The Hejaz Railway and Sultan AbdulHamid II

Published on April 16, 2020
By The Islam Shop
Medinah Islamic World Mecca Umrah Hijaz Ottoman Train Hejaz Hajj Abdul Hamid

Built upon the order of Ottoman ruler Sultan Abdulhamid II, the Hejaz Railway provided a modern means to transport pilgrims to Mecca and Medina by replacing old camel caravans as well as served to strengthen relations in the Islamic world.”

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O Traveller to the Haram! Part I

Published on July 10, 2019
By Mawlana Ismail
Mecca Umrah Hajj Mina

Photo by <a href="https://unsplash.com/@haydan">Haidan</a> on <a href="https://unsplash.com">Unsplash</a>

Photo by Haidan on Unsplash

Every year, over two million Muslim pilgrims from around the world descend on Mecca to perform the Hajj. With the convenience of modern air travel, a journey that once took months on camelback can now be completed within hours. Last year, 94 percent of international pilgrims travelled to Mecca by plane, five percent by land and one percent by sea. This article give profound advice on how we can make the most of Hajj

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