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

The Hajj Pilgrimage At A Glance

Hajj- The pilgrimage to Mecca Journey Step By Step Guide Abby

Hajj- The pilgrimage to Mecca Journey Step By Step Guide Abby

Haji-the muslim pilgrimage to mecca that takes place in the last month of the year.

Haji-the muslim pilgrimage to mecca that takes place in the last month of the year.

Mecca's great mosque, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 1922.

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Riyadh: Pilgrimage to Mecca. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. >> Explores our Deals!

Riyadh: Pilgrimage to Mecca. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. >> Explores our Deals!

Kaaba, in Saudi Arabia

Kaaba, in Saudi Arabia

Mecca. Just to see the town. Can't see inside the place with the black box unless I'm Muslim though.

Mecca. Just to see the town. Can't see inside the place with the black box unless I'm Muslim though.

Mekkah..  (by CamelKW, on Flickr) - I'll never go, but I'm very curious. The world and its people are amazing.

Mekkah.. (by CamelKW, on Flickr) - I'll never go, but I'm very curious. The world and its people are amazing.

madina tul munawara masjid al nabawi

madina tul munawara masjid al nabawi

Hajj is an extremely important aspect of Islam, and is considered to be one of its five pillars.  It is believed that Mecca (where Hajj is performed)

Hajj is an extremely important aspect of Islam, and is considered to be one of its five pillars. It is believed that Mecca (where Hajj is performed)

This is the heart of the conflict: "As long as Muslims consider Israel to be an insult to Islam and a theological threat to being a faithful Muslim, faithful Muslims will be compelled to prove the truth of Islam by attempting to erase the threat to their religious wholeness, otherwise known as Israel. And this means that no matter how much land Israel gives away to the Palestinians, there will be no peace." Read the rest here: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/is-netanyahu-a-chess-grandmaster/

This is the heart of the conflict: "As long as Muslims consider Israel to be an insult to Islam and a theological threat to being a faithful Muslim, faithful Muslims will be compelled to prove the truth of Islam by attempting to erase the threat to their religious wholeness, otherwise known as Israel. And this means that no matter how much land Israel gives away to the Palestinians, there will be no peace." Read the rest here: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/is-netanyahu-a-chess-grandmaster/

Madina, Greece. Medina is a city in western Saudi Arabia. In the city center, the vast Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) is a major Islamic pilgrimage site. Its striking Green Dome rises above the tombs of the Prophet Muhammad and early Islamic leaders Abu Bakr and Umar. The Masjid al-Qiblatain (Qiblatain Mosque) is known as the site where the Prophet Muhammad received the command to change the direction of prayer to Mecca.

Madina, Greece. Medina is a city in western Saudi Arabia. In the city center, the vast Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) is a major Islamic pilgrimage site. Its striking Green Dome rises above the tombs of the Prophet Muhammad and early Islamic leaders Abu Bakr and Umar. The Masjid al-Qiblatain (Qiblatain Mosque) is known as the site where the Prophet Muhammad received the command to change the direction of prayer to Mecca.

Man on his way to #Hajj was stopped from leaving #Australia... An Australian-born Muslim man says he’s “absolutely dumbfounded” he’s been stopped from leaving Australia to make the pilgrimage to #Mecca in Saudi Arabia. http://www.doamuslims.org/?p=4766 #Islam #Muslims

Man on his way to #Hajj was stopped from leaving #Australia... An Australian-born Muslim man says he’s “absolutely dumbfounded” he’s been stopped from leaving Australia to make the pilgrimage to #Mecca in Saudi Arabia. http://www.doamuslims.org/?p=4766 #Islam #Muslims

The Five Pillars of Islam Poster

The Five Pillars of Islam Poster

Mecca    Islam is a majority faith in more than 50 countries in the Middle East, the East and Africa, for all of them pilgrimage to Mecca is a supreme expression of their religion. For almost 1 400 years it has provided a spiritual destination to millions around the globe.  Mecca is located midway along the west coast of Arabia. The climate in that region has been described as a combination of “suffocating heat, deadly winds, and clouds of flies”. The cube-shaped building in the center of…

Mecca Islam is a majority faith in more than 50 countries in the Middle East, the East and Africa, for all of them pilgrimage to Mecca is a supreme expression of their religion. For almost 1 400 years it has provided a spiritual destination to millions around the globe. Mecca is located midway along the west coast of Arabia. The climate in that region has been described as a combination of “suffocating heat, deadly winds, and clouds of flies”. The cube-shaped building in the center of…

An aerial view shows Muslim pilgrims walking around the Kaaba in the Grand Mosque of the holy city of Mecca on August 6, 2012

LOOK: Mecca's Dramatic Transformation Over The Past Century

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