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Hajj 2011

Hajj Diaries: The Multiple Dimensions Of Muslim Pilgrimage

Zahra N. Jamal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Zahra N. Jamal, Ph.D.

During the hajj, the boundaries of ethnicity, race, gender, class and wealth are temporarily erased... The hajj is one of the only, and by far the largest public ritual amongst Muslims in which men and women pray and perform their rites together, in unison.

Saudi-Iran Tensions Threaten Hajj Pilgrimage

Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion

By Omar Sacirbey Religion News Service (RNS) Reports last month that Iran plotted to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. have enflam...

Hajj: The Pilgrimage To Mecca

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

At last we came close, but the crowd was too thick for us to touch the stone. Swept along by the human tide, we kept chanting prayers, struggling to touch the stone or the Kaaba whenever possible.

Hajj 2011: Muslim Pilgrimage Dates And Customs Explained

Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion

The annual Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia draws an estimated 2.5 million visitors each year, making it the largest yearly gatheri...

Eid al-Adha 2011: Dates, Prayers And Customs Explained (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion

Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, will likely fall on Nov. 6, 2011 in the United States. One of two feast festivals celebrated by Muslims, Eid a...