25 AMAZING PHOTOS FROM HAJJ 1953

Catch a glimpse of how it was like to perform Hajj in 1953. Though this was only just over 60 years ago, a lot has changed mainly due to the increase in the number of pilgrims going to perform Hajj.

arriving-by-ferry-at-jeddah-port

Many pilgrims would travel to Makkah via a ferry or a ship, in those days commercial air travel was still in its early stages and it was not as widely available as it is today.

arriving-by-plane-to-hajj

For those who could afford it, they would embark on their journey on board small planes from nearby countries.

bus-for-hajjis

Like today, coaches and buses would be used to transport pilgrims from place to place.

only-moslems

Muslims are only allowed to enter the places to perform Hajj.

makkah

Homes and hotels can be seen outside of the sacred mosque’s perimeter. Much of these historical buildings have had to be demolished to make way for the mosque’s expansion.

Makkah-street

A busy street in Makkah. An Ottoman style minaret can be seen.

masjid-haram-entrance

One of the entrances to the Masjid Al Haram.

haram

Worshippers outside the Mosque’s entrance.

masjid-haram

The Ka’ba and the Mataf area. There was no other floors back them.

kaba-mataf

A close up view of the Ka’ba.

kaba-door

Worshippers also were able to enter the Ka’ba.

tawaf

Performing Tawaf was easier as it was not as crowded as it is today.

market

Markets and stalls near the Masjid Al Haram

market-2

shisha

female-pilgrim-pallenquin

Horse and carriage were used as a means of transport.

choosing-animal

Pilgrims were able to choose the animals they wanted for Udhiyyah/Qurbani.

animals

Pilgrims would keep their livestock with them during their Hajj.

donkey

Donkeys were used to transport carcasses of sacrificial animals.

cooking-at-mina

In Mina, food would be cooked using fire and stove.

pilgrims-pray

Pilgrims pray near their camels.

arafah

Tents can be seen pitched in Arafah next to mount Arafah.

jamarah

The Jamarat used to be small pillars which would be stoned symbolising stoning of the devil.

shaving-hair

A pilgrim has his hair shaved.

coke

Pilgrims keep themselves cool by drinking ice cold fizzy drinks.

Photos courtesy of the National Geographic Magazine

About Akhi Soufyan

If you see goodness from me, then that goodness is from The Creator. You should be thankful to The Creator for all of that. Cause I'm not the architect of that. I'm only the...the recipient. If you see weakness or shortcoming in me it's from my own weakness or shortcoming. And I ask The Creator and the people to forgive me for that. _______________________________ Website eigenaar voor een betere wereld en doel, niet gericht op verdiensten van geld maar goede daden. In de naam van Allah, de Barmhartige. Als je goedheid van mij ziet, dan is dat de goedheid van de Schepper (God). Wees De Schepper dankbaar voor dat. Want ik ben daar niet de architect van, ik ben alleen de ontvanger.

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