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British ambassador embraces Islam, performs Haj

By Siraj Wahab Mina: Among the 19,000 British pilgrims performing Haj this year was British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Simon Paul Collis and his wife Huda Mujarkech. It was known to some diplomats and journalists that he had embraced Islam but there had been no official word. The confirmation came …

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TNTJ serving Hajj pilgrims by donating blood at Jeddah

By Maheen Mohammed Jeddah: Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jamaath (TNTJ), a South Indian organization, Jeddah region has successfully organized a blood donation campaign on yesterday (18/09/15 Friday) aimed at helping the pilgrims for this year’s Hajj. A major hospital in Makkah Province,  King Fahd Hospital (KFHJ),Jeddah, supervised and coordinated the camp, …

Kaaba Key Keeper Sheikh Abdul Qadir Taha Al-Sheibi

Kaaba key keeper dies

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Taha Al-Sheibi, who held the traditional key to the Kaaba, died in Makkah on Thursday. He was 74. The Al-Sheibi family has been holding the position of key-keeper since pre-Islamic times. The family of the present custodians is linked to Sheiba bin Othman Abi Talha who lived …


Deaths During Hajj: (In)Sincerity in Faith

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal An Arab News media report said thirty-three Indians have died so far of illness or old-age ailments during the holy Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year. The majority of them have been buried in Makkah, according to Indian officials. Thousands of Indian Muslims go …