Some Hajj operators prefer to retain their accommodation close to the Two Mosques for the entirety of the Hajj tour. This is a non-Aziziyah package (also known as non-shifting).
Many other Hajj operators prefer to retain their accommodation close to the Two Mosques for most of the Hajj tour, but only move to a third location during the Hajj days. The third location is usually Aziziyah (a suburb in Makkah). This is an Aziziyah package (also known as shifting).
An Azizyah package proves advantageous for most pilgrims for the following reasons:
1. Reduced Hajj costs for pilgrims. The prices of hotels close to ...
Discover Madinah with City Sightseeing’s stylish red double-deckers. Tourists are driven along two routes (green and red) and eleven stops visiting some of the best attractions in the city.
The green route includes 4 stops:
– The Prophet’s Mosque
– Al-Baqi cemetery
– The Qur’an exhibition
– Al-Salam Road
The red route includes 7 stops:
– Masjid Al-Qiblatayn
– Al-Khandaq (Battle of the Trench)
– Masjid Quba
– Al-Hijaz Railway Station
– Al-Nur Mall
– Sultana Road
Tours are scheduled every 30 minutes and last approximately 60 ...
For a long time now, the Black Stone at the eastern corner of the Kabah has never been left unattended.
Most people have seen—either in person or through media—a guard standing near the Black Stone holding onto a rope. In fact, 24 guards are assigned to this post over a 24-hour period; a different guard every hour.
The guard’s responsibilities include:
Maintaining the safety of pilgrims at the Black Stone
Alerting guards and staff of any incident requiring immediate attention
Organising the queue of pilgrims or visitors wishing to kiss the Black Stone
Instructing pilgrims the proper manner of kissing the ...
Shaykh Aayid bin Umar accompanied King Faisal bin Abdul Aziz into the Prophet’s Chamber, located in Madinah Mosque, and found that there were locked boxes made of iron. He did not know what was inside them.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, Sheikh Aayid said that King Faisal (reign from 1964 to 1975) ordered that a committee be formed to register the contents of the Chamber.
“We were ordered to enter the Chamber after the evening prayers. We catalogued the contents of the Chamber with the aid of a jewellery expert and historical records to identify items. The first box was examined and we found gold and ...
I cannot help, when talking about Hajj safety, but remember the British researcher Alistair, whom I met three years ago who was in the company of an Australian friend of his. He told me that he was investigating the issue of the safety of communities, and Hajj was one of the environments selected for test and study. After a few trials with the Saudi embassy in England, they finally agreed to grant him a visa to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and to be around the pilgrims and join the pilgrims in their journey between the different rites.
He was a non Muslim, but no sooner did the season of Hajj finish ...