Friday, November 27, 2009

The Hajj

Amid Thanksgiving--American-style religion--there was news abroad of the hajj beginning in Mecca.

What is the hajj?

The Hajj consists of a five-day excursion, required by all physically and financially able Muslims, to Mecca and the nearby holy sites of Arafat, Mina, and Muzdalifah. Once there, pilgrims perform a series of rituals to unify themselves with other believers, absolve themselves of their sins and pay tribute to God.


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