8 Reasons Not to Miss Dubai Modest Fashion Week

8 Reasons Not to Miss Dubai Modest Fashion Week

By Georgina Brace

Fresh from successful launches in Istanbul and London, highly anticipated Dubai Modest Fashion Week (DMFW) debuts on 8th – 9th December at Burj Park, Downtown Dubai. Created by the founders of Think Fashion and Red Connect, the two-day event will include an action packed roster showcasing the latest modest fashion trends from an eclectic mix […]

Meet the 104-Year-Old Indonesian Woman Performing Hajj This Year

Meet the 104-Year-Old Indonesian Woman Performing Hajj This Year

by Marwa Khalifa

“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), I am going to Mecca, I am going to Hajj,” this is how a 104-year-old Indonesian woman expressed her excitement after she arrived on Saturday in Jeddah.     Ibu Mariah Marghani Muhammad, is thought to be one of the oldest people to perform pilgrimage this year, and the oldest […]

Mecca to Install the World’s Largest Umbrellas for Pilgrims

Mecca to Install the World’s Largest Umbrellas for Pilgrims

Saudi Arabia can be really sunny, AKA really hot, and that’s no good. In an attempt to combat the heat, they’ve decided to install the world’s largest umbrellas — covering 53×53 meters — in Mecca’s Grand Mosque.     The umbrellas will be ready just in time to provide shade for next year’s pilgrims.   […]

4 Documented Deaths So Far During Hajj Season

4 Documented Deaths So Far During Hajj Season

Hajj season has, unfortunately, become synonymous with more than just millions of Muslims from around the world gathering in the holy city of Mecca, in order to perform an annual pilgrimage. Indeed, Hajj season has become synonymous with a large number of death -and sometimes even severe illnesses- that are mainly caused by suffocation, stampedes, […]

Emirates Goes Above and Beyond to Help Muslims Across the World Do Hajj

Emirates Goes Above and Beyond to Help Muslims Across the World Do Hajj

Eid Al Adha is upon us, and Muslims are preparing to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. One airline has decided to help Muslims in a very, very big way to cross the world to do Hajj — that airline is Emirates, obviously.       According to POPSUGAR, they’ve just announced that […]

Here’s What the Great Mosque of Mecca Looks Like from Space

Here’s What the Great Mosque of Mecca Looks Like from Space

  Millions of Muslims flock towards the world’s largest mosque in Saudi Arabia for hajj and umrah pilgrimages.     The Great Mosque of Mecca is known for looking pretty glorious. But, just like us, we’re pretty sure you’ve wondered how the ginormous mosque looks from afar — specifically space.     A new satellite […]

More than 700 Pilgrims Killed in Stampede During Hajj

More than 700 Pilgrims Killed in Stampede During Hajj

A stampede has killed over 700 people, and injured 800 others in Minna, the tent city located around 2 miles from Mecca. The stampede happened during one of the last rituals of the Hajj season, where pilgrims symbolically stone the devil. According to a source in Minna, the stampede was caused by too many pilgrims […]

30 Beautiful Photos of Muslim Pilgrims During Hajj in Makkah

30 Beautiful Photos of Muslim Pilgrims During Hajj in Makkah

With Eid just around the corner, the pilgrim’s Hajj ritual is coming to an end just in time for Eid celebrations. And though we aren’t there to feel the intense spirituality, these photographs make us wish we were.                                   […]

DIY: Embrace the Eid Spirit With These Fantastic Eid Decorations

DIY: Embrace the Eid Spirit With These Fantastic Eid Decorations

Remember your childhood and how excited you used to get about Eid? Make your kids feel the same way by letting them help decorate the house and making these awesome Eid crafts. It will add a fascinating spirit to the entire household. We can’t wait to make these!     Eid Buttons   Get instructions […]

What You Need to Know About the MERS Virus

What You Need to Know About the MERS Virus

  So the Middle East has finally made a contribution to modern medicine and this time it’s a disease. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is the name given to the deadly virus that was first reported last year in Saudi Arabia and is responsible for the death of 58 people worldwide to date. MERS […]