RadioBDC Logo
| Listen Live
 
November 27, 2009 Permalink

Eid al-Adha and the Hajj, 2009

Today, November 27th, marks the beginning of 2009's Eid al-Adha, the Muslim "Festival of Sacrifice", commemorating the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son to God. Muslims around the world will celebrate by slaughtering animals to commemorate God's gift of a ram to substitute for Abraham's son, distributing the meat amongst family, friends and the poor. Eid al-Adha also takes place immediately after the Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that is a pillar of Islamic Faith. Some 2.5 million Muslim faithful from all over the world descended on Mecca this year, many encountering an unusual occurance: heavy flooding due to recent torrential rains. Collected below are photographs from this year's Hajj and observance of Eid al-Adha. (38 photos total)

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. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
more photos
This page lists only comments and the first photo for the entry.
To see the entire entry, with all photographs, click here.


1407 comments so far...
1.

awesome stuff!

Posted by richard November 27, 09 12:20 PM
2.

"la religion c'est l"opium du peuple" (Karl Marx)

Posted by Alizé November 27, 09 12:23 PM
3.

Ahhhhh good old religion. The blind leading the..... I'll just stop there.

Posted by Evolution November 27, 09 12:25 PM
4.

westerns don't like muslim;that's all

Posted by serhan November 27, 09 12:32 PM
5.

Really really GREAT photos. Thank you!!

Posted by Fernando November 27, 09 12:32 PM
6.

Awesome.....

Posted by imron November 27, 09 12:46 PM
7.

Et pendant ce temps, les églises se vident...

Posted by Moi. November 27, 09 12:47 PM
8.

#30 is a really astounding pictures.

Posted by Jay November 27, 09 12:50 PM
9.

Eid Mubarak Y'all!

Posted by 3sif November 27, 09 12:51 PM
10.

beautiful pics

Posted by farah November 27, 09 12:53 PM
11.

Great pics

Posted by Jexweber November 27, 09 12:55 PM
12.

Beautiful pictures! Eid Mubarak!

Posted by Vive November 27, 09 12:57 PM
13.

Absolute lunacy

Posted by CL November 27, 09 01:06 PM
14.

@serhan — that's not true, we just don't like religion as much as the rest of the globe does. We have a sort of "been there done that" attitude towards it.

Posted by Andrei November 27, 09 01:09 PM
15.

for all you atheists and naysayers, why bother commenting at all? I'm a liberal Muslim secularist and I don't like religions but I respect others' rights to practice religion... too bad many of you atheists are INTOLERANT and DISMISSIVE of others' rights to their own faith !!!

these photos are great.

Posted by Broomstick November 27, 09 01:11 PM
16.

Thanks for these fantastic photos and providing context to celebrations around the world. Keep up the good work!

Posted by Kaleem November 27, 09 01:17 PM
17.

beautiful pictures

Posted by Alain M November 27, 09 01:19 PM
18.

@aliz

"the religion is the placebo's people" not the opiom. Marx was wrong.

Anyway. Great pictures.

Posted by McClau November 27, 09 01:21 PM
19.

#8 "a young Muslim boy"

There is no such thing as a Muslim child!!

Posted by Oded November 27, 09 01:24 PM
20.

الله اكبر

Posted by مسلم November 27, 09 01:24 PM
21.

I'm curious how the photographer did not appear in #33. Any ideas or maybe just photoshop?

Posted by Rob November 27, 09 01:26 PM
22.

#30... mindboggling. I hope there are no major incidents/stampedes this year... Beautiful pictures!

Posted by dapascha November 27, 09 01:28 PM
23.

Those Pictures shows that Muslims are Non-racial

Posted by Omar November 27, 09 01:35 PM
24.

@Andrei: tell that to the American & Canadian Bible Belts.

These photographs are stunning. I am not personally a part of organized religion, but I appreciate the beauty of faith when I see it.

Posted by maggie November 27, 09 01:35 PM
25.

andrei:
r u a self proclaimed spoke person of the world?

Posted by Zakiah November 27, 09 01:42 PM
26.

Marx was wrong. Relgion provides a meaning to one's existence . As long as we have questions that remain unresolved, organized religion will provide it and If islam is practiced without the cultural mumbo jumbo of the arabs, it is by far better than whats out there. Atheist/anarchist/sucidals/haters may claim otherwise but they are simply wrong- Whats the other option? communism? ha ha ha..been there , done that! its total insanity. i could go on.....

Posted by ben November 27, 09 01:50 PM
27.

@serhan - no problem with muslim - Christianity is just as stupid, as are most religions

Posted by Matt November 27, 09 01:53 PM
28.

… iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli uendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, panem et circenses.

(Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81)

Posted by Daniela EauRouge November 27, 09 01:54 PM
29.

The pictures are great. I might even have let their beauty overcome my (really) bad opinion about religions, for a moment. (The really old man, the eye of the buffalo, the blood of the cow, shoes, the sun rising over the remains of Mahommed's empire. I like that.)

To comment #7 : heureusement qu'elles se vident, ces églises. Le monde n'a pas besoin de plus de chrétiens.

Posted by Luc November 27, 09 01:59 PM
30.

Great pics! My first impression: westerns, easterns, southerns, muslims, buddhists, christians, etc etc.. we all are the same, we all are united by the hard adherence to out owne religion, no matter what beliefs we may profess... for good or for wrong. That leads me to the conclusion that differences are not that big, no matter what spot of the world we belong to.
Once again, awesome stuff from the TBP!

Posted by Rodrigo November 27, 09 02:03 PM
31.

This is a sad reminder that the overwhelming majority of us humans cling to centuries old traditions and superstitious thinking.

Think what we, as population could collectively accomplish if we could all move beyond this endless violent and worthless cycle of faith and intellectual paucity. Our future holds nothing but war and suffering until we can manage to crawl up from the dark ages.

Looking at beautiful images of a sect that claims a tenacious grip on almost two billion of us depresses me to no end.

Posted by dm November 27, 09 02:04 PM
32.

Excellent and great job...impressive efficiency

Posted by Abdul Basit November 27, 09 02:08 PM
33.

So Great !!!!!!!
and to #3 we can't blame you , deprived who never taste the magnificence of faith ..............

Posted by Tina November 27, 09 02:24 PM
34.

Beautiful pictures, Eid is a beautiful feeling.. being part of the story is Islam is a blessing, the inner peace is incomparable and indescribable to those outside. It is an opiate..a sweet, sweet drug. Sweeping you off your feet. With faith flowing in your veins, you see the Truth.

Posted by Sakeena November 27, 09 02:26 PM
35.

Whenever people quote Marx on religion, they always forget the first part of the sentence: "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions."

Posted by Sebastian Franks November 27, 09 02:28 PM
36.

No. 32 is my favourite one - great perspective and effect!

Posted by Dominik November 27, 09 02:44 PM
37.

#24 - Maggie.
I live in the bible belt of Canada, and can say that we are absolutely inclusive of all denominations, faiths, languages and colour. The small city I live in has approximately 30% African, 3% Cambodian and 1% Colombian. Most of the african persons are Muslim. It is extremists of any ilk that is intolerant and close minded.

You have just displayed appalling prejudice because you have assumed that I am a redneck. Based on only where I live. Thanks.

Posted by R. Ed Neck November 27, 09 02:45 PM
38.

MashaAllah,Magnificent fotoes!!!!!!!!............Minal Aidin Aymen

Posted by Anonymous November 27, 09 02:46 PM
39.

Very nice.. Thank you

Posted by sa7bi November 27, 09 02:47 PM
40.

c est simplement incroyable,sa donne une seule envie ,es etre las bas avc tous ces musulmans,les fotos valent plus que 1000paroles.
merci pour ce reportage,important pour chacun de nous ,merci encore,melilla

Posted by nadia November 27, 09 02:54 PM
41.

What's with the atheists and Islamaphobes and their snide remarks on here?

Don't you have anything better to do today?

Let's appreciate the pics for what they are; Depiction of a great faith/people.

=)

Posted by Observer November 27, 09 03:04 PM
42.

To be perfectly honest. I wouldn't want to worship a God who would make me sacrifice my own child to make Him feel loved. Sounds like some major ego issues to me!!!!

Posted by Jena November 27, 09 03:04 PM
43.

To those who've turned these beautiful photos into a religious debate, just remember that Islam is just as false as any other religion. The same tricks and the same symbolic acts (throwing stones at the rock) are used in many different belief systems.

Posted by Jared November 27, 09 03:10 PM
44.

"Religion is not the opium of people, is the placebo of people" - Doctor G. House.

Posted by chem istj November 27, 09 03:15 PM
45.

Amazing. Every time you upload new pics I can't believe my eyes. Amazing.

Posted by Mihalis November 27, 09 03:17 PM
46.

#34: I've never seen blood in such a stylish photograph.

Posted by Don--Duracell November 27, 09 03:21 PM
47.

Thank you for your comment #29, although I don't agree with your comment in French. But then since M. Rousseau et al. what more could one expect from "la France laique." And for this reason the mosques are being built on your "terre sainte" (#17) while your churches are empty. Quelle Honte!

Posted by framarais November 27, 09 03:23 PM
48.

#4 awesome! #31 - one of the guys on the bottom left looks like he just got nailed in the head!

Posted by t_dot November 27, 09 03:23 PM
49.

atheism, religions, it's all the same things, it's the (arrogant) belief that they know the answer.

The real truth is that nobody will ever know the real truth. ;) Nobody on this planet, or anybody that has ever walked on this planet, is above any other human, in that aspect. It doesn't matter what they want you to believe, nobody knows the real truth.

There is a reason why it's called "belief"
It's not because you believe it's true that it is. I used to believe in Santa Claus.

Posted by dont_let_anyone_control_your_life November 27, 09 03:29 PM
50.

@Observer: "Don't you have anything better to do today?" - Fighting stupidity and/or adherence to Bronze age traditions is our daily job, unfortunately.

Posted by Michel_R November 27, 09 03:31 PM
51.

Jena (#42) God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son as a test of complete faith (i.e. certainty) and obedience, it was't to make Him feel "loved" etc...

So maybe you should actually study what you're talking about before making smart-ass remarks that in the end just make you look really silly and stupid.

Peace

Posted by Observer November 27, 09 03:33 PM
52.

الله اكبر
الله اكبر
الله اكبر

Posted by me November 27, 09 03:44 PM
53.

Thanks for showing us in the west what the rest of the world is up to these days. I Love the rich cultural and religous diversity even though I am atheist. thank you

Posted by Quatguy November 27, 09 03:54 PM
54.

Allah is Great...

Posted by Hamid November 27, 09 04:01 PM
55.

Respect!

Posted by NZS November 27, 09 04:04 PM
56.

Beautiful Photo's, thx

Posted by Sander Been November 27, 09 04:05 PM
57.

religious or not, the beauty of the human spirit is in these photos

Posted by Emma November 27, 09 04:10 PM
58.

@Jena: so then you're not Jewish or Christian, presumably.

Read the story of Job: testing a man's faith by killing all his kids and destroying his life...

Posted by Not Job November 27, 09 04:13 PM
59.

For Pete's sake, can there once, just once be something on the internet that doesn't turn into an atheist-theist debate. Can you just hold yourselves for once, and not pollute the page with your nonsense (both sides), and just enjoy the pictures? I have yet to hear of an atheist who found God or a theist who stopped believing in him because he read some argument on the internet. Why can't we all just calm down and enjoy life?

Posted by Koorosh November 27, 09 04:16 PM
60.

thank you thank you thank you! Mr. Alan. You do a wonderful job: connecting us with perhaps some of the best photojournalism without the arrogance like that of "magnum" or "VII" ( I was offline for some four months and "The Big Picture" was one of top10 things from the internet world I missed the most).

Posted by augis November 27, 09 04:26 PM
61.

No matter what the religion, nothing moves me more than seeing a sea of prostrated worshippers in clean straight lines. Really amazing! Great pictures!

Posted by flowy dress waitress November 27, 09 04:34 PM
62.

to #49:

Atheism is not the belief that one knows the answer. Atheism is the belief that no one knows the answer, and that those pretending to know should stop misleading people and sending them down a path that creates tensions with the rest of mankind.


Posted by JT November 27, 09 04:45 PM
63.

The Holy Quran describes the non-believers/atheists as "deaf. dumb and blind". They see the proof of their creator with their own eyes but they still persist happily with their arrogant disbelief. So, let us say as we are commanded: "to you your way (whatever it is) to us ours". Let them go their way and let us continue on the path shown to us by our Great Prophet.

Posted by M. Saliheen November 27, 09 04:54 PM
64.

23: I've always wondered if it's hard to find your shoes sometimes.

Great photos. The train, the goat, the surge around the square, casting stones, the lines waiting, the masses! Well done.

Posted by B November 27, 09 05:01 PM
65.

Amazing collection.

Posted by Hrnksh November 27, 09 05:13 PM
66.

Yes 49, nobody knows the answer. The only thing you can control is if you want to believe to something that probably doesn't exist, or if you accept to go your own way and try to walk with your mind free.

It's so easy to believe to stories created by other (humans, not gods). It's not because you don't know the answer that you have to fill the blanks with stories even children would laugh about.

To 47. I'm not French, but live in Switzerland. We are about to vote to allow or not the muslims to build minaret in our country (there are already some mosque). What do I have to say about this? Sure I agree to build minaret. If these people feel they would have a better life. Why would I vote against it! As long as there are thousands of churches everywhere. Event if I would prefer that people don't believe in god.

It's great to live in a period where you are not burned for saying what you think!

At least these celebrations induces superb images

Posted by not satan, just a man November 27, 09 05:24 PM
67.

Beautiful photos.. may the festival enlighten the masses of our common humanity.

Posted by Seeker November 27, 09 05:54 PM
68.

Howdy, Serhan, I myself am a westerner and I have no problem with the muslims, it is the Islam I dislike. Many of us, though, dislike Xianity about as much. Xians are the ones I disdain on a personal level because they are the theists I have the most personal experience with.

@ andrei, #14, half of our country rejects basic scientific concepts as a matter of pride because of their faith... We're no where near the wood's edge.

@ broomstick, #15, are atheists second class citizens? Should we use seperate bathrooms or be denied the right to marry in the eyes of the law? Or would it be enough for you if we were banned from voicing our opinions on a public forum?

@ Omar, #23, that would be multi-racial, rather than non... That's meant constructively, no offense intended.

@Ben, #26, LOL. Marx was wrong on many things... I don't think the people quoting him here are necessarily endorsing Marxism. You provide a meaning to your life and rationalize according to your pre-existing beliefs and fickle whim. If a question is unanswered, it can't very well have an answer can it? Religion provides, mostly pleasant, fantasies. Some are not so pleasant but they are all satisfying to shallow minds. You are right about communism being wrong, too, though, for irrelevant reasons.

@ tina, #33, many, many, many, many, many non-believers started life, usually involuntarily, on your side. It can take years of agonizing to rid oneself of it without too many scars. Let's just say that those who wrestle with something and come out on top tend to have a better understanding of that something than those who submit to it.

@ Observer, #41, quit hating on haters! You're gonna make all the well-mannered hater haters look like hateful hypocrites with nothing better to do than voice their opinions, which we all know to be a shameful practice, at best.

@ jared, #43, I agree whole-heartedly w/ your religious sentiments here, but, scrolling back to the pictures, I see that they are still photographs of Hajj and some of them ( the landscapes) are still very beautiful. This comments section is a mess though!

And, don't_let_anyone_control_your_life, #49, skeptical atheists are too clever to go parading their opinion as fact. Agnosticism is the fact, but atheism is a valid working hypothesis, and one that carries more water, logically speaking, than theism. It also doesn't seem as though God cares if the atheist is wrong... they seem to enjoy some of the highest levels of social functionality... lower crime rate, lower drug dependence, lower divorce, etc... I believe the holy scriptures say something about knowing them by their fruits?

Posted by chris November 27, 09 06:00 PM
69.

@Observer (#51). Speaking of remarks that make you look "really silly and stupid," try arguing that a God that pushes His followers to the brink of murdering their own children as a test of obedience is anything other than psychotic. Oh, wait, you just did. Well done.

Posted by Derek November 27, 09 06:20 PM
70.

For all those who see Islam as just 'another religion' should study and learn what it is about before you form an opinion.

Secondly, those who hate religions, organised or not, know that there is no compulsion in Islam and every Muslim willingly enters and practices the faith.

Islam believes it has the truth or the answer (just as other faiths do). However for anyone to imply or say that it doesnt have the truth, it is false or there is no God, must have superior knowledge of all things to make such a statement. Arrogance is ripe amongst atheists and those who think they know enough to disclaim things.

Just because you know what Christianity or Buddhism is, does NOT make you an expert on Islam.

Posted by James Whitehall November 27, 09 06:24 PM
71.

beautiful photos - thank you Boston.com

it's not a religious forum. they're just photos, try to enjoy them for their purely aesthetic qualities :)

peace

Posted by H November 27, 09 06:52 PM
72.

Excelente. Envidiable experiencia la de el (los) fotógrafo(s). Muchas imágenes me emocionaron mucho, el conjunto es increíble. Para un occidental-latinoamericano se trata de una alteridad casi radical. No podría vivir en esa cultura sin haber nacido en ella, pero al mismo tiempo me siento pequeño al ver ese gran ritual.

Amazing
Maravilloso

Posted by Altera November 27, 09 07:02 PM
73.

Always amazed by this site photos.

Posted by tuffstuff November 27, 09 08:21 PM
74.

Beautiful photos to be sure, but I just don't get religion.

Posted by G Brown November 27, 09 08:24 PM
75.

Photo 33 is excellent -
And very nice capture of the festivals which honours the prophet Abraham and Ishmael.

Posted by thrilleria November 27, 09 08:29 PM
76.

الله اكبر
الله اكبر
الله اكبر
الله اكبر كبيرا

I wished there would be photos from Somalia

Posted by somali mom November 27, 09 08:39 PM
77.

Beautiful is not the word to describe these photos. They are just lovely and different too from the usual Haj photos!

Posted by Dr Zulaiha M November 27, 09 08:45 PM
78.

Those pictures are beautiful. Eid Mubarack to all those celebrating today.

Posted by Amanda November 27, 09 08:47 PM
79.

As an amateur photographer let me say thank you Boston.com for providing this site with it's amazing imagery. I am a new visitor and find the postings inspirational.

Posted by Paul Frocchi November 27, 09 08:48 PM
80.

amazing photos. i was hoping big picture would take this as their next subject of pics. thanks i liked these.

Posted by abutalha November 27, 09 08:51 PM
81.

"for all you atheists and naysayers, why bother commenting at all? I'm a liberal Muslim secularist and I don't like religions but I respect others' rights to practice religion... too bad many of you atheists are INTOLERANT and DISMISSIVE of others' rights to their own faith !!!"

I will not deny someones right to their own faith. However, I do NOT have to be respectful of a faith that decrees the slaughter of unbelievers and apostates, among other atrocities. No, Islam is not the only one guilty of this, most religions have blood on their hands.

There are people out there who believe they can talk to aliens from the planet Marduk, should I respect them, or rightfully call them kooks? They are on the same level as truly zealous religious folk.

Everyone has a right to freedom. I respect that. I do not have to respect what that belief is, though.

Posted by Jon November 27, 09 09:12 PM
82.

Beautiful!!

Posted by emmy November 27, 09 09:29 PM
83.

# 36 is awesome.......

Posted by Shashikiran Srinivasa November 27, 09 10:28 PM
84.

God asked Abraham to sacrifice his son, only to test his faith; those who believe in God, have nothing more dear to them in this world than complete submission to His will and orders.

Look at how God blessed Abraham for his submission: millions of people remember him every year, even after thousands of years have passed to this occurrence.

Remember, God never sleeps. So worship Him, and do not fall despair- He is All-Knowing.

Posted by Isra Shabir November 27, 09 10:34 PM
85.

What religion was Marx/Stalin/Kruschev, etc, or Mao, or Pol Pot, or many others who believed religion was the opiate of the people, following? Oh, that's right, atheism. It's not religion that causes people to be violent or intolerant (like many of the anti-relgion commenters here), it's those who seek power over the lives and minds of others.

If it happens in religion, it's because they have hijacked religion to go directions it would not. From the Spanish Inquisition, to the Mountain Meadow Massacre to the purging of opponents in the USSR to the 75 million killed by Mao to the horrors of North Korea to the Killing Fields of Cambodia, it's arrogance, and self-assured blindness of being "right" and special in the eyes of God - or a fear of losing power, that causes people to do violence to others in the name of God. But religion – or irreligion – has no basis for saying it's one way or the other. It's both!

So lets cut the hypocrisy on both sides, and enjoy what spirituality can do to have a positive impact on life, as these photos eloquently show us.

Posted by Eric November 27, 09 10:47 PM
86.

Amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Freda Patel November 27, 09 10:49 PM
87.

No one can deny how dynamic these photos are. They display true worship of God. Those who are critical of such amazing grace are empty of true depth and lack appreciation of truth.
From all over the world people come to one way of worship and display a bond of brotherhood rarely experienced. Islam has maintained what other religions have lost- spiritual connection and constant reflection.
AMAZING!!!
Through all the criticism, accusations and ridicule- we are the luckiest people alive, because we believe. Alhamdulilah!

Posted by Sabra November 27, 09 11:24 PM
88.

Amazing! Salam Eid Mubarak to all muslim...May Allah blessing all our family!

Posted by Aliseteria November 27, 09 11:30 PM
89.

Thank you for uploading such amazing pictures.

The haters here remind us that no matter how beautiful something might be, they will find a way to denigrate it. I hope the people of this world would be able to find an ability to love and respect each other, and live peacefully.

Love, Peace & Eid Mubarak to everyone!

Posted by Ahsen Jaffer November 27, 09 11:36 PM
90.

Amazing Pictures! Loved them

Posted by Adnan November 28, 09 12:09 AM
91.

