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Hajj Pilgrimage Begins Amidst ‘Selfie Fever’; Indian Consulate Releases ‘Accommodation’ Locator App

Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudhi Arabia begins today and the event, perceived as the “religious high point of a Muslim’s life”, sees every year millions of Muslims from all over the world to fulfill one of the five pillars of faith. This year’s hajj is expected to fall between Oct. 2 and Oct. 7, based on the ...

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Google streams live Hajj event from Mecca

With 2.5 million Muslims expected to offer their annual Islamic ritual of the Hajj on November 5 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Google has hit upon the idea of covering the event live. The Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam, “requires all Muslims around the world who are able-bodied and can afford it to perform the pilgrimage once in ...

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