Religion

The Hajj and Its Impact on Saudi Arabia and the Muslim World – David E. Long
09/20/2015

The Hajj and Its Impact on Saudi Arabia and the Muslim World – David E. Long

This week as the Hajj gets underway in Saudi Arabia we are pleased to provide a series of articles that will provide background information and perspective on the annual pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. “The Hajj and Its Impact on Saudi Arabia,” by David E. Long, was originally provided in SUSRIS’ on-line companion the Saudi-American Forum [February 2003], and is reprinted here as the Hajj begins in Saudi Arabia.

The Hajj in Perspective: A Conversation with David Long
09/20/2015

The Hajj in Perspective: A Conversation with David Long

To usher in this year’s Hajj we are pleased to present an interview with Dr. David E. Long. This is a reprint of a conversation SUSRIS had with Dr. Long in 2005, but it remains an important contribution to the materials available to give context and background to the Hajj.

Hajj 2015
09/20/2015

Hajj 2015

Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, the fifth pillar of Islam will start on Tuesday, the 8th day of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the year 1436 in the Islamic (Hijri) calendar.

Third Expansion for the Grand Mosque in Mecca
07/13/2015

Third Expansion for the Grand Mosque in Mecca

King Salman announced new projects under the third expansion of the Grand Mosque in Mecca yesterday. We are pleased to provide details reported by SPA on the developments that will eventually increase the capacity of the facility to accommodate 1,850,000 worshippers.