Le Meridien Makkah
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... flocking the area. Seeing the items, there seems to be a lot of spices being traded upon camels, as most of the other cities were. I've never actually seen this many camels in my life, I'm so glad we have cars in this day and age. Or even bikes, for that matter. Through Ali, I learned that he's protected by a Bedouin and Byzantium trade pact, which amazed me. It seems to be dense here due to ...
... We decided to visit the black box or more specifically the Kaaba, a sacred site to all Muslims for it is a most sacred mosque in a most sacred location therefore making it the most sacred location of Islam. Since Ashley and I were not Muslim, we pretended to be in fear we would be ostracized or ridiculed or that Ali would look down on us. For by being Muslim you were able to gain entrance to the center. ...
... stone the devil. Initially, I did not quite understand the traditions of the pilgrimage and I asked Ibn Jafar, albeit, bluntly and insensitively the purpose of the Hajj. Hopefully, he will forgive me for my rudeness but he tried to explain to me the numerous reasons for pilgrimage such as reconnection the prophets, symbolizing the advent of monotheism, giving a place for Muslims to meet and interact, and have their sins washed out. As a Christian, I ...
Back to Queen Alia airport for the short flight to Jeddah, I should have figures something was amiss when the departure was late at night.
I should have been clued into the fact that the journey to Mecca would be hard in as much as the flight from Amman, Jordan to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia did not leave until 10:00 at night. Half way thru the pilot announced we would be passing into Haram territory in 5 minutes. This meant that I had that much time to change into ...
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