Hajj

Worshippers Prayed In Wrong Direction For 40 Years

Muslims must perform their prayers five times a day in the direction of the qibla, facing the Kaaba, the building at the center of Islam's holiest mosque in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca.

Why Do Muslims Stone the Devil During Hajj?

Muslim believers, clad in simple white garments, annually throw small stones from a three-storey high bridge at three walls repeatedly, symbolically attacking Satan.

The Growing Luxury and Controversy of Hajj

Saudi Arabia makes billions off of the pilgrimage to Islam's holiest site and it's bulldozed countless historic religious sites to make room for modern luxuries.

What is Hajj and Why is it Important?

One of the holiest annual rituals in Islam has arrived. Here is what you need to know about the pilgrimage of millions of Muslims to Mecca.

When Does Hajj Start?

The Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj's timing changes from year to year because the Hijri Calendar is based on the lunar cycle, not the sun.

Saudi Arabia Invites Iranians To Hajj

The announcement Friday signals a softening of rhetoric between the two enemies only a year after Tehran questioned the royal kingdom's ability to host a safe trip for pilgrims. 

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