Hajj Commences Amid Gaza War: Over 1.5 Million Gather in Mecca

IQNA – Over 1.5 million Muslim pilgrims have convened in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, marking the commencement of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage, which unfolds against the backdrop of the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
Iranian Hajj Pilgrims in Arafah
IQNA – All Iranian pilgrims, along with those in other countries, were in the Plain of Arafat (Arafah) near Mecca Friday night.   
10:56 , 2024 Jun 15
Hajj 2024: Over 1.5 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Mecca
IQNA – Over 1.5 million Muslims from around the globe have converged on Mecca as the Hajj pilgrimage commences this week.
13:01 , 2024 Jun 12
Islamic Nations Announce Days for Eid al-Adha 2024
IQNA – Islamic countries have announced dates that will mark Eid-Adha in the year 2024.
10:29 , 2024 Jun 11
Golf Carts Offer Elderly, Disabled Hajj Pilgrims Convenient Transportation in Mecca
IQNA – More than 250 golf carts have been deployed at the holy sites in Mecca for Hajj.
20:09 , 2024 Jun 11
Registration Begins for Obtaining Permission to Set Up Arbaeen Moukebs  
IQNA – Iranians willing to set up Moukebs during the annual Arbaeen march can register for obtaining the necessary permission, an official said.
11:05 , 2024 Jun 11
Hajj 2024: Over 1.2M Pilgrims Arrive in Saudi Arabia as Temperature Rises
IQNA – Over 1.2 million pilgrims have already arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage amid soaring temperatures.
16:15 , 2024 Jun 07
Iraq Begins Preparations of 2024 Arbaeen March
IQNA – Iraq’s Interior Minister, Abdul Amir Al-Shammari, recently shared insights on the security measures being put in place for the upcoming Arbaeen pilgrimage.
14:00 , 2024 Jun 10
Measures to Mitigate Heat-Related Health Risks for Hajj Pilgrims Effective: Study
IQNA – A new study has found that measures like using mist fans and water mist columns to cool the air in open spaces and reduce the heat on crowds of Hajj pilgrims are effecting in reducing heat-related health risks.
10:10 , 2024 Jun 10
Smart Robot in Medina Gives Health Advice to Pilgrims
IQNA – A smart robot service launched in the holy city of Medina is aimed at assisting pilgrims visiting the Prophet's Mosque, including by giving them health advice.
19:06 , 2024 Jun 09
Bahraini Scholars Choose Motto of This Year’s Ashura
IQNA – Muslim scholars in Bahrain selected the motto for this year’s Day of Ashura.
17:02 , 2024 Jun 09
Saudi Authorities Clear Mecca of Over 300,000 Unregistered Pilgrims
IQNA – Saudi Arabia confirmed that its security forces have removed hundreds of thousands of unregistered pilgrims from Mecca in anticipation of the upcoming Hajj, which commences next week.
10:47 , 2024 Jun 09
Najaf Governor Named Honorary Servant of Jamkaran Mosque
IQNA – The Jamkaran Mosque's custodian has conferred the title of honorary servant upon Yusuf Makki, the Governor of Najaf.
16:56 , 2024 Jun 08