More than 2 million Muslims from more than 70 countries journey to the holy city of Mecca to make the spiritual pilgrimage known as The Hajj.

Hajj in Mecca

© Roslan Rahman / AFP
Many prayed for forgiveness and the welfare of Muslims across the world but for many others it was enough just to be there.
Saudi authorities say more than 1.6 million people have entered Saudi Arabia for the event, the largest religious gathering in the world and a huge logistical and security challenge for the Saudi authorities.
With pilgrims from within the country, both Saudis and foreign workers, the total would be well over 2 million. Some Saudi newspapers said 3 million people were expected.
The pilgrims, dressed in special white robes, jostled for space in the narrow confines of the area where they must spend the afternoon, preferably in reading and prayer to God.
But Muslim scholars say that being on the plain at the required time is enough to validate the pilgrim’s haj.
Some pilgrims slept in tents, picnicked wherever they could find the space to lay their mats or just chatted with friends.



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Horaayy..there are 9 comment(s) for me so far ;)

# 1 - Mohammad Andri - 11/07/2008 - 10:35 am

Assalamu’alaikum,

I also went to Pilgrimage (Hajj) this year (Dec2007/Jan2008). This photo has reminded me very well of my Hajj.
Thank you. :)

Wassalam,

Andri


# 2 - fatima - 25/09/2008 - 5:59 pm

The photo seems to be simply heart rendering,its is really beautiful .The full view from the sky has left me spell bound.The perfect time of taking the photo in which the sun has just set with a glow in the sky and the lights of mecca makes it glitter like a diamond and making your heart feel more desirable and to look up and thank allah almighty for everything.


# 3 - Mohammad Wasim - 13/10/2008 - 2:34 am

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR HUJJAJ-E-IKRAM
FOR USE OF MOBILE PHONE (CELLULAR) IN AL-HARAM AL-SHARIF’S

In the Name of Allah Most Beneficent and Most Merciful

LABBAIK ALLAH UMMA LABBAIK
LABBAIK LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LABBAIK INNAL HAMDA WAN-NI’MATA LAKA WAL MULK LAA SHAREEKA LAK

Respectable Hajj Pilgrims

As’Salâm Alaikum Wa’Rahmatullâhi Wa’Barakâtuh

By the grace of Almighty Allah you shall soon be traveling for performing Hajj. Surely you shall take care of the sacredness of Harmain Shareefain (Makkah Al Mukarama and Madina Al Munawara). In this regard we request you to remove Musical Ring Tones from your mobile (Cellular) phones before departure and during Hajj try to keep your mobile phones on Vibrators/Silent. By this you shall be avoiding any disturbance to your worship as well as to the worships of other pilgrims and furthermore the sacredness of Harmain Shareefain shall not be harmed. We hope that you shall put heed to this request and shall convey this message to other pilgrims as well. May Allah Subhanawatallah accept your Hajj. Ameen

Was’Salâm Alaikum


# 4 - danzir - 16/01/2009 - 6:36 am

I WISH U SAY TO ALL ASALAM ALAIKUM


# 5 - mohd junaid - 17/06/2009 - 9:58 am

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# 6 - syed momin khalil - 26/11/2009 - 5:22 am

ASALAM U ALAIKUM!!!!!!!!I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WHEN I SEE THESE PICS OF MAKKAH SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY HEART……I FEEL SO STRANGE.AND MR.JUNAID I WANA SAY SOMETHING TO U THAT WRITE FULL NAME (MUHAMMAD) MOHD IS NOT GOOD……


# 7 - syed momin khalil - 26/11/2009 - 5:26 am

LABBAIK ALLAH UMMA LABBAIK
LABBAIK LAA SHAREEKA LAKA LABBAIK INNAL HAMDA WAN-NI’MATA LAKA WAL MULK LAA SHAREEKA’LA…………………I’ PROUD TO BE A MUSLIM AUR HAZRAT MUHAMMAD(SALLAH O ALAYHY WASLAM)KI UMAT MAIN SY HOON.ALLAH HM SB KO BAYT ALLAH KA HAJJ KRNY KI TOFIQ DY………….AMEEN


# 8 - temhar jul - 20/11/2010 - 6:56 am

it’s amazing


# 9 - Basit Ali Shah Azimi - 05/01/2011 - 9:49 am

Asslamoalaikum dear Muslims
i m really happy to see the future plan of Makka Mukarrama Shukar Alhamdolelah Summa AAmin that there are lots of Allah people who think every time and every second about this Good Work thanks Shukar Alhamdolelah


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