1. Striking Pics Show A Socially-Distanced Hajj In The Shadow Of The Coronavirus Pandemic  NDTV
  2. Muslim pilgrims circumambulate Mecca's Kaaba on third day of hajj  INQUIRER.net
  3. Social distancing observed as hajj pilgrimage gets underway in Mecca  Daily Mail
  4. In Pictures: Scaled back Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia  Gulf News
  5. In Pictures: Hajj in the shadow of coronavirus  Aljazeera.com
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Every year, the annual Hajj pilgrimage brings millions of Muslims to the holy city of Mecca. This year, however, the heavy crowds that usually descend upon one of Islam's holiest shrines gave way to a few thousand pilgrims maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.Every year, the annual Hajj pilgrimage brings millions of Muslims to the holy city of Mecca. This year, however, the heavy crowds that usually descend upon one of Islam's holiest shrines gave way to a few thousand pilgrims maintaining social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Striking Pics Show A Socially-Distanced Hajj In The Shadow Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Saudi government covering the expenses of all pilgrims this year, worshippers say. Saudi government covering the expenses of all pilgrims this year, worshippers say.

Pilgrims perform last major rites of Haj - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

Masked pilgrims, clad in white and observing social distancing, threw seven stones each at a pillar symbolising the devilMasked pilgrims, clad in white and observing social distancing, threw seven stones each at a pillar symbolising the devil

Pilgrims stone devil in last major rite of Hajj

The pilgrims then returned to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform a final 'tawaf' or circling of the Kaaba.The pilgrims then returned to the Grand Mosque in Makkah to perform a final 'tawaf' or circling of the Kaaba.

Haj 2020: Pilgrims stone devil in last major rite of pilgrimage - News | Khaleej Times

Saudi Arabia is holding this year’s Haj with a very limited number due to COVID-19 Saudi Arabia is holding this year’s Haj with a very limited number due to COVID-19

In Pictures: Scaled back Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia | News-photos – Gulf News

Pilgrims perform main rituals of Hajj, exit from ihramPilgrims perform main rituals of Hajj, exit from ihram

Pilgrims perform main rituals of Hajj, exit from ihram - Saudi Gazette

SOCOTRA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief (BCHR), distributed 504 food baskets to 3,024 people in the two villages of Murabba Drakbu in Socotra governorate, Yemen. During July, KSRelief implemented programs and activities for orphaned children in Yemen as part of the “Seed ofSOCOTRA: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief), in cooperation with the Benevolence Coalition for Humanitarian Relief (BCHR), distributed 504 food baskets to 3,024 people in

Saudi aid agency distributes food baskets in Yemen | Arab News

Middle East News: The hajj pilgrimage has also been drastically impacted by the virus. Last year, some 2.5 million pilgrims took part, but this year it was limited to aMiddle East News: The hajj pilgrimage has also been drastically impacted by the virus. Last year, some 2.5 million pilgrims took part, but this year it was limited to a

Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Adha - Times of India

The hajj is perhaps the quintessential mass participation religious rite. Yet deprived of crowds by the coronavirus, the pilgrimage still has meaning.The hajj is perhaps the quintessential mass participation religious rite. Yet deprived of crowds by the coronavirus, the pilgrimage still has meaning.

Hajj without the crowds: How pilgrims are persevering amid coronavirus - CSMonitor.com

Pilgrims who won the ticket for this year's downscaled Hajj is making sure their family members also get the experience - atleast virtually

A virtual Hajj is the best case scenario for many

MINA, July 31 — Muslim pilgrims took part today in the “stoning of the devil”, using sanitised pebbles in the last major ritual of the scaled-down Haj as Saudi authorities seek to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Massive crowds in previous years triggered deadly stampedes during the ritual,...MINA, July 31 — Muslim pilgrims took part today in the “stoning of the devil”, using sanitised pebbles in the last major ritual of the scaled-down Haj as Saudi authorities seek to prevent a coronavirus outbreak. Massive crowds in previous years triggered deadly stampedes during the ritual,...

Pilgrims stone Satan in last major rite of scaled-back Haj | Life | Malay Mail

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Friday, but maintained social distancing in a ritual that usually brings millions of worshippers from all over the world shoulder to shoulder.Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in a symbolic stoning of the devil on Friday, but maintained social distancing in a ritual that usually brings millions of worshippers from all over the world shoulder to shoulder.

Haj pilgrims keep distance at usually crowded stone the devil ritual - Reuters

In the best of times, it's hard to land one of the slots Saudi Arabia parcels out for the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims are duty-bound to make at least once in their lives.With this year's pilgrimage to Mecca restricted to a mere 1,000 participants, app developers have created ways to experience the hajj virtually.

