Hajj

World's Biggest Pilgrimage Now Underway, And Why You've Never Heard of it!

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

It's not the Muslim Hajj, or the Hindu Kumbh Mela.. Known as Arbaeen, it is the world's most populous gathering and you've probably never heard of it!

A Hajj Greener Than Glastonbury

Shehroze Khan | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK
Shehroze Khan

It is about time that the Saudi government takes a stronger stand towards externalizing the inner spirituality of the Hajj by making it a journey of environmental care, contemplation and benefit.

On Eid, Many Muslims Are Cash-Strapped, Thanks to Ruthless Travel Agents

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

In short, any agent who is not registered and cannot provide anything in writing needs to be given a wide berth. Otherwise for many it could mean not just a ruined Eid, but also the trip of a lifetime.

Sunni and Shia Islam- What's The Origin of The Split?

Amelia Amin | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Amelia Amin

The differences between Sunni and Shia Islam are political in origin, and remain so to this day. The way that Muslims are positioned throughout the world (70% Sunni, and 20% Shia) has heavily informed the politics of various countries and created much geopolitical tension and associated extremism between the two sects.

A Century of Pilgrimage: The Hajj, Past and Present

Oliver Urquhart-Irvine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Urquhart-Irvine

As we venture further into the British Library Qatar Foundation partnership programme, we are encountering more materials that have direct relevance to the modern day. These images show just how the ties with past and present are becoming increasingly strong through our partnership, as more content emerges from the British Library's basement.

45-Stone Woman Winched By Crane To Complete Hajj

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Hajj is the sacred journey that all Muslims are instructed to make before they die. And one 45-stone Egyptian woman was so determined to reach the...

Haj - A Journey towards Unity

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Sajda Khan

It's that time of the year again when Muslims from all over the world heading off to Makkah for Haj -- the annual pilgrimage. I went last year and I, to date, reminisce about the ineffable moments of this momentous journey.

LOOK: Hajj Pilgrims Circle The Kaaba In Mecca

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Scores of Muslims circled the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, a key part of the Hajj pilgrimage, on Tuesday. More than one million people are taking part i...

Hajj Pilgrims on Mount Arafat

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK

Clad in white in the early morning sun, these extraordinary pictures capture moments of prayer, joy and rest as Muslim pilgrims climb Mount Arafat, ne...

Hajj 2013: Muslims Arrive In Saudi Arabia For Mecca Pilgrimage (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims are arriving in Saudi Arabia to take part in this year's hajj pilgrimage. The five-day pilgrimage is one of the p...

Eid Al-Fitr 2013: Muslims Celebrate The End Of Ramadan (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan are taking place across the world. Traditionally, the holy month of fasting ends with the sigh...

Superstorm Sandy 'Caused By Iranian Secret Engineering With Help From The Brave Lions Of Syria'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK

The Superstorm which battered America’s East Coast killing at least 50 people was allegedly caused by top-secret Iranian engineering, as championed ...

Eid Marked Across Muslim World (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Friday marks the beginning of an important three-day holiday for Muslims across the world with millions across the world joining together to pray, wor...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 26th October 2012

Posted 26.10.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

Indian Woman Claims She Is World's Oldest Dwarf, Aged 113 (PICTURES)

Barcroft Media | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

An Indian pensioner who says she is 113-years-old is staking a claim as the world's oldest dwarf. Zeenat Bi has Government pension records stating...

Stunning Eid Pictures Show Worshippers

Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

These stunning images show Muslim pilgrims inside the Grand mosque in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage draws thr...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 25th October 2012

Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

The British Museum's Hajj Exhibition Takes Visitors on a Journey

Marium Abdul-Sattar | Posted 15.04.2012 | Home
Marium Abdul-Sattar

Despite the exhibition's central focus on the Hajj, it is about much more than a pilgrimage. The third and final exhibition in a series focusing on spiritual journeys, items on display unravel the relationship between East and West.

Hajj Stoning Of Satan: Awe Inspiring Eid Al-Adha Pilgrimage Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

Millions of Muslims flooded into the Saudi Arabian city of Mina for one of the most important Islamic rituals of the Eid al-Adha: the symbolic stoning...