• Short Summary

    EACH YEAR MOSLEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD GATHER IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF MECCA FOR THE SAME PILGRIMAGE MOHAMMED IS SAID TO HAVE MADE 600 YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

  • Description

    EACH YEAR MOSLEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD GATHER IN THE ANCIENT CITY OF MECCA FOR THE SAME PILGRIMAGE MOHAMMED IS SAID TO HAVE MADE 600 YEARS AFTER THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

    IT WAS REPORTED FROM MECCA AT THE WEEKEND THAT ALREADY 250 000 PILGRIMS HAVE STREAMED INTO THE CITY. MECCA METROPOLIS OF ISLAM IS THE CAPITAL OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN PROVINCE OF HEJAZ.

    EVERY MOSLEM ONCE IN HIS LIFE IS OBLIGED TO MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE IF POSSIBLE.

    THE PILGRIMAGE BEGINS WITH PRAYER AS THE VISITORS GATHER ON THE PLAIN OF 'ARAFAT' WHERE ADAM IS SAID TO HAVE MET EVE. THE FOLLOWING DAY IS THE FIRST OF THE FOUR-DAY FEAST.

    DURING THE PILGRIMAGE THE MOSLEM MUST WEAR IHRAM GARMENTS, (TWO SEAMLESS SHEETS OR TOWELS.) AT NEARBY MUNA THERE IS THE TRADITIONAL STONING OF DEVILS.

    SINCE THE PILGRIMAGE LAST YEAR PRINCE FAISAL HAS GAINED FULL CONTROL OF THE SAUDI ARABIAN KINGDOM. HIS FATHER KING SAUDI IS NOW JUST A FIGUREHEAD ALTHOUGH RETAINING HIS TITLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SG3VWUDBGRXUNRVIFNPHGSG6
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SG3VWUDBGRXUNRVIFNPHGSG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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