I have just returned from The Hajj.
At this point in time I am at a loss for words to effectively describe my Hajj. Suffice it to say it was an amazing, spiritually-uplifting and moving experience. Additionally, I was part of a great group and made many friends.
Here is a gargantuan collection of pictures from the pilgrimage (taken with the Samsung SGH-X820). Unfortunately, the best pictures were the personal ones (and I am not publishing those!). You will have to settle for these.
Arriving in Jeddah
The View From The Hotel In Aziziyah
The Hotel Entrance
A Sermon Following A Regular Prayer
Fill Up The Plate. It’s Fuel. We Have A Long Way Ahead.
The Kuwaiti Contingency In Mena
A Vendor In Mena
The Caffeine Abode In Mena
Beads For Sale In Mena
Spending The Night In Mena
A Sermon At The Mena Camp
The Area Outside Our Tent
3 a.m. – Mena
The Pebbles I Picked Up At Muzdalifa In Anticipation Of The Stoning Of The Devil Ritual In Jemarat
Arriving At The Jemarat
Walking Towards The Three Pillars Of The Devil
On The Horizon: The First Pillar
Stoning The Devil With 7 Pebbles
Exiting The Jemarat Area
Arriving Under Masjid Al-Haram
Outside The Masjid Al-Haram
Muslims Performing The Final ‘Tawaf’ Around The Holy Ka’aba
Members Of The ‘Hamla’ (Tour Group) Preparing To Pose For A Photograph
The Group Picture