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Hajj 2013

Hajj Health Risk

Reuters | Amena Bakr | Posted 12.16.2013 | Religion

MENA, Saudi Arabia, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Every year hundreds of part-time, unlicensed barbers flock to the holy city of Mena to shave the heads of pil...

Top Islamic Leader Condemns Terrorism In Hajj Sermon

Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion

One of Saudi's top Islamic clerics, the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh, came out in no uncertain terms to condemn terrorism during his Hajj s...

Concerns Over Virus Outbreak Threaten Muslim Pilgrimage

AP | NABIL HARIDI | Posted 10.13.2013 | Religion

MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslims from across the world poured Sunday into a sprawling tent city in the Saudi desert before ...

Hajj Blog: Goodbye Medina, On To Mecca

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

Being in Medina is like the prelude to a musical, hinting at themes that may rise during the hajj itself.

Mecca Like You've Never Seen It Before: 10 Amazing Hajj GIFs

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are flocking to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place this year fr...

The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 10.11.2013 | Religion

What is Hajj? The annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world's largest gatherings, as hundreds of thousands of people flock to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, t...

Deadly MERS Virus Concerns Saudi As Hajj Draws Near

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The annual pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the hajj, presents a gantlet of health challenges. This year’s pilgrimage, which falls Oct. 13-18, is...

Landing in the Kingdom

Anisa Mehdi | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Anisa Mehdi

This is my third venture to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina that lie in the western realm of today's Saudi kingdom to make a film on the Hajj pilgrimage. It's a privilege and a mountain of effort to do this work.

LOOK: This Photo Of The Kaaba Gives Hajj A Shocking Perspective

Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion

The Masjid Al-Haram is an iconic image for millions of Muslims who dream of making the once-in-a-lifetime Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, but its silhouette...