Category: Hajj & Umrah

Snapchat Opens Digital Window on Mecca to Millions

Some people who did not follow the religion went as farCJ44kEYUcAAT53R as saying the online event had made them consider adopting the faith.The Snapchat live feature works by stitching different short video clips in to one continuous stream of footage that users can swipe through. Users posted scenes of prayers, rituals, and even jokes. Here a user pokes fun at the traditional head shaving ritual that follows the pilgrimage.. aljazeera 

 

Mecca soon to host the world’s largest hotel

As the site of the hotel is only about a mile from the Masjid al-Ḥarām, the largest mosque in the world, which surrounds the Kaaba, no doubt the hotel will host many of the millions who comeAbraj Kudai, rendering by Dar Al-Handasah on hajj each year. However, guests may need a robust bank account to book a room, as the towers aim clearly for the high end, with four-star luxury in 10 towers, and five-star in 2.

As for the architecture, the Abraj Kudai looks like a semi-futuristic, sand-colored, desert version of a 1930s Manhattan high-rise. Inside, London-based design practice Areen Hospitality has been given the task of decorating …more:  usatoday

Child Hajj

As-Sai’b bin Yazid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I was seven years old when I was taken to perform Hajj (pilgrimage). This was during the time the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) performed the Hajjat-ul-Wada` (Farewell Pilgrimage). [Al-Bukhari]. Commentary:…