March 11, 2000 |
Despite calls for patience and courteousness, pilgrims pushed and shoved their way Friday around the Grand Mosque, where more than 1.5 million Muslims gathered to pray. On this last Muslim Sabbath before the peak of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to holy sites in Saudi Arabia, the prayer leader urged pilgrims to be "kind, gentle, patient and tolerant to other pilgrims while they are performing the rituals."
March 18, 2000
A memorial service for Manning J. Post is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 1 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. In addition to his wife, Cheryl Reventlow Post, he is survived by a daughter, Karen Post Monteith of San Luis Obispo, and a sister, Pearl DeBuskey of New York. Post, an automobile dealer who was a longtime Democratic Party finance official and advisor to two generations of candidates, died Monday in Santa Monica at 82.
July 31, 2001 |
A Cairo court threw out a petition by an Islamist lawyer who sought to forcibly divorce outspoken feminist Nawal Saadawi, 70, from her Muslim husband on the grounds that she had abandoned her Islamic faith. The court ruled as expected that no individual could petition a court to forcibly divorce another person. It said such cases must be raised by a state prosecutor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997 |
Muslims from across Orange County gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday to usher in Eid al-Adha, the three-day Feast of Sacrifice. "We celebrate great deeds of righteousness," Muzammil H. Siddiqi, director of the Islamic Society of Orange County, told about 5,000 worshipers gathered for a holiday that commemorates Abraham's willingness 4,000 years ago to sacrifice his son to God.
July 26, 2009 |
BABYLON & BEYOND Swine flu concerns affect pilgrims To curtail the spread of swine flu, Arab health ministers from across the Middle East have agreed that elderly, young and chronically ill Muslims should be forbidden from traveling to Saudi Arabia for the upcoming hajj and umrah pilgrimages. The decision came after a meeting of health ministers from Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Jordan in Cairo last week, which was part of a special session of the Regional Committee for World Health Organization on the H1N1 flu virus.
August 4, 1987 |
Iran said Monday that it is sending delegations throughout the Muslim world in an apparent effort to stem a wave of anti-Iranian sentiment in the wake of violent clashes at Islam's holiest shrines in Mecca. The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's revolutionary leader, blamed the United States for the Iranian deaths and vowed revenge. "We hold America responsible for these crimes," the 87-year-old patriarch said in a message to leaders of Iranian pilgrims at the holy city in Saudi Arabia.