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Pilgrims perform devil-stoning ritual - POST-COURIER

03:00PM - Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have begun a symbolic ritual of stoning the devil amid tight security near the holy city of Mecca as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. September 2, 2017. 03:00PM ...and more »

Explaining the Muslim pilgrimage of hajj - The Conversation US

Around 1.7 million Muslims have gathered this year in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage – the hajj. The five-day pilgrimage is a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all Muslims who have the physical and financial ability to ...and more »

Malaysia thanks Saudi Arabia in smooth handling of Haj pilgrims - New Straits Times Online

Foreign dignitaries at the Aidiladha reception hosted by King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud in Mina on Saturday. Pic by NSTP/ courtesy from Saudi Press Agency website. Saudi Arabia deployed multilingual staff on the ground during the Haj season to help ...and more »

Two million Muslim pilgrims descend on Mecca for hajj - Irish Times

Nearly two million pilgrims on Wednesday celebrate the joyous feast that is the culmination of the annual hajj, although more than a dozen of their number have died from heart attacks while performing this year's sacred journey. Ibu Mariah Marghani ...and more »

FEATURE-Muslim worshippers seek green inspiration at annual Haj pilgrimage - Thomson Reuters Foundation

By Adela Suliman. LONDON, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 2 million people are expected to travel across the globe to eat, sleep and pray in unison from Wednesday, as the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Haj gets underway in Mecca.and more »

At Least 39 People Die During Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca This Year - Sputnik International

At least 39 people have reportedly died during the pilgrimage to Mecca's holy places in Saudi Arabia. MECCA (Sputnik) — At least 39 people have died since the beginning of this year's Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, local ...and more »

Women's contribution: Over 2000 Saudi volunteers serve Hajj pilgrims - Arab News

JEDDAH: This year, the number of female volunteers for Hajj reached more than 2,000, according to the founder and chairperson of volunteers' committee of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) in the Makkah region and family medicine consultant, ...and more »

Hajj: The Annual Muslim Pilgrimage To Mecca Explained - Forbes

Muslim pilgrims circumambulating the Ka'abah prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images). Every year, scores of devout Muslims from around the globe make the trip to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to perform one of the five ...and more »

Eid al-Adha 2017: US Muslims fear Donald Trump's travel ban will prevent them returning from Hajj - The Independent

Some 16,000 Muslims from the United States are in Saudi Arabia this week to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, one of Islam's most sacred experiences. If the Hajj is performed with sincere intentions, Muslims believe it can wipe away past sins, purify the ...and more »

How European Empires Helped Shape the Hajj - JSTOR Daily

The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, the Hajj, begins August 30th this year and lasts until September 4th. One of five “pillars” of Islam, the Hajj is an obligatory observation of faith once in the lifetime of every Muslim who is physically and ...and more »