CAIRO – Over two million pilgrims continued on Tuesday, September 13, the symbolic stoning of the devil in what has been so far ...
Seeking forgiveness from Allah, millions of Muslim pilgrims ascended Sunday, September 11, 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.
For the first time in 35 years, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al-Ashiekh, will not give the annual hajj sermon in Arafat this year for health reasons.
Hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe gathered in Makkah to perform the life-time spiritual journey of hajj. Here follows some pictures showing pilgrims in the sacred Grand Mosque in Makkah during 2016 hajj pilgrimage.
From early hours on Saturday, nearly 1.5 millions of pilgrims embarked on their slow and steady trek to Mina in the first leg of their five-day journey.
Hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslim pilgrims from around the globe began moving on Saturday, September 10, to Mina on the first leg of their journey of a lifetime, preparing for the climax of their pilgrimage when they ascend Mount `Arafat.
Riding his bike for thousands of miles, a Russian Muslim has finally reached the holy city of Makkah to fulfill his life-time dream of performing hajj.
As the clock ticks towards the start of the annual hajj rituals, more than 1.3 million Muslims from across the world have flocked to the holy city of Makkah, dreaming of fulfilling the life-time journey.
Welcoming millions of visitors from across the world, Saudi Arabia has reiterated its strict zero-tolerance policy towards any attempt by anyone to disrupt security, undermine safety or upset pilgrims’ well-being during Hajj.
As the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, a post on the social networking platform Tumblr tried to fan that hatred by asking people to "imagine a world without Muslims", going viral after one made a perfect reply.
In this Al Jazeera video, Basma Atassi takes you on a tour to see the major landmarks that millions of Muslims visit during the period of Hajj, the annual Islamic pilgrimage.