Just to let everyone know, the story of Abraham almost sacrificing his son is a Judeo-Christian one, as well. The Binding of Isaac, in Genesis 22:1-24, is a story from the Hebrew Bible in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah.

The narration is referred to as the Akedah (עקדה) or Akedat Yitzchak (עקידת יצחק) in Hebrew and as the Dhabih (ذبح) in Arabic. The sacrifice itself is called an Olah in Hebrew — for the significance of sacrifices, especially in Biblical times, see korban.

According to the narration, Abraham sets out to obey God's command without questioning. After Isaac is bound to an altar, the angel of God stops Abraham at the last minute, at which point Abraham discovers a ram caught in some nearby bushes. Abraham then sacrifices the ram in Isaac's stead.

While it is often imagined that Isaac was a young little child upon arrival to the setting of the Altar, some traditional sources claim he was an adult (This is because at 13 in Judaism you are considered an adult and Isaac was 13). According to the book of Genesis Isaac was 13; the Talmudic sages teach that Isaac is thirty-seven, likely based on the next Biblical story, which is of Sarah's death at 127 (she was ninety when Isaac was born).

Genesis 22:14 states that it occurred at "the mount of the LORD": in 2 Chronicles 3:1; Psalm 24:3; Isaiah 2:3 & 30:29; and Zechariah 8:3, the Bible seems to identify the location of this event as the hill on which Solomon later built the Temple, now known as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Posted by Shahbaz November 28, 09 12:19 AM
92.

Great photos. 34 is extraordinarily vibrant.

Posted by Ahab November 28, 09 12:40 AM
93.

breathtaking!

Posted by jordan November 28, 09 12:48 AM
94.

#49 how do you know that what you are saying about nobody ever knowing the truth, is true? Your argument is self-defeating.

Posted by gotcha November 28, 09 12:50 AM
95.

great photos, i wish i could take some photos like that some day !

Posted by Salma Hegab November 28, 09 01:15 AM
96.

Great pictures! Please include some photos of us American Muslims celebrating Eid as well next time! Thanks From J. from Upstate NY

Posted by jannah November 28, 09 01:26 AM
97.

wo..great story with picture...i like the picture of refection on bufflo eye

Posted by Antonio November 28, 09 01:50 AM
98.

The question about #33 is still unanswered. Why is the photographer not visible in the pic?

Posted by dharm0us November 28, 09 02:03 AM
99.

Thank you for these pictures, they were great. I have a question and I mean no disrespect what so ever but here it goes. Picture # 27 shows the mosque where the Prophet Mohammed is buried. I thought the Dome of the Rock is where the Prophet went to heaven? Once again this is a only question from somebody raised Mexican Catholic and mean no disrepsect at all. Thank you.
Oh, and maybe some pictures of the pilgrimage for the Virgen de Guadalupe would be cool for a series. Just a thought. Thank you

Posted by raul briseno November 28, 09 02:04 AM
100.

I felt sad looking at the photos. I felt sad that humans take the lives of other sentient beings in the name of religion and tradition. There is no true salvation or enlightenment in what harms another life. I felt sad that humans follow religion unaware that it will not free us in the end.

Posted by Kate November 28, 09 02:16 AM
101.

the best display of the pligrmige season of muslim feast of Eid al Adha!.God bless u whoever ur..........

Posted by nisreen shakir November 28, 09 02:58 AM
102.

I read all these comments here, so much thinly disguised racism... I should have stuck to the pictures

Posted by Shii November 28, 09 03:18 AM
103.

Some fantastic shots here! Glad to see all the continents represented. Would have loved to see the Bulgarian Muslims (instead of the cow) and I'm not sure what the Saudi police squad has to do with anything, but I'm loving the first two shots and the Chinese/African Muslims especially.

Thanks, Boston Globe!

Posted by Colin Jacobs November 28, 09 03:29 AM
104.

Such beautiful pictures on the top portion of the page yet atheists bring their filth at the bottom. So unfortunate......

Posted by KEEP November 28, 09 03:31 AM
105.

#26 the best :)

thank's

Posted by alahlawy29 November 28, 09 03:34 AM
106.

it s not about religion is about ppl, any system of belief or religion seem to be good til we the people make them bad

Posted by gigi November 28, 09 03:45 AM
107.

mahallijjeehh malliijeeehhh koosshhhkeesshhh miashhajjmiikkkeee

Posted by Alla November 28, 09 03:46 AM
108.

Although not my religion, these are beautiful pics.

As a christian my respects to all the moslims today!

Posted by Maicel November 28, 09 04:08 AM
109.

The saddest photo of all in this magnificent collection is the one of a Palestinian reaching through barbed wire. When the rest of the Muslim world is celebrating, where is the outrage over Israel's slow-drip genocide of the Muslims and Christians of Palestine? No matter how beautiful these pictures, they fail to show enough of the hardships of Palestinians trying to reach Saudi Arabia. Why no photos of the Dome of the Rock or the Al Aqsa Mosque?

Posted by Greta November 28, 09 04:13 AM
110.

the pics are just awesome!

Posted by Navid November 28, 09 04:59 AM
111.

Amazing!!!
Heart touching and fabulous. I wish I was there in Mecca.
The only thing I can say is
" Allah o akbar"

Posted by Harika November 28, 09 05:37 AM
112.

"We're all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in, some of us go just one god further."

Posted by Think November 28, 09 05:49 AM
113.

Some pictures are really awesome... !

Posted by André Weigel November 28, 09 06:00 AM
114.

Nous sommes la religion la plus respecter et la plus pratiquer au monde

Posted by Hasan November 28, 09 06:10 AM
115.

westerns don't like muslim;that's all

NONSENSE!!!

Depends where one lives. I admit British muslims do not intergrate like for example Malaysia's do...not sure why. Neither do they seem, I did say seem, to not fully follow Islam laws.

But that does not make one dislike the Muslims, not at all.

Posted by Kata November 28, 09 06:11 AM
116.

I'm not muslim, nor religious, but I found something powerfull about these pictures. You see all those people united for this celebration. It's beautiful!

We should respect every faith and every belief. Maybe the world will be more peaceful that way.

Have a great day!

Posted by Rémi November 28, 09 06:17 AM
117.

Bravoooooo very artistic as usual

Posted by Mohab November 28, 09 06:49 AM
118.

Nice couple of shots.. But as atheist, I still don't understand how people could act like this..
Religions are really..... =O

Posted by Joris November 28, 09 07:11 AM
119.

to Rob (comment 21)
About the photo 33 : The photographer probably used a zoom (200mm?) and I'm almost sure that we can guess him over the shoulder of the guy with a brown/orange skirt …

Posted by scaphandre November 28, 09 07:16 AM
120.

Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Thanks for everyone who is respectful to the Muslim people.

Posted by Rizky November 28, 09 07:37 AM
121.

Mashaallah! Trully Allah is Great!

Posted by Zam November 28, 09 07:41 AM
122.

as a muslim there is so much beauty in these photos taken. ,props to the photographer ,
____
peace be with you everyone, please dont hate.

Posted by Alwie November 28, 09 07:42 AM
123.

THANKS
Eid Mubarak & HAJJ MUBARAK
Beautiful pictures!

Posted by SYDZFR November 28, 09 07:53 AM
124.

Amazing

Posted by Anonymous November 28, 09 08:01 AM
125.

Nice photos but I am just too tired to hear allah akbar because i don't care, i am not part of it. They can enjoy it without any problems but i can't bear to hear it everytime every day in the street. This is not freedom for me.

Posted by wumps13 November 28, 09 08:06 AM
126.

At the heart of Islam is an acknowledgment that there is an objective moral Truth, higher than mankind, that unifies all the virtues that we see in existence, such as 'beauty, justice, mercy, freedom, etc', proof of which does not lie on science but on reasonable grounds, just like taking an initial assumption to build a philosophical system, and the concordence of an individual and community life to that Truth, whether they like it or not.

If atheists are right, then the only basis for understanding life is evolution, and concepts such as humanity, life, love, beauty etc are just a bunch of survival tactics, social constructs or chemical process and not inherent values. Therefore, one's own survival is paramount and to colonize people, take their resources, plunder, break families, etc. are all valid as long as they lead to one's own survival. Atheist that talk about human rights are hypocrites. They say one thing and believe another: they believe in their own self, without any proof that there is even such a thing called self, they believe in freedom, but there is no scientific proof that there is such a thing called freedom. But people who die for freedom are called heroes and people who die for God, who is the Source and Creator of freedom, are called lunatics. The father that send his son to fight for "democracy" is again a hero, but a person who does it for God, is a madman.

At the core of atheist philosophies are just emotions and desires, drifting here and there and going nowhere, carrying out countless trial and error experiments like capitalism, communism, fascism, colonialism on people and destroying countless societies, ruining environment and likewise. Never has the planet seen such oppression as we see nowadays because people love their own ideas, their own selves, more than others. If they stopped doing that then they would have taken the first step towards Peace, which is the meaning of Islam, even if they do not recognize it. But, just like children that lack the faculty to reason, they lack the faculty to recognize the signs of Unity that is God and turn away in their arrogance and ungratefulness.

Posted by sbadr November 28, 09 08:28 AM
127.

Religion is pointless (for me).

Posted by Vladimir November 28, 09 08:47 AM
128.

As always,
Thank you so much for opening the window to the world on my computer screen.
Wonderful pictures.

Posted by Jan November 28, 09 08:56 AM
129.

Beautiful photos but unfortunately, as usual you forgot that there are Muslims celebrating Eid in the America's. One of these days you might want to pay attention to this half of the world too... considering this is the Boston Globe, maybe you should check out the Eid celebrations in Boston.

Posted by Ruqaya November 28, 09 08:57 AM
130.

It's my religion. ISLAM. Islam is the true religion - truth. Only ALLAH has the right to worship. There is no God other than ALLAH. Religion other than Islam, it is not true and error!!!!!.

Posted by Adam November 28, 09 09:00 AM
131.

masha allah the pic good

Posted by kubra November 28, 09 09:01 AM
132.

Great pics,aid mubarak for all muslims all around the world

Posted by morocco November 28, 09 09:05 AM
133.

Like Tis.. So much...

Posted by adi November 28, 09 09:07 AM
134.

Until you have a better way to get people unite this way you'll just have to respect what you see here.

I was born a catholic, just in case you wonder.

Posted by Globule November 28, 09 09:11 AM
135.

The only love that God sees is sacrifice.

Posted by Abdellah November 28, 09 09:27 AM
136.

@rob #21 i would imagine thats a crop of a much larger image, that way you wouldn't see the photographer if he/she were at the right angle

Posted by james November 28, 09 09:29 AM
137.

fadi is happy, u know why, cause GOD opened a wider path few days back. And about the pictures, now he is keeping me more closer to him.

fadi

Posted by Fahad Methar (fadi) November 28, 09 10:04 AM
138.

awsome pictures...........

Posted by ansho mahmud November 28, 09 10:08 AM
139.

A M A Z I N G ! I love my religion so damn much !
Happy Eid all !

Posted by Fattoma November 28, 09 10:09 AM
140.

As Muslem, I just can say Allahu Akbar...Allahu Akbar...Allahu Akbar... Laa ilaaha illallahu Allahu Akbar...Allahu Akbar walillaahil hamd. Whatever you, unbeliever, said. I really don't care. Lakum dinukum waliya diin.

Posted by Tanh Ngu Yen November 28, 09 10:35 AM
141.

As an amateur photographer myself, I can say these are excellent images and I wish every body on the festival of Bakrid. I was distressed to read some comments, so let me put my 2 cents.

To all the Muslims who are taking about sacrifice here!! What is heroism in sacrificing mute, innocent animals who cannot even defend themselves and speak for their rights!??? No religion preaches to slay animals or humans to please the Gods. Let me tell the followers of Quran that Prophet Muhammad himself was a VEGETARIAN and lived on dry fruits and dates.So were the gods of every other religion. Don't twist religion to suit your convenience and then proclaim that it is the order of the God. All the unrest in the Muslim world is because you all as a community do not show mercy to other living beings and you talk of peace!!!???

May Allah bless His followers with sanity, compassion, and the intelligence to see reason and hope one day we can see an Id with no bloodbath. Amen!

Posted by Vijay Pandey |India November 28, 09 10:46 AM
142.

#4 and #34 Best light photos...

Posted by Anderson G. November 28, 09 11:01 AM
143.

im a Christian. but i feel that Islam is a beautiful religion too.

Posted by Angela November 28, 09 11:32 AM
144.

Subhana'Allah! Amazing pics!

Posted by Amira November 28, 09 11:42 AM
145.

this pictures are amazing...more than amazing bsm allah ma shaa allah
Çááå ÇßÈÑ Çááå ÇßÈÑ Çááå ÇßÈÑ
allahom ektob lna gami3an zyaret beto el 7aram allhom ameeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen ya rab
bgd thankx awi awi awi 3al pics de ....gazakom allaho khayran katheran

Posted by Ebtihal M November 28, 09 11:45 AM
146.

Good pictures! thanks boston

For those who still arguing about religion, find the truth.Open your heart. Dont let devils make doubts in your heart.
We gonna die someday and there will be after life.

If you end up in the wrong camp, ie wrong religion.you gonna go to hell,forever.

So choose wisely. God had sent His messenger to deliver the message. Don't blame others if you end up in hell someday

Peace!

Posted by baang43 November 28, 09 11:50 AM
147.

amazing photo and cool shot...
so glad see picture celebrating Eid Al Adha in the world from this picture..
Happy Eid Al Adha to muslim in the World...
salam....

Posted by yantie November 28, 09 11:51 AM
148.

religion protects YOU and OTHERS from YOURSELF

without it ur like an animal who trys to survive with any means possible

thanks god im muslim

Posted by sherif November 28, 09 11:55 AM
149.

For animal rights preachers: why don't you consider human rights too for a change, formost their right to beleive in whatever they want to, be it an opium or no!

and artisticlly speaking, awesome pictures.

Posted by Kholoud November 28, 09 11:55 AM
150.

masha2 allah, allah akbar ...allah akbar

Posted by Anonymous November 28, 09 11:56 AM
151.

for all Muslims(my family) all over the world (WISH U A HAPPY EID )
and for our brothers and sisters( non-muslims), lets wish a happy Eid for muslims and wish a happy world for human

Posted by Omnia November 28, 09 12:04 PM
152.

just enjoy the amazing pics without trying to offer the truth..no human has it, but one tries his best in the short life we have..
Many comments insensitive to the feelings of Muslims..

And by the way: Europeans and Americans slay animals for X-Mas too
unless a turkey is not an animal.
Abraham is not only a Muslim prophet, but also a Jewish and Biblical figure, so no point to assault him to get to Islam

Posted by Hanna November 28, 09 12:20 PM
153.

الله اكبر

Posted by محمود November 28, 09 12:26 PM
154.

most of photos shows the unity of islam , thank you alot

Posted by waad November 28, 09 12:32 PM
155.

Salam to all,

Kindly donot fight with each other. Respect other's religion/beliefs.
We must be tollerant and peaceful (at least Muslim must follow the teachings of Islam that are based on peace).

Ignorance is a curse. The best way to learn some thing is to UN-LEARN FIRST then re-discover, and re-born. I would like to request you all to kindly study subjects like "comparative religion" with open mind. See below weblinks: http://www.irf.net

Scrolldown to lower left of the below webpage:

http://www.irf.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=135&Itemid=153

Best regards
Muhammad Imran
Karachi, Pakistan

Posted by Muhammad Imran November 28, 09 12:33 PM
156.

Amazing pictures showing the diversity and unity of Islam and Muslims from a myriad of countries.

Eid Mubarak to all celebrating today!

Posted by King S November 28, 09 12:34 PM
157.

116: "We should respect every faith and every belief. Maybe the world will be more peaceful that way."

Yeah except that many of those faiths instruct you to make enemies of other faiths. So how do respect faith A, when it tells you to hate faith B, and respect faith B when it tells you to hate faith A. You can't tolerate intolerance.

Posted by SomeoneElse November 28, 09 12:41 PM
158.

nice pics i like them , and about the ppl who are talking about there is no god bla bla bla , just ignor them , and enjoy this great pics

Posted by mahmoud November 28, 09 12:41 PM
159.

HAPPY EID AL ADHA , may god fill our lives each and everyone of us muslims or non muslims with happiness and guide us to live happily and prosperity, and i dont care what others say GOD BLESS MUSLIMS, AND GOD BLESS AMERICA, AND GOD BLESS PALESTINE.
thank you for the great pictures and i cant wait to go to hajj.

Posted by BASSAM November 28, 09 12:50 PM
160.

I'm amazed, particularly after the well-publicized, hellish mass animal sacrifice in Nepal (Ghadamai Mela) this past week, and the Zulu bull-killing ritual in South Africa next week also widely condemned, that animal advocates are virtually ignoring Eid Al-Adha, another gory, inexcusable animal bloodbath. And all three of these evil traditions are morally equivalent to Thanksgiving, the American holiday just celebrated in which millions of sacrificial turkeys live in horrible conditions, only to be inhumanely slaughtered.

This planet will never know peace until unspeakable cruelty to animals in the name of religion or tradition is ended, once and for all.

Posted by veglib November 28, 09 01:03 PM
161.

This is absolutly amazing MashAllah!

Posted by Fatma Nassar November 28, 09 01:09 PM
162.

To all those religion/Islam bashers few points:
- Why do you spend your short lifespan denigrating others religion? Why don't you spend your insignificant life on whatever insignificant things you usually do? And to the super-loser whose daily activity is to fight ‘Bronze Age religion’, I say keep doing that you are doing one 'atheist-equivalent-of-hell' of a job. According to your reasoning these religions are at least 5000 years old.
- So, Islam is like other religions. I am 'impressed': you read all about all religions and found they are the exact same? So, why don't you 'illuminate' the rest of us and post a table with religions as columns and attributes as rows and explain how they match in the cells? Start with religions of extinct civilizations first. Or may be just may be, you just made that snap judgment just because it somehow suited you and your little brain almost exploded when you tried to really reason about this topic.
- I understand why atheists see psychos everywhere; they just see themselves in the mirror. Do stalin and the bolsheviks, pol pot and the 'khmer rouge', mao tse tung and the ‘cultural revolution’ ring a bell. Those where atheists, you know that one of the tenets of communism is atheism?! I suspect they see narcissistic, self serving, back stabbing, dimwitted, ignorant, lying nimrods everywhere as well.
- If you find this offensive, and I hope so, then you should refrain from offending others beliefs in a forum that was meant to celebrate their holy day. Show at least some Human decency. If you want to debate Islam, debate it in a forum dedicated for that purpose.
- I hope that at least some of you waste more of your 'precious' life reading, fuming and may be even writing some replies/flames to this post. Tic tock, tic tock.

Posted by tit for tat November 28, 09 01:15 PM
163.

#126: Very well said.

Posted by Rafi November 28, 09 01:16 PM
164.

Man, these are really dedicated people. If you look past the trouble spots and problems, that's one thing I've noticed about the adherents of Islam - the world over, it's like a single family, and they love God very much.

It's really quite beautiful, actually.

The Photography, as always, was top notch and intriguing.

Posted by Adam R. November 28, 09 01:30 PM
165.

Amazing pictures :)

Posted by Abdelrahman November 28, 09 01:31 PM
166.

really it s a beautiful picture alhamdo lilah we are a muslum thank a lot of for alah

Posted by nouralhoda November 28, 09 01:34 PM
167.

Amazing pictures :)

Posted by Abdelrahman November 28, 09 01:35 PM
168.

amazing pics, brings back some good memories! and to the comment below (64)...it is hard to find your shoes sometimes!

Posted by forgetful_servant November 28, 09 01:52 PM
169.

what can I say...amazing pictures amazing religion! these pics are a sight for sore eyes!

Posted by Mohammed Woodyer November 28, 09 02:12 PM
170.

Subhanallah....

Posted by Nora November 28, 09 02:15 PM
171.

Great that you feel close to God Thank God for every blessing
I hope to be in Mecca now
Thank you very much for these pictures

Posted by doaa November 28, 09 02:18 PM
172.

Masha Allah very beautiful pictures may Allah reach all Muslims to preform hajj for those who have not preformed yet and accept from those who already done..thanx for the pictures ...

Posted by ali November 28, 09 02:24 PM
173.

Loved the pictures. Thanks!

Posted by Shine November 28, 09 02:36 PM
174.

thanks for the great photos - as always, an unusual and beautiful collection on an important day for many people in the world.

Posted by SheilaM November 28, 09 02:42 PM
175.

Masha Allah! Allahu Akbar! Subhanallah!

Posted by Normilah Acampong Cabila November 28, 09 02:43 PM
176.

these are lovely photos. showing the diversity of islam and yet i am surprised that there are no images of islam in north america..this seems like an odd omission.

Posted by cg November 28, 09 03:19 PM
177.

great pics!

Posted by klubbingman November 28, 09 03:20 PM
178.

"We should respect every faith and every belief. Maybe the world will be more peaceful that way." Loved the pics!!!! WOW!

Posted by @TeaBoat (twitter) November 28, 09 03:27 PM
179.

Alhamdulillah! wonderful photos! I've made intentions to go on Hajj within the next two years, GOD WILLING!

Posted by Asiila November 28, 09 03:28 PM
180.

#63, you can't take verses of any scripture (Quran, Old Testament, New Testament, or otherwise), out of historical context.
Remember: "O people! Behold, we have created you from a male and a female and have made you into nations and tribes so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware." [Qur'an 49:13]
It would be against the spirit of this verse (and religion) to assume that 'consciousness' is the privilege of a select group.

Posted by lynn November 28, 09 03:57 PM
181.

Thanks, Boston Globe, for another selection of breathtaking pictures!

Posted by lynn November 28, 09 03:58 PM
182.

The person who wrote "Posted by not satan, just a man", I am sure you are not Satan, but You are 100% in Satan's influence, and someone with a sane mind can see that. There is no reason to waste time making him understand the truth, and what he is saying is wrong, because he is one of the munafiqun/hypocryte.

