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The Hajj (1435/2014) Wrap Up
Religion | 10/09/2014

The Hajj (1435/2014) Wrap Up

This year’s Hajj has now been officially pronounced as a success by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. With over two million faithful in attendance at Arafat last Friday, this has been one of the largest and worry-free Hajjes to date. “The Haj 1435 was a big success,” said Makkah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah.

Hajj Diary: A Reluctant Pilgrim’s Return Home (Pt 5) – Ambah
Religion | 10/07/2014

Hajj Diary: A Reluctant Pilgrim’s Return Home (Pt 5) – Ambah

This week as millions of Muslims are in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj we are pleased to provide a series of articles, the “Hajj Diary” of Faiza Saleh Ambah, that provide background information and perspective on the annual pilgrimage. This is number five of five articles.

Hajj Diary: Pelting the Pillars, Again (Pt 4) – Ambah
Religion | 10/06/2014

Hajj Diary: Pelting the Pillars, Again (Pt 4) – Ambah

This week as millions of Muslims are in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj we are pleased to provide a series of articles, the “Hajj Diary” of Faiza Saleh Ambah, that provide background information and perspective on the annual pilgrimage. This is number four of five articles.

Hajj Diary: A Pilgrim Fends Off Temptation (Pt 3) – Ambah
Religion | 10/04/2014

Hajj Diary: A Pilgrim Fends Off Temptation (Pt 3) – Ambah

This week as millions of Muslims are in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj we are pleased to provide a series of articles, the “Hajj Diary” of Faiza Saleh Ambah, that provide background information and perspective on the annual pilgrimage. This is number third of five articles.

The Hajj and Saudi Arabia (Part 3)
Religion | 10/04/2014

The Hajj and Saudi Arabia (Part 3)

Yesterday (October 3, 2014) marked the Day of Arafat in which this year’s Hajis made their ascent of the Mount of Mercy (Jabal Al-Rahma), where it is believed that the Prophet Muhammad gave his last sermon nearly 1.5 millennia ago. The day was marked by intense emotion as many of the pilgrims were moved to tears at the fulfillment of the what is considered the most important leg of the Hajj.

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