Hajj Pilgrimage 2016

Photos by Nariman El-Mofty

Muslim pilgrims have begun arriving at the holiest sites in Islam ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, with some weeping with their hands outstretched for a fleeting touch of the Kaaba. Continue reading “Hajj Pilgrimage 2016”

Two Million Muslims Start Hajj Pilgrimage

Photos by Mosa’ab Elshamy

More than 2 million Muslims on Tuesday started the first rites of the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest pilgrimages that draws people from different countries to the holy city of Mecca to perform a series of rituals and prayers aimed at erasing past sins. Continue reading “Two Million Muslims Start Hajj Pilgrimage”