Coronavirus spurs new technologies for the age-old hajj - Los Angeles Times

In 2019, 2.5 million pilgrims made the journey to Mecca, Islam's holiest site. This year, numbers have been restricted to not more than 10,000.In 2019, 2.5 million pilgrims made the journey to Mecca, Islam's holiest site. This year, numbers have been restricted to not more than 10,000.

Interactive: See how COVID-19 has dramatically changed Hajj pilgrimage | Euronews

Scaled-back pilgrimage began on Wednesday, with about 1,000 pilgrims compared to usual 2 millionScaled-back pilgrimage began on Wednesday, with about 1,000 pilgrims compared to usual 2 million

WHO praises Saudi Arabia for Hajj Covid-19 measures - The National

Pilgrims in Makkah perform final Hajj rituals Greater Kashmir | Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid Al-Adha holiday amid aPilgrims in Makkah perform final Hajj rituals Greater Kashmir | Small groups of pilgrims performed one of the final rites of the hajj on Friday as Muslims worldwide marked the start of the Eid Al-Adha holiday amid a

Pilgrims in Makkah perform final Hajj rituals | Greater Kashmir

In a photo that is going viral on the internet, pilgrims can be seen maintaining social distancing on the site. In a photo that is going viral on the internet, pilgrims can be seen maintaining social distancing on the site.

Viral Photo Shows Hajj Pilgrims Social Distancing as They Circle around Kaaba in Mecca

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia: Faridah Bakti Yahra travelled alone to Makkah when she won the lottery of a lifetime to join this year’s haj, the smallest in living memory, but her family is relishing the experience virtually.

In scaled-down haj, pilgrims share experiences via 5G | New Straits Times

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No fewer than 10,000 pilgrims will walk to Jamarat to observe the throwing of stones to the devil today. This was after they left the plainsNo fewer than 10,000 pilgrims will walk to Jamarat to observe the throwing of stones to the devil today. This was after they left the plains

2020 Hajj peaks as 10,000 pilgrims cast pebbles today - Vanguard News

Strict social distancing measures were in place as a limited number of Muslim pilgrims of Saudi Arabia residents gathered at the Great Mosque in Mecca during the third day of the hajj pilgrimage.Strict social distancing measures were in place as a limited number of Muslim pilgrims of Saudi Arabia residents gathered at the Great Mosque in Mecca during the third day of the hajj pilgrimage.

Social distancing observed as the hajj pilgrimage gets underway in Mecca amid coronavirus crisis  | Daily Mail Online

Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.

Very different, symbolic hajj in Saudi Arabia amid the coronavirus

This year's Hajj pilgrimage looks a little different, with holy water in pre-packaged water bottles and socially distanced prayer lines.

Millions of people undertake the Hajj every year. These photos show how different the yearly Muslim pilgrimage is this year because of the pandemic.

MASK-WEARING Muslim pilgrims gathered near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimageMASK-WEARING Muslim pilgrims gathered near the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Thursday for the climax of the annual Hajj pilgrimage

Pilgrims observe Coronavirus rules at Hajj in Saudi

Usually, Hajj sees millions of Muslim pilgrims visit the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. This year, coronavirus changed it.How times have changed.

Stunning photos show socially distanced pilgrims attending Hajj in Mecca

This year's downsized hajj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the novel coronavirus. In past years pilgrims have faced a host of viral illnesses, with some falling sick, but a raft of measures are in place for the relatively modest number allowed to attend this year. The hajj is usually attended by upwards of two million Muslims, whoThis year’s downsized hajj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the novel coronavirus.

Pandemic-hit hajj ‘safest ever’ | The Daily Star

For the first time in modern history, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia has dramatically reduced the number of pilgrims from 2.5 million to as few as 1,000 due to the coronavirus pandemic.For the first time in modern history, the annual pilgrimage in Mecca in Saudi Arabia has dramatically reduced the number of pilgrims from 2.5 million to as few as 1,000 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pilgrims pray on peak day of hajj in shadow of coronavirus

Muslim hajj pilgrims offered prayers on what is considered to be the most important day of the annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia's Mecca with measures against the coronavirus in place.Muslim hajj pilgrims offered prayers on what is considered to be the most important day of the annual pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia's Mecca with measures against the coronavirus in place.