#126, amazing explanation. Salam to you my friend.

Posted by Shaikh Noor. November 28, 09 03:58 PM
183.

AMAZINGLY done album. Why are some people arguing about religion and stuff? I'm a Muslim and I'm just grateful to see such a well done album like this. Just enjoy the photo's people. Religion is a personal belief for everyone whether you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist etc. And you should respect one another's.

Posted by Altec November 28, 09 04:14 PM
184.

Im truly amazed at the pictures shown above... they highlight the true islam...the dedication of all muslims around the world.... i feel where i am...we don't have in our hearts the tru meaning of islam.. may we be guided to strengthen our faith....

Posted by Anonymous November 28, 09 04:21 PM
185.

Remarkable photos. The sheer number of people in #30 blows me away.

Posted by K Swiss November 28, 09 05:15 PM
186.

amazing pictures,happy eid to the whole muslim world

Posted by Faiq Farasat November 28, 09 05:20 PM
187.

very nice

Posted by ahmed zamel November 28, 09 05:34 PM
188.

الله اكبر ما حلا من الطبيعه الى لا اله الا انت سبحانك انى كنت من الظالمين

Posted by shaky November 28, 09 05:59 PM
189.

I am humbled.
I am remembering my best-friend and her folks who are amongst the blessed in Mecca.

God is Great.

Posted by Yoknyam Dabale November 28, 09 06:03 PM
190.

Beautiful photos. Thank you.

Posted by Tamir November 28, 09 06:07 PM
191.

Great photo's, as always

I, as Muslim, always wonder why fellow Muslims feel so desperate to defend our religion.. Respect for all is at the core of any religion, not just Islam, though it would be impossible to deny that many Muslims, especially those living in Western societies, do not respect atheists / people having other belief systems. Some even go so far as to threaten / kill other people. Please explain me how this fits in our religion or any religion? You can not disagree with me when I say that there are a lot of twisted people here.

That being said, I wish everybody who is celebrating Eid a very happy Eid. Everybody who is not celebrating: Merry Christmas in advance :)

Posted by Hamid November 28, 09 06:08 PM
192.

It is so sad to see about 1/4 of the world worshiping a false moon god. I have left the pagan religion of Islam.

Posted by Tariq November 28, 09 06:16 PM
193.

what a way to win hearts and minds, I bow my head to the glory of the Almighty God the creator of all things..,may peace be upon all mankind

Posted by Amin November 28, 09 06:19 PM
194.

143 you can become muslem and travel to makkah vere greet you becom very hapy!!
Iam soory Icant speak English
Thank you boston.com

Posted by fhad November 28, 09 06:23 PM
195.

Thank you for sharing such amazing pictures. Eid Mubarak..

Posted by M.Islam November 28, 09 06:40 PM
196.

Salam!!

What can I say???

I'm thrilled =S

Frankly, the pics are more than brilliant, I can not find a word to describe them!!!

ans please ppl, stop fighting and insulting eachother

We r all humans and we all fololow the paths that we feel free at, and at the end we will see, and those who are athiest will wish if they were only a dut to escape their sad fate

Posted by Anonymous November 28, 09 07:24 PM
197.

@ #99: Hi Raul, no offense taken: the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, ascended to heaven overnight, sort of on a trip. it was not that he died and went to heaven. he is indeed buried in Medinah. The Qu'ran describes the place of ascension as "the farthest mosque,' and it is widely believed to have been the Dome in Jerusalem. This trip to heaven was to show the prophet what awaits in heaven, and many lessons came out of it: for example, the prophet saw some of his friends in heaven and he came back to earth and asked these friends what they do to please God so much. Muslims try to emulate the behaviors which would allow entry into heaven. (I realize that talking about taking a trip to heaven and then coming back to earth makes me sound like i'm high, but we consider it one of God's many miracles)

Posted by sarah November 28, 09 07:26 PM
198.

What do we mean by the word 'wisdom'? Usually we mean something superior to knowledge, something deeper. In the spiritual world, the word 'wisdom' is not used in that way. Here wisdom means Light, illumining Light, transforming Light. That which illumines our unlit consciousness is wisdom. That which transforms the finite consciousness into the infinite Consciousness is called wisdom.

Posted by Anonymous November 28, 09 07:34 PM
199.


Yah, but you don't #177 !!

Posted by sikki November 28, 09 07:41 PM
200.

WOW
Masha Allah such great photos!!!
Impressive!!

Posted by Shimaa Eid November 28, 09 07:59 PM
201.

Beautiful and enlightening photographs.
Often articulate but sad comments scattered throughout.
Live and let live - there are no absolute truths but the values of the great religions are worthy of all human beings paying attention to.
And before I forget - an organism is no more less sentient simply because it is less complex, so vegetarians with an animal rights bent be kind to your fruit and your grain and your vegetables.

Posted by Rodhi November 28, 09 08:03 PM
202.

Muslim ....and Proud :)

إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ الإِسْلامُ

Posted by Mohamed Essam November 28, 09 08:13 PM
203.

To comment #99: The Prophet Muhammad (Peace and blessings be upon him) was not raised to the heaven as in death. He taken to Jerusalem, and then ascended to heaven where he met the previous Prophets and spoke to God, and thereafter he descended and returned to Makkah where he was living at the time. Later on he moved to Madinah, and that is where he passed on. :) Thanks for asking and you were by no means disrespectful! :)

Posted by Jewelz November 28, 09 08:25 PM
204.

"Picture # 27 shows the mosque where the Prophet Mohammed is buried. I thought the Dome of the Rock is where the Prophet went to heaven?"

Yes, the Prophet is buried in the city of Medina in modern day Saudi Arabia. The Dome of the Rock is the site of the Prophet's miracle journey to Heaven, which occurred during his lifetime. You can read more about this journey here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isra_and_Mi%27raj

Posted by Sadik November 28, 09 08:29 PM
205.

Beautiful photos mA. This is art at its best. Props to the photographers!

Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims out there!

It is projects like this one that help the world change and improve because it allows for discourse. Thank you for providing a place where we can all communicate and in doing so better understand each other and the world around us. Every day is a new discovery. Thank you for teaching us something new today.

And remember...
knowledge is power. I hope you will use the knowledge you have gained today to improve yourself and the world around you. Good luck!

Posted by KnowledgeIsPower November 28, 09 08:32 PM
206.

Heart soothing photos, thanks, credit due where it is due.

United as one human race.

Posted by Musa November 28, 09 09:30 PM
207.

What beautiful photos!!
May Allah honor us to visit The masjid alharam in Mecca.
Amen

Posted by Anonymous November 28, 09 09:52 PM
208.

Comment # 99 (Raul Briseno):

The Prophet's (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) body was buried in his house in Madinah which was attached to the Masjid (mosque). This house was incorporated into the Masjid as they expanded it. So that's why the Prophet is buried there (not because we worship him or anything like that, in fact, it's generally prohibited to have graves in a mosque).

What you are referring to about the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) ascending to the Heavens is an incident entirely separate from his death.

Allaah talks about it in the Qur'aan:

“Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allaah) [above all that (evil) they associate with Him]
Who took His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night from Al‑Masjid Al‑Haraam (at Makkah) to Al‑Masjid Al‑Aqsa (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad) of Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All‑Hearer, the All‑Seer”
[al-Isra’ 17:1]

So he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went from Masjid al Haraam (the mosque with the Ka'aba in the middle) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia to Masjid al Aqsa (which includes the Dome of the Rock in its vicinity) in Jerusalem, Palestine. And from there he ascended to the Heavens and talked to various Prophets and finally, with God. Then he was returned back to this Earth and he returned to Makkah. There is much much more to the story of the night journey and the ascension, but just wanted to clarify that. So that ascension wasn't his death. It was just another miracle that happened during his lifetime.

Thank you for taking interest and confirming! =)

Comment # 141 (Vijay Pandey)

The Prophet Muhammad sal Allaahu 'alayhi wa sallam was not a vegetarian. Please do not lie upon him. Off the top of my head, I can think of one major incident in his life where he ate meat. He was eating the meat given to him by a Jewish woman, which ended up being poisoned. And God made what is on this earth for us, and he made a lot of things permissible for us to eat. Those things are outlined in the Qur'aan. Check Surah al-Ma'idah (chapter number 5) of the Qur'aan. So God Himself is telling us we are allowed these delicious animals, yet you are telling us he's not. Please do not try to twist other religions to suit your agenda. Oh, p.s., our animals are slaughtered humanely if done according to the sunnah. The blade is really sharp, the cut is done with power and swiftness.

Comment #159 (veglib)

Do you not eat plants, then? If so, you do know that they are alive. How do YOU know they do not feel pain when they are being eaten? If you don't eat plants, then what DO you eat? ....soil?

Also, the animal sacrifice in Nepal was horrible. They didn't kill the animals humanely nor did they make use of the meat.

The Zulu bull-killing ritual is also cruel and inhumane.

Muslims, on the other hand, eat the meat and distribute it to relatives and to charity. And the way we slaughter the animal is humane: http://www.themodernreligion.com/misc/an/an_slaughter.htm

Our religion is perfect, Alhamdulillah.

Posted by Aysha November 28, 09 10:37 PM
209.

these were some amazing pics of the haj which stimulate anu muslims to be more proud of his religious.
Wish for any body for join in haj inshaaalah soon.

Posted by Hadi Mousavi November 28, 09 10:40 PM
210.

I am fortunate to have a Muslim friend from Morocco who explains all about the Quran and other things to me. I have learned so much about the Muslim religion and it seems very peaceful and good to me. Happy Eid my Muslim friends!

Posted by Laurie November 28, 09 10:46 PM
211.

All of the pictures are breathtaking.

Posted by Salahuddin November 28, 09 11:11 PM
212.

MashaAllah... Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. lets have respect for all the religions in this world and stick together.

Posted by Farman November 28, 09 11:11 PM
213.

Islam truely is a religion of beauty & peace for life, liberty, longevity & let's forget - life after death. May peace and blessings be upon all and to those that want to understand Islam more, please read the Quran/Koran. Inspiration & hope exists and one day, perhaps you too will visit (revisit) Mecca and be embraced by the Holy City's open arms.

Posted by AS-Chicago November 29, 09 12:23 AM
214.

beautiful, i wait for your compilations every Eid. Thank you for sharing this with the world!

Posted by tuqa November 29, 09 12:58 AM
215.

Thank you for taking and sharing these images. Yes, we are one family. one Ummah of Prophet

Posted by Nosheen November 29, 09 01:31 AM
216.

awesome pictures...mashaAllah..

Posted by liyananaznim November 29, 09 01:32 AM
217.

Subhanallah- these are amazing pictures, of an amazing holiday that brings about such unity!

I do wish there were pictures of Muslims in the West, however, especially in the States. Celebrations occur in America too- there was one in Universal Studios this year, in fact! Islam isn't solely a religion for or in the Middle East... and the pictures should represent that.

Still, the photographs are beautiful. Thanks for doing such great work!

Peace be with all of you

Posted by Fatema November 29, 09 02:20 AM
218.

The muslim religion is good. It is the interpretation of the believers that makes it bad. ironically, when the prophet of the quran left his homeland because he is being hunted for his belief, it was a christian king who gave him shelter. The king drew a line in the ground saying "that is the difference between your belief and mine". but today they are persecuting the christians even when the quran says they are also people of the book....

Posted by wildcat November 29, 09 02:54 AM
219.

Wonderful Compilation!

Posted by faisal-Tamanna November 29, 09 03:08 AM
220.

Beautiful, phenomenal, outstanding, exquisite, magnificent, fabulous, OMG these pictures are breathtaking.
Islam is great

Posted by Sara Ghazi November 29, 09 03:08 AM
221.

All the pics are so beautiful and festive! except #20....so sad to see the palestinian waiting behind a caged fence to celebrate his eid.

Posted by umm ilyas November 29, 09 03:17 AM
222.

i never saw such a fantastic and rare picture like these, ma sha
Allah,

may Allah Forgive the one who captured this image and the one who shares it

Posted by unkown November 29, 09 03:19 AM
223.

SIMPLY AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL,MASHA'ALLAH.

Posted by Danish November 29, 09 03:23 AM
224.

All pictures are really awesome... !Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.May Allah honor us to visit The masjid alharam in Mecca.

Eid Mubarak to all the Muslims out there! I am remembering my best days those passes Mecca-Makarma and Madia munawara.

Posted by zia November 29, 09 03:28 AM
225.

surprised,woh....amazing

Posted by sherin thalasherry November 29, 09 03:31 AM
226.

its very very good

Posted by mohamed November 29, 09 04:14 AM
227.

For all you believevers from the people of the book and those that believe in something else, and also those that fear whip-lash from living 'what goes around-comes around', and finnally the athiasts or complete non-believers (even you have at times fear to keep you in check-thats pure/devine not evolutionary - dont think cave-men were lacking in this since they were communal not individualistic), anyway, lets just enjoy the pics once more for what they communiate to us from this wonderful world.

Posted by Adam November 29, 09 04:39 AM
228.

Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. Eid Mubarak.

Posted by Shima Pattisahusiwa November 29, 09 04:47 AM
229.

For those of you who do not believe in any religion - seeing the pictures above does it not for one moment cross your mind about how can all this be possible without a god? how is it possible to just be there or be made by someone? there must be a greater force? i suggest you look into history and miracles around the world - ask questions from all religions see which religion answers every question.....
MashaAllah amazing pictures - imagine what it must be like to see in person - insha Allah.
Thankyou for uploading

Posted by yasmin November 29, 09 05:00 AM
230.

breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you for the peek into how our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world share this day with us. A superb effort!

Posted by Fahrial November 29, 09 05:12 AM
231.

Wonderful photography, the different people, many colours, many languages, One Belief, One Ummah!

Posted by Jamal Ahmad November 29, 09 05:14 AM
232.

i m becuming a fan of ur pictures

:)

Posted by sidra November 29, 09 05:33 AM
233.

mashaallah ..
happy eid every one :)

Posted by alaa November 29, 09 06:23 AM
234.

Again no picture from Turkey :S

Posted by Rodmank November 29, 09 06:49 AM
235.

Mashallah beautiful picture to reflect upon.....

Posted by Anonymous November 29, 09 07:04 AM
236.

To 141 Vijay Pandey |India
what do you need particulary
Are you a Christian or an atheist
What you say is nonsense

prophet - islam - heroism - veterian - blood
please when criticize something be specific
what dose hurt you about these picture and/or islam
is eating animals equal eating human

Posted by Dr Mustafa November 29, 09 07:23 AM
237.

nice

Posted by haytham November 29, 09 07:53 AM
238.

wawwww super love them all
VERY Professional

Posted by laila November 29, 09 07:59 AM
239.

Brought up in a WASP culture, to become a converted Catholic, I viewed the photos with a sense of awe and respect. I have lived my life taking every opportunity to embrace all spiritual beliefs. Some of my travels have taken me to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Russia and Italy in a quest to learn all I can relative to other cultural lifestyles and beliefs. I have experienced spirituality that lift my feet from the ground and fill me with inner peace. I respect those who believe in nothing but themselves, but what a limited existence.

Posted by karen November 29, 09 08:23 AM
240.

Salam,, Thats good,, may ALLAH blessed the muslim ummah nd help us in whole life with Quran nd Sunnah...

Posted by Hammad Riaz November 29, 09 08:49 AM
241.

Subhanallah, it is very good picture and so inspiring

Posted by Syafana November 29, 09 09:42 AM
242.

Beautiful pictures. Scary at the same time; so many people are willing to sacrifice so much for their believes. All people who believe in ANY god are so narrow-minded that it only takes very little to get trouble. Nice pictures, very scary "movement".

Posted by Herman November 29, 09 09:58 AM
243.

SubhanAllah. Pics are really Amazing. (Jazaak-Allah)

Posted by Mash November 29, 09 09:58 AM
244.

Thank you so much for the Beautiful pictures, and a very Happy EID to ALL.

Posted by Amir Badr November 29, 09 10:02 AM
245.

Beautiful images

Posted by Mário November 29, 09 10:47 AM
246.

God is bigest
الله اکبر
خداوند بزرگترین است.

Posted by PEYMAN November 29, 09 10:56 AM
247.

Salam (Peace) to all,
Great Pictures!
Before talking or arguing about Islam please study it and provide facts. The one of many facts that I can state is that there is only one ALLAH (GOD), and that one day in the not too distant future, we will all have to answer to GOD! if you need proof, just go outside on a clear night and look up with an open mind!
Salam,

Posted by Nadir Ajaz November 29, 09 11:17 AM
248.

@162 :

Nice lesson of intolerance towards atheist beliefs.

Please notice :
that not only communists are atheists,
that if communism has a load of deads on its arms, religions are not bad either in that domain (especially chistrianism and islam, whereas they both preach peace and tolerance as far as I know),
that you don't need a faith in any religion to believe in the preciousness of a human life,
that atheism is not a lack of spirituality like you seem to think (an atheist BELIEVES there is no god, anyone who pretends to KNOW it is an idiot, and this is also true for believers, no one can know if there is a god, you can only believe it)
that considering that atheists have insignificant lives because they don't have faith is insulting and disrespectful.

Now, as you can notice, I did not make any disrepectful comment towards any other belief than mine, while I consider myself insulted by your attacks to atheism. I must have learnt somewhere not to reply with violence when I'm criticized... As you can see, religions do not own the monopoly of moral values.

Posted by Morte November 29, 09 11:24 AM
249.

Maasha Allah, breath taking and very touching pictures.
Thanks to each one of you, for your contribution.

Posted by Ansari November 29, 09 11:34 AM
250.

Assalamu Alaykum !
eid Adha Mubaruk!
Mash'Allah beautiful pictures subhan'Allah :)
I love them all ,
thank you for sharing these pictures!

Posted by Yousr November 29, 09 11:49 AM
251.

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice pics ... they r full of life ... keep up the good work ... ^____^

Posted by Dana November 29, 09 12:02 PM
252.

#34 is not such a great pic.God says in the Quran about the animals which are sacrificed for Him"It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Him,but it is piety from your part that reaches Him".and also,the meat is not to be eaten by us alone,but to be distributed among the poor and the needy,the orphans and the wayfarer.
@141,our Prophet ate meat and even if not,the animals that we sacrifice for God are reminders of His Mercy.He tested His beloved friend,Abraham(upon him be peace) by asking him to offer his loving son for sacrifice to Him,and when he lay down his son prostrate,God called out to Him"O Abraham,you have indeed fulfilled your vision.This indeed was a manifest test.And We made him offer a ram in sacrifice." God doesnot want us to kill our children,but he only wants to test us.the heavens and the earth watched silently as Abrahamn took out his son to be sacrificed for God.
speaking from an ecological perspective,it is wellknown that herbivores occupy the major part of the energy pyramid,they are more in number as compared to carnivores,so the ecological cycle is not disturbed.also our Prophet(may peace and God's blessings be upon him)the person who is sacrificing the animal should take care to not do anyihing to hurt its feelings,the knife shouldnot be sharpened in front of the animal to be sacrificed and one animal shouldnot be sacrificed in front of the other animal.God is great,he tells us to take care of the feelings of even brute animals,whose feelings even we tend to neglect.

Posted by God is Great November 29, 09 12:08 PM
253.

Good-looking really really keren,bisa taught me the method photographed like that

Posted by ibeink November 29, 09 12:42 PM
254.

"one day in the not too distant future, we will all have to answer to GOD! if you need proof, just go outside on a clear night and look up with an open mind!"

Since when does the feeling of being nothing compared to the infinity of the universe constitues a proof ? It only proves our (human and completely normal) fear of death and of the misteries of life. But this fear does not imply there is a force to save us, help us, explain to us.

I wish there was life after death, I wish I could understand the world I live in, I wish I could know there is a beloving being that loves me and loves the whole world, I wish I could be forgiven for my bad actions. But it just can't be, god is too perfect to be real, it fits too much my hopes, yearnings, needs and wishes to be something else than an dream.

Posted by Morte November 29, 09 01:01 PM
255.

Amazing pictures! To the animal rights people, every bit of meat from the animal is eaten and donated, it is not wasted, millions of poor people depend on the animals from Eid to just survive. All the sacrificed animals are shipped to continents from all over, in particular Africa.

Posted by CC November 29, 09 01:23 PM
256.

to people who don't believe in God,

One does not merely 'believe' in God.. but knows that God exists..
It's not difficult to think about it. Religion is easy. Believing in the Creator.
Just ask ur heart. Who created man. Who created the earth. Who created the galaxy. Who created the world that we know of.

Something or someone powerful must have created all of these, and people with religion calls this powerful creator God. My mind tells me that only something so perfect, so powerful, so great, so clever can create all of these.

If you KNOW this.. then go to the next step of studying each religion to learn more about the Creator, the King.

Posted by a muslim brother November 29, 09 01:33 PM
257.

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!
May Allah grant us the blessing to perform HAJJ.
AMEN!

Posted by Shahnaz November 29, 09 01:36 PM
258.

For once, I really wish everyone would just stop arguing. Really.
Enjoy the photography , it's absolutely beautiful.

Posted by Saba November 29, 09 02:17 PM
259.

Thank you Boston.com

I'm glad terrorism, war and killing has not been the news this time.

The majority of the Muslims are not terrorists :)

Again a big Thank you

Posted by Adam Hussain November 29, 09 02:18 PM
260.

the only ways to true freedom is in believing. what ever your religion - GOD IS EVERYWHERE AND FOR EVERYONE ...we need to feel guided...to belong. only then we will be strong.

Posted by jackie brummund November 29, 09 02:30 PM
261.

MASHAALLAH!

Posted by Shaheen November 29, 09 02:37 PM
262.

Beautiful pics.

God is great.

Posted by husain November 29, 09 02:49 PM
263.

Allahu Raheemun!

Posted by SubhanAllah November 29, 09 02:58 PM
264.

