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Saudi Arabia empties Khana-e-Kaaba for ‘sterilisation’ amid coronavirus fear

Kingdo­m declar­es three new corona­virus cases, bringi­ng total number of report­ed infect­ions to five Kingdom declares three new coronavirus cases, bringing total number of reported infections to five. SCREEN GRAB MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia on Thursday emptied Makkah’s Grand Mosque for sterilisation over fears of the novel coronavirus, an unprecedented move after the…
bubmag
March 5, 2020
Mecca

COVID-19 | Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran

The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca, while Iran cancelled on Friday prayers in major cities. The decisions in Riyadh and Tehran affected both Sunni and Shiite…
bubmag
March 4, 2020
Mecca

Language across boundaries

Written by Geeta Chaudhary | Updated: March 2, 2020 9:42:18 am Since ancient times, Sanskrit has been an important language in India.Languages never belong to a particular religion. But members of various religious communities do speak different languages to foster understanding among themselves. It is a cultural bond that unites…
bubmag
March 1, 2020
Mecca

The Year of the Elephant

Year of the ElephantThe Year of the Elephant (Arabic: عام الفيل‎, ˤĀmu l-Fīl) is the name in Islamic history for the year approximately equating to 570 AD. According to Islamic tradition, it was in this year that Muhammad was born. The name is derived from an event said to have…
bubmag
March 1, 2020
Mecca

Q&A: Saudis halt Muslim pilgrimage over virus fears

HajjSaudi Arabia’s unprecedented decision to halt the umrah pilgrimage amid the global outbreak of a new virus could prevent millions of Muslims from undertaking a major religious rite that many spend years saving up for. Unlike the hajj pilgrimage, which takes place once a year and is required for all…
bubmag
February 28, 2020
Mecca

Amid virus, Saudis close Islam’s holiest sites to foreigners

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia on Thursday closed off the holiest sites in Islam to foreign pilgrims over the coronavirus, disrupting travel for thousands of Muslims already headed to the kingdom and potentially affecting plans later this year for millions more ahead of the fasting month of Ramadan…
bubmag
February 27, 2020
Mecca

Q&A: Saudis halt Muslim pilgrimage over virus fears

CAIRO -- Saudi Arabia's unprecedented decision to halt the umrah pilgrimage amid the global outbreak of a new virus could prevent millions of Muslims from undertaking a major religious rite that many spend years saving up for. Unlike the hajj pilgrimage, which takes place once a year and is required…
bubmag
February 27, 2020
Mecca

Q&A: Saudis halt Muslim pilgrimage over virus fears

CAIRO (AP) — Saudi Arabia's unprecedented decision to halt the umrah pilgrimage amid the global outbreak of a new virus could prevent millions of Muslims from undertaking a major religious rite that many spend years saving up for.Unlike the hajj pilgrimage, which takes place once a year and is required…
bubmag
February 27, 2020
Mecca

Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran cases spike

Saudi Arabia banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj pilgrimage looms. Published 27 February 2020 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)…
bubmag
February 27, 2020