Personally, I would consider this an innovation. Islam only recognises the Adhan as the call to prayer. No bells, no fire and so on. So where did the idea of illumination come from, that too for a distance of 30km? Or is it just a massive compass so people would know which direction to face even though mosques are scattered all over the place!
Muneer Al Jundi passed away Wednesday Jumada Al-Awal 4, 1442 AH, in Stuttgart, Germany. He designed the door of the Ka’bah which was installed in 1399 AH by order of King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, may Allah have mercy on him and forgive him.
It is noteworthy that King Khalid, may Allah have mercy on him, issued his order to change the door of the Ka’bah, as His Majesty noticed that the door that was made during the reign of His Majesty King Abdul-Aziz had worn out and he also ordered the work of another door inside the Ka’bah where a staircase leads to the roof
His name is also on the door of the Ka'ba (see tweet)
Saudi leadership’s plans to empower women and ensure best possible services to female pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in line with Saudi Vision 2030
MAKKAH: The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has appointed around 1,500 females in its different departments to serve female visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
A total of 600 women have been recruited in the Technical and Service Affairs Agency.
The rest of the female staff will be deployed in other departments of the presidency such as electric vehicles, Zamzam watering unit, guidance and intellectual affairs, administrative affairs, public relations, media and communication and the General Department of Internal Auditing.
Dr. Al-Anoud bint Khaled Al-Aboud, deputy president for women’s development affairs, said the step is part of the presidency’s transformational initiatives 2024. It aims to raise the level of services provided in the Two Holy Mosques, she said.
Al-Aboud also said it also part of the Saudi leadership’s plans to empower women and ensure best possible services to female pilgrims and visitors to the Grand Mosque in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
The presidency is continuously taking measures to serve pilgrims and visitors in the best possible manner.
Entry to the Kingdom through land and sea ports has also been suspended
Some flights will be allowed in exceptional circumstances
LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Sunday suspended all international passenger flights for one week in response to a new strain of the coronavirus.
Entry to the Kingdom through land and sea ports has also been suspended and this period may be extended by another week.
The decisions were made in response to the emergence of a potent new strain of the virus in the UK and other European countries.
Some flights will be allowed in exceptional circumstances, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Anyone who has returned to the Kingdom from European countries or high risk countries after Dec. 8 is required to quarantine for two weeks from the date of their arrival.
They must also undergo a COVID-19 test during their self-isolation period and repeat the test every five days.
Anyone who has returned from or transited through a European or high risk country within the last three months must also undergo the test.
The movement of goods, commodities and supply chains from countries where the mutated virus has not appeared will continue as usual.
These travel restrictions will be reviewed in accordance with coronavirus related developments.
Cairo: A bus carrying 16 Egyptian pilgrims overturned in Saudi Arabia, leaving an unspecified number of people dead, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry has said.
The crash occurred about 310 kilometers from the Saudi north-western city of Tabuk while the pilgrims were on their way to perform the Umrah or the lesser pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Egyptian assistant Foreign Minister for Egyptians Abroad, said in a statement.
“The Egyptian consulate in Jeddah closely follows the accident and is in contact with the Saudi authorities to finalize all procedures related to the home return of the Egyptians’ bodies and determine the circumstances of the accident,” he added.
Three were produced dead on arrival at the hospital were 13 are being treated for injuries
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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