@ comment #160, veglib

"Gory, inexcusable bloodbath?"

Tell me, what are you doing to help the millions of impoverished people in the world? In case you don't know, one third of the meat that's sacrificed on Eid Al-Adha is given to the poor. But of course, you living in your luxurious and carefree lifestyle put animals ahead of your brothers and sisters in humanity suffering across the world. You're essentially saying you'd rather not see animals die, but are indifferent to the fact that PEOPLE around the world are dying because they can't feed themselves or their families. It's a funny world we live in, where animals have more rights and are seen as more superior to people. People in Africa, the middle east, South america and countless other places are dying due to lack of food, and yet all you can stand up for are the "poor" animals being sacrificed to feed these people...

Posted by ai32 November 29, 09 03:00 PM
265.

Happy Eid Al-Adha for Muslims and all people all over the world
thanks a lot for these pictures it really touch the heart and reflects some real facts about Islam and Muslims.
Peace, Mercy and Allah blessing be upon you

Posted by Shaimaa Osman November 29, 09 03:01 PM
266.

Thank you very much for the amazing pictures, there are very beautiful.
Eid Mubarak Said Ala Umath Mohamed sala allah alih wa salam

Posted by fatima zahra November 29, 09 03:03 PM
267.

Assalamu Alaykum
subhan'Allah
thank you for beautiful pictures
eid adha mubarak

Posted by ganah November 29, 09 03:08 PM
268.

@ 248

saying that you can't definitely say there is a God applies to the opposite, that you can't definitely say there is NO God. It's a question of belief, you believe or you don't, but don't think that the natural inclination of a person is to not believe in a Higher Power based on the argument "you can't know for sure there is a God".

Posted by ai32 November 29, 09 03:08 PM
269.

Beautiful pictures! Except the one with the cow surrounded by blood. As much as I love my religion Islam, being an animal lover, I find it difficult to accept why we much slaughter all these animals. I know the history behind it & that it also feed the poor but I can't help feel sad to see thispoor animals being killed so we can satisfy our stomachs.

Posted by I. Chowdhury November 29, 09 03:27 PM
270.

In response to 160, veglib:

Hey bud, it's cruelty if the animal suffers if only even for a minute. When an animal is sacrificed for Eid Al-Adha, it's done so by immediately cutting the neck. By beheading the goat/cow, virtually no pain is felt. Even beforehand, the animal's taken out on whatever field the farmer can provide, and all the preparation for the sacrifice is done in a secluded place so the animal can't see the blade being sharpened, thus making it nervous and anxious.

The world has a lot more to worry about then animal cruelty, though I agree with you, it must stop. But, this...this isn't animal cruelty. KFC stuffing hundreds of chickens in one cage, de-feathering them alive is animal cruelty. Preparing pork by continuously stabbing pigs is animal cruelty. Hanging cows upside down, while they're alive, to kill them in that position is animal cruelty. Hell, merely sharpening the blade before the very animals' eyes is animal cruelty.

There's a difference between sacrificing an animal humanely and killing an animal inhumanely.

Posted by me November 29, 09 03:28 PM
271.

Amazing pictures MashAllah. Love your collections! :)

Posted by Raashid November 29, 09 03:29 PM
272.

MASHALLAH!
MAY ALLAH GAVE US STRENGTH AND POWER TO BE UNITED.
I THANK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO WORKED WITH DEVOTION AND COLLECTED THESE BEAUTIFUL PICS.
ALLAH TA'ALAH AAP SUB KA HAMI O NASIR HOO.
TC

Posted by RAO MUHAMMAD ALI KHAN November 29, 09 03:35 PM
273.

SUBHAN-ALLAH

Eid Mubarak

Posted by Ahmer November 29, 09 03:44 PM
274.

Subhan Allah!!!!!
"Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar...La Ilaha Illallah....
Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Wa Lillahil Hamd.....

Allahu Akbaru Kabeera, wa Alhamdu Lillahi Katheera, wa SubhanAllahi Bukratan wa

Aseela, wa SallAllahu Ala Sayyedena Muhammad wa Ala A'alihi wa Shahbihi wa Sallama Tasleeman Katheera"


--
assalamualykum wa rehmatullah

Posted by HTMinai November 29, 09 03:45 PM
275.

Dr Mustafa - I am appalled that you use a prefix of Doctor and can't understand a simple thing. Re-read what I said, No religion allows eating a living being. Animals too have a family- a father, mother, siblings...they too have emotions. Look how faithful and innocent they are, they love you unconditionally. I am not christian, Hindu, atheist... just a human defending another soul.

I appreciate a lot of things about Islam as much as I do other religions. I've been to mosques and have Muslim friends. I just don't like the bloodbath in the name of god, irrespective of the religion we're talking about here. And no please don't justify a murder by the method used for it. A murder is a murder whether is a sudden death or slow death. That's it.

@Aysha - May I ask you a question/ Given a choice to murder a human or an animal - What would you do?. An animal most certainly - Right? Similarly I've been given a choice by god and I chose plants over animals. That's a lesser crime if you claim plants have life. The day we can survive on air, I promise I'd leave plants too.

Remember Prophet Muhammad had said “There is no one who kills even a sparrow or anything smaller, without its deserving it, but God will question him about it.”
Also remember, On the Day of Judgment, all dead creatures will come to life and will take vengeance on those who had either teased them or killed them. This is what Qu'ran says, my friend.

I won't reply after this. Please try to understand what I am trying to say. Ask your heart and forget what you've been told. Nothing can justify eating a life. Nothing at all. Sorry if this hurts you. I've nothing against any religion and this applies to everybody.

Thanks and Eid Mubarak!

Posted by Vijay Pandey | India November 29, 09 03:49 PM
276.

I like it so so beautiful pic Maasha Allah and thank so Much abt that

Posted by Younas Mohammad November 29, 09 04:03 PM
277.

Greetings Ladies & Gentlemen,

A correction to Post #218 by "Wildcat":

Sorry, "Wildcat" but Prophet Mohamed ( peace be upon him and All God's prophets) NEVER EVER asked any King for refuge or protection anywhere.

The King you are referring to is Ethiopia's King who was a Faithful Christian who understood the teachings of Prophet Jesus the Son of Virgin Mary ( Peace be upon both them ).

This King, indeed, gave refuge to some of Prophet Mohamed's companions. It's, also, important to mention that this Great King, became a Muslim afterward.

Sorry, "Wildcat", but I, also, have to remind everyone, here, that Muslims are the ones who protected the CHURCH OF Nativity and the Holly Sites where Jesus ( peace be upon him) was born and lived along with the Jewish Synagogues for 1200+ years. Islamic faith prescribes on Muslims to respect other faiths.

Islam's Miracle is the Holly QURAN. Check out for yourself to see if it makes sense. You'll be surprised of the wealth of information it contains for example:
- Scientific Miracles recently discovered
- Linguistic Miracles
- Historical facts
- Logic and defiance of the Human Mind and a lot more...

QURAN's translations are widely available in the net in most of the Languages.

Thanks for reading and Be Well,

Son of Adam

Posted by Son Of Adam November 29, 09 04:10 PM
278.

stunning as usual Boston Globe. I hope you carry on this exhibition of Eid al Adha & Eid al Fitr every year.

Posted by Maha November 29, 09 04:21 PM
279.

amazing ............................................ ;)

Posted by Anonymous November 29, 09 04:28 PM
280.

thankyou i'm from London, UK and I will be using these photos in school so children can learn about the Hajj and Eid - a very good educational resource. Cant thank you enough!!!!

Posted by Fauzia November 29, 09 05:10 PM
281.

Masha Allah !!!!
I got so relief after watching this.

Posted by Mohammad Zafar November 29, 09 05:12 PM
282.

It is a pity there are not photos included which show the actual slaughtering of religiously acceptable animals. There is only one of a cow which hides most of the gruesome reality in favour of a pool of blood draining away from it.

There is no piety I know of in sacrificing animals alive and fully conscious by cutting their throats, much less so to do so in order to honour an inexplicable request of god for Abraham to sacrifice one of his sons.

The photo set would be far less pretty if it included the reality of what that sacrifice requires placed alongside pretty images of Mecca at night, and timelapsed photos of circumventing the Ka'ba. Far less pretty indeed.

Posted by Tim November 29, 09 05:12 PM
283.

Another yearly collection to honor Muslims in order to be politically correct. Where are the Christmas pictures?

Posted by Jon West November 29, 09 06:02 PM
284.

for TIM 282 animals are made to eat for you and me they HAVE NO SOUL LIKE U AND ME AND THEY DO NOT KNOW THE DIFRENCE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD, God created them for us to eat you Tim and I have teath who can bite meat and digest meat afcourse if you only like to eat vegitabels is your choice, OH YES THE MEAT YOU SLAUCHTER PART OF IT GOES TO ALL THE POOR PEOPLE OF THE STREET WHO HAVE NO FOOD OR MONY IT SEEMS YOU HAVE A VERRY SHORT VIEW . AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS CREUL THAT IS KILLING SLAUGHTERING BABYS LIKE THE MAYAS AND OTHER CULTURES WICH YOU LOVE PROBABALY THAT IS CRUEL THERE IS NOTHING CREUL THERE TO SLACHTER AN ANIMAL THE SACRIFICED ANIMAL IS EATEN BY POOR PEOPLE WE OBAY THE LAW AND COMANDMENTS OF THE LORD OF THE LORD BY CUTTING OF CHILDRENS HEAD IS NOT OBSYING THE LAW AND COMANDMENTS AND MAS PRODUKTION INDUSTRY BY KILLING ANIMALS BY ELECTRO SHOCH FOR MC DONALDS BURGERS OR KENTUCKY FRIED IS NOT HING TO DO WITH LAW AND COMAND MENTS WAKE UP SHORT VIEWVED BOY THERE IS NOTHING CREUL IN THAT PICTURE !!!!!!IMIE

Posted by Anonymous November 29, 09 06:10 PM
285.

ISLAM IS THE WAY TO GO, NO DOUBT! ALLAH AKBAR WE LA ELLAHA ELLA ALLH WE ELHAMDLELLAH.

Posted by ahmed elkachouty November 29, 09 06:25 PM
286.

May Allah rewards you for such a nice pictures... Allah is great. Ya Allah protect Islam and the Muslims forever Ameen. Eid Mubark

Posted by umm yasmeen November 29, 09 06:48 PM
287.

Really nice pics! Thanks! :)

Posted by Anonymous November 29, 09 06:54 PM
288.

great pictures, but never ever forget that islam is not only a religion.
it's a political system (with sharia laws, woman suppression etc) and religion combined.

whenever an element is questioned the response is always: don't touch our freedom of religion! even when there is no freedom of religion in any islamic nation

Posted by true November 29, 09 07:12 PM
289.

allah akber masha2 allah

Posted by riham November 29, 09 07:22 PM
290.

beautiful pictures...
show how Muslims celebrates Eid...

Posted by metot November 29, 09 08:19 PM
291.

thank good i am muslim :D

Posted by RADVIC18 November 29, 09 08:37 PM
292.

Seeing these fantastic pictures surely increase my desire to be a better Muslim and better human being, for it shows submissiveness to the Commands of Allah (SWA) and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (SAW). All is done solely for the Pleasure of Allah(SWA) and it is only because of strong Faith that one Makes this once in a lifetime journey. The Love for Allah (SAW) and His Blessed Rasull (SAW) which is embedded in the Hearts of the Muslims is just Amazing . We are all praying for Good in this World and the Next and there is nothing better than this. May Allah(SWA) grant us all an Accepted Hajj and the rewards that go with it.

Posted by Nazam. November 29, 09 09:44 PM
293.

To 248 who is an athiest- start by reading the Quran and maybe opening your mind a little. You can also read Darwin's Black Box written by a chemist whose name is Behe from the University of Pennsylvania. In his book, he argues that the cell is too complicated to be explained by evolution because there is just not enough time to have evolved that complexity, We have reasonable estimates of how long our solar system has been here and he says that it is statistically impossible. There has to be design behind the cell. Darwin assumed that the protoplasma was a simple substance .

Posted by Claire November 29, 09 10:22 PM
294.

a continuation to athiest 248- The moral argument for the belief in God in that if you don't have a foundation for morality based in the transcendent, there is no foundation. You can argue rational, secular humanist principles all you want. At the end of the day, If you choose to be a moral person because you think there is a moral basis for it, there are a hundred million other people out there that can choose not to be moral and don't find a rational basis for it. So if they don't like you, they can kill you. There are people out there who have no qualms about killing other people. You need to re-think and re-think this again and again.

Posted by Claire November 29, 09 10:27 PM
295.

To Sarah, Jewelz, Sadik, Aysha and anybody else I might have missed, Thank you for taking time to answear my question about the Prophet and the Dome of The Rock. I am pleased that it was asked and answeared in a civil manner which gives me hope for the comment section of this wonderful blog. Once again, thank you.
Raul Briseno

Posted by raul briseno November 29, 09 10:35 PM
296.

beautiful pics shows the POWERFUL of ISLAM

Posted by AMer U.A.E November 29, 09 10:47 PM
297.

Magic photographs, what an amazing world we live in.
Thank you for sharing.
Shellsey
Sydney Australia

Posted by Shellsey November 29, 09 11:02 PM
298.

The supreme gathering of Hajj, is in itself is living miracle by it self, to full filament of Hajj is gift of AllahSubHanOtalaah we could never appreciate enough. Thanks’ to AllahSubHanOtalaah, who is not only merciful and beneficent, HE is Magnificent and beautiful to allowed us to be part of exclusive heritage of his excellence. MashaAllah

Posted by Syed Abid Khatib Canada November 29, 09 11:08 PM
299.

Allah is the Greatest, to Allah we ask for Forgiveness, to Allah we thank Him for His Generosities, to Allah we ask for help for solving the world's problems, ameen.........................

Posted by Hakima Hong Kong November 30, 09 12:28 AM
300.

As-Salamu Alaykum
Peace be upon you.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As-Salamu_Alaykum

Posted by Steve Catton November 30, 09 12:43 AM
301.

Dear #282:
Islamic tradition set humane rules for the slaughtering of animals on Eid, centuries before PETA and the like. The animal must first be offered water before being slaughtered. An animal cannot be slaughtered in front of another. It shouldn't see a knife be sharpened in front of it. It needs to have its neck swiftly cut off with a single motion, using a sharp knife that ends its life immediately.

Happy Eid and thanks for the pictures :)

Posted by TareX November 30, 09 12:52 AM
302.

الحمد لله عل نعمة الاسلام وكفي بها نعمة

ما اجمل اعمال الحج وما اشدها ارهاقا ولكن رحمة الله قريب من المحسنين

اللهم انصر المسلمين ووحد كلمتهم كما ودت صفوفهم في الصلاة

اللهم من اراد الاسلام بسوء فرد كيده في نحره ومن اراد الاسلام بخير فاجعل له من امره رشدا

Posted by omimagawish November 30, 09 12:55 AM
303.

To #284

I'll will assume that your comment was intended to be humour, and accordingly needs no reply.

Posted by Tim November 30, 09 01:31 AM
304.

Eid Mubarak Every1 :) May Allah unite us all, and make us a good example all around the world. A tuff world for Muslims, and the best way to deal with it, is to be a good example and united, like the prophet PBUH wants us to be like one body, if a part of this body is ill, the whole body is suffering.

Posted by Campbell November 30, 09 01:36 AM
305.

293 Claire: Behe was forced to agree that his theory was about as scientific as astrology:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8178

Posted by DonS November 30, 09 01:41 AM
306.

great photos

Posted by ali azmat November 30, 09 02:18 AM
307.

Sobhan Allah, Alhamd llah, La ilaha Ila Allah, Allah Akbar

Posted by Tamer Montasser November 30, 09 02:24 AM
308.

I love animals, too--and, as well, am a devout RC... but the picture of the slaughter was reminiscent for me of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross. It, too, was bloody. These pictures for me put such a beautiful human face (and animal face), i.e. the nativity (the donkey the Blessed Virgin rode plus the animals in the stable, etc) and the flight to Egypt (rode, again, on a donkey?) when the Holy Innocents were slain (male children under the age of 2)... we simply cannot separate ourselves from the violence of humankind/life on this Earth (if it is not ours, it is that of others)--which our Creator/Father turns into the most amazing goodness. We also cannot separate ourselves from "Life-Blood". It would appear that the Eid holy days are quite much related to our Mass--the Eternal Sacrifice (bloodless, in this case). In our country we have so separated ourselves from the animals we eat (a gift of the Creator for our Vit B12 and other benefits) as well as death in any real sense (it is mostly on TV and in the movies--with no emotion attached to it) we have to "make a silly scene" when it is portrayed realistically. Never mind that we watch football, soccer, or violent movies and TV shows. These photos were powerful portrayals of LIFE at its best--except the cold metal chain fence separating persons from their Wisdom/Creator/Wholeness... don't we do this interiorly as well when we are less than human? This interior separation is also artificial. Dear God, let us let others live so we can truly live. Amen

Posted by Letha Christina Chamberlain November 30, 09 02:34 AM
309.

assalamulaikum and eid mubarak to all of muslims there......beautiful images...mashallah..

Posted by rafay November 30, 09 02:47 AM
310.

Thank you so much for these beautiful picture....the have really touched my heart! I can not find the words to express my appreciation for your post them so the world can see. God Bless You!
Bilal Mahmud
Atlanta, Ga.

Posted by Bilal Mahmud November 30, 09 03:06 AM
311.

fantastic soulful shoots , what a great artist you are !!
after seeing these photos, i ascended to an extra ordinary better elsewhere ..
my comment here is nothing but a wish to be part of your art world ..

Posted by shade alem November 30, 09 03:56 AM
312.

# 264 , Well Said.

Posted by Anonymous November 30, 09 04:15 AM
313.

If only we humans didn’t waste so much of time, money, hearts and our minds on religion, we would have invented Time Travel and Lightsabres, drastically slowed down ageing & eradicated fatal diseases, built colonies on Mars and Titan, and would have made enough food and smiles for everyone...

Posted by RK November 30, 09 04:53 AM
314.

great pictures

Posted by hamperium November 30, 09 05:40 AM
315.

These Photos just depicts the Hajj and its traditions.... So why all these comments...

I bet half these comments would not be there if these photos were about Christmas or anything that depicts west ....

Most People forget a very simple concept of Live and Let Live....

What Does it Matter what Religion one Follows.. The Basic concept of all Religion is the same... Beleive in God!!! Follow a Riteous Path!!! Dont Harm Others!!! Dont Kill!!! dont Steal!!! Well You get My Point!!!

Its Hight Time We Stopped Fighting over Religion.... High time we Learned from our Mistakes...

Live and Let Live!!!!!

Posted by febin November 30, 09 05:50 AM
316.

and @4 Ofcourse Westerners hate Muslims post 9/11 or the London Bomb Blast and may more... Thats because it was advertised by the government and by the media as "Islamic terrorist"

So the Word Islam resonamtes in their minds as Terrorism...

Most Pepole dont realise that Islam Has nothing to do with it.... But Its Just a game of Power and Money... Nothing to do do with Jihad or Allah or Islam....

This Is Neither Understood by the Victims (westerners) or by the innocent and definately stupid (jihadis)

By Innocent I dont mean to say what they did was not a mistake... but you need to understand that all these jihadis have been brainwashed since Child hood!!! All they learn is misguded, misinterpretted Quran... they have been told over and over again that the west is responsible for their misery!!!

So Who do we Place the Blame On???

.

Posted by febin November 30, 09 06:06 AM
317.

Picture 31 shows Muslim pilgrims throwing pebbles at a stone pillar representing the devil...?

I find this interesting on two points, Firstly, Islam is also built upon the Ten Commandments of Judaism... It states in the commandments

"You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

"You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me."

It is obvious that a graven image has been made in the form of the Devil, it is clear that Muslim pilgrims are engaging with this symbol or graven image as part of their worship.

Surely it is time for responsible theology and sensible human action through teaching which moves beyond the worship of imagery and symbolism in order to bring about enlightenment of the mind and the relationship of the person to the world in which they are born?

Posted by Waal November 30, 09 06:15 AM
318.

Check this personal blog of this year's Hajj

www.ourhajj2009.blogspot.com

Posted by Masood November 30, 09 06:19 AM
319.

Amazing images that really tell a story. Image 32 on the train is fantastic you really get a sense of movement.

Posted by Anonymous November 30, 09 06:23 AM
320.

MashaAllah! Allah is the greatest :)

Posted by Sania November 30, 09 06:56 AM
321.

Mashallah Heart touching Movments which i missed out in my life... May Allah(sw) give us toufiq to Perform Hajj..Ameen

Posted by Anonymous November 30, 09 07:05 AM
322.

it's beautiful lovely

Posted by khushi November 30, 09 07:30 AM
323.

Post 317.
"Westerners hate Muslims post 9/11...

Most Pepole dont realise that Islam Has nothing to do with it..

This Is Neither Understood by the Victims (westerners) or by the innocent and definately stupid (jihadis)...

By Innocent I dont mean to say what they did was not a mistake"

It is peculiar that the poster of post 317 claims that the terrorists of 9/11 were stupid, but then goes on to condone what they did.

Posted by Nickylouse November 30, 09 08:13 AM
324.

Abraham(upon him be peace) was indeed a great nation by himself,as God says in the Quran"And when his Lord said to him"Submit",he said"I have submitted myself to the Lord of the worlds""God tested him in many ways,when he was a youth,he saw his people worship others besides the Almighty.he said about them"They are all my enemies except the One who fashioned me,He is the one who guided me,He feeds me and gives me drink and when I'm ill,it is He who cures me".we all fail to forget how we are cured after our illness,at that time,we would only pray to be well soon.but Abraham,the wise one attributed his wellness to his Lord,which was why he deserved to be called the leader of mankind.
His people,however were foolish and after all he had done to call them unto the Truth,they built him a fire and threw him into it.God said"O fire,be cool unto Abraham".
He was tested in somany ways,he was asked to leave his family in a barren land devoid of cultivation which he most faithfully did.when his son grew up and reached the age of helping his father,Abraham was asked to slaughter that beloved son of his and that test too he passed successfully.he was indeed the Leader of mankind.

