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...
Stoning of the Devil - Wikipedia
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...
Kaaba - Wikipedia
Muhammad in Mecca
The Islamic prophet Muhammad was born and lived in Mecca for the first 52 years of his life (570–622). Orphaned early in life, he became known as a prominent merchant, and as an impartial and trustwor...
Muhammad in Mecca - 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...
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...
Tabung Haji
Tabung Haji or Lembaga Tabung Haji (Malay Jawi: تابوڠ حاج ; Arabic صندوق الحج) is the Malaysian hajj pilgrims fund board. It was formerly known as Lembaga Urusan dan Tabung Haji (LUTH). The main ...
Tabung Haji - Wikipedia
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...
Wadi Rabigh
Wadi Rabigh is a wadi situated inland of the town of Rabigh, extending along the border of the al-Madinah and Makkah Regions of Saudi Arabia.A natural lake near Haggag, some 35 km inland, frin...
Wadi Rabigh - Wikipedia
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
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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Talbiyah
The Talbiyah is a Muslim prayer invoked by the pilgrims as a conviction that they intend to perform the Hajj only for the glory of Allah. Talbiyah is repeatedly invoked during the Hajj, or pilgrimage,...
Mecca
Mecca (/ˈmɛkə/; Arabic: مكة‎, Makkah, [ˈmæk.kæ]), also transliterated as Makkah (/ˈmækə/), is a city in the Hejaz, and the capital of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia. The city is located 70&...
Mecca - 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...