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Mecca, Saudi Arabia. !

Mecca, Saudi Arabia. !

MashaAllah! Madinah,Saudi Arabia

MashaAllah! Madinah,Saudi Arabia

I will forever reblog this image. It is absolutely the most beautiful picture taken of the Ka’abah ~ another pinner; but yes, absolutely gorgeous vista subhanAllah!

I will forever reblog this image. It is absolutely the most beautiful picture taken of the Ka’abah ~ another pinner; but yes, absolutely gorgeous vista subhanAllah!

MASJID AL HARAM

MASJID AL HARAM

Mecca, Peter Sanders Photography

Mecca, Peter Sanders Photography

Did you know that we now operate in 27 countries? #Saudi Arabia is one of them.

Did you know that we now operate in 27 countries? #Saudi Arabia is one of them.

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca.

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Thousands of Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the "Jamarat" ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca.

What does a temporary tent city for 3 million people look like? A recent visit to Expo 2010 in Shanghai clued me in to what is probably the largest ephemeral urban design in the world, the Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia, erected each year to house Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca during the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar. (anon, rc 2010)

What does a temporary tent city for 3 million people look like? A recent visit to Expo 2010 in Shanghai clued me in to what is probably the largest ephemeral urban design in the world, the Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia, erected each year to house Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca during the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar. (anon, rc 2010)

The City of Medina the Radiant. This image, from Views of Mecca and Medina by HA Mirza & Sons, c. 1907, shows the haram (sanctuary) of the Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet at Medina from an elevated position. Many of the semi-inhabited structures in the foreground are likely to have been constructed in a manner indigenous to the region; tapering walls constructed from black basalt coated with mud plaster for the lower storeys and similarly coated mud brick for the upper storeys

Historical views of the hajj – in pictures

The City of Medina the Radiant. This image, from Views of Mecca and Medina by HA Mirza & Sons, c. 1907, shows the haram (sanctuary) of the Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet at Medina from an elevated position. Many of the semi-inhabited structures in the foreground are likely to have been constructed in a manner indigenous to the region; tapering walls constructed from black basalt coated with mud plaster for the lower storeys and similarly coated mud brick for the upper storeys

What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why - The New York Times

What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why

What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why - The New York Times


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