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Haj and Fortress of Solidity in the Past

Well organized trips were not the norm during ancient times. Pilgrims had to go through a long struggle, especially for those who had to use a sailboat to reach the port in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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The Grand Mosque, photographed from the top of one of the rock hills not far away. In the middle is the Kaaba. The part of the mosque that extends in front is the mas'a (place of performing sa'i), which stretches over 400 meters, connecting Safa and Marwa. This photo was taken in December 1974.

Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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