Makkah Archive

Saudi forces deliberately used poisonous gas during the Mecca stampede, says a Saudi expert:   Mr. Hani al-Shoukri , an astute Middle-East expert and exiled political opponent in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat ,the pan-Arab daily claimed that there is irrefutable evidence indicating the Saudi security forces indeed used poisonous gas deliberately during
The Persecution of Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia – by Syed Jaffar: ┬áSaudi Arabia, the holy place of Islam, has become a humiliating place for Shias living in there or who come to pay a visit to the holy cities of Makah and Medina. The so called Wahabi Muslims in Saudi
As The Hajj Begins, The Destruction of Mecca’s Heritage Continues – by Oliver Wainwright: The Grand Mosque in Mecca, teeming with pilgrims for the start of Hajj this week. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Two million Muslims have flooded into Saudi Arabia’s Mina Valley from Mecca for the start of the Hajj pilgrimage this week.
The new expansion of Khana-e-Kaaba and Masjid-e-Nabawi – by Javid Raza: ┬áThe new expansion of Khana-e-Kaaba and Masjid-e-Nabawi After returning from Umraah in 2010 and gathering this shocking information from my friends and other people who were actually my father’s students of architecture (fifth year) at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India,
Mecca for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’ – by Jerome Taylor: Editor’s note: The Saudi-Salafi-Wahhabi empire in Hijaz is implementing its on-going goal of destruction of early Islamic heritage, and their current target is Makkah, Islam’s holiest site. The destruction of sites associated with early Islam is a phenomenon that