Posted by The Leader of mankind November 30, 09 08:29 AM
325.

Jazzak Allah kharran macha Allah nice photos.

Posted by khalid November 30, 09 08:39 AM
326.

What is beautiful of Pilgrim images

Posted by Emwady November 30, 09 08:52 AM
327.

These are great pictures! Thanks for posting up these beautiful pictures showing the beauty of this religion when we see the extremists fighting in the name of religion.
I believe you provide a different perspective of the news and views through the beautiful pictures you post.

Posted by J K November 30, 09 09:14 AM
328.

Ammazing...MashaAllah

Posted by zizozky November 30, 09 09:18 AM
329.

beautiful!!!
Great images! ALLAHU AKBAR

Posted by From Albanian Muslims November 30, 09 09:25 AM
330.

Thanks for the amazing picture. See you again Eid Adha next year.

Posted by Fahmishah November 30, 09 10:20 AM
331.

Your pictures are both beautiful and expressive, and I think it is a shame that so many of the comments are about religion. People, accept the art and it's beauty, love or criticize the photographs for what they are. You religion is yours - own it and worry about yourself and your destiny, stop worrying about everyone else and theirs.

Posted by JS November 30, 09 10:46 AM
332.

great pictures mashAllah.

Posted by bilal November 30, 09 10:52 AM
333.

May ALLAH swt bless his beloved prophet's ummah peace and progress in every wolk of life..........Ameen

Posted by malik November 30, 09 10:55 AM
334.

most beautiful ummah

Posted by mariya November 30, 09 11:02 AM
335.

God is the greatest!!! Allahu Akbar!!!

Posted by Abdullah November 30, 09 11:27 AM
336.

subhanallaha .....subhanallaha......am speechless after seeing this pictures of all countries celebrating eed ul adha...thanks very much for uploading......
am feeling proud to be born in islamic religion......ALLAHU AKBAR
ALLAHU AKBAR

Posted by SHABBIR HUSSAIN MOHAMMED November 30, 09 11:28 AM
337.

@ 314 Febin -
Really? Are we all so blind? The average "Westerner" knows that Islam does not = terrorist, but Islamic Terrorists did claim responsibility for the acts of 9/11 in the name of Islam.
The problem with being radical is that it taints the whole pool. As long as people are more concerned about everyone else’s souls and less about their own we will have war, misunderstanding of one another, and hatred. If you are confident in your beliefs it really should not matter what others believe. Most religions at some point have taken the liberty to claim divinity and righteousness in that name of their religion and have seen fit to claim the lives of the non believers as "god's" will and it is really sad that the ultimate proof of belief is the willingness to kill “non believers”. It is a very pompous and arrogant stand point and leads to more hate and misunderstanding.
Catholics follow the doctrine of the Pope – seen as God’s emissary here on Earth – yet he is elected by other men – God does not appoint his head of church.
Here is the real problem though – None of us KNOW anything – all we can do is believe, have faith, and hope that we are right, because in the end – you have to die to find out.
I find it funny that you are denouncing prejudice while telling us what “Westerners” believe, it’s no wonder people can’t get along.
J

Posted by JS November 30, 09 11:29 AM
338.

Quoting #134:

"Until you have a better way to get people unite this way you'll just have to respect what you see here."

God is the Greatest!
Allahu Akbar!

Posted by Ahmad November 30, 09 11:36 AM
339.

Wonderful pictures. Thannk You

Posted by Anthony November 30, 09 11:41 AM
340.

ma shaa Allah.
we ask Allah to grant the opportunity of hajj for all the muslim ummah isa, to experience these pictures in a live, touchable experience.

Posted by Anonymous November 30, 09 12:08 PM
341.

beautiful pictures mashaAllah,may god bless us w/health and grant us a pilgrimage Hajj...Ameen.

Posted by leila November 30, 09 12:12 PM
342.

Nice beutebull morvales amezing job ........Allah blus u dear

Posted by Shad November 30, 09 12:22 PM
343.

Mashallah!!!
my eyes wasnt there but our heart was, and is with there..

Posted by Saf November 30, 09 12:30 PM
344.

To all my Muslim brothers, do you know the true history of Islam?

Worship of the Crescent Moon-God

Nabonidus ruled Babylon for 17 years until its fall in 539 BC. Although he was a neo-revisionist he still adhered to the time-honoured sacred rites of venerating celestial bodies as gods. Archaeologists have discovered a stone-carved relief depicting Nabonidus praying to the sun, Venus, and the moon-god, Allah.

The moon-god is depicted in artefacts as a crescent moon and later cultures included the addition of a star inside the crescent. Everywhere in the ancient world, archaeologists discover symbols of the crescent moon on steles, clay tablets, pottery items, amulets, seal impressions and cylinder seals themselves, official measuring weights, wall paintings, and jewellery. In ancient Babylon, the stele of Ur-Nammu has the moon-god crescent at the top of the list of gods as it was the most important.

Ur (ancient Babylon) has several examples of moon-god worship. More portable objects have been removed from their sites and are held by the British Museum in the Babylonian Room. Many small statues have been excavated and identified by inscriptions found on them as ‘daughters’ of the moon-god. Archaeologists working in modern Iraq have discovered and recorded thousands of inscriptions on walls and rocks indicating that Allah, the moon-god was regarded as the ruler of the gods at the time of Nabonidus’ reign. Archaeological evidence is overwhelming that the Allah of Islam is directly descended from the ancient moon-god deity represented in rock and picture by a crescent moon.

Posted by Moh November 30, 09 12:33 PM
345.

Once again superb pictures from Boston Globe. Thanks so much!

Posted by Nasser November 30, 09 12:35 PM
346.

No one will betray their faith if they refuse to kill or eat animals.

Posted by Bea Elliott November 30, 09 12:56 PM
347.

Interesting pictures, thank you.
If someone wants to believe in more than one god or does not want to believe in any god, ok, that is their choice. We are not insulting or forcing them to change their views. They have to right to believe whatever they choose and we have to right to believe what we want to believe.
If some animal lover wants to miss out on BBQ and other meat food, sure, that is their choice. I love BBQ and meat and yet I love animals. Please do not try to force your thoughts on me.
We all can different views, let's not make a big fuss about the differences. It is good to have differences. Let's respect these differences.

Posted by Mohammad Khamisha November 30, 09 01:04 PM
348.

Where ever we are, we feel one great and united Ummah on this big occasion. We Muslims are the one Global society celebrating Eid festival at the same time. We as a one Ummah following the teachings of Prophet Mohammad PBUH can defeat our problems if we stay united. There is no GOD except Allah and Muhammad PBUH is his last messanger.

Posted by Maqbool November 30, 09 01:28 PM
349.

Peace to all, Just to clarify something Posted by Waal November 30, 09 06:15 AM......In response:
The practice that symbolizes stoning the devil does not actually include any idols. The area used to be just a pillar, but due to the massive numbers of pilgrims, there was actually an extension made. The area is basically a huge wall that only represents a location of a historical account. Muslims believe these 3 locations represent 3 places where the devil tried to distract Prophet Abraham peace be upon him (and peace upon all the other Prophets of God). As the account goes, Abraham peace be upon him, threw pebbles/stones to remove the devil from his path.
There is NO IDOL there, no respect is given at all to the wall. It is merely made of bricks as a landmark.

You are right, "You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth." This includes people, money, beauty, fame, status, and one's self. All of those could be taken as idols (given love, attention, time, effort, and service) and worshiped by a person. But all 3 monotheistic faiths teach against that. Abraham peace be upon him was the father of the 3 faiths.

The ritual is a spiritual exercise to remind all the pilgrims that each individual needs to rid their own self of idols and evil temptations, and to struggle just as Abraham peace be upon him did that day, as he struggled to obey and follow his Creator's commandments, no matter the obstacles.

From personal experience, finishing this stage of the Hajj is a very moving event, which I was not expecting at all, and still lack adequate words to fully describe. It is like some heavy mass was lifted from my heart and shoulders.
Peace.

Posted by Thankful to God for all the bounties given to us all November 30, 09 01:47 PM
350.

Thank you very much for these photos.

I've been many times there but haven't seen anything like it.

Thanks once a gain and God Bless you

Posted by I. Salam (Mr.) November 30, 09 02:08 PM
351.

Awesome boss...........very nice pics....

Posted by mohammed liaqath ali November 30, 09 04:21 PM
352.

To #301

To imply that humane treatment is achieved by offering an animal water and keeping it isolated before sacrificially cutting its throat with a fast motion is a profound misrepresentation of counts as humane.

I realise that Muslims want very much to consider Islam as a religion espousing only the highest and purified ethics, but sorry, not by a long shot - when it comes to the sacrifice of animals, a drink of water doesn't achieve anything appreciable in that regard.

What *would* make it humane is if the animal were completely unconscious, and thus felt nothing at all.

Posted by Tim November 30, 09 04:39 PM
353.

As a non-Muslim, my respect to the noble Islamic World and it's people's.
A truly wonderful and humble religion and people.
Great pictures.

Posted by James Wilhelm November 30, 09 04:51 PM
354.

To 305- you misrepresented the article. He says his definition is broader than the NAS definition. As intellectual and intelligent human beings, we have to take our knowledge of the world as a whole, spiritually and intellectually. One of the great Muslim scholars of all time, Ibn Arabi (whom the West embraced) said that the problem is when human knowledge uses horizontal causation and relates things to things and other things to other things as opposed to vertical causation which is related to the knowledge of God. The knowledge of God is the noblest knowledgge.

Posted by Claire November 30, 09 04:56 PM
355.

to 305-(continued from last) Horizontal knowledge is not useful if it is not rooted in a belief in God. It is not salvific. The best knowledge is that of your Creator. One of the things about your intellect is that it can be correct about some things and therefore it assumes it understands all things. That is what revelation is for. There is a certain point beyond which a person cannot go with understanding. If someone is in a room all their life and another comes in and says there is a sky out there and grass and trees but the one in the room rejects it because they haven't seen it, they conclude it must not exist. that is just denial.

Posted by Claire November 30, 09 05:07 PM
356.

May Allah bless each and every one of us.

Posted by a young muslim in tranning November 30, 09 05:30 PM
357.

Actually, here is a question for all Muslims here: suppose that Mohammed was alive today (or suppose you had a time machine and could go back and ask him). Presented with the option, do you really think he would say 'do not use the modern method of killing animals whereby they are shocked unconscious first before having their throats cut'?

I can't picture him saying that.

Posted by Tim November 30, 09 05:50 PM
358.

To the many muslims and non muslims alike who have viewed these pictures of the Hajj. Bear witness that this is the only human representation of a "United Nations". The Hajj is the coming together of muslims from around the world. Presidents, prime ministers, doctors, laborers, housewives, scientists. The filthy rich, the dirt poor, young and old, black,white, arab, non arab etc. They must discard every symbol of nationality, rank and individualism. For the sake of unity as believers in the sole Creator of the Heavens an the Earth. Bear witness that there is no god except Allah,who is unique and has no associates. And that Muhammad is His servant and last Messenger.

Posted by AbuMaryam Faheem Mujahid November 30, 09 05:57 PM
359.

Masha pictures are unbelievable. Awesome work, good job.
Appreciate the photography of a natural happening...


Jazak Allahu Khair

Posted by Muzzaffar November 30, 09 05:59 PM
360.

Mashallah,
Breath taking views.

Posted by Anonymous November 30, 09 07:04 PM
361.

Nice Pics!
Eid Muburak!!!

Posted by Kauser Mansuri November 30, 09 07:21 PM
362.

SUBHANALLAH:)

Posted by KIANAT November 30, 09 07:56 PM
363.

Allah akbar, Allhm wa7d sfof almoslmeen ,amen .wansorna 3la a3daa aldin amen.
Mashaa'Allah ,3eed ad7a moubark 4 all muslims:)

Posted by HM November 30, 09 08:25 PM
364.

beautiful pictures, but the building of a mosque in france.... imaging building a church in Mecca.

Posted by aaron November 30, 09 08:27 PM
365.

I'm glad that such a story was undertaken by Boston Globe. It is heartening to see!

Posted by Fayaz Ahmad Dar November 30, 09 08:38 PM
366.

It is simply amazing; mash allah! Shows us how as Muslims we do not have to celebrate Christmas as we have our own beautiful days of Eid. Goes to show what humble and beautiful festivities we have and just how much Islam is growing in this world! Beautiful photos praise be to Allah!!

Posted by Zahida Kenan November 30, 09 09:22 PM
367.

nice. thanks boston.com!

Posted by Mike November 30, 09 09:27 PM
368.

@31 DM, are you trying to proselytize people into your belief system? It sounds to me like you are promoting and trying to persuade others to an organized way of thinking that is different from their own. For as much as you don't like religion you sure have a lot of faith in how your method of answering Ultimate questions is better than others.

Posted by Mike November 30, 09 09:37 PM
369.

SubhanaAllah Allahu Akbar. Islam Be United. Happy Ied Mubarak. Thanks for boston.com.

Posted by Heru Fahamsyah November 30, 09 10:26 PM
370.

To # 317 by Waal
Dear Waal, Let me try to present an alternate explanation. In Islam and other monotheist religions, God is the creator and its a sin to symbolize him or represent him by a lesser creation. So making an idol and praying in front of him is considered blasphemy. However, is it right to associate such grandeur for devil? You can symbolize him with a statue just as your picture on your driving license represents you. Do you consider taking pictures of yourself or your family or your pet as blasphemous?

Posted by excalibar November 30, 09 11:08 PM
371.

Stunning visuals indeed. But the image of blood flowing like a stream is anything but! That hits your finer sensibilities. After all there are things like mercy, compassion and...

Posted by Akber November 30, 09 11:15 PM
372.

Masha Allaah!!! Allah hu Akbar
EID MUBRAK TO ALL!!!!

Posted by Abdul Mujeeb November 30, 09 11:36 PM
373.

i feel that the majority of what everyone gets wrong is the culture/religion boundary and how sacrificing as well as other things represent tradition in certain countries. i am muslim yet i don't partake in the sacrificing of anything.

also, the animals are usually eaten after anyways, so if anyone should be complaining it would be vegans.

Posted by ... December 1, 09 12:05 AM
374.

Subhaanallah... very touching pictures that shows the greatest of this religion... Allaahu akbar..Allaahu akbar..Allaahu akbar wa lillaa hil hamd... Muslims faces all around the world... I just miss them very much. Salaam to all Muslims... Robbighfir lil mu'miniina wal mu'minaat... al ahyaa-i munhum wal amwaat... innaka samii'un qoriibun mujiibud da'waat... Allaahumma.... amiin..

Posted by Febiyani Djaiz December 1, 09 12:49 AM
375.

Subhanallah..!!

Posted by dinov December 1, 09 01:17 AM
376.

nice pic..thx

Posted by msham70 December 1, 09 01:41 AM
377.

It is HUMAN to eat meat. Our ancestor also eat meat, why we should be bother about eating a meat?
Have you ever studied about farming? 1 buck cattle or goat can serve 20 does. To have excessive buck is useless for a farmer. Idul adha or qurban is the part of mechanism to balance this problem.

Posted by Hendra December 1, 09 02:41 AM
378.

I've always wonder what's in the Kaaba....??

Muslim pilgrims to Mecca increases year on year...it should reach the max capacity very soon. Then what...?

The Mecca pilgrimage travel industry has grown to be a multi-billion $ market.....and why I'm not in it yet ??? :(

Posted by looktothefuture December 1, 09 02:42 AM
379.

Subhanallah.... Allah is great...
beautiful picture at beautiful moment

Posted by aRuL December 1, 09 05:02 AM
380.

assalamalaikum wa rahmatuAllah wa barakatu.thank you ever so much for sharing and taking me all over the world with theses beautiful pics.very much appreciated Eid present!

Posted by rahma December 1, 09 05:36 AM
381.

i'm eagerly waiting to go thr.....mashallah....
allah hu akbar... allah is greatest of all......
eid mubarak to all... may allah bless u.....

Posted by rashid mehmood December 1, 09 06:11 AM
382.

Assalam-u-Alaikum to all my brothers and sisters
All these are pictures make me extremely happy. This shows that there are alot of good and religious muslims in the whole world. This means that there are soooo many people who celebrate Eid. I was very happy when I saw these pictures. May Allah guide everyone to the straight path. Ameen!
Yours sincerely,
Sana Imran

Posted by Sana Imran December 1, 09 06:22 AM
383.

Eid Mubarik to everyone. Eid Mubarik to all my brothers and sisters. Love you all. May Allah keep us on the straight path. Ameen!!!

Posted by Sana Imran December 1, 09 06:27 AM
384.

wery butyfull picteres
thank for all

Posted by abu yaseen ahsani December 1, 09 06:34 AM
385.

THANK YOU. . Wonderful ,A great sign that the muslim ummah exists. But we should be on high alert befor this last sign of show of ummah is finished.Plans for its implemantion had been made long time back.After being defeated by Salauddin Auby,King Richard the Lion Hearted stated on reaching London "we can not deafet ihe muslims by the sowrd , but by the only brains."So plans had been set to take the 3 Holy Cities, one they have taken two are left.

Posted by Waseem Ghani December 1, 09 06:42 AM
386.

very good

Posted by Shakilar Ameer December 1, 09 06:56 AM
387.

Thanks for showing the real Islam and Muslims , this us ; pilgrims like in any other religion who belives that worshiping God is the main reason why we are on earth , killing and terrosim has no place nor an origin in our religion.

Posted by D December 1, 09 06:58 AM
388.

subhanallah,,
ISLAM IS THE BEST WAY OF LIFE =)

Posted by Khadijah At-Thahirah December 1, 09 07:00 AM
389.

Great Work!

Posted by Moazzam Rizvi December 1, 09 07:02 AM
390.

very good

Posted by Anonymous December 1, 09 07:45 AM
391.

Subhan Allah

Posted by Aaqib December 1, 09 08:11 AM
392.

MashaAllah. This is great work.

Jazakumullah Khair.

Posted by Fazle Elahi Mujahid December 1, 09 08:29 AM
393.

amazing photography

Posted by Omer December 1, 09 08:49 AM
394.

Gift 2 keep always in mind.

Posted by muneer cp December 1, 09 09:28 AM
395.

MashaAllah. This is great work.

Jazakumullah Khair.

hqmkhalid@hotmail.com

Posted by hqmkhalid December 1, 09 09:36 AM
396.

nice dead cow

Posted by Anonymous December 1, 09 09:46 AM
397.

SubhanAllah hi wa bi hamdihe subhanAllah hil Azeem

Posted by umbreen December 1, 09 09:48 AM
398.

@268 : that's exactly what I said, I do believe there is no god but I can't prove it and I don't know it for sure. I totally agree with you, you must have misinterpreted my words or I just don't understand yours.

@Claire : I must disagree with you as my morals do have a foundation. I believe in the cristian values of love towards my neighbour. I don't believe in god, and it that sense I am an atheist, but as I was grown in a christian family I was taught of the chrisitian values. I do know them and agree with them, yet I do believe there is no god. It doesn't stop me from loving humans, respecting the world I live in, believe in charity etc. I agree with the Bible message, I accept it and I will teach them to my children. I just don't accept the concept of god and miracles. Read about french philosopher Comte-Sponville if you don't know him already, who sometimes defines himself as a "christian atheist" or "atheist christian".

Posted by Morte December 1, 09 10:15 AM
399.

Wow! Amazing pictures. But the comments section is just a sad read for me. Are you people really so insecure about your own religon or aethism that you chose to attack another. What do u get out of it? At least have the decency to attack Islam by getting all your facts straight first. And not all the information you google or wiki about islam is correct. I mean come on! This is the "internet" we are talking about here.
To all the Muslims a very Belated Eid Mubarak.
To all the Christians a very Early Merry Christmas.

Oh and btw to all the vegans out there. You all should really stop and take a look at your teeth. You have canine teeth for eating meat. Why were u given them otherwise? And dont say "As a test!" because then your not even trying.
Peace

Posted by Mirza Abeer December 1, 09 10:23 AM
400.

Mashallah, beautiful pictures it gave my tears in my eyes. Inshallah one day I will go for Hajj. May Allah Bless everyone with alot of duas and prayers for our new year to come 2010.

Posted by TABASSUM SARANI December 1, 09 11:28 AM
401.

mashallah..its wonderful to see talent being put to good use. may allah reward you immensely

Posted by Akeela December 1, 09 12:33 PM
402.

MAsha'Allah THis picture are very beautiful and heart touchin, Jazakumullah Khair...May Allah Reward you....

Posted by Your Sister in Islam December 1, 09 01:14 PM
403.

united muslims:)!nice photos!:)

Posted by Jawwad Haider December 1, 09 01:29 PM
404.

Ma sha Allah! Wonderful pictures! Barakah la feeq!

Posted by Anne Osman December 1, 09 02:04 PM
405.

Beautiful pictures ! ! !! !

Posted by bigfan December 1, 09 02:33 PM
406.

Great and moving pictures.. They symbolize the very concept, essence and wisdom behind being a Muslim, that is, Submission to the will of God (Allah)... Something what Adam(Aadam), Noah(Nooh), Abraham (Ibrahim), Moses(Musa), Jacob (Ishaq?), Joseph(Yusuf), David(Dawood) Solomon)(Suleman), Muhammad (Peace be upon all of them) did.. Islam is the finality of the teachings of all these Prophets of God begining from Adam (PBUH), for all the people to come. All of them taught us laws, love and selflessness while being submitting to God's will. People corrupted the earlier scriptures and brought innovation into the 'deen' ( way of life) and stopped practising the true teachinsg of their prophets.. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the last messenger of God, for the whole of world and not just for a particular race.
Atheists are the biggest 'fanatics', not believing in God is their religion and they are fanatics because they do not wanna hear anyone out and they choose to be blind in the heart of eyes as well and neglect and overlook so many signs in front of them, 'cause believing that hurts/affects their personal vested interests. Agnostics are different, they have denied all the false gods but searching ( supposedelY) for the one right God.

