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The Pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah : Part 1/5

09 Aug

This is a documentary about Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world. This program observes the rites, rituals, and religious fervor of Hajj, an annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah), the birthplace of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Viewers will follow an executive from suburban Malaysia, a religious radio commentator from rural South Africa and an Irish-born college professor from the United States on the spiritual journey of a lifetime.

In the middle of Mecca is a great mosque called the al-Masjid al-Haram, inside is the Kaabah, the 50-foot tall, black-draped shrine that is Islam’s most revered structure.

According to Islamic teachings God commanded the Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) to raise the foundations of the Kaabah as a place for worship. Thousands of years later, after the Kaabah had become a center of pagan worship, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) cleansed it of its many idols and rededicated it to the worship of the one God, who in Arabic is called Allah.

Today, pilgrims retrace the steps of Prophet Abraham (pbuh) and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as they perform the rites of the hajj with their fellow pilgrims.

See also other parts of these beatiful documentary :

Part 1 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIFqTL…

Part 2 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xS3Cd…

Part 3 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4En3dT…

Part 4 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QjzxL…

Part 5 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oDJ6H…

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