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Hajj Pilgrimage

Huge Muslim Pilgrimage Starts

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — Libyans long denied the opportunity to make the hajj usually reserved for Moammar Gadhafi's cronies were among the ...

2.5 Million Muslim Pilgrims Gather For Hajj

AP | By SINAN SALAHEDDIN | Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion

MECCA, Saudi Arabia -- Muslims from across the world descended on this holy city ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, many of them with prayers for a ...

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.

The Case of Sheikh Al-Atar and a Call for Unity At Hajj

Amin G. Aaser | Posted 12.31.2011 | Religion
Amin G. Aaser

Hajj is a vital experience for all Muslims, irrespective of gender, nationality, or sect; however, it is evident that this message of unity and tolerance is yet to be internalized.

Hajj Suit Raises Host Of Questions

Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) In 2008, Safoorah Khan, a math teacher in Illinois, asked for 15 days of unpaid leave (19 days...

Eid Al Adha: Striving For Second Chances

Dalia Mogahed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dalia Mogahed

This year at Eid Al Adha, a celebration of second chances and forgiveness, we must remember this lesson as we continue to witness new beginnings that seem promising but fade with time.

Dowd: Non-Muslim Pilgrim in Mecca | MAUREEN DOWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

I was told that non-Muslims could not visit mosques -- not even the one on the hotel grounds....

Lessons From the IDF in Haiti: Opportunities in Global Health Diplomacy for the Muslim World

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Just as the Talmud values compassion in followers of Judaism, so Islam preaches Raheem. Raheem means compassion or mercy.

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

Rains Soak Pilgrims At Islam's Hajj (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia -- The heaviest rain to hit Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in years soaked the faithful and flooded the road to Mecca, snarl...

Stoning Of The Devil (PHOTOS): Muslims Cast Stones On 3rd Day Of Hajj

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MINA, Saudi Arabia - Vast crowds of pilgrims cast stones at walls representing the devil on the third day of the annual hajj on Friday as Muslims...

Guests of God: 2.5 Million Muslims Worship in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in This Year's Hajj

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Never has there been a more important time for Muslims to engage in greater introspection, self-evaluation. We face a Muslim world rife with conflicts, sectarian hatred, misogyny and injustice.

Floods Kill 77 While Muslims Perform Hajj

AP | HADEEL AL-SHALCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia — Muslim pilgrims holding white umbrellas against the blazing sun clambered up a rocky desert hill for prayers Thursd...

Swine Flu Hajj Threat Voiced By Health Experts

AP | DONNA ABU-NASR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with chronic diseases should stay away from the annual hajj pilgrimage in...

Hajj and Terrorism

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Radical Islam can only be defeated from within. The sooner President-elect Barack Obama understands this, the faster innocent lives will be spared.

What A Billion Plus People Are Celebrating Today

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nour Akkad

The first holiday of December is a Muslim festivity, known as Eid al Adha, or the day of sacrifice. Many Muslims start this day by heading to the mosque for prayer and reflection. After that, the fun begins.

Millions Of Muslims Gather For Hajj Pilgrimage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MINA, Saudi Arabia — Nearly 3 million pilgrims chanting prayers converged Saturday in a valley just outside the holy city of Mecca at the beginn...