أعظم يوم تشرق فيه الشمس

Prayer beads are seen for sale as the sun rises on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.

عرفة، أعظم يوم تشرق فيه الشمس، وما من يوم عند الله أفضل منه، تجمع أمة الإسلام هذه الشعائر الإسلامية السمحة، وتوحدها نفحات روحانية سامية، والحجيج من كل حدب وصوب ينسلون، من أصقاع الدنيا يجتمعون ليقفوا على هذا الصعيد المبارك يقضون الركن الأعظم من الحج بالوقوف على صعيد عرفات، في يوم يتجلى الله فيه على عباده يباهي ملائكته: أشهدكم يا ملائكتي بأني قد غفرت لهم..

يتوافد حجاج بيت الله، امتثالاً لأمر ربهم سبحانه وتعالى، واقتداء بأعظم رسول بعثه للناس كافة صلى الله عليه وسلم، يلهجون بنداء واحد يصدح في الأرجاء، لبيك اللهم لبيك، لبيك لا شريك لك لبيك، كلمات حملتها أفئدة المؤمنين، وجاءت بها إلى هذه الأرض الطاهرة لتكون ممن يسعدوا في هذا اليوم العظيم نداء يوحد الألسنة، ويشحن القلوب، ويحث الخطا والأبدان، يمضون الآن حيث كان يمضي صلى الله عليه وسلم، ويكرمون بلمس كل كريم نال شرفاً حين حطت يده الشريفة صلى الله عليه وسلم عليها، كفى بالحجاج شرفاً وطيباً أن ينفسوا هواء ذات يوم كان يداعب وجنتيه صلى الله عليه وسلم على أرض الجزيرة، وفي مكة المكرمة والمدينة المنورة هو وصحابته رضوان الله عليهم أجمعين..

حقاً إنه زاد للنفس والروح والعقل معاً، أكرم الله به أمة الإسلام وارتقى بها

صور أجواء الحاج في الحرم المكي والمدينة
وتنقلات حجاج بيت الله في مكة المكرمة والمدينة المنورة

Pilgrims attending the hajj shelter from heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Pilgrims attending the hajj shelter from heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Pilgrims attending the hajj shelter from heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Pilgrims attending the hajj shelter from heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Pilgrims attending the hajj walk on flooded streets after heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Pilgrims attending the hajj walk on flooded streets after heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

A pilgrim attending the hajj speaks on a mobile phone amidst heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
A pilgrim attending the hajj speaks on a mobile phone amidst heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Pilgrims attending the hajj walk on flooded streets during heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Pilgrims attending the hajj walk on flooded streets during heavy rains in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Men walk through a flooded street after a rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Men walk through a flooded street after a rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Men walk through a flooded street after a rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Men walk through a flooded street after a rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

The Grand Mosque is seen from the top of al-Noor mountain where the Hiraa cave is located, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
The Grand Mosque is seen from the top of al-Noor mountain where the Hiraa cave is located, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Cars are bumper to bumper in a  flooded street after a rainstorm  in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Cars are bumper to bumper in a flooded street after a rainstorm in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Muslim pilgrims walk through a flooded street after rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
Muslim pilgrims walk through a flooded street after rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

A man pushes a car through a flooded street after a rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.
A man pushes a car through a flooded street after a rainstorms in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

A Saudi security official wearing a protective mask keeps an eye on Muslim pilgrims as they pray at the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
A Saudi security official wearing a protective mask keeps an eye on Muslim pilgrims as they pray at the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims pray near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Mount Noor on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims pray near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Mount Noor on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

A Muslim pilgrim prays near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
A Muslim pilgrim prays near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Pilgrims wait to see where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Pilgrims wait to see where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

A Muslim pilgrim climbs the Noor mountain  on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
A Muslim pilgrim climbs the Noor mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

A Muslim pilgrim prays near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar).
A Muslim pilgrim prays near where the Hiraa cave is located, at the top of Noor Mountain on the outskirts of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. According to tradition, Islam's Prophet Mohammed received his first message to preach Islam while he was praying in the cave. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar).

Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Muslim pilgrims pray inside the Grand mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims have converged on Mecca to attend the annual hajj pilgrimage.

In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, pilgrims attending the hajj walk in  Mina near Mecca,Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, pilgrims attending the hajj walk in Mina near Mecca,Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009. The heaviest rainstorms to hit Islam's annual hajj in years soaked pilgrims and flooded the road into Mecca and Jiddah, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites and added an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu. EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.
Pilgrims wait to see a cave where Prophet Mohammad prayed on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.

Prayer beads are seen for sale as the sun rises on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.
Prayer beads are seen for sale as the sun rises on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.

