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Lost in Translation? Not for Muslim Hajj Pilgrims

MAKKAH – United by their faith, more than 2 million people of different races, countries, and languages gather in Makkah annually to perform hajj, putting the responsibility on Saudi authorities to make sure nothing is lost in translation. “I really don’t know much Arabic,” Samir Varatchia, who made the trip to Makkah from France’s Indian …


Pilgrims Flock to Arafat in Hajj Climax

MAKKAH – Seeking forgiveness from Allah, millions of Muslim pilgrims ascended Monday, August 20, Mount `Arafat, east of the holy city of Makkah, in the climax of hajj after spending a night of meditation and introspection in the tent city of Mina. “Today is the most important part of the hajj, and we are all …


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