqa Salah and Khutbah in Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabawi respectively.

Istisqa Salah originates from the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS), there many narrations of Him leading Salah during the times of drought.

Istisqa Salah consists of  Two Rakahs with 6 takbirs in each Rakahs (7 in first including starting Takbir), it is Sunnah to read Surah Aala and Surah Ghaushiya in the Salah. After the Salah the Imam delivers a short Sermon, after which it is Sunnah to Invert the Cloak or Shemagh and then make Dua

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Umrah Visa Fee Revision

Earlier this year, the Saudi Government set a 2000 SR visa fee on pilgrims who intended to perform Umrah more than once. The news brought mixed reviews from the Muslim Communities in which majority were against the fee set.

A few days ago the Government modified some of the conditions:

1) A pilgrim can receive a Umrah visa free of cost in one calendar year (Example: 1 Muharram 1438- 1 Muharram 1439)

2) If a pilgrim wishes to perform more than one per calendar year, he will need to pay 2000 SR  for his visa to be stamped.

3) GCC Citizens and Saudi Residents (Expats) are exempted from the fee and can perform Umrah whenever they like in a calendar year

Last Updated: 20/12/2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sheikh Abdullah Al Bu'ayjan appointed as Khateeb of Masjid Al Nabawi

In a royal decree issued by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Sheikh Abdullah Al Buayjan has been appointed as the Khateeb of Masjid Al Nabawi.

He was appointed as Imam in Masjid Al Nabawi by the Late King Abdullah in the 1434.

Sheikh Buayjan leading his first Salah

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Eid Al Adha 1437

Hajj (9th Dhul Hijjah 1437)- 11 September 2016,

Eid (10th Dhul Hijjah 1437)- 12 September 2016

Salat Al Khusoof - 16th September 2016


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Salat Al Kusuf (Solar Eclipse Prayer) to be Led in Haramain

Salat Al Kusuf (Solar Eclipse Prayer), will be led in Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabawi on 29th Dhul Hijjah 1437, corresponding to 1st September 2016.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Juhany has been appointed to lead the Salah in Masjid Al Haram and Sheikh Ali Hudaify in Masjid Al Nabawi. The Salah will start around 11 am

This Hajj season, the Haramain will witness two eclipse Prayer on 1st September and on 16th September.