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Worshippers relish traditional Madinah hospitality

MADINAH: Serving iftar meals to help visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque break their fast is part of the rich tradition of the people of Madinah that dates back to the period of the Prophet (peace be upon him). They lay out hundreds of thousands of iftar meals on sufras (plastic

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Hotels almost full in Makkah

Makkah: Since the beginning of Ramadan, there has been a huge rise in the number of Umrah pilgrims to Makkah from within the Kingdom and abroad. This has been resulted in tariffs shooting up in hotels and rooms in residential buildings in the Central Haram area by up to 150

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Concrete jungles devour Madinah farms

Madinah, the city of the Prophet (peace be upon him), is also known as the city of date palms. Madinah’s dates enjoy some unique features and their name and fame cross borders of countries and continents. Realizing this, the Madinah provincial council and other concerned agencies are striving hard to

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Authorities keen to preserve precious Madinah dates

Millions of Haj and Umrah pilgrims as well as visitors from all over the world flock to Madinah, Islam’s second holiest city, to realize their life-long wish of visiting the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and offer prayers at Rawda Sharif. Almost all of them return from

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Protecting the country’s growing tourism industry

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) is taking the right action by issuing a fresh warning to some owners of hotels and furnished apartments to abide by recently introduced regulations, including the mandatory display of prices and services offered by their establishments. This comes in the wake of

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Psychology of Hajj, Hajji and Family Seminar Held in Medina

An educational seminar on the “Psychology of Hajj, Hajji and Family” was held in the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia.  The seminar was attended by women pilgrims listening to Gholam Ali Afruz, professor of psychology at Tehran University, speaking at the ceremony.  Referring to the prophets’ main mission as

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