Monday, October 23, 2017
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The Contradictions of Hajj, Through the Lens of a Smartphone

By Wajahat Ali Fourteen hundred years ago, the Prophet Muhammad and his companions definitely didn’t have to decide between Clarendon and Gingham filters to document the hajj pilgrimage that is recreated by Muslims each year. But then again, they didn’t … Continued

Islam is an intellectual and scientific religion: OIC

JEDDAH: The ministerial meeting preparations for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Science, Technology and Innovation Summit were held in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana. The relevant ministers from the organization’s member states adopted the working document of the OIC … Continued

Afghan Anger Simmers Over U.S. Leaflets Seen as Insulting Islam

By MUJIB MASHAL, FAHIM ABED and FATIMA FAIZI Afghan anger over offensive American leaflets spilled over into protests against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. CreditGhulamullah Habibi/European Pressphoto Agency KABUL, Afghanistan — The sermon at the mosque in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter on Friday sounded … Continued

Honest Hajj pilgrim returns bag with cash and jewelry

MOHAMMED AL-SULAMI JEDDAH: A pilgrim who found a bag containing cash and jewelry has been praised for his honesty after he handed it over to authorities. Lutfi Mohammed Abdulkarim, from Egypt, was looking for pebbles to perform the rami Al-Jamrat … Continued


BY OMAR AKOUR AND AHMED HATEM Muslim pilgrims hold umbrellas as they attend noon prayers outside the Namirah mosque on Arafat Mountain, during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Khalil … Continued

Muslim pilgrims in Muzdalifa prepare for haj’s final stages

By Mahmoud Mourad Muslim pilgrims pray outside Namira Mosque on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem MUZDALIFA, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) – Two million Muslims … Continued

Over 2m flock to Mina as Hajj begins

MINA: More than two million Muslims from around the world arrived in Mina to spend the day of Tarwiyah and follow the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Pilgrims will then head to Mount Arafat on Thursday. Thousands … Continued