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CLIP 6236

Hajj pilgrimage at Mecca

Hajj pilgrimage at Mecca
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Key Info
  • Hajj pilgrimage at Mecca
  • Duration: 01:24
  • More than 2.5 million Muslims from all over the world have gathered in Saudi Arabia for the beginning of the annual holy pilgrimage, the Hajj. The pilgrims are performing the first ritual of the Hajj by circling the sacred Ka'aba stone seven times inside the Grand Mosque at Mecca. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 6 December 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education

       Topic:

    Islam: Celebrations Festivals and Pilgrimage

  • Keywords: Hajj, Mecca, Grand Mosque, places of Worship, celebrations, festivals, pilgrimage, journeys, Ka'aba, Kabah, Kaaba
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to explore the theme of religious pilgrimage and the reasons for religious pilgrimages taking place in different religions.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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