The Hajj News
Annual Pilgrimage Begins in Saudi Arabia a Year After Deadly Stampede
Some two million Muslims from around the globe began the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. The five-day pilgrimage is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. Pilgrims are encircling Islam 's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kabaa in the holy city of Mecca, amid
Muhammad Ali a champion for his faith until the end
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Muhammad Ali was many things during his life, but above all else he was a Muslim. This isn't my opinion. This was Ali's belief. "Everything I do now, I do to please Allah," he once said. "I conquered the world, and it didn't bring me happiness. The only true satisfaction comes
Inside the Immigration File of San Bernardino Shooter Tashfeen Malik
The San Bernardino shooters -- Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Farook -- emailed for several weeks before deciding to meet each other for the first time, according to Malik's immigration file, portions of which were released today by the House Judiciary Committee. The 21-page file reveals
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Praises Nuclear Deal in His UN Address
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was practically effusive today in his praise for the nuclear deal struck between Iran and Western nations this summer. He said the deal was created as a result of the "careful and clear diplomatic effort." He went on to call it "an international instrument," "a
Pope Francis Offers Prayers for Muslim Pilgrims Who Died During Hajj: 'I Unite Myself With You All'
As Pope Francis spoke at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York this evening, he offers prayers for the hundreds of Muslim pilgrims killed today during Hajj. "I would like to express two sentiments for my Muslim brothers and sisters," he said. "My sentiments of closeness in the face of tragedy.
Stampede at Hajj Kills More Than 700 People, Officials Say
At least 717 people died today and 863 were injured in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca, the Saudi Civil Defense Agency confirms, making it one of the deadliest incidents occurring during the annual hajj pilgrimage. A senior State Department official said they were not aware of any Americans
More Than 100 Dead in Mecca Crane Collapse
At least 107 people have been killed and 238 others injured after a crane collapsed at the Grand Mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia , according to local authorities. The Saudi civil defense confirmed via Twitter that both the death toll and injury count continue to rise. The deadly incident came as
From the World Cup to Mecca: Can Big Events Spread Diseases?
Catching a disease may be the last thing on your mind as people gather for commencement ceremonies, sporting events or religious pilgrimages in the coming months, but they may be sharing more than memories when they come together. Gatherings that draw people from all over the world will occur in
Today in Pictures: World Series, Hajj Pilgrimage and Hurricane Sandy
San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval reacts at home after hitting his third home run of the game during the fifth inning of Game 1 of baseball’s World Series against the Detroit Tigers, Oct. 24, 2012, in San Francisco. (David J. Phillip/AP Photo) Click to see...
Saudi Health Officials Brace for Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca
Saudi Arabian health officials are bracing for the Hajj , the annual pilgrimage to Mecca expected to draw more than 2 million Muslims from around the world. This year's pilgrimage, set to begin Oct. 24, will come one month after the discovery of a SARS-like virus linked to the death of a Saudi man