14 Jordanians Die in Intense Heat During Hajj Pilgrimage
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by Emma Bubola
9h ago
The pilgrims died as a result of exposure to extreme sun and heat, Jordan’s official news agency said, as hundreds of thousands poured into Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Muslim holy trip ..read more
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Behind the Story: How a Writer Prepared for a 40,000-Mile Trip
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7M ago
The dozens of books that T writer Aatish Taseer read before his journey through Bolivia, Mongolia and Iraq, and what he learned from each pilgrimage ..read more
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New Saudi Rules on Pilgrimages Upend a Rite for New York Muslims
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by Liam Stack
1y ago
The hajj, a holy trip to Mecca that Muslims are encouraged to take once in their lives, used to be big business. Then the rules changed ..read more
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Saudi Arabia Eases Some Covid Precautions Before the Hajj
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by Nada Rashwan
1y ago
Even as coronavirus cases rise steadily, the kingdom has announced the lifting of most Covid precautions as it prepares to receive roughly a million Muslim pilgrims ..read more
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Saudi Arabia will allow a million hajj pilgrims to visit Mecca, with Covid precautions.
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by Victoria Kim
1y ago
Vaccinations and negative tests will be required for those who attend the annual ritual ..read more
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Saudi Arabia Lifts a Ban on Foreign Pilgrims Heading to Mecca
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by Asmaa al-Omar
1y ago
Starting this week, pilgrims fully vaccinated against the coronavirus by certain vaccines from outside the kingdom can apply to join the umrah pilgrimage ..read more
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Saudi Arabia Limits Hajj to 60,000 From Within the Country
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by Michael Wolgelenter
1y ago
The annual Muslim pilgrimage is scheduled to begin in mid-July, and attendees must be vaccinated and between 18 and 65 years old, the Saudi Press Agency said ..read more
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From Iraq, an Intimate Glimpse of the Religious Holiday of Arbaeen
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by Andrea DiCenzo
1y ago
Every year, millions of pilgrims descend on the central Iraqi city of Karbala to commemorate the Shiite holiday of Arbaeen, one of the largest organized gatherings in the world ..read more
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Pilgrims, Fewer and Socially Distanced, Arrive in Mecca for Annual Hajj
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by Vivian Yee
1y ago
The coronavirus pandemic has curtailed the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, limiting the number of people and barring people from outside the kingdom ..read more
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Saudi Arabia Drastically Limits Hajj Pilgrimage to Prevent Viral Spread
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by Ben Hubbard
1y ago
Saudi Arabia said only “very limited numbers” of pilgrims could perform the hajj this year, with only Saudis and foreign nationals already in the kingdom allowed to take part ..read more
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