I Look Forward To Hajj And Hope To Refresh Both My Mind And Body

Maham Choudhry | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maham Choudhry

Hajj was more like a camping trip, setting up tents, waiting in lines to go to the bathroom and sleeping under the stars, except with millions of other people around you doing the exact same thing. Of all the times I've done Hajj, the only part that was difficult to bear was the heat, this year being the hottest I've ever experienced. But then again, Hajj isn't meant to be easy. It is supposed to be a mental and spiritual journey.

Six Britons Killed In Saudi Arabia Road Crash, Foreign Office Says

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Six Britons have died in a minibus crash in Saudi Arabia, the Foreign Office has said. Those killed had just completed the Umruh, the pilgrimage to Me...

Saudi Arabia: Burger Bars, Sky Scrapers and a Whole Lot of Lost History

Sara Yasmin Anwar | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Sara Yasmin Anwar

It's no secret that relics of Islam's history have been deliberately targeted and destroyed in Saudi Arabia, especially in Mecca and Medina, but very ...

Give Hajj Pilgrims Safety Training To Avoid Further Tragedy, UK Muslim Leaders Urge

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

British Muslim leaders say pilgrims heading to the hajj must be given safety training following the horrifying crush at the holy city of Mecca that ki...

At Least 717 Dead In Stampede At Hajj Pilgrimage Outside Mecca

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

The death toll from the Hajj pilgrimage outside Mecca has reached 717 making it the worst stampede death toll since 1990 when 1,400 died. Saudi Ar...

Video Shows Crane Collapse On Grand Mosque In Mecca

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

Amateur video footage depicts the moment a crane fell at Mecca, killing more than a hundred and injuring many more. At least 107 people died on Fri...

Many Dead After Crane Collapse On Grand Mosque In Mecca

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES At least 107 people died on Friday following the collapse of a towering construction crane at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi...

Snapchat's Mecca Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers Was Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Social media app Snapchat has broadcast a compilation of images and videos from worshippers in Mecca in a ground-breaking 'story' that's got millions ...

Saudi Arabia's First 'Halal' Sex Shop Could Be Opening Soon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

An entrepreneur says he hopes to open the first “halal” sex shop in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In comments reported by Arabic news ...

Saudi Arabia Funding the Islamic State? Unlikely

Alastair Sloan | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK
Alastair Sloan

It's trendy to blame the Islamic State on Saudi Arabia - either the shifty House of Saud turning a blind eye to crazed Sunni extremists wiring money up to Mosul, or directly backing the group as part of their nefarious plan for world domination. Neither theory makes much sense.

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

45-Stone Woman Winched By Crane To Complete Hajj

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Hajj is the sacred journey that all Muslims are instructed to make before they die. And one 45-stone Egyptian woman was so determined to reach the...

LOOK: Hajj Pilgrims Circle The Kaaba In Mecca

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Scores of Muslims circled the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, a key part of the Hajj pilgrimage, on Tuesday. More than one million people are taking part i...

Hajj Pilgrims on Mount Arafat

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Clad in white in the early morning sun, these extraordinary pictures capture moments of prayer, joy and rest as Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat, ne...

Eid Al-Fitr 2013: Muslims Celebrate The End Of Ramadan (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan are taking place across the world. Traditionally, the holy month of fasting ends with the sigh...

Why Are Muslims Being Told To Stay Away From Mecca?

PA | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Health officials have advised elderly Muslims not to take part in the annual pilgrimage to Mecca because of the new Sars-like virus. Pregnant women...

PICTURED: Toddler Zipped Into Body Bag Before Medics Realised He Had Survived The Crash That Killed His Family

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

The British toddler pulled from the wreckage of a car crash and sent to a morgue by mistake after emergency workers thought he had died, has been pict...

Twitter Will Damn Your Soul, Warns Saudi Religious Police Boss

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK

The head of Saudi Arabia’s religious police has condemned Twitter and all those who use it. Sheikh Abdul Latif Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh said a Saudi...

British Toddler Accidentally Sent To Morgue In Body Bag After Saudi Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

UPDATE Toddler Zipped Into Body Bag Before Medics Realised He Had Survived The Crash That Killed His Family Is Pictured A British toddler pulled fr...

Superstorm Sandy 'Caused By Iranian Secret Engineering With Help From The Brave Lions Of Syria'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The Superstorm which battered America’s East Coast killing at least 50 people was allegedly caused by top-secret Iranian engineering, as championed ...

Eid Marked Across Muslim World (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Friday marks the beginning of an important three-day holiday for Muslims across the world with millions across the world joining together to pray, wor...

Indian Woman Claims She Is World's Oldest Dwarf, Aged 113 (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

An Indian pensioner who says she is 113-years-old is staking a claim as the world's oldest dwarf. Zeenat Bi has Government pension records stating...

Stunning Eid Pictures Show Worshippers

Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

These stunning images show Muslim pilgrims inside the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws thr...

Channel 4 Receives 1,000 Complaints Over 'Reckless' Islam Documentary

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Thousands of viewers have complained to Channel 4 about a documentary on Islam, which suggested Mecca might not have been the real birthplace of the P...