Posted by Ali J December 1, 09 02:58 PM
407.

really very amazing wonderful Allah bless you always

Posted by mohammed hakeem ansari December 1, 09 03:33 PM
408.

To Tim,# 357. I read someplace, not sure where actually, that when an animal gets shocked, shot, hit over the head with a club etc., then the animals body gets a shot of adrenalin which affects the meat somehow. When the animal has its throat cut, then it slowly fades out. I am not saying that this is gospel or science but it is something I picked up along the way. Maybe the Prophets response to shock the animal before slaughter instead of the throat cut way would be that this is how God wants it done.I dont know. This statement is my 2 cents worth and should be regarded as worth a grain of salt. Thank you and have a nice day

Posted by Diego December 1, 09 04:16 PM
409.

Sob7an allah, this is a very touching pics, wallah made me feel happy for all muslims, may allah accept their 3ebadah and do3a'a... Ameen


Posted by Walid December 1, 09 04:45 PM
410.

Absolutely beautiful pictures...as always!!!

Though I'm a satisfied athiest, religious practice of any sorts fascinates me. They represent the overwheming variety of cultures and values present in this world. Isn't that wonderful??

To all the Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindis, athiests, and all the other people: PEACE :)

Posted by Ryo Mitsuhashi December 1, 09 05:09 PM
411.

ISLAM means peace and recogonzes all prophets and their revealed books. One would not be a Muslim if he/she doesn't revers all prophets---Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Issac, Ishmael and others, peace be upon them all, in the same manner as Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and their revealed books---Torah, Injeel and others---like the last revealed book The Quran.
These pictures are wonderful, but do not depict the true spirit of Haj---brotherhood and its simplicity. All the males, irrespective of status, caste, creed, and color; clad in two pieces of unsewen white cloth; live in tents and sleepingon earth. All are on equal footing. There is no rich and no poor.

Posted by Humayun Akhtar December 1, 09 08:07 PM
412.

SUBHANALLAH...! This is juz DUNYA, JANNAH...? ^__^

Posted by 'abid zahida December 1, 09 08:15 PM
413.

We are all Allah's children. Prophets from the very begining have broght the same message of love, tolerance and kindness to others. Islam is not but progression of Abrahemic faith, Judhaism, Christianity and other religions - and as such is at the epitome of religious evolution. As such it offers the straightest path for a follower to his/her Creator.

May Allah guide us all to the right path. Ameen

Posted by AQ December 1, 09 09:01 PM
414.

Amazing, SubhanAllah. I miss Hajj this year as I went last year.
Eating meat is absolutely human. Ask Hindus who are forbidden in their religion to eat meat. More and more of them are now becoming meat eaters. Animals are God's blessing to us.

Posted by Anonymous December 1, 09 09:17 PM
415.

To Diego, #408:

If god wants it done that way, he is a monster. I still have difficulty with Mohammed saying such a thing however. If methods of slaughter involving shocking had been available in the 7th century middle east, I suspect that Mohammed would have been all for it.

Pretty sure that adrenaline would be racing if you cut an animals throat. My adrenaline races if I accidentally cut myself shaving. In any case, should this affect the meat, so be it: its still humane to shock an animal unconscious before killing them. Ethics overrules taste here.

Posted by Tim December 1, 09 09:24 PM
416.

These are beautiful pictures and I can appreciate the faith that Muslims have. I am Christian and my family was raised Christian. My daughter has since converted to being Muslim. I see by the pictures here that you are a very devoted religion. Thank you for sharing your pictures with the world.

Posted by Tahonni December 1, 09 11:26 PM
417.

ALHAMDULILLAH its awesome no words to say

Posted by Mohammed Haneef December 1, 09 11:36 PM
418.

SubhanAllah... We can see the Power of Allah in these images..

Posted by Usama December 1, 09 11:53 PM
419.

great pics man, alhamdlillah

Posted by niyaz December 2, 09 12:41 AM
420.

this is for the comment no 317.

"Picture 31 shows Muslim pilgrims throwing pebbles at a stone pillar representing the devil...?

I find this interesting on two points, Firstly, Islam is also built upon the Ten Commandments of Judaism... It states in the commandments

"You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

"You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me."

It is obvious that a graven image has been made in the form of the Devil, it is clear that Muslim pilgrims are engaging with this symbol or graven image as part of their worship.

Surely it is time for responsible theology and sensible human action through teaching which moves beyond the worship of imagery and symbolism in order to bring about enlightenment of the mind and the relationship of the person to the world in which they are born?
"
First of all i would like to tell you all Islam is not Build on Ten commandments of judism. IT is what you can call the Latest version of the Religion Ibrahim(Abrahim) brought. And we all know things were amended from what it was in original. We honor and we have a belive on ten commandments Which Moosa(Mosses) brought to his ppl. But 10 commandments of jews r not in the original form what Mossa(mosses) brought.

Secondly, I dont know what a weining wall is for Jews but does that mean if i dont know what is that for them(Jews) and can comment what my teachings are. If you can annalyse and see what happend in the history.

Prophet Ibrahim when taking his son Ismail(Ishmail) to fulfill Gods will. On his way Devil Tried to divert his atttention and at the same very points where these pillers are standing Prophit Ibrahim threw Stones at devil to keep him away. so to mark the points these pillers were build and not for worship the idol and as a ritual performed by Ibrahim Muslim throw stones at it. I think this will clear the point that these pillers are not for the worship perpose but to show the devil to keep away from us like Ibrahim did.

at the point "You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

What my teachings say is do not Share God with any other Idols. God is one and the Ultimate.


Posted by mours December 2, 09 12:46 AM
421.

soubhan allah
Paix pour tous

Posted by adam December 2, 09 12:48 AM
422.

Shukar Alhamdullillah, we muslims need unity for success like in Hajj and follow the sunnat of Hazrat Muhammad Sallallah O' Alaihewasalam (Peace be Upon Him)

Posted by Shahzad December 2, 09 01:33 AM
423.

Mashallah

Posted by Irfan Khan December 2, 09 02:15 AM
424.

This paints a picture in contrast to the ones in the newspapers about the jihadist muslims. World would be such a better place if the ummah gives a call to the straeyd jihadis to drop their arms and come back to the mainstream.

Islam is a peaceful religion. Allahu akbar !

Posted by kk December 2, 09 02:17 AM
425.

Wow Ammazing...MashaAllah

i miss macah

Posted by Anonymous December 2, 09 02:52 AM
426.

NIce photos, what a pretty these!!!!!!
May Allah reward us for our all worships

Posted by Abu Nabeeha December 2, 09 03:19 AM
427.

Assalam o Alaikum,
Great job.
May you be blessed for this service.
Regards
Malik Shabbir
Islamabad, Pakistan.

Posted by Malik. G. Shabbir December 2, 09 03:42 AM
428.

Alhamdulillah....These pics just give me goose bumps....

Posted by Tasmeya December 2, 09 03:54 AM
429.

It is a wonderfull pictorial description of our holy Hajj.

Posted by Haji Matin December 2, 09 04:09 AM
430.

it gets the happy to my heart,thanks ALLAH on islam

Posted by Hisham Ahmed December 2, 09 04:25 AM
431.

Subhanallah... Allahuakbar..
So amazing..

Posted by Wirda Yanti December 2, 09 05:09 AM
432.

Maþallah, çok güzel resimler. Emeði geçenlerden Allah razý olsun.
Selam ve dualarýmla

Posted by Necmettin December 2, 09 05:44 AM
433.

Very beautiful and expressive pictures! I was fortunate to attend the Hajj this year, my first one and it was an amazing experience.

Millions of people - of every race, color, nationality, shoulder to shoulder, walking around the Kaaba, as in pic #4, bowing in front of the Almighty, as in pic #5, to staying in the tents of Mina, as in pic #30, to staying in the plains of Arafat and listening to the Hajj sermon, as in pics #6 and #19, to spending the night under the open skies of Muzdalifa, praying/sleeping on earth whereever you could find an open space, to walking among the sea of humanity on the bridges of Jamarat to stone the devil, as in pics #30 and #31 - it is an unbelievably spiritual and humbling experience.

If you have been thinking of performing the Hajj, don't put off and just do it! You'll be glad you did.

Rest are all quite stunning photographs, I loved them all.


Posted by Hassan Khawaja December 2, 09 05:59 AM
434.

great pictures not sure we needed the blood spilling out of the cow though?

Posted by ansar farooq December 2, 09 06:19 AM
435.

Macha'allah all the people in the world.
Even the Chinese!
So beautiful to see this

Posted by tetouania December 2, 09 06:26 AM
436.

Allah is the Greatest, Allahu Akbar!
The Religion of peace and And the epitome of monotheism is Islam No God But Allah and Muhammad and Jesus are From His Messengers, Peace be upon them all.

Posted by David December 2, 09 07:24 AM
437.

SUBHANALLAH..... very amazing ... ALLAHUAKBAR

Posted by hendrarks December 2, 09 07:31 AM
438.

beautiful moving pictures that put a lump in my throath.

awesome

thanx for the experiance

Posted by fatima valiallah December 2, 09 07:42 AM
439.

Simply beautifull!! May allah forgive our sins!
aamen!

Posted by Asiyah December 2, 09 08:35 AM
440.

MasyaAllah..
Great moment
Great picture


Posted by dio December 2, 09 08:41 AM
441.

very nice

Posted by abdullah kamal December 2, 09 08:51 AM
442.

may Allah bless you for posting these pics.All pics well captured and reflect a feeling that goes with the occasion.
May Allah give me and all who watched these images a TRUE sense of sacrifice which prevailed over Abraham A.S.....which was to give up some thing we like to protect most .......Allah o Akber.

Posted by nazir rahman December 2, 09 09:14 AM
443.

wish to be there

Posted by Pervin DoÄŸramaci December 2, 09 09:36 AM
444.

Truly trulyyy
Justtt beautifulll Picturess taken by every FotoGrafer!!!!!
Subhaaanallah
Allahu Akbar

Posted by Syed Irfan Shabbir December 2, 09 09:40 AM
445.

ALLAH AKBAR , I HOPE GOING TO THE HADJ................ YA RABI AMIN

Posted by Ahmed MLIK December 2, 09 09:42 AM
446.

Mashaallah.
Impressing photos...Thank you very much.
May Allah keep us always right and let us reach Eid al Adhas with a better understanding.
Fi amanillah

Posted by Fatih Poyraz December 2, 09 09:59 AM
447.

These pictures bring back wonderful memories of my Hajj in 2004, alhamdulillah. And it's wonderful to know that there weren't any catastrophes this year.

A few responses to other posts:
- @ 317 (and 349, 370) - it should be noted that the pillars were erected centuries after the Prophet Muhammd (PBUH) passed away simply to mark the actual spot on the ground where pilgrims are to throw the pebbles. During the only Hajj he himself performed, he threw pebbles at three spots on the bare graound - no pillar. The idea, as 349 posted, is symbolic, and is not meant for the pilgrim to actually believe that he/she is really stoning the devil - more so that he/she is making a protest against the concept of the devil's influence, in a way expressing their rejection of the devil's advances.

- @344 - You clearly have your facts about ISLAM wrong (you may be right about the pre-Islamic historical significance of a crescent-shaped symbol about a moon-god, but that has nothing to do with Islam). Muslims have never, do not, and will never believe that God is somehow related to the moon. The word "Al-Lah" is literally the arabic word for "The God," and even non Muslim Arabs (including Jews and Christians), refer to "God" as "Allah". While "Allah" has been used in Islam's scriptures as the proper name for God in Arabic (it is the only word that literally means God), it is simply this - the Arabic word meaning God. So connecting it to some ancient notion of a moon-god named Allah is irrelevant and out of context. Secondly, in Islam, the scriptures make clear that God is the creator of everything, INCLUDING (specifically) the sun, the moon and the stars, and that they all have their fixed courses and all worship God in their respective "obedience" to his setting of their conditions (i.e., the moon's following it's set orbit around the Earth is it's way of worshipping God). So you cannot equate a creation with the creator, nor can you equate something that worships with that being worshipped.

- @378 - as to a max capacity, the Saudi's maintain a very tight control over the issuance of Hajj visas, and even have set quotas from each country. This year they also cracked down on "illegal" pilgrims - people who come into the country on other grounds, or even residents of Saudi, who do not file the necessary documents to obtain permission to perform Hajj, but try to join the crowd and do it anyway. While this may rub some people as an attempt to prevent the free exercise of one's religion (a right only guaranteed in the U.S. and not Saudi), it is a necessary restriction for the health and safety of the millions of pilgrims that do come. So the Saudis do have a means to limit the number of pilgrims actually coming for Hajj, so that if they start to approach a maximum capacity, they can stop issuing visas and maintain a very tight control over attendance. Even now, they have a very strict system requiring pilgrims to only attend via approved hajj groups, and everyone is given an arm-band that identifies their group, which also correlates to their assigned tent areas in Mina and Arafat, as well as restricts the times and manner in which they go to the Jamarat to throw the pebbles. They're trying to make it very organized. Hopefully it works to keep order.

To all the Hajjis returning, may Allah accept your Hajj as Mabroor. To all others, Eid Mubarak, and happy holidays.

Posted by Anonymous December 2, 09 10:20 AM
448.

subhan allah p.b.u.h prophet mohamed for spreading islam "the real way of life" to every corner of this world and we are muslims with one almighty ALLAH . these pictures exhibit true islam and its followers.

wonderfull job done they are ultimate

keep it up
jazakuhumullah khair

Posted by m.zakir ulla sharieff December 2, 09 10:22 AM
449.

Allah Akbar...Allah Akbar...Allah Akbar ... La Ellah Ela Allah
Allah Akbar...Allah Akbar... w lellah Al Hamd

Posted by Hani Muhammad Farraj December 2, 09 10:54 AM
450.

mash3 allah

Posted by alaa abu saleh December 2, 09 11:21 AM
451.

Ausum marvelous, Great pictures influence others to reach at Mecca to perform Hajj as soon as possibe.

Really excellent effort that you have made, simply suggest you to keep carry your activity, Allah will give you reward Here After and as well as in this world.

Regards
MUA

Posted by Moin Ul Atiq December 2, 09 11:30 AM
452.

ALLAH AKBAR

Posted by Anonymous December 2, 09 12:02 PM
453.

Subhan Allah

Posted by Shahed December 2, 09 12:12 PM
454.

that is a sacrifice.. and you know that modern science has also approved that blood should be removed from the body as much as it can be before eating any flesh... its not healthy as well as it causes many physiological disorders... so our prophet (PBUH) told us that 1400 years ago... now that is a miracle...
Photos are excellent...

Posted by zayed December 2, 09 12:20 PM
455.

Masha allah these r beauiful pictures.

Posted by Raeesa Sheik December 2, 09 12:34 PM
456.

سبحان الله الحمد لله و الله اكبر

Posted by عتيقة December 2, 09 12:44 PM
457.

Some one asked about a church in Makkah- i might be wrong but I dont think there is a mosque in the vatican city is there?

Posted by Saad December 2, 09 12:55 PM
458.

SUBHAN ALLAH ,, IT WONDERFULL IT SHOW US ISLAM AND WHAT A GREAT RELIGION IT IS

Posted by MUBARAK ABDULLAH December 2, 09 01:05 PM
459.

MASHKOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR VERY BEAUTIFUL TRY MORE.................................................

Posted by MOIHAMMED KASIM December 2, 09 02:02 PM
460.

Allahu Akbar!!!!
fantastic pics.maashallah.may Allah SWT bless the Umat Muhamad(SAW)

Posted by Zaituni Gahhu December 2, 09 02:06 PM
461.

Amazing and thank you very much !!! keep it up!!!

Posted by Ashraf Meza December 2, 09 02:11 PM
462.

I almost cried watching some of them, subhanallah so BEAUTIFUL!!!

Posted by Maryam Mahmoud December 2, 09 02:21 PM
463.

so beautiful

Posted by Anonymous December 2, 09 02:56 PM
464.

Awsum Photos, nice work all photographers...
May Allah Bless us all.

Allah humma salai ala Mohammadin wala alie Mohammadin kama salaita ala Ibraheema wala alai ibraheema ina ka hameed majeed.Allah huma barik ala Mohammadin wala alai MOhammadin kama barakta ala ibraheema wala alai ibraheema ina ka hameedumajeed

Posted by Zeeshan December 2, 09 03:11 PM
465.

la elah ela Allah..

Posted by me December 2, 09 03:14 PM
466.

I love the pictures...breathtaking. How beautiful is our deen?

Posted by Whisper December 2, 09 03:23 PM
467.

to comment 420


I really liked what you wrote. Thanks

Posted by illuminator December 2, 09 03:43 PM
468.

tabarak alRahman may God's word spread more and more

Posted by samia December 2, 09 03:50 PM
469.

MashaAllah
These pics are the 'Best of the Best'
Breath Taking

Posted by Shafqat Lone December 2, 09 04:06 PM
470.

To #49- I have a challenge for you. Ask God with sincerity to show you the truth. If you come back to me and tell me that you SINCERELY asked God to show you the truth and He didn't, then I will reply that you have NOT done it with sincerity when you requested the truth. If you have convinced yourself there is no truth and no one can know it, then it will NEVER, EVER be shown to you!

Posted by Claire December 2, 09 04:09 PM
471.

My reply to comment # 373. Its not what you do and what you dont like to do..if you call yourself a muslim then your duty is to obey..GOD does'nt ask for your opinion here. Your duty as a muslim is to obey and not inject your own philosophy in religion. Thats the way it goes in religion. So please dont take it personal and try to correct your thinking about religion.

Posted by Anonymous December 2, 09 04:10 PM
472.

To #49-Don't Let anyone control your life! Remember that God alone knows your heart and He know sincerity from insincerity. Don't think that you can fool God by trying the experiment and then coming back and saying Hey! It didn't work!

Posted by Claire December 2, 09 04:12 PM
473.

The pictures on this site are the best I've ever seen. Each one says a 1000 words.

Posted by Phil Taylor December 2, 09 05:26 PM
474.

this is a awesome i

Posted by amna December 2, 09 06:12 PM
475.

mashallah, beautiful pictures

Posted by nabila December 2, 09 06:49 PM
476.

I was there. IT is indeed amazing! I amn thankful I had the opportunity to experience such a magnificent trip, truly once in a life time one!

Posted by Randa December 2, 09 07:28 PM
477.

Subhanalloh Walhamdulillah Wala Illaha Illalloh

Posted by Mujiarto Karuk December 2, 09 07:47 PM
478.

Masha Allah Very nice picture. Allahu accept all the Haji's Hajj and Duas. Insha allah all in the world should get an oppurtunity to do a hajj and do dua and see the place of Sallahu allaihuwasalm's place.

Posted by Safeeq December 2, 09 08:18 PM
479.

godbless the mulims &the victory for the islam ma shssallah for this photos it is marvelouse effort &goodluck alhamedouliah for the gift

Posted by mounir chatila December 2, 09 08:56 PM
480.

Mashaallah, Allah huakhbar, Allah is great. We must pray and hope allah will bless us.

Posted by Maryani December 2, 09 09:13 PM
481.

sammathchirikunnu bai

Posted by shamspeersada December 2, 09 09:20 PM
482.

INCREDIBLE!

Posted by sa December 2, 09 09:33 PM
483.

Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures....
La Hau La Wala Quuwata Illabillah.....

Posted by Abshah_SG December 2, 09 09:37 PM
484.

thank you for sharing

Posted by Muhammad Hashim December 2, 09 09:47 PM
485.

Dr Mustafa, we are omnivores and have consumed both flora and fauna for thousands even millions of years if you want to get into human ancestry. I respect what you say, but to be honest you come off as though you are the only right person and everyone else, and any other view or opinion is wrong. For someone who is trying to uphold the individualistic mentality that society has molded us to believe is the norm, you really don't care much about other people's opinions, beliefs, or lifestyles. If everyone and everything with life has the right to live, then respect the way they live their lives, and please don't preach to me or anyone else about right and wrong because people need to find what right and wrong means to themselves through their own experiences and then they can live the way they feel is the proper way. We do not need you telling us what is right and wrong, good or bad. People are entitled to their own opinion so please don't press yours upon us, thinking we will be open minded and you are right, when you are so hypocritical that you can't return the same open mindedness.

Posted by Tim December 2, 09 09:48 PM
486.

Masha Allah, great pictures.....

Posted by Zulkarnain Katili December 2, 09 09:58 PM
487.

Subhanalloh, very nice pictures. Baarokallohu fiikum...

Posted by Yosia Christmas S. December 2, 09 10:05 PM
488.


Masha Allah These Are Best Best Pictures.

I Wish To Be There.

Posted by Sadrudin Lalji. December 2, 09 10:10 PM
489.

Masha Allah These Are Best Best Pictures...............

I Wish To Be There;
Sadrudin N. Lalji.

Posted by Sadrudin Lalji. December 2, 09 10:17 PM
490.

Subhannallah....Allah is One and Only.
Muhammad, Ibrahim, Jessus, was His Messenger. Laillahaillallah.

Trinity Concept, well it's mean 3 Gods control this universe, how they can arrange that. One God want U to be white and others want U to be black.

For atheis, did you born alone?, who gives you alive, blood, heart, ? did u live forever? immortal?. When ur parents gone or people your love, who's took their soul? can they alive after the dead?. Only God's Power can do.

Allah SWT is One and Only God.
Muhammad, Ibrahim, Noah, Jesus, was His messenger.
Peace.

