These breathtaking aerial photographs taken from the “Abraj al-Bait Towers”, also famous as the “Makkah Royal Hotel Clock Tower”, show Muslim worshipers praying at the Masjid al-Haram Makkah. These spectacular aerial photographs were captured in the early hours of July 16, 2015, just one day before the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
After that, all Muslims will celebrate the Eid festival. The dazzling Masjid al-Haram which is just located in the holy city of Makkah contains Islam’s holiest site the “Kaa’baa” and can now accommodate more than two million people. Moreover, you know the Grand Mosque is also known as “Masjid al-Haram” and is the world’s largest. The virtue of Night of power is equal to 1000 months of consistent praying. Muslims have a strong belief in Allah Almighty and Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.
Almost 1.85 million visiting Muslims face in the direction of the Kaa’baa while performing obligatory five-time daily prayers. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires that every Muslim perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. Moreover, Hajj is one of the largest annual gatherings of people globally and many thanks, the present structure covers an inspiring 88.2 acres, including the indoor and outdoor praying spaces.
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However, the Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to Allah Almighty, and happens in the last month of the Islamic calendar. It is the heartiest feelings to associate with the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ in the 7th century, the ritual of pilgrimage actually date back as far as Prophet Hazrat Abraham (A.S). The Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ is the greatest human, who changed the lives of countless peoples with his powerful character. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10Source: Dailymail
Moreover, in addition to the above, I just like to share with you some beautiful ancient Haj pictures. I hope these rare photographs will be a nice addition to your Islamic library.
Hajj Pilgrims travelling to the Kaaba in 1910
Hajj Pilgrims traveling to the Kaaba in 1910
Before the age of commercial airlines being affordable for all, Pilgrims used to travel by boat and ferry – Jeddah Port
Before the age of commercial airlines being affordable for all, Pilgrims used to travel by boat and ferry – Jeddah Port
Makkah in 1953 – hotels and places for Pilgrims to stay during Hajj can be seen surround the Holy Kaaba
Makkah in 1953 – hotels and places for Pilgrims to stay during Hajj can be seen surrounding the Holy Kaaba
The Kaaba in 1902, there is only marble surrounding the Holy Kaaba
The Kaaba in 1902, there is only marble surrounding the Holy Kaaba
Closer picture of the area that surrounded the Kaaba close to a hundred years ago – How did people perform Hajj in such heat
Closer picture of the area that surrounded the Kaaba close to a hundred years ago – How did people perform Hajj in such heat
The crowds of the 1900s when Hajj was performed
The crowds of the 1900s when Hajj was performed
Muzdalifa – between Mina Valley and Mount Arafat
Muzdalifa – between Mina Valley and Mount Arafat
Pilgrims in Arafat during the early 1900s
Pilgrims in Arafat during the early 1900s
Streets of Makkah during the mid-1900s – very few cars
Streets of Makkah during the mid-1900s – very few cars
One of the entrances to Masjid Al Haram
One of the entrances to Masjid Al Haram
There was a time when any Muslim could enter the Holy Kaaba
There was a time when any Muslim could enter the Holy Kaaba
Reaching Hajar Al-Aswad then wasn’t hard
Reaching Hajar Al-Aswad then wasn’t hard
Pilgrims doing Tawaf – there wasn’t such a big crowd
Pilgrims doing Tawaf – there wasn’t such a big crowd
A rare moment – Pilgrims continue Hajj even when the The Holy Kaaba was surrounded by water
A rare moment – Pilgrims continue Hajj even when the The Holy Kaaba was surrounded by water
Tents in Arafah during Hajj in the 1950s
Tents in Arafat during Hajj in the 1950s
Stoning the devil in the mid-1900s
Stoning the devil in the mid-1900s
Qurbani animals stayed with the pilgrims
Qurbani animals stayed with the pilgrims
One of the oldest pictures of Hajj – From 1889
One of the oldest pictures of Hajj – From 1889
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