14-Year-Old Boy Detained by Saudi Police for Dancing to ‘Macarena’

14-Year-Old Boy Detained by Saudi Police for Dancing to ‘Macarena’

Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need pic.twitter.com/fui9v2UuDF — Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 19, 2017   Okay so, four days ago Twitter user Ahmed Al Omran posted a video of the coolest Jeddah boy busting some moves to the iconic ’90s hit “Macarena.” The tweet went viral, […]

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 […]

These Photos of Saudi Pilots Breaking Their Fast Will Give You Goosebumps

These Photos of Saudi Pilots Breaking Their Fast Will Give You Goosebumps

  Mecca gets particularly crowded during the holy month of Ramadan. To ensure worshipers to remain as safe as possible, Saudi Arabia deployed pilots flying Black Hawk Choppers above Mecca’s Royal Clock Tower, monitoring and ensuring the safety of those on the ground.     A photographer took photos of two of the pilots breaking […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Saudi Man Arrested While Attempting to Set Fire to Kaaba

VIDEO: Saudi Man Arrested While Attempting to Set Fire to Kaaba

by Salma Hossam

  A video circulating on social media shows security forces apprehending a Saudi man in front of the Kabaa in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Monday night.     The man, a Saudi citizen in his 40s, “poured petrol on himself and tried to set it alight”, said Major Sameh Al Salami, police spokesman at the Grand […]

Horrific Tweets Calling The Mecca Crane Accident Karma For 9/11

Horrific Tweets Calling The Mecca Crane Accident Karma For 9/11

When tragedy struck at Mecca, all hell broke loose on Twitter and it was not to express condolences. On September 11th, a huge red construction crane collapsed into part of the Masjid Al-Haram. Officials said strong winds and heavy rains resulted in the accident, which killed at least 107 people. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman says […]

#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 […]

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 […]