The hajj, an annual Muslim pilgrimage, is a vibrant six-day event this year, with pilgrims organized into color-coded groups following a strict schedule. Only 60,000 Saudi residents are allowed to participate because of the pandemic.
Every year about two million pilgrims embark on the Hajj, a journey to Islamic holy sites in Saudi Arabia. Yet in the wake of COVID-19 this practice, mandatory for all Muslims once in their lifetime, is being severely restricted. Tom Doyle with Uncharted Ministries says this change […]
It’s been a tough week for Saudi Arabia. Forecasters predict a record low global oil demand due to coronavirus restrictions that will directly affect the country’s already-struggling economy. Oil is responsible for 63-percent of national revenue, according to the IMF.