• Short Summary

    MECCA - EVERY YEAR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MOSLEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ASSEMBLE IN THIS ANCIENT CITY FOR THE SAME PILGRIMAGE WHICH MOHAMMED IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MADE IN 632 A.

  • Description

    MECCA - EVERY YEAR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MOSLEMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ASSEMBLE IN THIS ANCIENT CITY FOR THE SAME PILGRIMAGE WHICH MOHAMMED IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MADE IN 632 A.D.

    IT IS OBLIGATORY FOR EVERY MOSLEM ONCE IN HIS LIFE, PROVIDED HE IS FINANCIALLY AND OTHERWISE CAPABLE OF PERFORMING IT.DURING THE PILGRIMAGE THE MOSLEM MUST WEAR IHRAM GARMENTS (TWO SEAMLESS SHEETS OR TOWELS); STAND ON THE PLAIN OF 'ARAFAT ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE 9TH OF DHOL-HIJGA; AND STONE THE GREAT DEVIL ('AQABAT AL-KABIR) EARLY THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

    THE PILGRIMAGE BEGINS WITH PRAYER AS THE PILGRIMS COLLECT ON THE PLAIN OF 'ARAFAT, WHERE ADAM IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE MET EVE.THE FOLLOWING DAY IS THE FIRST OF THE FOUR-DAY FEAST.

    AFTER THE 2 P.M.UNTIL SUNSET PRAYER THE PILGRIMS MOVE TO MUZDALIFA.FOR THIS ONE NIGHT EACH YEAR MUZDALIFA BECOMES A BRILLIANTLY LIGHTED CITY OF TENTS.AFTER THE EVENING MEAL, THE PILGRIMS COLLECT 49 STONES EACH, WITH WHICH TO STONE THE "DEVILS".THE NEXT DAY THE THREE SYMBOLIC DEVILS ARE STONED.AFTER STAYING THREE NIGHTS AT MUNA THE PILGRIMAGE IS OVER, AND THEN MOST PILGRIMS CELEBRATE ITS COMPLETION WITH VARIOUS PAGEANTS.

    AFTER THE PILGRIMAGE, CROWN PINCE FAISAL, ACTING HERO OF STATE OF SAUDI ARABIA, TRADITIONALLY RECEIVED MANY OF THE FOREIGN VISITORS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACC492NM5I5675CDUNMAJGDC3G
    Media URN:
    VLVACC492NM5I5675CDUNMAJGDC3G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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