Hundreds of thousands of Muslims begin the holy Hajj pilgrimage, following a route the Prophet Muhamad took 1,400 years ago. In Reuters, a report.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims began the hajj pilgrimage on Saturday, heading to a tent camp outside the holy city of Mecca to follow a route Prophet Muhammad took 14 centuries ago.
Over two million Muslim pilgrims arrived this week in Mecca, where authorities have mounted a vast security operation to avert any militant attacks, deadly stampedes or political activities that could embarrass Saudi Arabia.
“It’s a beautiful feeling, very beautiful, especially when you see the Kaaba,” said a Moroccan woman called Sanna after visiting the ancient cubic shrine at the center of the Grand Mosque in Mecca. “I hope I can return again, with God’s help.”
Also, screenwriter Kamran Pasha (his upcoming novel on Aisha, the young wife of the Prophet Muhammad is due out in April) is blogging about his personal Hajj journey. Click here to read more.