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    Mecca, also spelled Makkah, is a city in the Hejazi region of Saudi Arabia. 70 km inland from Jeddah, in a narrow valley 277 m above sea level, 340 kilometres south of Medina, its population in 2012 was 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj, held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah.

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    India becomes first country to make entire Haj 2020 process digital, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
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    India becomes first country to make entire Haj 2020 process digital, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    India has become the first country in the world which has made the entire Haj 2020 process 100 per cent digital, said Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday.

    Prophet Mohammad at Hudaybiyyah: Lesson for Muslims coping with Ayodhya? (Comment)
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    Prophet Mohammad at Hudaybiyyah: Lesson for Muslims coping with Ayodhya? (Comment)

    verdict enable the building of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Muslim fears about the security of mosques in Kashi and the Idgah in Mathura would appear to have been taken care of by the Places of Worship Act of 1991. The Act spells out that all places of worship "except Ayodhya" will be maintained and respected as they were in 1947. Assurances, however, have value only when there is rule of law which has been a retreating value in recent years. In these circumstances, what is the wise course for the Muslims to adopt when the Ayodhya verdict is delivered before November 17?

    Arab Muslims celebrate Eid
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    Arab Muslims celebrate Eid

    From Mecca to Baghdad, Arab Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals on Sunday.

    Million of Muslims arrive Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj ahead of Eid al-Adha
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    Million of Muslims arrive Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj ahead of Eid al-Adha

    Ahead of Eid al-Adha, millions of Muslims from around the world have arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.

    1st group of Indian Haj pilgrims arrive in Medina
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    1st group of Indian Haj pilgrims arrive in Medina

    5 A chartered flight carrying the first group of Indian pilgrims for the upcoming Haj arrived here, the media reported.

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