Skip to comments.Millions of Muslims gather for hajj pilgrimage
Posted on 12/07/2008 3:56:08 AM PST by SkyPilot
Nearly 3 million pilgrims chanting prayers converged Saturday in a valley just outside the holy city of Mecca at the beginning of the 5-day hajj pilgrimage, a lifelong dream for many Muslims.
The pilgrims from about 100 countries left Mecca after completing the first ritual of the hajj by circling the sacred Kaaba stone structure seven times inside the Grand Mosque, which Muslims all over the world face during their five daily prayers.
Dressed in white robes, pilgrims piled into and on top of buses on their way to a ritual of prayer and reflection in Mina, 3 miles east of Mecca.
The journey caused massive traffic jams on roads to Mina, where pilgrims will spend the night in white, fireproof tents. Some pilgrims chose to walk the route.
The hajj, packed with symbolism and ritual, is one of the five pillars of Islam. Every able-bodied Muslim who can financially afford to must perform it at least once in his or her lifetime.
For Ahmed Malek, a pilgrim from the Maldives, the hajj teaches that all people are equal before God.
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Interesting. That is not what the Koran says.
Wonder how many will be trampled this year? :-/
When Ahmed says “people”, he means Muslims. Infidels like you and me are still subhuman, descended from pigs and apes, and only worthy of death.
Too many more Mumbais, and that stone will cease to exist.
Yup. Seems to happen every year. If I recall correctly, hundreds of them burned to death a few years ago when their tents caught fire at one of their campsites.
The "Word" has it, following Mecca, they are all booked to come to the Mall in WDC and live the rest of their lives there. Insha'Allah!
While I could be wrong, I think I have "Insha'Allah" spelled correctly but the Freep Spell Check disagree.
Times are a changing.
Ah yes the Religion of Peace and Tolerance. In the several dozen photos i just viewed, I saw an amazing lack of females. Must be another one of Islams tolerate tenents.
Seems like there is probably a J Star flying around that could lock on and paint the target(s)....
I’m keen to seduce as many Muslim women as possible, leading them by the light of my manly loins to the infidel way. Hard to make little Muslims without a female ingredient in the carnal kitchen.
Where are the Portapotties?
Can you imagine the stink?
“Millions of Muslims gather for hajj pilgrimage”
Attendance at the “Freethinkers Association” is zero.
Can you imagine the slant of the story if it were Christians making a trek???
I thought i’d see this thread perhaps without an insult but .. come on guys can we be a bit more civil? It’s a very holy day for them, no need to throw around random cuts on innocent ppl.
About 20 years ago a 747 on its way to this event went down.
The investigators found that someone made a fire in the aisle to heat some tea and it caused problems for the jet.
Another target rich environment.
yeah we have a word for them, “Extremists” just the way blacks view the still existant KKK.
quit while yer ahead buddy, no need to label a whole group for a big explosion, it goes 2 ways.
I’m thinking all kinds of things, but I won’t say a word.
I was on a Olympia Air flight from Athens to Cairo in the ‘80s, and people were cooking in the aisles with small camping type stoves......
Really! So muslim women must go too or muslim women are not able-bodied? Pity.
This is always a classic. Stampede coming,.....wait for it,... wait for it,.....ok go, whoa, 4,000 crushed to death. Pilgramage considered highly successful!
When Obama going?
Don't you just love that saying?
Basically, it is fatalistic crappola that lets them sit around and be lazy - while trying to talk each other to death while smoking and drinking tea that is waaaay to sweet.
Not on my plane.
It sounds crazy doesn’t it?
I mean would you wouldn’t have believed it had you not seen it for yourself probably.
Folks are living in the 10th or 12th century.
The way you wrote it is correct for formal Arabic. Used when speaking in formal Arabic or praying or using it in a serious, religious sentence. Like insha2 allah amen.
It’s pronounced inshallah in dialect Arabic, for daily use. Like shufkun bukra inshallah. (See you tomorrow.)
Have a happy Hajj! Please remember to swarm safely while you worship your rocks.
Just wondering what these people eat? Camel jerkey?
If we see each other tomorrow or sooner or later, hopefully it will be with an uncounted number of virgins.
The more the merrier.
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