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#7366 [Permalink] Posted on 20th March 2024 09:19
Saudi Haramain High Speed Railway gears up to transport 1.3m Umrah pilgrims during Ramadan



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RIYADH: The Haramain High Speed Railway has announced plans to operate more than 2,700 trips while providing seating capacity exceeding 1.3 million passengers to meet the increasing demand for transportation between Makkah and Madinah during Ramadan.

Saudi Arabia Railways, in coordination with the operating company, has prepared a plan to facilitate the expected large demand during the Ramadan season. The operational capacity of the train, which reaches a speed of 300 kph, will be increased and will cover a distance of 449 km between the two holy cities within two hours and 20 minutes.

The Haramain High Speed Railway is one of the 10 fastest electric trains in the world, using advanced signaling and communications systems. It is an essential component of the development plan and expansion program within the Saudi railway network.

It meets the growing demand to serve the increasing numbers of pilgrims while reducing congestion on the roads between Makkah, Madinah and Jeddah.

The railway was launched in 2018 to facilitate the movement of pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors between Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah.

The route contains five stations, including three terminals: Makkah Station, Madinah Station, and the King Abdulaziz Airport Station in Jeddah. There are two central stations: the main Jeddah station located in the Sulaymaniyah District, and the King Abdullah Economic City Station.

The facility at King Abdulaziz Airport is the largest airport-linked train station in the world, covering more than 105,000 square meters, and extending over several floors. It is connected to six train platforms and helps ease movement, whether in the direction of Makkah or Madinah.

The station helps alleviate congestion on the roads leading to the airport by transporting arriving passengers directly to other stations without the need to leave the airport and use other means of transportation.

The Haramain High Speed Railway operates 35 electric trains, each of which has a capacity of 417 passengers in 13 cars and five business-class compartments. Trains also have a cafeteria and eight economy-class cabins, boasting a total of 113 business-class seats and 304 economy-class seats.
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#7367 [Permalink] Posted on 20th March 2024 09:26
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#7368 [Permalink] Posted on 21st March 2024 09:10
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#7369 [Permalink] Posted on 22nd March 2024 09:40
Child safety: Wristband devices installed at key entrances of Grand Mosque



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MAKKAH The General Authority for the Care of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque has introduced three identification (ID) wristband printing devices for children at major entrances of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. These devices are strategically located at King Abdulaziz Gate, King Fahd Gate, and the Ajyad Bridge to serve visitors effectively.


This initiative aims to enhance the safety of children visiting the mosque by making it easier to locate them should they become separated from their parents during Umrah or prayer times. When wearing these wristbands, which include contact information, lost children can be quickly reunited with their families.

The introduction of the ID wristbands underscores the authority's commitment to ensuring the safety and security of young visitors and to facilitating a peaceful and enriching experience for all worshippers at the Grand Mosque.
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#7370 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd March 2024 12:23
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Sheikh Abdul Rahman Sudais Announcement Before the Witr Prayer at Masjid Al Haram informing the worshippers that No Qunoot will take place during the Salaah.

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Following the example of the Messenger of Allah ? who did not regularly supplicate every night during Ramadan in his prayers.

Muslims have become accustomed to the Qunut supplication during Taraweeh prayers, especially after Witr, and many may not be aware that this supplication is not obligatory.
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#7371 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd March 2024 16:51
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Is this a permanent practice?
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#7372 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd March 2024 17:29
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No. This is done yearly in order to teach the layperson from what I've understood
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#7373 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd March 2024 17:30
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Let us watch today...
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#7374 [Permalink] Posted on 23rd March 2024 17:44
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#7375 [Permalink] Posted on 24th March 2024 00:16
Qunoot was recited in witr yesterday.
But....
Allahumma a'izzil islaam wal muslimeen
Allahummansuril islaam wal muslimeen
were missing.
Wallahu aalam
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#7376 [Permalink] Posted on 26th March 2024 09:15
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Over 8 million perform Umrah so far this Ramadan

MAKKAH Eight million Umrah performers have participated in the sacred rituals so far, this Ramadan, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah.


With the holy month in full swing, Madinah has become a hub for international visitors embarking on their spiritual journey to Makkah.

The Saudi authorities are dedicated to providing comprehensive services to ensure a smooth and spiritually fulfilling experience for the worshipers.

The journey for many pilgrims begins in Madinah at the Mosque of Miqat Dhu Al-Hulayfah, where they perform two rak'ahs (prayer units) before heading to Makkah.

As of the latest update, 8,235,680 Umrah performers have arrived from abroad since the beginning of the season.

Of these, 7,259,504 have completed their Umrah, leaving around 976,176 visitors and Umrah performers currently in the country.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah's report sheds light on the preferred modes of travel for these pilgrims.

Land travel has emerged as the most popular, with 980,556 arrivals, followed by air with 700,983, and sea with 54,141 Umrah performers choosing this route.

Notably, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport has seen 1,919,971 arrivals and 1,437,849 departures, averaging daily movements of 6,579 arrivals and 5,613 departures of Umrah performers.

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#7377 [Permalink] Posted on 26th March 2024 09:42
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on average per day 549,045 pilgrims are arriving for umrah. (8 million in 15 days)

This means to accommodate these new umrah pilgrims spread over 24 hours, all these new rules are being implemented.

Looks sensible. mataaf not for taraweeh salah, also looks sensible.
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#7378 [Permalink] Posted on 26th March 2024 11:50
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It will be sensible, when they start putting an end to the free mixing.
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#7379 [Permalink] Posted on 26th March 2024 12:22
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Any suggestions because I see and walk past less females in the UK than I do in Haramain.

In before any suggests keeping my gaze low.
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#7380 [Permalink] Posted on 26th March 2024 12:53
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is there a recommendation by imam Abu Hanifa to women to stop after first Haj?
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