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Madinah Buses Offer Shuttle Service to Prophet’s Mosque for Eid Al-Adha Prayer

Madinah: The Madinah Bus Project, overseen by the Madinah Region Development Authority, will provide a shuttle service during Eid Al-Adha 1445 AH to transport citizens, residents, and visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque. The shuttle service will operate from 2:00 AM to 8:00 AM, coinciding with the conclusion of Eid prayers at the Prophet’s Mosque. The authority encourages passengers to access the following link to view the bus stops and select their preferred departure point: Source: Saudi Press Agency

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Custodian of Two Holy Mosques’ Groundbreaking Project: Arafat Sermon to Reach One Billion Global Listeners

Arafat: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has launched a groundbreaking initiative to translate sermons delivered at the Grand Mosque and Prophet’s Mosque and the Arafat sermon delivered at Namira Mosque. This project, spearheaded by the Presidency of Religious Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, serves as a cornerstone in spreading the message of moderation and centrism espoused by these holy sites. This year, the Arafat sermon translation is projected to reach a staggering one billion listeners worldwide, translated into 20 languages. The translated sermons promote peace, coexistence, and a deeper understanding of Islam

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Pilgrims Converge at Arafat for the Central Rite of Hajj

Arafat: As dawn broke today, the ninth of Dhu Al-Hijjah, pilgrims embarked on the pinnacle of their Hajj journey to the sacred grounds of Arafat. Clad in ihram garments, their hearts filled with faith and reverence, they fervently prayed to Allah for forgiveness and mercy. Pilgrims marched to Arafat under comprehensive security arrangements coordinated by personnel from various sectors. These security personnel ensured the smooth flow of both vehicles and pedestrians by securing routes and implementing transportation and dispatching plans. They also provided guidance and ensured the safety of the pilgrims. Government sectors are providing numerous services in the Arafat

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Namira Mosque Ready to Receive Pilgrims on Day of Arafah

Arafat: The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance has completed its preparations to welcome pilgrims for the Day of Arafah at Namira Mosque in the Arafat area. The preparations include covering the mosque with luxurious carpets, providing digital interactive guidance screens and Wi-Fi, and preparing 1,000 restrooms to ensure comfort and peace of mind for pilgrims, in line with the wise leadership’s directives to utilize all resources for the service of pilgrims. This year, the ministry completed a $3 million project to cool the courtyards behind Namira Mosque. The new system uses air-cooling technology with misting to bring down

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NCM Research Tackles Heat Stress Risks for Pilgrims in Makkah

Mina: The National Center for Meteorology (NCM) has begun its field research on heat stress and sunstroke risks during this year’s Hajj season. This initiative aims to collaborate with relevant authorities to minimize heat-related illnesses among pilgrims. According to NCM, the study involves measuring temperature, wind speed, and humidity inside and outside pilgrim camps. This data, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, will be used to assess heat stress levels and predict potential sunstroke cases, ultimately safeguarding the health and safety of pilgrims. Source: Saudi Press Agency

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