Why Makkah’s Marble Flooring Is Cool To Touch


FOR anyone who has performed the Umrah or Haj pilgrimages, they will have probably noticed the coolness under foot when they stepped onto the marble floors of the Grand Mosque and around the Holy Ka'bah in Makkah.

Many have debated the reason behind the cold feeling, given Saudi Arabia’s searing summer temperatures.

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Muslim Clinic In USA Treats Poor For Free


AL-SHIFAFree Health Clinic, located in the outskirts of San Bernardino in the US, serves low-income and uninsured patients and has been in operation for over 16 years now.

The clinic is situated in an area where nearly a third of all residents live below the poverty line and many don’t have access to cars or other transport. This is evident in the fact that while the clinic will be full with patients waiting for treatment, the parking lot will hardly have any cars.

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Jordan Completes Restoration Work At Al-Aqsa

The mosaic walls inside the Dome of the Rock have been restored through a project funded by Jordan. — File photo

AMMAN Jerusalem’s Awqaf Department and Awqaf Council announced in the end of 2016 the completion of “two historic projects” as part of the Hashemite restoration for Al- Aqsa Mosque, the Jordan News Agency reported.

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US Students Form Protective Wall Around Praying Muslim Classmates

US Students Form Protective Wall Around Praying Muslim ClassmatesFarhan Ali (President of the MSA) leading the prayer

HUNDREDS of students at Michigan University formed a circle around their Muslim classmates so they could pray safely after a woman wearing a headscarf was threatened.

According to Ann Arbor police, a man ordered the woman to remove her headscarf and said he would set her on fire with a lighter if she refused.

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3.2 million Indonesians on Hajj wait list


JEDDAH — There are 3.2 million Indonesians on the Hajj wait list, said Joko Asmoro, chairman of the Indonesian Muslim Association for Hajj and Umrah Travels, during a press conference in Jeddah recently, according to a report by Saudi Gazette. Being the largest Muslim country with some 220 million Muslims, Indonesia faces a huge demand from its citizens eager to perform Hajj.

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Makkah Emir starts Hajj campaign for ethical behavior

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah, visits the Kiswa factory in Makkah recently. He was received by Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, head of the Two Holy Mosques' Affairs, and other senior officials.- Saudi Press Agency

MAKKAH — Saudi Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, has launched the annual “Hajj is Worship and Civilized Behavior.” campaign. This year the campaign’s theme is: “Hajj is a message of peace,” the Saudi Gazette reported recently.

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