The pilgrimage focuses on the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. It is the largest pilgrimage in the world and is to be performed at least once by every able bodied Muslim who can afford it. The white robes symbolize purity and equality under God.
The parade included forces fast roping from helicopters and representatives from the military and first responders.
What a headline! Grabs your attention doesn’t it? Reading the headline one suspects the Saudis probably caught some women impersonating as men (or something similarly scandalous). But clicking on the headlines, what one reaches is a story (rather bland compared to heightened expectations) is this.
British Museum might be an excellent place if someone is looking forward to get some good information about Turkish and Egyptian manuscripts, but at the same time it is also conducting a cover-up for the rapidly ruining visage of the holy place of Mecca.
Kabba, the holiest place in the world for Muslims has been dwarfed by the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, most notably the second tallest building in the world. You cannot possibly miss the presence of the tower unless you have a sight like the curator of the British Museum. And this is said to be just the beginning. The ruler of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah is further attempting to initiate other developmental projects around the premises of the mosque in the form of towering shopping malls.
Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam. The pilgrimage focuses on the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. It is the largest pilgrimage in the world and is to be performed at least once by every able bodied Muslim who can afford it. Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims are taking part in the annual Hajj rites, which peak on Saturday. The white robes symbolize purity and equality under God.
Some other interesting facts about the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage here.
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