Posted by Alysa December 2, 09 10:33 PM
491.

really amazing.. . Insha allah all in the world should get an oppurtunity to do a hajj and do dua and see the place of Sallahu allaihuwasalm's place
may Allahu accept all the Haji's Hajj and Duas. thank you

Posted by mujeebu rahman mp December 2, 09 10:36 PM
492.

Alhamdulillah ! May Allah forgive us & bestow all his heavenly blessings ! Some beautiful pictures like these, remind us to
come forward to love people & to hate the evils ! It's really wonderful ! Thanks for for !

Posted by Rafique December 2, 09 11:16 PM
493.

Great pictures of a fallen nation. This nation should rise up with it's all the greatness for the betterment of the humanity.

Posted by Saad Khan December 2, 09 11:17 PM
494.

Alhamdulillah ! May Allah forgive us & bestow all his heavenly blessings ! Some beautiful pictures like these, remind us to
come forward to love people & to hate the evils ! It's really wonderful ! Thanks for all !

Posted by Rafique December 2, 09 11:22 PM
495.

There is nothing perfect or flawless in this world only ALLAH is perfect and flawless !!!! The pictures brings us nearer to Allah. Thanks for sharing these amazing pictures....

Posted by C.A.Shahrukh December 2, 09 11:25 PM
496.


its a miracle ,may Allaha reward you

Posted by Maheboob December 2, 09 11:26 PM
497.

SubhanAllah, Ehdna SiratalMustakeem, Siratal-Lazeen An-amta-Alahim, Ghair-il-maghdoob-e-Ale-him walAd-Dualeeen. Aameeen ya Rabul Aalameen.

Posted by Zahid Habib December 3, 09 12:09 AM
498.

Subhan Allah Subhan Allah ...

Posted by Humaira December 3, 09 12:25 AM
499.

I know Athiests that look down on everyone else. I have Christian family that despise all other religions. I know Muslims that would like to 'make business' with Christians and Jews; but who do not accept Buddists and Hindus because they do not believe in ONE God. Why does every group seem to "NEED" to exclude another group?

Posted by Greg Malm December 3, 09 01:11 AM
500.

SUBHANALLAH, MASHA-ALLAH

VERY NICE COLLECTION WITH BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION.
JAZAKALLAH FID DUNNIYA WAL AKHIREEN

Posted by Mahmood December 3, 09 01:35 AM
501.

Masha Allah good job.

Posted by Abuzaffer Mohammed ABdulbasith December 3, 09 01:36 AM
502.

Alhamdullilah great to see some good pictures.Thanks for ur effort for took this photos.

Jazakellak hire

Posted by Riyas m December 3, 09 01:46 AM
503.

ÓÈÍÇä Çááå æÇáÍãÏ ááå
subhan allah wa alhamd lillah

Posted by mohammed December 3, 09 01:52 AM
504.

it`s very very good pictures

may allah reward you

Posted by meshal khan December 3, 09 02:03 AM
505.

SubhanAllah. Great pics. May Allah give us all a chance to visit this place once in a lifetime atleast.

Posted by Ayaz Ahmed December 3, 09 03:03 AM
506.

SUBHANNALAH.........

Posted by MUHAMMAD AKIF December 3, 09 03:08 AM
507.

this is amazing

Posted by m December 3, 09 03:09 AM
508.

ALLAHUAKBAR ! SUBHAN-ALLAH ! PICTURES WERE AW SOME !

Posted by Sameena hussain December 3, 09 03:11 AM
509.

MashaAlah The Great Eid Mubarak

Posted by Asif December 3, 09 03:22 AM
510.

can u imagine what that this strength of UNITED people can do? but the weakness v observe now a days is due to the reason v r not united.


may Allah unite us

Posted by Naveed Nabi Khan December 3, 09 04:24 AM
511.

Dear Friend Tim,

You have some kind of agenda to only criticize and assert your own way of thinking. There might be a background from your own painful past or bad life experiences.

Very simple thing for your to understand, not asking you to accept it, is that for a Muslim the best of way of living your life is to follow the ways shown by our beloved prophet Mohammad peace be upon him. There is no confusion in our mind about it and never had been and never will be.

Its one's own choice to live as one want. We haven't asked anyone to teach us how to live our life as a Muslim as we know the guidelines for 1400 years and are content with it. We also have the capacity and ability to fix our own stuff.

Peace be on you.

Posted by Ahsan December 3, 09 04:39 AM
512.

Alhumdulillah...All beautiful pictures..and so true that Judaism, Islam and Christianity are Abrahamic religions..why then do we fight...let's not...for the love of Allah...let's not fight....

Posted by Sarah Rod December 3, 09 04:40 AM
513.

Soubha allah fi madhahir el ouma wa manasikiha wa wihdatiha
Grand Merci pour ces efforts de communications

Posted by Abdelkrim Aitsaadi December 3, 09 04:47 AM
514.

It is a wounderful seen,the tragedy is that all this union of Muslims,evapourates after Hajj,Imagine if their hearts & actions is the same all the year around....they will change the world to the better, forever,like their predesessors did before them............inshaalah

Posted by M.Fansa December 3, 09 04:56 AM
515.

Request to All please Pray for me so that i can also visit the places
Thankyou

Posted by Waqas December 3, 09 04:58 AM
516.

Allah Akbar fi wihdati hadhihi el Oumah, wa manasikiha, wa macha2iriha, wa wihdatiha

Posted by Abdelkrim Aitsaadi December 3, 09 04:59 AM
517.

Allah asked Abraham and Ishmael to build the Kaaba, and call for Hajj as they stand by its side. Allah told that He will make people come to pilgrimage from every deep valley in the world. Abraham's call reaches Muslims' hearts to this day. Every year millions of Muslims pay a lot of effort and money to travel to Makkah, even though it's not obligatory for those who can't afford it.

Posted by madiha December 3, 09 05:19 AM
518.

Praise be to God for the blessing of Islam and faith .. thank God for the unity and orthodoxy under the banner of "No god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him.

Posted by enwaijee December 3, 09 05:24 AM
519.

Alhamdulillah SubhanAllah Laillaha Illallaho Akbar! May Allah forgive all Ummaa & bestow his heavenly blessings! Such picture can turn nonmuslims towards Islam if they ponder. Some beautiful pictures like these, remind us to come forward to love people & to hate the evils ! It's really wonderful ! Thanks a lot!

Posted by Shaikh December 3, 09 05:56 AM
520.

Subhanallah..Alhamdulillah..Thank you for the share..Loving it! *greetings from Indonesia

Posted by Andika Aji Pambudi December 3, 09 06:13 AM
521.

No comment! Allah est parfait

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 06:14 AM
522.

SUBHANALLAH!! ALLAHUAKBAR!!, terimakasih.

Posted by Habibie December 3, 09 06:14 AM
523.

allah akbar
labak allahm labaik labaik la shareek lak labak en alhamd walne3mat lak walmolk la shareek lak

Posted by kotb elgamasy December 3, 09 07:01 AM
524.

Masha Allah

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 07:24 AM
525.

Since, I live in Boston vacinity I am very proud that Boston Globe posting such informative information about Hajj event. Whoever, issued and published the information - May the Lord Almighty shower him/her with His blessing and prosperity. Amen.
I for one long to full fill my 5th Pillar - May the Lord grant us that wishes. Amen.

Posted by Rosita Kearney December 3, 09 07:27 AM
526.

Allah o Akhbar

Posted by Imran Wasim December 3, 09 07:46 AM
527.

I feel peaceful looking at these pictures, revisiting them everyday now. Astounding devotion to God transcending skin colours and land boundaries.


Posted by Zamri December 3, 09 08:01 AM
528.

SUBHANALLAH!! ALLAHUAKBAR!!, terimakasih.

Posted by khan December 3, 09 08:01 AM
529.

mashaa allaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by abdulla vazhayil December 3, 09 08:03 AM
530.

great job may Allah reward u

Posted by Ahmad December 3, 09 08:10 AM
531.

Best pictures ever assembled, God bless u, i now have the best screen saver for my pc, Thank you very much! The pictures are awesome.

Posted by Aminu Mohammed Arzika December 3, 09 08:11 AM
532.

Abraham,the leader of mankind,God rewarded him with good in this world and in the hereafter,he shall be of those honoured.all the Prophets who came after him were of his descent.Even when his people and father were given to sin and a heedless people,God rewarded him nevertheless, for His Mercy encompasses each and everyone.He says in Quran"Remember Me and I too shall remember you,and Thank Me and donot reject Me".Isn't He The Most Merciful,He is more Merciful to us than a mother is to her young baby.The Prophet mentioned that God is happier when we turn to Him than a man who went on a journey with his camel and his food and drink were loaded on it and the camel leaves him and goes elsewhere.he looks for it everywhere,but cannot find it.then suddenly he takes a rest having lost all hope of ever finding it,and he sees it standing there with its food and drink still with it.so turn to that Gracious Lord,for He is your only Friend.

Posted by Your only Friend December 3, 09 08:12 AM
533.

very very god

Posted by alimelethil December 3, 09 08:40 AM
534.

Good Work in your website.May allah reward you for this good deed!

Posted by Mohamed Badrudeen December 3, 09 08:41 AM
535.

absolutly fantastic..........ALLAHAKBAR

Posted by anwar muhammed December 3, 09 08:50 AM
536.

SubhanALLAH, beautiful pictures, God bless.

I converted to Islam (from Christianity) just over a year ago - when I see so many people from so many countries and cultures coming together to worship God I am reminded of how proud and thankful I am to be a Muslim.

Eid Mubarak!

Posted by Samantha December 3, 09 09:09 AM
537.

Çok teþekkür ederim ...ellerine ve yüreðine saðlýklar olsun..
الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر الله اکبر

سبحان الله الحمد لله و الله اكبر

Posted by shafagh dilak December 3, 09 09:24 AM
538.

Alhamdullilah Suma Alhamdullilah, Jazakallah for sharing, brings back memories as well as longing to perform Hajj again. Surely Allah Subhan Wa Tallah Will Hear the yearning and call us again Inshallah.

Posted by zarinaahsanquadeer December 3, 09 09:29 AM
539.

Beautiful pictures. May Allah give me the courage to perform Haj.

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 09:56 AM
540.

very nice pictures... love it..! awesome.. ^_^
salam and happy belated Eid mubarak for all.. :D

Posted by eLgEE December 3, 09 10:14 AM
541.

Subhan Allah Subhan Allah ...

Posted by Amajd Pathan December 3, 09 10:18 AM
542.

very excellent photoes. thanks to bring to me for view.

Posted by P. M. KAMAL December 3, 09 10:26 AM
543.

Salaam, what beautiful pictures, the subjects, and the photographers themselves :-) ... thank you for sharing

Posted by Z Khan December 3, 09 10:32 AM
544.

mashaallah very nice pictures
jazakallah

Posted by sohaib khalid December 3, 09 10:40 AM
545.

Masha Allah

No words could describe the beauty of Islam that has been captured in these pictures.
Great work done!
Jazak um Ullah Khair wa Afiyah

Posted by Sajjad Maqbool December 3, 09 10:41 AM
546.

Subhanalloh walhamdulillah Allohu Akbar
I love these Pictures, I love Islam...
May Alloh give me the courage to perform Hajj, amin....

Posted by Shofiah December 3, 09 10:49 AM
547.

VERY GOOD PICTURES

THANKS

Posted by Sainudeen P K December 3, 09 10:50 AM
548.

Pretty nice, thanks Boston Globe for providing these photos.

Posted by David December 3, 09 10:59 AM
549.

Amazing .......Great

Posted by FAISAL RAZAVI December 3, 09 11:03 AM
550.

Masha Allah

Posted by zomorroda December 3, 09 11:13 AM
551.

Jazakallah,hope you shall continue this good work.May Allah reward abundantely,we pray that Allah shall our short-comings and guide us to the right path,amin.Fi-aminilla.

Posted by A.A.Bappah December 3, 09 11:26 AM
552.

Mash'Allah beautiful pictures. May Allah bless all muslims to perform Hajj, Insha'Allah.

Posted by Rais Khader December 3, 09 11:29 AM
553.

MASHA ALLAH ... I am Blessed to be a Musalman.....

Posted by FURQAN AHMED December 3, 09 11:30 AM
554.

loved it. . all of it :)

Posted by Black Banner December 3, 09 11:41 AM
555.

SSOOOOOO wonderful!

Posted by Goodwin December 3, 09 12:09 PM
556.

[comment removed]

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 12:22 PM
557.

Amazing picture.. Subhan Allah...

Posted by Budi Nayas December 3, 09 12:45 PM
558.

This is the best Islamic pictures ever
الصور بها عرض لعظمة الشعائر وبساطة للمسلمين
جزاك الله خير
Thank you

Posted by AlSanousi December 3, 09 01:04 PM
559.

jazakumullahu Khairen. May Allah SWT give you strenght and energy to do kind of work and others.

Posted by Qurban Ali Khan December 3, 09 01:07 PM
560.

Thank you for these wonderful photos. I would also love some of our Muslim communities here in America, I know you did include them in past years! Beautiful photos.

Posted by Jessi December 3, 09 01:19 PM
561.

Mashallah, I wish i was there...........

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 01:32 PM
562.

Masha ALLAH. I pray that ALLAH (S.T) give us all a chance to repent for our sins and prepare for the Day of Resurrection. Ameen

Posted by Ali December 3, 09 01:34 PM
563.

Mashsha ALLAH.
May ALLAH bless you all who was send it and looked at this pictures.

Posted by Abdulaziz December 3, 09 01:40 PM
564.

masha Allah! Beautiful Pictures!

Posted by Mahreen Zia December 3, 09 02:11 PM
565.

Subaaan Allah. Congrats to the staff of Boston.com, we do appreciate you publishing something this positive about our religion.

Posted by Mohamed Khan December 3, 09 02:22 PM
566.

col cok guzel Allah razi olsun hazirlayandan

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 02:35 PM
567.

Masha Allah ... So nice & beautiful ... shows MUSLIM UMMAH as united ... May Allah SWT give piece & glory to the NATION ... Ameen.

Posted by Mohammed Ansari December 3, 09 02:41 PM
568.

SubahanAllah

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 02:45 PM
569.

That is unbelievable and the entire world should watch and learn how millions of Muslims of different origin get united in this amazing place. Inshalllah you will be rewarded. God bless you and we're looking forward to go there inshallah.

Posted by Mehrdad Rahmaniyan December 3, 09 02:51 PM
570.

subhan allah very beautiful pictures

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 02:52 PM
571.

SubbahanaAllah.Alhamdulillah.Allahuakbar!!!!
You [true believers in Islamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad Õáì Çááå Úáíå æÓáã) and his Sunnah] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind; you enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam has ordained) and forbid Al-Munkar (polytheism, disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden), and you believe in Allah . And had the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) believed, it would have been better for them; among them are some who have faith, but most of them are Al-Fasiqun (disobedient to Allah - and rebellious against Allah's Command).
( ÓæÑÉ Âá ÚãÑÇä , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #110)

ONLY one and ONLY!!
RELIGION for ALL humankind!! truly!!

TAKBIR!!

Posted by AnsaraAllah December 3, 09 02:53 PM
572.

Subhan Allah!.....................................................

Posted by nadeem December 3, 09 03:05 PM
573.

Mash'ALLAH c'est très beau, ces images réchauffent les coeurs. Qu'Allah accepte le hajj de nos pélerins et qu'Il le facilite aux suivants. Amine.

Salamou haleykoum

Posted by Aïcha from Paris December 3, 09 03:10 PM
574.

masha allah! such a beautiful picture.

Posted by zaynab December 3, 09 03:35 PM
575.

Mashallah very nice pictures Wish to see my country celebration next year!

Posted by FAI December 3, 09 03:45 PM
576.

Masha Allah very good pictures. thanks for your efforts.

Posted by Noorul Ameen December 3, 09 03:45 PM
577.

Great Photo.....Allahu Akbar...!

Posted by Khoerul MW December 3, 09 04:02 PM
578.

JAZAKALLAH,HOPE YOU SHALL CONTINUE THIS GOOD WORK.MAY ALLAH REWARD ABUNDANTELY,WE PRAY THAT ALLAH SHALL OUR SHORT-COMINGS AND GUIDE US TO THE RIGHT PATH,AMIN.

Posted by Muhammad Usman Ibrahim December 3, 09 04:14 PM
579.

JAZAKALLAH,HOPE YOU SHALL CONTINUE THIS GOOD WORK.MAY ALLAH REWARD ABUNDANTELY,WE PRAY THAT ALLAH SHALL OUR SHORT-COMINGS AND GUIDE US TO THE RIGHT PATH,AMIN.

Posted by Muhammad Usman Ibrahim December 3, 09 04:18 PM
580.

Photojournalism at it finest. Truly breathtaking. While I, myself, am not a Muslim, I am overjoyed to see the loving, peaceful and respectful (for the most part) comments. All too often, the comment section on devicive issues serves less of its intended purpose and more as platform for anger and name-calling. Its beautiful to see the Islamic commuity demonstrating its true nature as truly peaceful and loving people.

Posted by Allie December 3, 09 04:21 PM
581.

ALLAHU AKBAR, beautiful pictures of our deen, allah willing i will get the chance to experiance hajj

Posted by khalid nasir al-amin December 3, 09 04:32 PM
582.

Allaahu akbar (Allaah is Greater)
Allaah Is the Ultimate Source of Peace and Love and Success

Posted by Farhan December 3, 09 04:48 PM
583.

The most beautiful pictures I have seen,...People who cannot witness nor perform this ritual...can experience and have a wonderful feeling....One can feel as if we r also part of it...The entire world would know about the Hajj from first to last ...Best pictures ever assembled and they are truly breathtaking..., God bless u aIl,
Eid Mubarrak to all muslim friends and brothers......B.Kaspar Raju...Jed.

Posted by B.Kaspar Raju. December 3, 09 05:14 PM
584.

ma shaaa2 alah jad sooor ra2e3ah w a7la eshy awal sorah
i live it too much
i hope visit makah soon ua rab enk toktobly zeartha
w al7aj kaman ua rab

Posted by aloo00ooaa December 3, 09 05:36 PM
585.

Mashallah, I opened my email after magrib. Its now asha. These pictures left me numb ,I am speeachless. May allaha open his bounties to you and all os u§ I pray that I will be able to go to this heavenly place one day. Subanallah.

Posted by ryhan shakur December 3, 09 05:45 PM
586.

I AM SO MOVED BY THESE EXTROADINARY PICTURES! HOW I WISH I COULD BE THERE.

Posted by NAIMAH HAMEED December 3, 09 06:49 PM
587.

JAZAKALLAH.Wonderful pictures. We pray that we must stick together as believing muslims like that all the time,as brothers and sisters no matter what colour or courtry we came from. Assalamualaikum.

Posted by Kayube December 3, 09 07:01 PM
588.

what a nice collection.May Allah bless u with rehmat and barakat.ALLAH-O-AKBAR

Posted by Muhammad Salahuddin December 3, 09 07:04 PM
589.

garrab el na9er inshalla

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 07:05 PM
590.

Eid pictures remind the Muslim world that it makes the relationship among all Muslim people. Every one communicates with each other specially during the Eid day. i guess these pictures helps us to see Eid celebration in many countries, Alhamdulillah.

Posted by Sadikur Rahman December 3, 09 07:09 PM
591.

Thanks a lot Boston.com

Posted by Fahad December 3, 09 07:11 PM
592.

no words can explain the feeling after seeing these pics

Posted by mehnaaz December 3, 09 07:34 PM
593.

thank you for the best portait of el hadj

Posted by Amar December 3, 09 07:41 PM
594.

Jazak'Allah .. wonderfull ... beathtaking ..

Posted by Anonymous December 3, 09 07:43 PM
595.

A picture is a thousand words, yet no words can describe the beauty found in the unified worship of Allah sub7anahu wa ta3ala. Allahumma r7am ummati Muhammadin sallalahu 3alayhi wassalam ra7matan 3aammah. Ameen

Posted by Khawlah82 December 3, 09 07:58 PM
596.

ALHAMDILILLAH MAY ALLAH HAVE MERCY ON US ALL

Posted by ANDY MULRAINE ABDULLAH December 3, 09 08:09 PM
597.

May God bless all humans with Islam, for Islam is a real blessing!
its one thing to see it, and anoter thing to really live it.
May we all stand at Mount Arafat one day, sholder to sholder, praying to God in Hajj
Eid Mubarak Everyone!

Posted by H.H. December 3, 09 09:31 PM
598.

Subhanallah, THAT IS MOSLEM, All The same.

Posted by Nabila December 3, 09 09:51 PM
599.

Subhanallah...... it's very beautifull...!! I like it much...

Posted by Iin Fitriyantie December 3, 09 11:02 PM
600.

Alhudullillah this is so beautiful to see. Also to see my brothers and sisters worldwide :) Masha'Allah for such beautiful pictures.

Posted by Iman December 3, 09 11:09 PM
601.

Thanks a lot Boston.com. You all guys have done a wonderful job.

Posted by Fazal Bordiwala December 3, 09 11:19 PM
602.

A really lovely collection of pictures! To see so many people of so many colors and cultures on such a special day makes me feel blessed to be a Muslim.

And of course a big thanks to the people at Boston.com who put this together! I've noticed that you often have really interesting photo features. Awesome job!

Posted by Sonia December 4, 09 12:10 AM
603.

All of youwho read this please pray that me and my wife go for Hajj next year. As I really want to perform Hajj.
Lovely pictures.

Posted by Bilal K Qazi December 4, 09 12:19 AM
604.

Alhamdulliah, Subhanallah, Allahu Akbar, such exquisite photos. They were so delightful that each photo touch my heart. Marsha Allah!!

Posted by Ali December 4, 09 12:20 AM
605.

JAZAK ALLAH

Posted by faisal motan December 4, 09 12:39 AM
606.

Alhudullillah, belíssimas imagens!
As fotografias são de tamanha qualidade que fiquei maravilhada. Lindo trabalho!

