Preparing for the Hajj

Saudi Arabian Minister Tawfiq bin Fawzan al-Rabiah announced on January 9 that pandemic restrictions on pilgrimage have been lifted. Fawzan al-Rabiah is the Hajj

Hajj Pilgrimage Begins

2019 Hajj Pilgrimage Begins with Millions of Muslims Traveling to Mecca

Millions of Muslims start to make their way to Mecca for Hajj. It is essential for every able-bodied Muslim on this planet to perform

Iran and Saudi Arabia Fight War Of Words Over Muslim Holy Sites

Iran and Saudi Arabia Fight War of Words Over Muslim Holy Sites

Religion Becomes Part Of Geopolitical Struggle Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, has attacked Saudi Arabian control over Mecca and Medina, the

Religion in Saudi Arabia

Religion’s Major Influence in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is dominated by Sunni Muslims. Islam is the state religion of Saudi Arabia.[/tweetit] Approximately 93 percent of Saudis are Muslim. The majority

Hajj 2017

Massive Numbers of Muslim Pilgrims Affected By Conflict

The annual pilgrimage done in the midst of a middle east crisis Approximately two million devout Muslims from all over the world have converged

China Bans Islamic Baby Names with Religious Connotation in Xinjiang

An Islamic name ban has been put in place by the Chinese government in Muslim majority Xinjiang. Chinese authorities in the Muslim-dominant Xinjiang province

Muslim Men Compete to Be Next Prayer Caller in the ‘American Idol’ Style Contest

Israeli reality TV 'A Muezzin is Born' Israel has proposed a "Muezzin Bill" which if implemented, will restrict loudspeaker use for religious purposes. Unsurprisingly,

Saudi Arabia Drops Islamic Calendar in Favor of Gregorian Calendar

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia now runs on the "Western" Gregorian calendar. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has switched from the lunar-centric Hijri calendar

The Pilgrimage to Mecca from a Woman's Perspective

The Pilgrimage to Mecca from a Woman’s Perspective

How does the female Muslim pilgrim fit into the Hajj religious pilgrimage? The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the "Hajj," sees a massive gathering

Electronic Safety Bracelets to be Issued to Hajj Pilgrims

2016 Hajj Pilgrims will be given electronic safety bracelets in hopes of avoiding another tragedy. The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca,