Hajj
The Hajj (/hædʒ/; Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime...
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Documentary about the umbrellas in Mecca
Documentary about the umbrellas in Mecca to collect rain water.
Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll At Least 2,121
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tr...
For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday
Today, for the first time, all New York City’s public school students are staying home from school so that Muslim children and their families can observe Eid al-Adha. This change to the school calenda...
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
Hajj 2012, a Sacred Journey
The Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam and one of the largest religious pilgrimages in the world, is currently taking place in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Mecca
Join the Hajj, the five day pilgrimage to the high plains of Arafat outside Mecca.
Ihram
Ihram (إحرام iḥrām, from the triconsonantal root Ḥ-R-M) is, in Islam, a sacred state which a Muslim must enter in order to perform the major pilgrimage (Hajj) or the minor pilgrimage (Umrah). A pilgri...
Stoning of the Devil
The Stoning of the Devil (Arabic: رمي الجمرات‎ ramī aj-jamarāt, lit. "stoning of the jamarāt [place of pebbles]") is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in S...
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Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʿīd al-aḍḥā [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæ] meaning "Festival of the sacrifice"), also called the Feast of the Sacrifice (Turkish: Kurban Bayramı; Bosnian: Kurban B...
Eid al-Adha - Wikipedia
Umrah
The Umrah (Arabic: عمرة‎) is a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, performed by Muslims that can be undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Hajj. In Arabic, Umrah means "to vis...
Incidents during the Hajj
There have been many serious incidents during the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, that have caused the loss of thousands of lives. Every follower of Islam is required to visit Mecca ...
Incidents during the Hajj - Wikipedia
Kaaba
The Kaaba or Ka'aba (Arabic: الكعبة‎‎ al-Kaʿbah [ælˈkæʕbɐ], "The Cube"), is a cuboid building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. I...
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Haj House, Lucknow
Haj House is a complex in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It provides accommodation to the Haj bound Muslim people . Being the largest state of India, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum qu...
Haj House, Lucknow - Wikipedia
Mut'ah of Hajj
The "mut'ah of Hajj" ("hajj al-tamattu", meaning "joy of Hajj") is the relaxation of the ihram ("sacred state") between the Umrah and Hajj, including its dress code and various prohibitions.
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Battle of Mecca (1924)
Battle of Mecca took place in Mecca, in what is now known as Saudi Arabia, following the fall of Ta'if to King Abdulaziz Ibn Saud in his campaign to conquer the Kingdom of Hejaz. King Hussien bin Ali ...
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt
Johann Ludwig (also known as John Lewis, Jean Louis) Burckhardt (November 24, 1784 – October 15, 1817) was a Swiss traveller, geographer, and orientalist. He wrote his letters in French and signed Lo...
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt - Wikipedia
Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll At Least 2,121
The crush and stampede that struck the hajj last month in Saudi Arabia killed at least 2,121 pilgrims, a new Associated Press tally showed Monday, after officials in the kingdom met to discuss the tr...
Stampede Near Saudi Holy City Kills More Than 700 On Hajj Pilgrimage
A stampede among Muslim worshipers near the Saudi holy city of Mecca left more than 700 people dead and hundreds more injured Thursday at the height of the annual hajj pilgrimage — the backdrop for si...
Mount Arafat
Mount Arafat or Mount Arafah (Arabic: جبل عرفات‎ transliterated Jabal ‘Arafāt) is a granite hill east of Mecca in the plain of Arafat. It is also known as the Mount of Mercy (Jabal ar-Rahmah...
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Haj Committee of India
Haj Committee of India is a committee in India formed under Haj Committee Act 2002, for making arrangements for the pilgrimage of Muslims of India for Haj. A special Hajj passport is issued for this ...
Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs
Past and current governments of Afghanistan have included a minister of Haj and Religious Affairs in their Cabinet. The Current Acting Minister of Haj and Religious Affairs is Dr. Daiulhaq Abid.
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Jahiliyyah
Jahiliyyah (Arabic: جاهلية‎ ǧāhiliyyah/jāhilīyah "ignorance") is an Islamic concept of "ignorance of divine guidance" or "the state of ignorance of the guidance from God" or "Days of Ignoran...
Masjid-u-Shajarah
Masjid-u-Shajarah (mosque of the tree) is one of several Miqats (place where ihram is put on) for Muslims on pilgrimage to Mecca for umrah or hajj. Abar Ali is the name of a place where Masjid-u-Shaja...
Masjid-u-Shajarah - Wikipedia
Juz' Hajjat al-Wida` wa `Umrat an-Nabi
Juz’ Hajjat al- Wida' wa 'Umrat al-Nabi is a comprehensive Arabic commentary on the detailed accounts of the pilgrimage (hajj) of Allah's Messenger (صلى الله عايه وسالم). It includes the details of a...
Grand Mosque Seizure
The Grand Mosque seizure occurred during November and December 1979 when extremist insurgents calling for the overthrow of the House of Saud took over Al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, durin...
Battle of Mecca (1916)
The Battle of Mecca occurred in the Muslim holy city of Mecca in June and July 1916. On June 10, the Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, the leader of the Banu Hashim clan started a revolt against the O...
Battle of Mecca (1916) - Wikipedia
Tawaf
Tawaf (Arabic: طواف‎, Ṭawāf; literally circling) is one of the Islamic rituals of pilgrimage. During the Hajj and Umrah, Muslims are to circumambulate the Kaaba (most sacred site in Islam) s...
Tawaf - Wikipedia