The greater of the Eids -
Eid Al Adha 2017 - is here and on Wednesday, August 30th millions of Muslims will join together to partake in this year’s Hajj. Already, pilgrims have arrived and are still making their way to Mecca to mark the occasion.
Eid Al Adha in Saudi Arabia - the traditions, meaning and history
One of the
five pillars of the Islamic faith is that all followers need to take the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their lifetime if they are physically and financially capable.
Mecca is considered as the holiest city for Muslims and is not open to non-believers.
Here are all the best moments we've found that have been captured so far during this year’s Hajj if you couldn’t attend, or is just curious about what is happening during this holy time of Hajj.
People of all abilities make the sacred pilgrimage to Hajj each year.
Aug 26, 2017 at 8:46pm PDT
The scenery and architecture is so beautiful to see!
Oct 6, 2016 at 9:04pm PDT
An iconic building standing tall above the pilgrims at Hajj.
Aug 26, 2017 at 10:41pm PDT
Pilgrims hike up to Jabal Nur to perform prayer inside the Cave if Hira.
Aug 26, 2017 at 8:10pm PDT
Aug 26, 2017 at 5:00pm PDT
Thousands and thousands of people visit each year for Hajj.
Aug 26, 2017 at 12:52am PDT
People of all colours participate in the same ritual, and display a spirit of unity.
Aug 26, 2017 at 3:36pm PDT
Aug 26, 2017 at 1:21pm PDT
The framing of this snap is beautiful to see.
Aug 26, 2017 at 12:41pm PDT
Caption reads 'arches upon arches upon arches'...
Aug 26, 2017 at 9:38am PDT
One pilgrim is on the way to Haram for Hajj 2017.
Aug 26, 2017 at 9:01am PDT
This is Quba mosque, the second largest mosque in Madinah after the Prohpet's mosque.
Aug 26, 2017 at 8:14am PDT
Caption reads 'being here is one of the best feelings ever...'
Aug 26, 2017 at 5:59am PDT