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Pilgrimage To Mecca

The Hajj, Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage". It can be the Christian pilgrimage to Jerusalem or the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest pilgrimages in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God.

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This 15-century illustrated scroll attests that Maymunah, daughter of Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah al-Zardali, made the pilgrimage to Mecca in the year 836 AH (AD 1432 to 1433). The scroll as a whole depicts the principal stations of the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

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from The Huffington Post

LOOK: Mecca's Dramatic Transformation Over The Past Century

Muslims pray 23 January 2004 at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca ahead of the hajj, which begins on January 30.

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The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

Hajj 2013, Islam's Pilgrimage To Mecca: Facts, History And Dates Of The Muslim Holiday

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History of the Hajj. Muslims believe the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was instructed to bring his wife, Hajira (Hagar) and their child Is'mail to Arabia from Palestine to protect them from the jealousy of Ibrahim's first wife Sarah. Allah told the Prophet Ibrahim to leave them on their own, and he did so, with some supplies of food and water. However the supplies quickly ran out and within a few days Hajira and Is'mail were suffering from hunger and dehydration. In her desperation Hajira ran up…

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The Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest pilgrimages in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so.

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Amid Tensions With Saudi Arabia, Iran Halts Minor Pilgrimages to Mecca

Amid Tensions With Saudi Arabia, Iran Halts Minor Pilgrimages to Mecca - NYTimes.com

from The Huffington Post

LOOK: Mecca's Dramatic Transformation Over The Past Century

An aerial view shows the Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest site, amid booming construction in the Saudi city of Mecca on December 9, 2008.

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from The Huffington Post

The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

Hajj 2014, Islams Pilgrimage To Mecca: Facts, History And Dates Of The Muslim Holiday

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