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Muslims Gather in Mecca for Haj

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Muslim pilgrims are gathering in the Saudi city of Mecca for Islam’s annual pilgrimage, which begins Wednesday. Able Muslims are required to perform the arduous and expensive pilgrimage to Mecca, known as the Hajj, at least once in their lifetime. Saudi authorities are warning they will stop any disruptive protests over the conflict in Syria. […]

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Muslims Continue Hajj Pilgrimage

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 2.5 million Muslims continued their annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca on Monday with the ritual of throwing stones at pillars representing the devil. The ceremony of the stoning of the devil, perhaps the most fraught part of the five-day event, took place in the Saudi holy city of Mina. Each pilgrim throws 21 […]

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Muslims Continue Hajj Pilgrimage

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Muslim pilgrims are continuing the ritual of throwing stones at pillars representing the devil, as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Crowds of people took part in the ceremony Monday in the Saudi holy city of Mina. Each pilgrim throws 21 pebbles at each of three pillars. The pilgrims then go to the […]

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Muslims Continue Hajj Pilgrimmage

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Muslim pilgrims are continuing the ritual of throwing stones at pillars representing the devil, as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Crowds of people took part in the ceremony Monday in the Saudi holy city of Mina. Each pilgrim throws 21 pebbles at each of three pillars. The pilgrims then go to the […]

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Muslims Stone Satan at Hajj

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslims this year have made the journey for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, required by all physically-and-financially-able Muslims. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims stoned Satan Sunday after gathering […]

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Muslims Stone Satan at Hajj

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslims this year have made the journey for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, required by all physically-and-financially-able Muslims. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed. Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims stoned Satan Sunday after gathering […]

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Saudi Arabia Hosts Nearly 3 Million Hajj Pilgrims

Posted November 6th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslims this year have made the journey for Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam, required by all physically-and-financially-able Muslims. Mecca is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed. The Sunday portion of Hajj marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha, […]

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Saudi Arabia Hosts Nearly 3 Million Hajj Pilgrims

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims are taking part in the annual Hajj rites, which peak on Saturday. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam. The pilgrimage focuses on the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz said a […]

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Over 2 Million in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

Posted November 5th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Saudi officials say more than 2.5 million Muslim pilgrims are taking part in the annual Hajj rites, which peak on Saturday. Hajj is the oldest and most sacred ritual of Islam. The pilgrimage focuses on the holy city of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Saudi Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz said a […]

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Saudi Arabia to Use ‘All Means’ to Protect Hajj

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Saudi Arabia has warned it would use “all means” to ensure a peaceful hajj pilgrimage amid turmoil in other Arab countries and rising tension with Iran. Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz, new heir to Saudi King Abdullah, said Tuesday the kingdom is “ready to face events peacefully” but would meet those “who want to […]

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