A Muslim pilgrim prays on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.
A Muslim pilgrim prays on Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.

A security official wearing a protective mask keeps an eye on cars at a checkpoint between Jeddah and Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 21, 2009. Saudi Arabia said on Saturday four pilgrims had died of the new H1N1 flu virus three days before the massive Muslim haj is due to begin, al-Hayat newspaper said.
A security official wearing a protective mask keeps an eye on cars at a checkpoint between Jeddah and Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 21, 2009. Saudi Arabia said on Saturday four pilgrims had died of the new H1N1 flu virus three days before the massive Muslim haj is due to begin, al-Hayat newspaper said.

Muslim pilgrims pray on their way up Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.
Muslim pilgrims pray on their way up Noor Mountain in the holy city of Mecca before the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage November 22, 2009.

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslim pilgrims gather at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 18, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowd the roads leading to the entrances of Mecca's Grand Mosque as they head to Islam's holiest site to perform the Friday noon prayer on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowd the roads leading to the entrances of Mecca's Grand Mosque as they head to Islam's holiest site to perform the Friday noon prayer on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.

Hundreds of thousands gather for the Friday noon prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.
Hundreds of thousands gather for the Friday noon prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.

Hundreds of thousands gather for the Friday noon prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque (foreground) on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.
Hundreds of thousands gather for the Friday noon prayer at Mecca's Grand Mosque (foreground) on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.

Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowd the roads leading to the entrances of Mecca's Grand Mosque as they head to Islam's holiest site to perform the Friday noon prayer on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims crowd the roads leading to the entrances of Mecca's Grand Mosque as they head to Islam's holiest site to perform the Friday noon prayer on November 20, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage.

Muslim pilgrims pray at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 17, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslim pilgrims pray at Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 17, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Muslim women pray outside Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 15, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia. The hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam -- can be undertaken at any time, but peaks this year from November 25 to 29, at the height of the alert over swine flu.
Muslim women pray outside Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 15, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia. The hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam -- can be undertaken at any time, but peaks this year from November 25 to 29, at the height of the alert over swine flu.

A Muslim pilgrim prays outside Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 15, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia. The hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam -- can be undertaken at any time, but peaks this year from November 25 to 29, at the height of the alert over swine flu.
A Muslim pilgrim prays outside Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 15, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia. The hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam -- can be undertaken at any time, but peaks this year from November 25 to 29, at the height of the alert over swine flu.

A Muslim woman prays in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 13, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
A Muslim woman prays in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 13, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Muslim pilgrims sleep near Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 13, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Muslim pilgrims sleep near Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 13, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Muslims pilgrims pray outside Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 17, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.
Muslims pilgrims pray outside Mecca's Grand Mosque on November 17, 2009. Some 2.5 million Muslims from more than 160 countries converge annually on the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage -- to be completed at least once in a Muslim's lifetime, under the tenets of Islam.

Women Muslim pilgrims wearing flu masks pray and read the holy Quran in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina, early on November 12, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Women Muslim pilgrims wearing flu masks pray and read the holy Quran in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina, early on November 12, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Women Muslim pilgrims pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Women Muslim pilgrims pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Women Muslim pilgrims pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Women Muslim pilgrims pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

A worker stands in a crane at the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina, early on November 12, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
A worker stands in a crane at the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina, early on November 12, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Women Muslim pilgrims pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Women Muslim pilgrims pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 12, 2009. More than three million Muslims are expected to converge on the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in western Saudi Arabia for the hajj which peaks this year during November 25-29. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Muslim pilgrims walk in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina, early on November 12, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Muslim pilgrims walk in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina, early on November 12, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

Two Muslim women pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 11, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.
Two Muslim women pray in the courtyard of the Prophet Mohammed Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Medina on November 11, 2009. The annual hajj, which this year will start on November 25, sees some three million pilgrims descending on the holy city of Mecca, including around a million from within Saudi Arabia. Islam's Prophet Mohammed is buried in Medina's landmark mosque, which is Islam's second holiest shrine after Mecca.

عن Khaled Safi

خالد صافي مدرب في مجال الإعلام الجديد ومهتم بالتصوير والتصميم، حاصل على لقب سفير الشباب الفخري من وزير الشباب والرياضة التركية، حاز على جائزة أفضل مدونة عربية لعام 2012 من دويتشه فيله الألمانية.

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  1. نهاد الجوراني

    كل عام وانتا بخير يا رمش العين

  2. كل عام وانت بخير يا صديقي ،،

    أسأل الله ان يعيده علينا وقد أشرقت ( شمس )  طال انتظارها ،،

    محمد بهجه

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