Pilgrims stream out of Makkah

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Islamic News | 12 comments

The Grand Mosque in Makkah was overflowing with pilgrims in a hurry to return to their homes on Thursday. Despite the pushing, jostling and slow pace of the tawaf (circumambulation around Kaaba), the pilgrims were happy as they had fulfilled their life’s dream of performing Haj in total safety and peace. Many thousands were performing Tawaf Al-Widaa (the farewell tawaf performed on leaving Makkah which marks the end of one’s Haj rites) on the first floor and the roof of the Grand Mosque, as the mataf (the area yard around the Kaaba), which...

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