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World Muslims Flock to Hajj (Folder)

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Preparing for the soul-searching spiritual journey, around three million pilgrims from over 160 countries are expected to perform hajj this year.

Every able-bodied adult Muslim -- who can financially afford the trip -- must perform hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, once in their lifetime.

Hajj is officially expected to fall between October 13 and 18, with the climax falling on October 14 when the faithful descend the Mount `Arafat.

Fitna Producer Performs Hajj
Accepting Islam months ago, a once anti-Islam activist who produced a derogatory film wrongly portraying Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said he has found peace
Muslim Pilgrim Regains Sight in Madinah
Worshipers in the Madinah mosque of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) were surprised to hear a cry of joy from an elderly Sudanese pilgrim saying that she could see again
Elderly Saudi Makes Hajj Record
An elderly 80-year-old Saudi imam has performed the spiritual journey of hajj pilgrimage to Ka`aba 60 times, making a record that could enlist his name
Pilgrims Conclude Hajj Peacefully
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have started to leave Saudi Arabia as they performed peacefully the last of the solemn rituals of the soul-searching journey of hajj
Pilgrims in Smooth Devil Stoning
As this year’s hajj pilgrimage nears to an end, nearly two million Muslim pilgrims continued on Wednesday, October 16, the symbolic rite of stoning the devil, in a safe
Pilgrims Mount `Arafat in Hajj Climax
Seeking forgiveness from Allah, nearly two million Muslim pilgrims ascended Monday, October 14, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah
Muslim Pilgrims Start Hajj in Mina
A sea of white-robed pilgrims from all corners of the world began the first leg of the soul-searching journey of hajj as they flooded the streets to the tent city
Pakistani Walks To Hajj For Peace
Aspiring to perform the life-time journey of hajj, a Pakistani man has walked from Pakistan to Islam holiest city in the world to promote peace and denounce terrorism
Kashmir Nomad’s Aspire for Hajj
Like millions of Muslims worldwide, elderly Abdul Karim Famra, a Kashmiri nomad, has been aspiring for years to perform the life-time journey of hajj, but the dream remained unfulfilled
Poverty Cuts Malawi Pilgrims Numbers
Amid growing economic woes and ever-increasing financial problems, the number of Malawi Muslims travelling for hajj has been declining in recent years, putting their dream to perform lifetime.
Senegal Muslims Gear Up for `Eid Al-Adha
As the countdown for `Eid Al-Adha begins, Senegalese Muslims are on the usual shopping for udhiyah sheep, defying high prices and increasing expenses.
From Detroit To Makkah
Joining millions of Muslims from around the world, Muslims from Metro Detroit area have embarked on hajj pilgrimage to Makkah, as others prepared for `Eid Al-Adha
Indian Muslims’ Deferred Hajj Dream
Elderly Indian Muslim Aijaz Ahmad can’t believe that his lifelong dream of visiting Makkah and Madinah is finally going to be fulfilled. “No words can describe my joy,” the 76-year-old Aijaz told OnIslam.net.
UK Muslims Reflect on Peaceful Hajj
As world Muslims prepare for hajj spiritual journey, British Muslims who have been graced to visit Makkah on the life-time journey are still living an aura of peace and tranquility, years after taking
Restrictions Curb Bangladeshis Hajj Dream
As world Muslims embark on hajj, a fewer number of Bangladeshi Muslims will have the chance to fulfill the soul-searching journey this year due to increasing restrictions
Pakistani Journalists Fulfill Hajj Dream
Over the past decade, Maqsood Yosfi, a senior Pakistani journalist, has been trying to travel to the holy lands of Makkah to perform hajj, but the job struggle
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