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The chosen few enjoy Mecca's Haj pilgrimage

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The chosen few enjoy Mecca's Haj pilgrimage

The chosen few enjoy Mecca's Haj pilgrimage

Pilgrims performed their main Tawaf, the act of going around the Kaaba seven times, following the first day of a symbolic stoning of the devil ritual on Friday.

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Tawaf Tawaf In Islam, the ritual sevenfold counterclockwise circumambulation of the Kaaba (the first thrice hurriedly in the outer part of the crowd, the latter four times slowly in the inner part), symbolizing the unity of the believers in worship


Mecca Mecca Saudi Arabian city and capital of the Makkah province

Pilgrims respect social distancing during final walk around the Kaaba [Video]

Pilgrims respect social distancing during final walk around the Kaaba

Muslims pilgrims in the Mecca took part in the final tawaf on haj on Sunday by walking seven laps around the Kaaba, a stone structure that is the most sacred in Islam and the direction which Muslims face to pray.

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Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual [Video]

Haj pilgrims gather for second day of stoning of devil ritual

Muslim pilgrims in Saudi Arabia took part in the second day of the symbolic stoning of the devil near Mecca on Saturday but maintained social distancing in a ritual that usually brings millions of worshippers from all over the world shoulder to shoulder.

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Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque [Video]

Turks hold first Eid prayers at Hagia Sophia mosque

Eid al-Adha -- the Feast of Sacrifice -- is one of the most important holidays in the Muslim Calendar. It includes the pilgrimage to holy city of Mecca, the haj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.

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Mecca's Grand Mosque perfumed ahead of Haj [Video]

Mecca's Grand Mosque perfumed ahead of Haj

Saudi authorities started perfuming the holy sites of Mecca's Grand Mosque and the Prophet's Mosque in Medina on Monday ahead of the start of Haj.

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Hajj Hajj Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca

Worshippers observe final day of Hajj amid COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

Worshippers observe final day of Hajj amid COVID-19 restrictions

Muslim pilgrims cast sanitised pebbles as they "stoned the devil" in the last major ritual of the hajj, which the Saudi king acknowledged had been tough to organise due to coronavirus pandemic.View on euronews

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Saudi Arabia To Limit Pilgrims To Perform Hajj [Video]

Saudi Arabia To Limit Pilgrims To Perform Hajj

Saudi Arabia will strictly limit the number of people who can take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca will be limited because of the coronavirus, according to CNN. Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said they are limiting the numbers of pilgrims. "The Hajj will take place this year with a limited number of pilgrims from all nationalities residing in Saudi Arabia only, who are willing to perform Hajj.

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Kaaba Kaaba Building at the center of Islam's most important mosque, the Masjid al-Haram


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