RELIGION

'Mecca 3D' App Takes You On A Virtual Hajj

06/09/2014 11:54 am ET

Observant Muslims plan to visit the holy city of Mecca at least once in their lifetimes to complete the Hajj, a pilgrimage considered to be a religious obligation. However, it's now possible for anyone to make the trip, courtesy of technology and the "Mecca 3D" app.

Founder Bilal Chbib joined HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps to talk about his vision for the app and why he thinks it's important to use technology to educate.

"I'm hoping that Muslims and non-Muslims alike will get a chance to experience Islamic locations by using this app," he said.

Since non-Muslims are prohibited by the Saudi Arabian government from visiting the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the app allows them the unique experience of exploring the site for themselves.

Check out the video above for more.

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