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Muslim youth should avoid extremism: Abdur Rehman al-Sudais

Imam-e-Kaaba Abdur Rehman al-Sudais called upon the Muslim Ummah to demonstrate unity to face the present day challenges. In his Khutba-e-Hajj from Masjid Nimra, he said Muslim Ummah is passing through a difficult time and they can overcome these difficulties only through unity. He said …

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Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changing ceremony held today

MAKKAH: The annual ceremony to change Ghilaf-e-Kaaba was held on Sunday morning at Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia where millions of Muslims have gathered to perform Hajj. The new Ghilaf-e-Kaaba is worth Rs2,20,00000. Atleast 150kg pure gold and silver whereas 670kg Resham has been used …

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Nearly 1.5 million people begin annual Hajj

MAKKAH: From Asia, Africa and points in between, nearly 1.5 million Muslims begin the annual Hajj in Saudi Arabia Saturday, undeterred by a stampede which last year killed around 2,300. Tens of thousands of Iranians are absent because of long-running tensions between Tehran and Riyadh, …

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Hajj pilgrims get ID bracelets after deadly stampede

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia (AFP) – Saudi Arabia has begun issuing hajj pilgrims with identification bracelets one year after a stampede killed around 2,300 people. The bracelets are a reassurance to some pilgrims, though their distribution has been far from systematic ahead of the formal start …

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Iran-Saudi war of words heats up ahead of hajj

TEHRAN : The bitter war of words between Iran and Saudi Arabia intensified Wednesday ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage from which Iranians have been excluded for the first time in decades. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on the Muslim world to unite and “punish” …

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OBL’s son urges jihad against Saudi regime & US influence

ISLAMABAD- UNS- Al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s (OBL) son, Hamza bin Laden, has called on the Saudi people to join global jihad and gain battle experience in Yemen to eventually overthrow the monarchy and put an end to US influence over the …

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PM vows to take every possible step to facilitate stranded Pakistani workers in Saudi Arabia

ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered Pir Syed Sadaruddin Shah Rashidi, federal minister for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development to fly down to Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh and monitor relief activities for the stranded Pakistanis, reported Thursday. The development has come in after …

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Thousands Pakistani, Other Unpaid Workers Stranded In Saudi Arabia

MANILA: Thousands of jobless Pakistani, Indians and Filipinos are stranded and destitute in Saudi Arabia after the plunge in oil prices sparked construction layoffs, activists and officials said Tuesday. Some Filipinos are forced to beg or sift through garbage to survive after going unpaid for …

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Pakistan Embassy in Riyadh set up special facilitation centre for laid off workers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s embassy in Riyadh has set up Special Facilitation Centre and special fund to provide food and other assistance to the laid off workers there. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has instructed the Pakistani Embassy to assist the Pakistani workers in distress and take all …

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Senate Of Pakististan condemns terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD- The Senate today passed a unanimous condemnation resolution strongly denouncing the recent terrorist attack in Madina Munawara, Saudi Arabia. The resolution moved by Hafiz Hamdullah expressed complete solidarity with the bereaved families. It said that the attackers are the enemy of …

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