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The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 09.26.2014 | 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...

Meccamorphing - the holy city of Mecca is facing radical makeover

Ziyah Gafic | Posted 11.08.2014 | World
Ziyah Gafic

For over a decade, the holy city of Mecca has been going through rapid and radical makeover. The majority of Mecca's ancient-to-millennial architectur...

Reported ISIS Member Says They Will Destroy The Kaaba In Mecca, 'Kill Those Who Worship Stones'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion

UPDATE 4:14 PM-- The Twitter account https://twitter.com/nm8smyh, which sent the original message, has been suspended. The authenticity of the accoun...

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

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion

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 religiou...

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...

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...

Umrah: A Muslim Pilgrimage To Mecca

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

There is not a city that I have visited in the entire world that is more tranquil than Medina. And there is not a city that I have visited that hosts a more diverse gathering of people than in Mecca.

Relief Around The Corner: Reflections From Circling The Kaaba

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Daliah Merzaban

Walking around the Kaaba, I was at a vantage point to know that the jams I would get caught in were temporary -- they would end, literally, around the corner. This helped me be patient even when the pressure was greatest.

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 Beauty We Fear Part 4: From Mark Twain to Malcom X (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
G. Roger Denson

Even when Americans began to travel to Muslim lands, from the start they displayed a more diverse response to Islam and its mosques, which over the course of a century graduated from the crude to the reverent.

In Search of the Moderate Muslim: It Takes an Ummah

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.