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1.5 Million Pilgrims Gathered For Sacred Journey Of Hajj 2024
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1.5 Million Pilgrims Gathered For Sacred Journey Of Hajj 2024

Over 1.5 million pilgrims have arrived in Mecca, Saudi Arabia to participate in the annual Hajj 2024 pilgrimage. Saudi Management expects headcount to exceed 2.4 million this year, surpassing the prepandemic hajj in 2019. Many Pakistani celebrities also joined the pilgrimage including Nida Yasir, Yasir Nawaz, and Reema Khan. More than 1.5 million pilgrims have flocked to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj 2024 pilgrimage. This year's event is set to be monumental as it returns to its full scale. By Tuesday, the majority of these pilgrims had arrived by air from various countries around the world. The pilgrimage officially starts on Friday, and many more are expected to join. The numbers also include hundreds of thousands of Saudis and residents of Saudi Arabia. ...
Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to Meet Today for Zilhajj Moon Sighting
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Ruet-e-Hilal Committee to Meet Today for Zilhajj Moon Sighting

The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee is scheduled to meet today in Karachi to sight the moon for Zilhajj. Zonal meetings will also take place in provincial capitals and Islamabad, starting 30 minutes before the Maghrib prayer. This is to ensure a coordinated effort in moon sighting across the country. Maulana Abdul Khabir Azad, the chairman of the Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, will lead the meeting. Earlier, on June 3, an official from the Ruet-e-Hilal Research Council made a prediction about the moon sighting for Eid-ul-Azha. Khalid Ijaz Mufti, the Secretary General of the council, predicted that the moon would likely be visible on June 7. According to him, the moon will be born on June 6 at 5:38 PM. By the evening of June 7, the moon will be 25 hours old, making it likely to be seen. He e...
Important Update for Pakistani Pilgrims: Hajj 2024
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Important Update for Pakistani Pilgrims: Hajj 2024

The Ministry of Religious Affairs in Pakistan has revealed that a total of 160,000 Pakistani pilgrims will undertake the sacred journey of Hajj in the year 2024. This announcement comes with significant details regarding the arrangements and logistics for the pilgrimage. According to the ministry's spokesman, the Pakistan Hajj Mission will accommodate 70,000 official Hajj pilgrims, while approximately 90,000 Pakistani pilgrims will embark on the journey through private Hajj companies. The spokesman further informed the media that a substantial number of pilgrims, totaling 55,284, have already arrived in Makkah via 214 flights operating under the official Hajj scheme. Additionally, over 30,000 pilgrims are currently in Saudi Arabia participating in the private Hajj scheme. The operat...
Eidul Azha Likely to be Celebrated on June 17 in Pakistan
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Eidul Azha Likely to be Celebrated on June 17 in Pakistan

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has announced that Eidul Azha is expected to be celebrated on Monday, June 17. This prediction is based on the anticipated sighting of the moon for the Islamic month of Zilhajj. The Climate Data Processing Centre of PMD shared that the moon for Zilhajj is most likely to be seen on Friday, June 7. On June 6, the moon will rise at 5:38 PM, and the sun will set at 7:20 PM. After sunset, the moon should be visible for about 72 minutes. For the moon to be sighted, it needs to be at least 19 hours old. By sunset in Karachi, the moon will be 26 hours and 8 minutes old, making it easy to spot. Eidul Azha, the Feast of Sacrifice Eidul Azha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is one of the most significant Islamic holidays. It commemorates th...
Kiswah of Holy Kaaba Raised by 3 metres to Mark Start of Hajj 2024
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Kiswah of Holy Kaaba Raised by 3 metres to Mark Start of Hajj 2024

On Wednesday, the General Authority for the Care of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has completed its annual tradition of raising the lower part of the Kiswah, the black cloth that covers the Holy Kaaba.  The Kiswah was lifted about 3 meters high, and the exposed area was covered with a white cotton cloth that is 2.5 meters wide and 54 meters long. This white cloth now surrounds all four sides of the Kaaba. Preparation for Hajj 2024 This tradition is part of the preparations for the 2024 Hajj season. The goal is to protect the Kiswah from damage during the pilgrimage. During Hajj, many pilgrims perform tawaf, the ritual of walking around the Kaaba. While doing this, some pilgrims touch the Kiswah, and sometimes it can get accidentally damaged. Raising the Kiswah and cove...