Tag: Makkah

Never seen pictures of the sacred Hajr-e-Aswad released by Saudi officials

For the first time in history, Saudi officials captured crystal clear close-up images of the Hajr-e-Aswad (sacred Black Stone) of the Ka’aba in Makkah. Adviser to the Saudi information ministry in a statement on Monday said that it took 7 hours to take the pictures which are up to 49,000 megapixels. He said since the Black Stone is “piece of

Saudi man in unnatural state rams car into gate of Makkah’s grand mosque

Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested a man late on Friday for crashing his car into the outer-perimeter gate of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The driver – a Saudi national – was found in an unnatural state and was immediately detained and will be referred to the public prosecution.

Tunisian woman completes 53-day journey to Makkah on bicycle

A Tunisian national, Sara Haba, has become the first woman to reach Makkah on a bicycle.  She started off from her home country Tunisia and cycled for over 53 days to Makkah covering a distance of more than 3,000 kilometres. Haba travelled across the deserts in Egypt and Sudan and documented her journey on Instagram and YouTube.