Makkah, Shawwal 21, 1436 AH, August 6, 2015, SPA -- The Project Management of the General Presidency for the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Holy Mosque began erecting barriers around the circumambulation
project to increase the capacity on the borders of the third and final phase of the project work, so as to avoid the risks of construction works in the area extended from Safa until King Abdulaziz gate.
RIYADH, December 01, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Saudi Crown Prince Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, has called for the quick implementation of the mataf (the circumambulation
area around the Holy Kaaba) expansion project designed to accommodate 130,000 pilgrims at a time.
The mataf, or the circumambulation
area around the Kaaba, would take 114,000 people, the report said.
Al-Madinah newspaper noted that the first visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Makkah after assuming the reins of the government in the Kingdom was accompanied by washing the wall of the holy Kaaba, and inspecting the project to raise the accommodation capacity of the circumambulation
track , what has been done so far in the expansion project of the Grand Mosque, and the services and facilities to be made available for pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors after the completion of this gigantic project, noting that the Kingdom's leaders have put the expansion of the Two Holy Mosques and services to pilgrims and visitors as a priority on their national agendas and local policies.
During the remaining three days of the hajj, the pilgrims continue the ritual stoning before performing the circumambulation
of the Kaaba shrine in Mecca and heading home.
The Grand Mosque in Makkah and its vast courtyards are packed with the faithful, many elderly women, engaged in circumambulation
, prayers and supplications.
The Cabinet stressed that the King's inspection tour of the third phase of increasing the accommodation capacity of the circumambulation
track and his briefing on the plans outlining the phases of the expansion project of the Grand Mosque estimating the total building area of the Grand Mosque, the track, bridges, and services building after expansion at one million, four hundred and seventy thousand square meters whereas the total number of worshipers reaches nearly 1,850,000 and the capacity of the track at 107,000 circumambulators per hour.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Saudi state failed to complete the enlargement of the circumambulation
area around Kba on time and asked several Muslim countries, including Turkey, to reduce their pilgrim quotas by 20 percent, and the number of Turkish pilgrims to visit the holy lands this year was just cut from 74,000 to some 60,000.
They walk around for 37-kilometre on-foot to perform the Parikrama or circumambulation
of the hill.
He said officials have been deployed to the mataf, circumambulation
area around the Kaaba, various halls, and the roof to confiscate carpets laid down to book places.
They are also assisting security men ease congestion near the Grand Mosque, helping pilgrims in their circumambulation
and facilitating their religious rituals.
In the third press conference for agencies participating in Hajj, which was held at the headquarters of the Public Security in Mina today, Al-Turki said that everyone knows that today some pilgrims have to leave Mina in a hurry and go to the Grand Mosque to perform the circumambulation
ritual or Safa and Marwa ritual before leaving Makkah back home.