Hajj pilgrims pray amid anti-virus measures | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

MECCA (Saudi Arabia) — Chinese pilgrim Ni Haoyu welled up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's haj pilgrimage, which has been drastically curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic. MECCA (Saudi Arabia) — Chinese pilgrim Ni Haoyu welled up with tears of joy after being handpicked from among millions of Muslims vying for this year's haj pilgrimage, which has been drastically curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

One in a million: Chosen haj pilgrims in Saudi rejoice

SAUDI ARABIA (AFP) - Masked pilgrims scaled Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Thursday (July 31) to pray and repent in the climax of this year's hajj, the smallest in modern times after massive crowds in previous years.. Read more at straitstimes.com.Middle East News -SAUDI ARABIA (AFP) - Masked pilgrims scaled Saudi Arabia's Mount Arafat on Thursday (July 31) to pray and repent in the climax of this year's hajj, the smallest in modern times

Muslim pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of haj, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

936 people arrested for violating Hajj rules936 people arrested for violating Hajj rules

936 people arrested for violating Hajj rules - Saudi Gazette

Nations around globe, even those that believed they had largely curbed the disease, are seeing a rise in cases that are damaging economies and forcing new protection measuresNations around globe, even those that believed they had largely curbed the disease, are seeing a rise in cases that are damaging economies and forcing new protection measures

Coronavirus deaths top 150,000 in worst-hit US, surpass 90,000 in Brazil | The Times of Israel

Just 10,000 Muslims, all resident in the kingdom, are being allowed to perform the hajj.Just 10,000 Muslims, all resident in the kingdom, are being allowed to perform the hajj.

Ghilaf-e-Kaaba changing ceremony held in Makkah as Muslims perform Hajj rituals - World - Dunya News

Standing on the Plains of Arafat for the whole day on 9th of Dhul Hijjah is mandatory and key ritual of Hajj

Hajj 2020 begins, 1000 pilgrims of all ethnicities on way to Arafat | ummid.com

MAKKAH: Mask-clad Muslims began the Haj on Wednesday, circling Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths in the smallest pilgrimage in modern history as the Saudi hosts strive to...MAKKAH: Mask-clad Muslims began the Haj on Wednesday, circling Islam’s holiest site along socially distanced paths in the smallest pilgrimage in modern history as the Saudi hosts strive to...

Muslims begin downsized Haj amid pandemic

Hajj begins in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn

High-tech card exposes illegals, streamlines services for pilgrimsHigh-tech card exposes illegals, streamlines services for pilgrims

Saudi Arabia boosts Haj ‘smart ID’ | Saudi – Gulf News

This years downsized haj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the novel coronavirus.This year's downsized haj may prove to be the safest ever despite the ever-present threat posed by the novel coronavirus.

Virus measures, slashed numbers make for safest ever haj - World - The Jakarta Post

All of this year's pilgrims are either residents or citizens of Saudi Arabia All of this year's pilgrims are either residents or citizens of Saudi Arabia

Eid Al Adha 2020: First time scenes from Haj show pilgrims with masks and social distancing at Mount Arafat | News-photos – Gulf News

MECCA (SAUDI ARABIA) - Mask-clad Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's holiest site for a hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday that has been massively scaled down because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the US, China and India registered alarming new figures.MECCA (SAUDI ARABIA) - Mask-clad Muslims gathered at Saudi Arabia's holiest site for a hajj pilgrimage on Wednesday that has been massively scaled down because of the coronavirus pandemic, as the US, China and India registered alarming new figures.

Pilgrims gather for virus-hit hajj as US, India record grim data

The sweeping curbs this year will not be the first time the Muslim ritual has been partially or fully halted.The sweeping curbs this year will not be the first time the Muslim ritual has been partially or fully halted.

Hajj restricted: This is not the first time | Saudi Arabia News | Al Jazeera

Offenders include 2 expats who face deportation after serving penaltiesOffenders include 2 expats who face deportation after serving penalties

Saudi Arabia jails, fines transporters of illegal pilgrims | Saudi – Gulf News

This is the first time since it began ruling Mecca about a century ago that Saudi Arabia has had to stop Muslim pilgrims from entering the country for the annual pilgrimage.This is the first time since it began ruling Mecca about a century ago that Saudi Arabia has had to stop Muslim pilgrims from entering the country for the annual pilgrimage.

Haj 2020: How and why it is different amid Covid-19 pandemic

The 1,000 pilgrims selected for Hajj this year were seen standing apart and moving in small groups of 20 The 1,000 pilgrims selected for Hajj this year were seen standing apart and moving in small groups of 20

Scaled-down Hajj begins with social distancing measures; pilgrims tested for COVID-19, given special attire - World News , Firstpost

Legal procedures are being taken against themLegal procedures are being taken against them

Haj 2020: 936 people fined in Saudi Arabia for violating ban on holy sites | Saudi – Gulf News