Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Russian astronaut, Sergey Ryazanskiy, recently shared some amazing images of the Grand Mosque in Mecca taken from space, and they literally look out of this world.   A post shared by Sergey Ryazanskiy (@sergeyiss) on Sep 4, 2017 at 12:49pm PDT   He captioned the post: “The holiest place in the Islamic world. #Mecca is […]

Evacuation of over 600 Pilgrims After Fire Breaks out in Mecca Hotel

Evacuation of over 600 Pilgrims After Fire Breaks out in Mecca Hotel

Yesterday, a fire broke out in a 15-storey hotel occupied by 600 Turkish and Yemeni pilgrims in Aziziyah neighborhood, located in Mecca (KSA). Thanks to civil defense teams and disaster risk reduction procedures, no casualties have been reported.     The Saudi Press Agency quoted a spokesman for the Saudi Civil Defense General Department in Mecca, […]

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Most Special Way

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Most Special Way

  As if you needed a reason to visit Abu Dhabi. Hajj: Memories of a Journey, an exhibition that tells the story and history of Makkah and the rituals of Haj, will open on September 19, at the grounds of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.   Organised by the mosque, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and […]

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.                                   […]

#Mecca_Live Shows the World the Peacefulness of Islam

#Mecca_Live Shows the World the Peacefulness of Islam

Last night, Snap Chat live streemed snaps from Muslims in Makkah participating in the Ramadan rituals of one of the holiest nights for Muslims: Laylet El Kadr. While Islam has been viewed as a religion of terrorism, violence and extremists, the entire world got to see a different version of Islam through the beautiful snaps […]

World’s Biggest Hotel to Be Built in Makkah

World’s Biggest Hotel to Be Built in Makkah

  The world’s biggest hotel is being planned for construction in Makkah. The hotel, slated for completion in 2017, will be 45 stories tall, containing 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants and four helipads.     The desert fortress-style hotel will have a 10-story podium with 12 towers built on top, and the base of the building will […]

13 Fascinating Pilgrimage Sites in the Middle East

13 Fascinating Pilgrimage Sites in the Middle East

The Middle East region is anything but short of diversity and richness when it comes to history and culture. It’s the home of the three Abrahamic religions, and millions and millions of people flock here every year to show their dedication and devotion to whichever religion or faith they believe in. These are some of […]

Photos to Remind You How Beautiful Makkah Is

Photos to Remind You How Beautiful Makkah Is

Makkah needs no introduction. A place where people come to start anew, repent their sins or even use it as a time to extend their spiritual journey. With the current heart-wrenching conflict between Gaza and Israel as well as the holy month coming to an end, we felt the need to celebrate the beautiful images of […]