• Short Summary

    CROWN PRINCE FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA VISITED THE SACRED KA'BA IN MECCA RECENTLY. HE FOLLOWED?

  • Description

    CROWN PRINCE FAISAL OF SAUDI ARABIA VISITED THE SACRED KA'BA IN MECCA RECENTLY. HE FOLLOWED THE EXAMPLE OF MILLIONS OF PILGRIMS TO THE HOLY CITY AND WENT THROUGH THE CEREMONY OF WASHING THE "BLACK STONE" AND THE RITUAL OF CIRCUMAMBULATION, THE MARCH AROUND THE KA'BA SEVEN TIMES.

    ON APRIL 4, KING SAUD, THE RULER OF SAUDI ARABIA SIGNED A DEGREE WHICH, IN EFFECT, HANDED OVER FULL CONTROL OF THE KINGDOM TO CROWN PRINCE FAISAL. KING SAUD RETAINED HIS TITLE.

    THE KA'BA IS TRADITIONALLY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BUILT BY THE PROPHET ABRAHAM AT THE COMMAND OF THE GOD. ITS DOUBLE CUBE SHAPE IS SAID TO BE A REPLICA OF GOD'S HOUSE IN HEAVEN. SINCE IT FIRST BECAME A SACRED RELIC, THE KA'BA HAS FREQUENTLY BEEN DESTROYED BY FLOODWATER BUT HAS REPEATEDLY BEEN REBUILT IN ITS ORIGINAL FROM. EVERY YEAR PILGRIMS FROM MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD CONVERGE ON MECCA AND WORSHIP AT THE SACRED KA'BA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9LIKBMTQ5NETSH5BLZ97YL1AS
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LIKBMTQ5NETSH5BLZ97YL1AS
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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