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Documentary: And Sanctify My House – The Department of Cleaning and Furnishing (Video)

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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.

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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.

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

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

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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE KAABA

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By: Muhammad Wajid Akhter

Source: http://muslimmatters.org/

There is no place on Earth as venerated, as central or as holy to as many people as Mecca. By any objective standard, this valley in the Hijaz region of Arabia is the most celebrated place on Earth.

Thousands circle the sacred Kaaba at the centre of the Haram sanctuary 24 hours a day. Millions of homes are adorned with pictures of it and over a billion face it five times a day.

The Kaaba is the epicenter of Mecca.

The cube shaped building is at the heart of the most well-known real estate in the history of mankind; it is shrouded in black and its fair share of mystery.

Here are just a few things that most people may not know about the Kaaba:

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Malcolm X talks about Islam – Hajj Pilgrimage (Video)

info-pictogram1 Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Arabic: الحاجّ مالك الشباز‎), was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist.

Makkah in 1937 (IMAGE)

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Kaaba in 1910 (IMAGE)

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Rain In Makkah (IMAGE)

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Narrated Sahel Ibn Sa’ad (RA): that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘Two will not be rejected, Supplication when the Adhan (call of prayer) is being called, and at the time of the rain‘. [Al-Hakim 2: 114, and Abu Dawud #2540, ibn Majah]

Mecca, The city that never sleeps (IMAGE)

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info-pictogram1 The most sacred place in Islam is the Ka’ba in MeccaSaudi ArabiaThe Ka’ba is a mosque (built by Abraham according to Muslim tradition) built around a black stone. The Prophet Muhammad designated Mecca as the holy city of Islam and the direction (qibla) in which all Muslims should offer their prayers.