Mecca

Religion and politics in the feud between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Religion and politics in the feud between Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Are the strained relations between Qatar, Iran and Turkey on one side and the Saudis, Bahrain, the Emirates and Egypt on the other leading to head-on war?Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 2/12/2018, 12:04 PM
The Hajj and the struggle for Islamic leadership

The Hajj and the struggle for Islamic leadership

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca symbolizes much more than the desire of the worshipers to be closer to Allah.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/19/2017, 11:20 PM
Saudi Arabia foils attack on Mecca mosque

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Mecca mosque

Saudi security forces foil attack targeting the Grand Mosque in Mecca.Ben Ariel, Canada, 6/24/2017, 12:09 AM
'Dome of the Rock inspired by Jewish Temple'

'Dome of the Rock inspired by Jewish Temple'

Archaeological findings and historical records show Dome of Rock inspired by Jewish temple. Findings presented today in Knesset.Mordechai Sones, 3/16/2017, 2:44 AM
 Holidays, Motivation and Shaheeds

Holidays, Motivation and Shaheeds

These holidays are the culmination of a period in which religion, faith in Allah, stringent observance of the commandments and the avoidance of sin, in addition to the vilification of infidels, are paramount.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/25/2016, 8:06 AM
A joyous holiday and a sad world

A joyous holiday and a sad world

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/17/2016, 11:11 PM
'First Temple Mount, then Mecca'

'First Temple Mount, then Mecca'

Islamic council slam plans for cable-car to Western Wall as Fatah warns Israel's next target is Muslim holy city of Mecca.Dalit Halevy, 8/27/2016, 10:33 PM
The real al Aqsa Mosque is not in Jerusalem

The real al Aqsa Mosque is not in Jerusalem

Expose: Muslim canards about Jerusalem and the al Aqsa Mosque revealed and proven to be lies through the publicizing of original sources.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 8/11/2016, 6:30 AM
Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

Jewish Leaders Send Condolences to Saudi King

WJC heads representing over 100 Jewish communities tell King Salman: 'may we worship our common God with love and in peace.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 10:42 PM
Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

Over Half of Hajj Stampede Deaths Are Iranian

464 Iranians among the 769 killed in 'stoning the devil' stampede, followed by Egypt with 75 dead; Iran steps up anti-Saudi rhetoric.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/1/2015, 3:40 PM
Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

Khamenei Says Saudis Caused Hajj Stampede

'Government of Saudi Arabia must take huge responsibility for catastrophe,' says Iranian Supreme Leader, declaring 3 days of mourning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 9:44 PM
Saudi Prince Calls for Investigation into Stampede

Saudi Prince Calls for Investigation into Stampede

New details of how lethal stampede occurred surface as death toll set to keep rising; deaths occurred during 'binding of Ishmael' ritual.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 7:55 PM
Iran Summons Saudi Envoy Over Mecca Stampede

Iran Summons Saudi Envoy Over Mecca Stampede

Iranian officials lose no time accusing Saudi Arabia of neglect causing lethal stampede, after previously suggesting holy sites be divided.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 4:34 PM
Mecca Stampede Death Toll Rises to 717

Mecca Stampede Death Toll Rises to 717

Fatal stampede of Muslim pilgrims during 'Hajj' pilgrimage 'worst in 25 years'; Iran blames Saudi safety errors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2015, 3:42 PM
Will Islam's Holiest Site be Taken From Saudis?

Will Islam's Holiest Site be Taken From Saudis?

Egyptian leaders say Saudis failing Hajj pilgrimage after crane fall, indicating possible division of authority among Muslim states.Ari Yashar, 9/17/2015, 7:22 PM
Binladin Group Barred for Lethal Mosque Collapse

Binladin Group Barred for Lethal Mosque Collapse

Construction group of Osama bin Laden's family suspended, banned from leaving, after lethal 9/11 snafu at Islam's holiest site.Ari Yashar, 9/15/2015, 10:50 PM
More Than 80 Dead in Crane Collapse in Mecca

More Than 80 Dead in Crane Collapse in Mecca

At least 87 people dead and more than 200 injured in a crane collapse into a part of a mosque in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.Arutz Sheva North America, 9/12/2015, 12:08 AM
Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Iraq Changes Prayer Direction: Karbala, Not Mecca

Amid rising violence and concerns of all-out sectarian war, Iraqi PM raises tension, calls for Shi'ite holy city to be direction of prayer.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2013, 8:04 AM
Home of Mohammed's Wife Turned into a Toilet

Home of Mohammed's Wife Turned into a Toilet

British Independent says disregard for Islam’s early history is due to Saudi regime’s adoption of Wahabism.Gil Ronen, 10/28/2012, 6:32 PM
Hariri and King Abdullah Meet in Mecca

Hariri and King Abdullah Meet in Mecca

Lebanese opposition leader Saad Hariri met with King Abdullah in Mecca for Ei al-Fatr as Beirut politics remain tense. Gabe Kahn., 8/30/2011, 8:05 PM
Mecca Monument in Eilat?

Mecca Monument in Eilat?

Eilat residents shocked at city's plan to establish a monument in the heart of the city’s downtown to commemorate Arab pilgrims to Mecca.Elad Benari, 7/15/2011, 10:30 AM