May be, weak imaan, like we Indians, will not make intentions to see the developments around Haram. And wander around seeing developments. "Eh hamare haan naheen hai"
I quote from Maulana Hakeem Akhtar Sahib RA
"Why did Allah chose this place for his house. Makkah surrounded by dark mountains, no vegetation, no scenic beauty. (Taif, a tourist spot is not very far).
The answer is; My servants, when they visit my house, must concentrate on my house only, no distraction".
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Maintain good relation, else good advice is also taken as abuse and rejected: Mufti Taqi Usmani DB
Strict precautionary measures are in place to ensure that the coronavirus is not spread at the Prophet’s Mosque
The last 10 days of Ramadan are considered to be the most blessed period of the holy month
April 29, 2021
MADINAH: The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah is ready to receive worshippers during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
The last 10 days of Ramadan, due to start on Sunday, are considered to be the most blessed period of the holy month, during which the Night of Power falls.
Muslims believe that the Night of Power (Lailat Al-Qadr) is the night when the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, and mosques all around the world are filled with the faithful during this period. The reward for worshipping on this night is better than the reward of 1000 months of worship at other times, according to the Qur’an.
The night on which the Night of Power falls is not known so as to encourage worshippers to seek the exact night throughout this time, although it is believed to fall on one of the odd nights in the 10-day period.
Strict precautionary measures are in place to ensure that the coronavirus is not spread at the Prophet’s Mosque and steps are being taken to ensure that worshippers are able to worship in comfort, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced that permits for midnight prayers (Qiyamul Layl) at the Grand Mosque can be reserved via the Eatmarna and Tawakkalna apps.
JEDDAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Thursday new permits would be available for Qiyam Al-Layl prayers — a voluntary prayer offered between the Isha prayer and the Fajr prayer (before dawn) — during the last 10 days of Ramadan, through the Tawakkalna and Eatmarna apps.
Meanwhile, various ministries and government departments have stressed the necessity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccinations for their employees as a condition for entering their places of work.
Employees will have to update their status on the Tawakkalna app, and only those who have received a vaccination, and have the word “immunized” on their app, will be allowed in.
The ministries of justice, health, education, the Border Guards, Air Defense and the National Guard have all begun to list employees who have not received vaccines, to protect them and those around them from potential infection while at work.
Saudis and expats in the Kingdom continue to receive their COVID-19 jabs, with 8,969,167 people inoculated so far.
Saudi Arabia reported 11 more COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday. The death toll now stands at 6,946.
The Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 1,026 new cases, meaning that 416,307 people have now contracted the disease. There are 9,852 active cases, with 1,312 of them in critical condition.
According to the MoH, 441 of the newly-recorded cases were in Riyadh, 233 in Makkah, 133 in the Eastern Province and 33 in Madinah.
In addition, 1,055 patients had recovered from the disease, bringing the total to 399,509 recoveries.
Saudi Arabia has so far conducted 16,838,619 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, with 63,731 carried out in the past 24 hours.
I don't have that although I did post one of the locations from where they were giving the Adhan some time back
My main source, sister Roukaya19 may longer be with us. She may have passed away in the last 9 months. (19 in her name does not come from the Submitters, as I asked her this once. The 19 represents Surah Maryam)
She was a revert sister and a grandmother living in Canada. She then moved to a new location in the same country where she had very limited to internet connection for some years. But she kept us all up to date MashaAllah.
She had a dream to one day visit the place that she was an expert. She had many contacts around the world and was loved by thousands.
InshaAllah she is now in a better place.
Sister Roukaya Jannah will always be remembered in our Dua's
Makkah is the main artery of hotels in Saudi Arabia, alone accounting for more than 64 percent of the sector
May 06, 2021
JEDDAH/MAKKAH: The occupancy rate at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan varied between 10 and 20 percent, while in the second half it rose to 30-38 percent, Rayan bin Osama Filali, chairman of the Hotel Committee, an affiliate of the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry told Arab News.
Filali explained that for the first time, a relatively mild increase in the prices during the last days of Ramadan was witnessed — an unprecedented occurrence, as prices often increase by 300 percent during the last 10 days of Ramadan, compared with the rest days of the month.
Listed foreign companies can now buy land in Mecca, Medina Foreign ownership of property used to be forbidden in holy cities
13:10 May 9
Dubai: Saudi Arabia has allowed companies listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) to buy real estate in Mecca and Medina, local media reported.
According to the amended Article 5 of the Law of Real Estate Ownership and Investment by non-Saudis, a non-Saudi investor with a natural or corporate personality licenced to practice any professional, vocational, or economic activity may acquire the real estate necessary for practicing the activity in Mecca and Medina.
It is also stipulated that such real estate should be invested within five years from its acquirement.
Prior to the new amendment, foreign ownership was forbidden in Mecca and Medina, except through inheritance. Although GCC nationals and companies had certain rights to own land, subject to a number of restrictions where they may lease or purchase land to use it to conduct any licenced business activity from the land, and may own residential properties in Saudi Arabia, properties in Mecca and Medina were excluded.
Foreigners were also restricted from acquiring any right to real estate within the borders of the cities of Mecca and Medina. There were also ownership restrictions whereby other resolutions of the Saudi Council of Ministers, and royal decisions, expressly prohibited the acquisition of real estate in specified locations.
The new amendment has been recently approved by the Saudi Cabinet following a recommendation by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and the General Committee for the Council of Ministers and a decision of the Shoura Council.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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