Monday, August 31, 2015

Fascinating 1953 Hajj photographs of Holy Mecca and Kaaba (Link) and more related links

Fascinating 1953 Hajj photographs of Holy Mecca and Kaaba from July 1953 issue of National Geographic: http://www.islamawareness.net/Hajj/1953/. In a couple of pics, the black silken cover of the Kaaba structure is lifted partially showing the walls and the (main) entrance door of the Kaaba.

The wiki page on the Kaaba is also very informative: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaaba

So is the wiki page on the famous Black stone in the Kaaba itself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Stone. It has the pics of the silver frame and the black stone within it, including illustrations of front and side view of the black stone.

Here are 36 pics of Mecca from an article dated June 2014: http://www.boomsbeat.com/articles/5046/20140611/36-mesmerizing-photos-of-kaaba-in-mecca-saudi-arabia.htm.

Here are some pics from inside the Kaaba (reportedly taken on 30th May 2015): https://islamgreatreligion.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/new-photos-from-inside-views-of-kaaba/

Here is a great video (reportedly taken on 31st May 2015) about a visit of (seemingly) VVIPs to the Kaaba, and has clips of the inside of the Kaaba too, with the VVIPs praying inside, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CZQEJJwc90, 6 mins. 14 secs. The main VVIP in the video seems to be the current king of Saudi Arabia, King Salman, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Saudi_Arabia.

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