Hajj & Umrah
- Hajj - 6 months
Hajj conference: Build “bridges of communication and cultural dialogue".
"The conference urged Muslims to contribute to humanity’s needs in order to resolve its moral, social and environmental crises, and achieve moral superiority".
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An Irishman’s Diary on a pilgrim ship to Jeddah -
"For all the hardships they had undergone there was an aura of dignity about them".
ASEAN Hajj Forum! -
"The forum is focused on creating a common perception among ASEAN member states over the policies issued by the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah (minor hajj) and the Southeast Asian Muassasah".
We must stop climate change before it makes Hajj impossible -
"Temperatures in Mecca will rise to a level that the human body cannot cope with from as early as next year".
How Hajj has inspired art and literature through the ages -
"Although central to the Muslim faith, the Hajj has also drawn writers from further afield".
Hajj a profound yet also shared experience -
"Pilgrimage is very much a physical act. But, because of its intended spiritual benefits, it is also a poetic experience".
The Haj: Every ending is a new beginning -
"Looking back, the haj experience was just priceless. The heat. The crowd. The pushing. The discomfort. They were all worth it".
Rites and routes: Hajj exhibition a true journey through the ages -
"Photographs covering different time periods, and sketches dating back more than three centuries are featured in the second hall of the Hajj exhibition".
Egyptian artist paints murals on houses to celebrate haj -
"Eid Al Salwaawi uses simple tools like a handmade palm frond brush and a mixture of paint, vinegar, rosewater, gum Arabic and glue".
Over 232,000 pilgrims have come from Europe, America and Australia -
"The Private Tuwafa Establishment for Pilgrims from Turkey, Europe, America and Australia said 17,354 pilgrims hailed from North America —14,118 from the US and 3,236 from Canada".
Hajj through the eyes of a Saudi veteran of the pilgrimage -
"Zakaria Murshid, 86, lauds efforts to make the pilgrimage easier but is also nostalgic about the old struggles"