Lailat Al Miraj: Muslims Celebrate Prophet Muhammad’s Ascension to Heaven

May 5 marks an important festival in the Islamic calendar, Lailat al Miraj. Lailat al Miraj, remembers the Prophet Muhammad’s journey from Mecca to

Iran and Saudi Arabia Will Come Together for Rare Meeting to Discuss Hajj Pilgrimage

Iran and Saudi Arabia Will Come Together for Rare Meeting to Discuss Hajj Pilgrimage

Iran has decided to send a team of delegates to Saudi Arabia to discuss safety arrangements for this year's Hajj. The Hajj is an

Why Prophet Muhammad Is Very Dear and Important For Muslims

Muhammad has had significant contributions, not only for Muslims, but to all mankind. Every Muslim in his/her entire life will try to have a

Mecca Stampede Kills Over 700 People, 863 Injured During Holy Pilgrimage

More than 700 pilgrims lost their lives in a stampede that occurred outside the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. According to authorities, this

Watch Gay Muslim’s Daring Pilgrimage to Mecca in ‘A Sinner in Mecca’

Parvez Sharma, a gay Muslim, filmed his Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, taking viewers where they've never been before. Imagine that you’ve been brought up

Problems on the Road to Hajj: Saudi Arabia Warns of Unrest, Cases of MERS

Pilgrims from all over the world are gathering at Mecca for Hajj as the Health Ministry is warning of MERS. There has been a

Crane Collapsed in Mecca Just Days Before Muslim Pilgrimage Starts

Disaster in Mecca caused several deaths and left hundreds of pilgrims injured. Over one hundred people died as a crane toppled over the Grand

UK Coroners Must Consult Religious Beliefs Before Doing Autopsies

Coroners must adhere to the wishes of the deceased’s family if a non-invasive procedure could determine the cause of death, rather than an autopsy.

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Gay Muslim Filmmaker Risks His Life on His Pilgrimage to Mecca

Gay Muslim filmmaker documents his journey to Mecca, where homosexuality is punishable by death, in his latest documentary A Sinner in Mecca. It might seem silly to

World’s Largest Hotel, Abraj Kudai, to Open in Mecca

The world’s largest hotel, Abraj Kudai, will open in Mecca in 2017. But some consider it just part of the controversial transformation of the