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... to also fulfill their Muslim duties to visit Mecca, as they've neglected to do so previously. The Kabba is the focal point though. It's this huge box-y thing that people encircle. There is much talk about Mohammed, an important prophet to Islam. Many people today take pilgrimages as well, to search for their soul in some sort, but not to this extent. There is a huge crowd of people. He is not a god, ...
... 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. ...
... participate in their five daily prayers. Then, when the sun sets, they travel to plains of Arafat and pray once again. Afterwards, the third step, at Muzdalifah, where male pilgrims collect pebbles and an animal is sacrificed and its meat is distributed to the poor. Finally, pilgrims will return back to Mecca, cross the hilltops of of Safa and Marwa seven times, drink from the Zam-Zam well, and then male pilgrims will use the pebbles they collected previously ...
... was about 4 hours in duration, and our driver did not speak any "anglezee". He drove us thru the unlit desert at 150 km per hour, so I knew at the most fundamental level, that I had finally put myself in the gracious hands of Allah, once and for all. We arrived at the Grand Mosque in Mecca just in time for morning prayers; exhausted from the flight, the drive and the adrenilin. We entered thru the King Abdul Aziz gate, made our way thru the throngs, and before we knew it, ...
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