Mecca Tourism (2020): Best of Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The prophet Mohammed’s birthplace is Islam’s spiritual center and is strictly off-limits to non-Muslims. The pillars of Islam state that all Muslims with the means must undertake Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca, once in their lifetime. Those who visit the holy city are rewarded not just by proximity to landmarks and religious sites crucial to…

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Mecca reopens for limited ‘umrah’ pilgrimage after COVID-19 hiatus

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Mask-clad Muslims circled Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths on Sunday (Oct 4), as Saudi authorities partially resumed the year-round umrah pilgrimage amid extensive health precautions after seven-month coronavirus hiatus.Thousands of worshippers entered the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in batches to perform the ritual of circling the…

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Umrah pilgrims return to a Mecca stilled by COVID-19 slump

By 4 Min ReadMECCA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Mecca slowly stirred from a seven-month hibernation on Sunday as pilgrims trickled in after Saudi authorities partially lifted a coronavirus ban on performing umrah – a pilgrimage to Islam’s two holiest sites that is undertaken at any time of year.Millions of Muslims from around the world usually…

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Saudi Arabia’s Umrah plan to ensure flow of pilgrims

Saudi Arabia’s Umrah plan to ensure flow of pilgrims /node/1740951/saudi-arabiaThe resumption of Umrah will take place in three phases, each with a certain capacity and under constant supervision, similar to the standards enforced during the Hajj pilgrimage last August. (Ministry of Media)Short Urlhttps://arab.news/998x5Updated 28 September 2020Rawan Radwan & Mohammed KinaniSeptember 28, 2020 00:51Saudi Arabia reopens…

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