Mecca

The five-day journey is considered the fifth pillar of Islamic practice, along with professing faith, saying five prayers daily, giving to charity and fasting during Ramadan.

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Hundreds of people lost their lives in Saudi Arabia Wednesday during a stampede near the city of Mecca. Nearly two million people are in the city observing hajj pilgrimage, one of the world’s biggest annual gatherings. According to the Saudi Civil Defense, the incident took place when two big groups of pilgrims arrived at Street 204 […]