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PHOTOS: Haj, the pilgrimage of a lifetime

Tens of thousands of white-clad pilgrims, including Indians, thronged Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia just outside Mecca, for the climax of the Hajj. Chanting “Labaik Allahum Labaik” (I am......

Muslims begin their long journey of faith

Over 1.5 lakh Indians along with tens of thousands of Muslims from across the world began moving from the holy city of Mecca to nearby tent-city of Mina, marking the beginning of the annual Haj......

PHOTOS: Top moments of the week that was

Top 21 images of all the events of the week that was.   A devotee of the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine with two umbrellas pieced through his cheeks walks during a procession celebrating the annual......

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon passes away

Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, a hardliner revered by his countrymen as ‘Mr Security’ and reviled across the Arab world as the ‘butcher of Sabra and Shatila’,......

Haj to begin on October 24

The annual Islamic pilgrimage of Haj that is performed by millions of Muslims every year will begin on October 24.Pilgrims from all over the world have already started pouring into Saudi Arabia and......
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Beleaguered heaven

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Stampede at Mecca kills 717, including 1 ...

Tragedy strikes Hajj again. More details from the incident Thursday's ritual was taking place at a five-storey structure known as the Jamarat... ...
Hundreds killed at Hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia

More than 700 people have died and 805 were injured in Saudi Arabia in a stampede at the desert plain of Mina, near the holy city of Mecca,... ...
Iranians, Indians and Pakistanis among hundreds killed in Mina

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual Haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. Reuters File... ...

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