Hajj December 20, 2007Posted by shadows15 in Misc.
Tags: hajj, Mecca, Umrah
Muslims have come from almost every country in the world.
More than 1.1 million Muslims are expected in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.
All able-bodied Muslims who have the means have a duty to perform the Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Pilgrims wear special white clothes, called ihram, and observe prescribed rites.
Pilgrims pray at Mecca’s Holy Mosque, and walk around the Kaaba seven times to perform the Tawaf.
More than two million Muslims from around the globe have gathered around Mount Arafat near Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the high point of their annual pilgrimage.
Male pilgrims wear a simple uniform of seamless, two-piece, white garments called the Ihram, which also signify their state of purity.
The pilgrims make a sea of white as they stream in their thousands onto the plain of Arafat.
Muslims walk in the streets as they leave the Grand mosque after attending in noon prayer in Mecca, Saudi Arabia