Assalamu Alalikum,
Rehaab Mabrouk

Posted by Rehaab Mabrouk December 4, 09 01:28 AM
607.

MAY THE CHOICEST BLESSINGS OF ALLH SWT BE SHOWERED ON ALL THE EYES OF THE BELEIVERS THAT HAVE SO FAR SEEN AND ALSO OF THOSE WHO WILL SEE IN THE FUTURE INSHA-ALLAH THESE HEART ASUNDERING PICTURES .

Posted by MIRAJUDDIN AZIZ December 4, 09 01:33 AM
608.

Alhamdullah exellent photos.seeing these photos our determination to make yet another Hajj trip has become more stronger.May All Mighty Allahgrant us this oppurtunity soon.

Posted by Adul Rehman att December 4, 09 01:51 AM
609.

i cried for the beauty of islam through these pictures....

Posted by Anonymous December 4, 09 02:04 AM
610.

@141,actually you are right,our Prophet lived on a simple diet.He was a king in his heart,yet he lilved with his people,one among them,with the poor and the wayfarers,the orphans and slaves.He was a great leader and even when almost the whole of Arabia was under his control and he was their leader,he lived in his simple thatched house.He helped in the household chores,milked the ewe and mended his clothes.Before he was given the Message,he was very rich,married to the richest woman in Mecca.He left it all for His Lord and for his people.One day,his uncle,who was very dear to him,after being threatened by the masters of Mecca,asked him if he could leave the Message.Our Prophet started crying somuch and he replied"O my uncle,if you gave me the sun in one hand and the moon in the other and asked me to leave the message,I wouldnot leave it".That was howmuch he loved God and his people.After his death,all what he left was a mule and his house.Did he leave all these luxuries for no purpose.May God send his peace and blessings upon Him and all the Great Prophets before him who had to undergo somuch pain,suffering and torture in their call towards the One Lord.

Posted by with hardship comes ease December 4, 09 02:09 AM
611.

Absolutely Stunning, So amazing how people from all over the world and all walks of life have one focus, The commitment to All Mighty Allah and His beloved prophet Mohammed SWA. I love being Muslim - Johannesburg, South Africa (Lets keep the brotherhood)

Posted by Reaz Ebrahim December 4, 09 03:52 AM
612.

Subhna Allah w Ma sha Allah, what a wonderful pictures, it touch my heart.. Thanks Allah that we are Muslims, Thanks God for Islam Gift... Allah Bless who took these amazing photos… Bless you all and Happy Eid Adha

Posted by Sara December 4, 09 04:04 AM
613.

good collection :)

Posted by Tahir December 4, 09 04:44 AM
614.

subhanallah mashallah meri bohat khuwahish hey k hajj par chala jaooun aap doston say guzarish hey k merey liyey dua karey k mujeh or hum sub musalmanon ko hajj ki ziyarat karaey
ameen

Posted by amin khan December 4, 09 04:46 AM
615.

ALLAHU AKBAR...by seeing this pictures all i can say is...LA ILAHA ILLALLAH MUHAMMDUR RASOOL ALLAH.........I M PROUD TO BE A MUSLIMAH...

Posted by TASNEEM SATTAR December 4, 09 05:05 AM
616.

I personally came back from the Hajj this year three days ago and I am so happy that Boston.com took the time to publish those pictures. It was a lifetime experience where you feel a very strong connection with Allah. I hope everyone gets to go there to really understand how it feels. Thanks Boston.com.

Posted by Hany ELBANNA December 4, 09 05:30 AM
617.

am a Muslim and proud that I am a Muslim
Praise be to God, God is great, and the glory of Islam.
I ask God to restore the Muslims and their power to make them masters of the world...

Posted by Mohammed Fathi December 4, 09 06:16 AM
618.

ãÇ ÔÇÁÇááå æ ÓÈÍÇä Çááå

ÇáãÓáãæä ãÊøÍÏæä ÈÊæÍíÏåã áááøå

åÐå ãÚÌÒÉ ÇáÅÓáÂã

MashaAllah what Subhaan Allah
Muslims are united in their unification to Allah
This is the miracle of Islam

Posted by Nabyl December 4, 09 06:29 AM
619.

MashAllah thats very good.

Posted by Muhammad Daniyal December 4, 09 06:37 AM
620.

MASHAH ALLAH nice picz

Posted by Aftab December 4, 09 06:48 AM
621.

SUBHANALLAH!! ALLAHUAKBAR!!
May Allah bless all the Muslims around the world, and enlighten the non Muslims with the Truth.

Greetings from Germany :))

Posted by Oweis December 4, 09 07:12 AM
622.

BISMILLAA HIRRAHMA NIRRHIM ALHAMDU LILLAAHI RABBIL 'AALAMIN IYYAAKA NABUDU WA IYYAAKA NAS-TA'IIN SWIRAA-TWAL LADZIINA AN'AMTA 'ALAHIM GHAIRIL MAGH-DHUUBI 'ALAHIM WALADH-DHAAL-LIIN. AMIN

Posted by KELLI December 4, 09 07:32 AM
623.

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar

Posted by Chowdhury December 4, 09 07:36 AM
624.

wow! absolutely awesome!
simply out of this world!
Jazakallahkher

Posted by Lubna Asfand December 4, 09 07:38 AM
625.

ALLAH IS GREATEST OF ALL
all of u who is reading this please pray that my parents shpuld go for hajj next year.........

Posted by Mohd Ahsan Siddiqui December 4, 09 07:53 AM
626.

I am so proud to be a muslim !!!!!!

Posted by allie absalom December 4, 09 07:58 AM
627.

Subhanallah. True power of Islam reflected in these pictures

Posted by Imtiaz Ahmed December 4, 09 08:16 AM
628.

And I am so proud to be a MUSLIM too.. al 7amdo lillah

Posted by naeel shamia - palestine December 4, 09 08:23 AM
629.

very touchable.
thanks

Posted by Osama Khaled December 4, 09 08:37 AM
630.

Ya Allah, and still they doubt...He has give us Muslims the best, what more can anyone ask...Peace upon the world, and may Allah accept the pilgrims Hajj

Posted by D. Ali December 4, 09 09:50 AM
631.

MashaAllah.......no words to say anything ....m speechless.........

Posted by asma December 4, 09 09:55 AM
632.

Subhanallah...
i am moeslim indonesia..
so proud for me can be one with other moeslim country....
thanx for great pic...
that make we are indonesia people closer...with other
Love u..Islam

Posted by mahrunnissa sungkar December 4, 09 10:23 AM
633.

Maasha Allah! There is no collection of human beings in any where on this earth, except in Mecca. All of them converge for the purpose of serving the one true God of Abraham, Muhammad, Jessus and Moses. May Allah accept from them and from us all our good deeds and make our end be the heaven of Firdous. Aameen.

Posted by Hamdiya December 4, 09 10:32 AM
634.

HASBUNAALLAH WA NI'MAL WAKIL,MAY ALLAH REWARD UR ACT AND ACCEPT IT AS IBADAT.

Posted by M BIRNAWI December 4, 09 10:41 AM
635.

MASHALAH I HOPE TO PROVIDE US MORE PICS
TO SHOW THE PEOPLE THE MERCY OF ISLAM

Posted by Anonymous December 4, 09 10:50 AM
636.

MASHALLAH

Posted by Anonymous December 4, 09 11:28 AM
637.

GLORY BE TO ALLAH THE MOST HIGH!!

Posted by AYAZ December 4, 09 11:41 AM
638.

very niche
Masha Allah

Posted by Elyes December 4, 09 12:20 PM
639.

Allah hu Akbar

Posted by Adam December 4, 09 12:41 PM
640.

allahoma takabel mina al muslimina jamaa

Posted by fausi December 4, 09 12:48 PM
641.

Mashalla there is some great pictures here. thank you

Posted by Saim Butt December 4, 09 01:03 PM
642.

SUHANNA ALLAH ,ALHAMDU LILLAH ,WA ALLAHU AKBAR !!!!!
I'm speachless ,AHAMDU LILLAH that we are MUSLIMS!!!!

Posted by Yousef Badawiya December 4, 09 01:22 PM
643.

Mashaa ALLAH Lakuwata Ella beALLAH

Posted by Om abd el-RAHMAN December 4, 09 01:25 PM
644.

Thanks very much to the Boston Globe for giving the world the opportunity to see the true Islam. A faith of 1.4 billion of earth's inhabitants today and billions of the faithful who have come and returned to their Lord in the past.

Posted by Ron from America December 4, 09 02:07 PM
645.

Very nice! These pictures take you on an emotional roller coaster ride! Excellent photography!

Posted by Aymad Khan December 4, 09 02:16 PM
646.

Mashallah , Pics showz the strenth of our nation. I wish we could demostrate our EEMAAN aswell..aameen.

Posted by Your Brother December 4, 09 02:49 PM
647.

subhanallah

Posted by Siddiq Mallu December 4, 09 02:56 PM
648.

Mashsha ALLAH may ALLAH bless you all who was send all this pictures. I was crying while i was looking to those pictures. Subhanallah I saw true power of Islam.May ALLAH bless all muslims.

Posted by R.Mehdi December 4, 09 02:59 PM
649.

I am humbled by the devotion.

Posted by juwo December 4, 09 03:01 PM
650.

THANK YOU BOSTON GLOBE for your positive photo journalism. I've been a Muslim my whole life and I've never met a Muslim of the sorts I see on the news. The Muslims I've met and known are the ones represented in these pictures- people from all corners of the world- sometimes very simple people- dedicated to God, humanity, and unity.

(If Muslims were chaotic crazies, I don't think they'd be able to organize themselves in such straight lines in such numbers! lol)

Not only are the photos breathtaking and artistically superb, I know it is your directorial CHOICE to post positive images instead of negative ones. And for that I applaud you, in a time where it's 'hot' to sell the negative, black and white portrayal of Muslims, you chose to show the human side, the diverse rainbow of colors of a whole segment of the human population on this earth.

Posted by Mona E December 4, 09 03:24 PM
651.

Waaw...this is amazing. These pictures are really the gist of what Islam is all about. It is also remarkable to observe the fact that internet (unlike western media) is playing a vital roll of spreading beauty of Islam as a whole. Thanks to Boston Blobe and publisher/photographers of these pictures.

Posted by Kazi Mahmud December 4, 09 03:31 PM
652.

JazzakAllah, Allah bless you!

Posted by Umair December 4, 09 03:39 PM
653.

Thank you Boston Globe for these wonderful pictures, let's try and get some pictures of the Muslim Community here in America.

Posted by Nuzhat December 4, 09 03:43 PM
654.

These pictures reflects the love, the passion . the trust ,and the dedication
muslims have across the universe for their lord.If anyone would like to see heaven before dying, they should take a good look at these believers in total submission to their lord.
Looking at these pictures will smoothes the wrinkles in your soul.

Posted by walauddin hoosein December 4, 09 04:05 PM
655.

Hamdulelah 3ala ne3met el islam

Posted by Iman al sayed December 4, 09 04:36 PM
656.

Subhanallah, we have to be thankful only to Allah, he is the Almigthy, the wise and the most merciful.

Posted by unknown December 4, 09 04:49 PM
657.

A wonderful work done, it really touched my heart.
Lets pray to Almighty ALLAH, that everyone of us gets a chance to perform Haj.
amen

Every pic had emotions of its own.

im touched.
thank you!!!!

Posted by Omer Banab Al Mashjiri December 4, 09 04:53 PM
658.

Rabbim bu yýlki "seçilmiþlerin" hepsinin Haccýný Mebrur Etsin.

Posted by Erkan Yaman December 4, 09 04:59 PM
659.

Thank you for publishing the beautiful photos. Allah swt loves us all, Muslims and Non Muslims. The beauty of Allah swt is reflected in the diversity of our humanity and the goodness in all our hearts.

Posted by Shahla Khan Salter December 4, 09 05:06 PM
660.

Thank you very much, god be with you always. beautiful photos, mashallah...

Posted by Nasir December 4, 09 05:32 PM
661.

ammaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazziiiiiiiing
Sob7ana allah, wal7amdoulillah, la ilaha illa allah wallahou akbar
jazakom allahou 5ayran :)

Posted by ksiksi ines December 4, 09 06:03 PM
662.

Allah O Akbar, masha'allah how beautiful is Allahs creation captured so skillfully. May you be rewarded for sharing these wonderful pictures

Posted by Aisha December 4, 09 06:10 PM
663.

SUBHANALLAH ..........ALWAYS MORE BEAUTIFUL THEN EVER
AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I M THERE.
KEEP DOING WHAT R U DOING

Posted by ADAMJEE HAROON December 4, 09 06:22 PM
664.

These are truly great pictures!

Some of the best I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sultan Jessa December 4, 09 06:34 PM
665.

These pictures are magnificent, extraordinary and empowering, it shows what we as Muslims should look like at all times for that is what our diin represents. The unity, the beauty, the patients and peacefulness. Please pray for all the brothers and sisters that in war or are facing hardship, please contribute anyway you can to stop blood shed peacefully. Thanks to the person who took these pictures and thanks to Boston Globe.

Posted by Sado Hassan December 4, 09 06:40 PM
666.

Subhanallah....

Posted by kakintan December 4, 09 06:45 PM
667.

ALLAH AKBAR WA LELAH ALHMD

Posted by HAZEM December 4, 09 07:48 PM
668.

These picture make me so much exciting and bring back my memories of tow times of my Hajj. After that every time the Hajj ceremony coming, my heart beating as much as I can't explain it. if I have wings I'll fly right away without delay to Hajj and to Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in Al-Madena Al-Monawara.
My dear Muslims brothers and sisters please make Dowa (pray) for me that ALLAH call me again to go to Hajj. Without ALLAH call and permission no one can go Hajj.
Thank you so much for beautiful pictures and may ALLAH give all of you big rewards.

Posted by Shukrullah December 4, 09 10:29 PM
669.

Alhamdullilah really very nice images that i have seen, these images can increase one's faith also

Posted by umer December 4, 09 11:20 PM
670.

Great job from Boston. the beauty of the human spirit is in these photos. May Alla the greatest keep the people more united and live in peace, I hope and wish from Boston concerned officials to give more consideration for the moslims and Islam. Thanks to all of you for your efforts. God bless you.

Posted by rarira December 4, 09 11:21 PM
671.

Masha Allah, Allah is great

Posted by peer thanesh December 5, 09 12:23 AM
672.

Thank you Boston Globe for assembling this breathtaking collection of pictures for display here. They provide another perspective about Muslims and Islam for those not familiar with the details of this faith.

Please keep up the good work, and always try to provide a balanced view of the world around us.

Posted by Imran December 5, 09 12:25 AM
673.

I ma living in Sudia i am from pakistan i sent some pictures to my friend in USA in return he sent me these pictures
i al living here in saudia for a very very long time and i am useing internet from the day it started but heve't seen like these pictures realy it made me to write but no words in mind to explain the beauti of the pictures the photographer made
no coments HE did made so beautifull.
may ALLAH give him every sucses in his life
mirza tariq perevz

Posted by mirza tariq pervez December 5, 09 12:30 AM
674.

ALLAH HU AKABAR!!!!! may the ummah benefit from your efforts inshalllah,,and may you be rewarded abundantly inshalllah.

Posted by Ruwayda Madatt December 5, 09 12:30 AM
675.

Keep up the good work Boston Globe. Awesome pictures. When you visit the house of Allah in Makkah for Hajj your heart gets attached to it and you feel like visiting again. May Allah accept our Hajj and prayers and make things easier for those who intent to attend Hajj in the coming years.

Posted by Liyakat Shaikh December 5, 09 12:52 AM
676.

MOST FANTASTIC AND STUPENDOUS
SHUKRAN

Posted by E S JADA December 5, 09 12:57 AM
677.

Amazing Pictures taken.. never seen the theme of Islam used for creative photography..Good work

Posted by Mir December 5, 09 01:17 AM
678.

Allah Akbar...May Allah Raise Islam..............

Posted by Haytham Maria December 5, 09 01:27 AM
679.

Always Remember!
Hardship and ease are Trial for you.
Everything Allah (SWT) chooses for you; from good or evil, is for your benefit.
Whatever occurred to you could not have missed you and what missed you could never have reached you.
Sabr (Patience) is obligatory.
Rewards are only for those who become patient with the Decree of Allah(SWT).
Panicking and impatience cannot prevent the Decree of Allah (SWT).
Shakwah (Complaining) is contradictory to Sabr.
Allah (SWT) Alone can protect you from harm and ease your difficulties.

Thank you so much for Eid Portrayal, may Allah (SWT) reward you.
Thanks & Regards.

Posted by Wasim S., INDIA December 5, 09 01:28 AM
680.


MAY ALLAH FORGIVE ALL OUR SINS & SAVE US ALL FROM HIS PUNISHMENT IN THE GRAVE & IN THE HELLFIRE , AMEEN ! HAJJ MABRURAN , INSHA ALLAH !

Posted by LAYLA GERINO ATO MANABAT December 5, 09 01:32 AM
681.

subhanallah,
its great i can't say anything about for your attempt . its realy marvelous.
may god bless all of muslims.
fee amaanillah

thanks once again for your picture message.

fasal mannichi

Posted by fasal mannichi December 5, 09 01:48 AM
682.

Mashallah, A true reflection of Muslim Brotherhood. May Allah accept all the Hajis Inshallah.These are truly stunning pictures.WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!

Posted by Faizul Doola- Australia December 5, 09 02:15 AM
683.

Çááå ÃßÈÑ æ ÇáäÕÑ ááÅÓáÇã

Posted by hussam December 5, 09 02:24 AM
684.

SUBHANALLAH SUBHANALLAH

Posted by WASIM LAKDAWALA December 5, 09 03:06 AM
685.

subhanallah, alhamdulillah, allahuakbar! nice pictures.. great!

Posted by haniey izhar December 5, 09 03:47 AM
686.

Great Pictures, have a lasting effect.

Posted by Ammad December 5, 09 03:48 AM
687.

Great pictures. Ma cha2a Allah. Jazaka Allah Kola Khayr.

Posted by Anonymous December 5, 09 03:52 AM
688.

mashallah,
thanks for sharing...
lets pray to Almighty Allah that every Muslims have the chance to visit the land of prophet Muhammad swt at least once
Ameen

Posted by Aarifa December 5, 09 04:01 AM
689.

mashaallah subhanallah its really gr8 photos.thank you.

Posted by Munawar khan December 5, 09 05:01 AM
690.

Mashalah ... may Alah bless you for all the pics thanks again JazakAlha ....

Posted by Mustafa December 5, 09 05:09 AM
691.

Thank you for publishing such beautiful photos...

Posted by Kinda December 5, 09 05:22 AM
692.

MASHALLAH ,

Posted by SHAHID KHAN December 5, 09 05:36 AM
693.

MashaAllah very very nice pics.......

Posted by zayma bhatti December 5, 09 05:36 AM
694.

I AM THANKFUL TO ALLAH SUBHANALLAH TALA THAT I AM A MOMIN MUSLIM

Posted by YAS December 5, 09 05:42 AM
695.

ThankU for letting me see great Muqaddas pictures. These are realy nice.

Posted by Ch.Muhammad Yaqoob December 5, 09 05:46 AM
696.

SUBHANALLAH. THESE ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. THANK U SO0 VERY MUCH FOR SHARING. MAY ALLAH BLESS US ALL AAMEEN.

Posted by Sana Riaz Basha. December 5, 09 06:23 AM
697.

Tapez votre commentaire ici ...
salem aidoukom Mobarek
Rabi La tadhierni Fardan wa anta khiero el amine warithine .....
kol aam wa el ouma islamia b1ooo khiere

Posted by fadila December 5, 09 06:28 AM
698.

great u have united all parts of world with muslims with different photos at right time during haj where all parts of worlds muslims comes and get united also shown by you in one picture. secondly pilgrims throws pebbles at jamaraat its not represents devil, our prophet never told its symbol of devil thanks again for efforts.

Posted by sam December 5, 09 07:38 AM
699.

Great pics. Mashallah. May Allah accept them from the photogrsphers.

This is our nation. One nation. We are one. We have to unite one day. Allah gave us a religion that we all do the same deeds and ceremonies and we all celebrate at the same days. We should all be thankful to Allah that we are Muslims.

Posted by Yousef December 5, 09 07:54 AM
700.

theses are really lovely beautiful pics, may allah keep all those ppl safe and may they reach home safe after hajj... insha allah

Posted by hameida ali December 5, 09 08:07 AM
701.

alla ou akbar

Posted by mourad December 5, 09 08:10 AM
702.

Thanks alot for nice pictures. May Allah bless all Musilems in all the world

Posted by Dr Mohammad December 5, 09 08:54 AM
703.

MASHA ALLAH! SO MANY OF US ALL AROUND THE WORLD... LOOKING SO UNITED, SO POWERFUL... SO CAPABLE...SO ENLIGHTENED AND DIVINELY GUIDED.. STILL, WE ARE SO HELPLESS, UNFORTUNATELY SO PATHETICALLY MANOUVERED LIKE THE SHEEP AND BUFFALOES THAT WE SEE HERE, BY OUR OWN LEADERS, AND THEY IN TURN BY THEIR LEADERS AND SUPREME.
MAY ALLAH INSTILL IN US THE TRUE SPIRIT OF ISLAM AND ALL THESE IBADAAT AND GUIDE US TO OUR SAFE FUTURE AND DESTINY.. AMEEN!

Posted by I.AMADO December 5, 09 09:06 AM
704.

well said I.AMADO ....
i would like to copy the same text of yours....
but just think for a while how strong the individual muslims are...
'famma be n'emat e rabbeka fahaddis'

Posted by S Mubashir Hussain December 5, 09 10:06 AM
705.

ALHAMDULILLAH !
Very very good pictures. Thank you very much.

Posted by Mohammed December 5, 09 10:09 AM
706.

Masha Allah,
I cry when I view the all of the picture of Mulism from around the world following ther words of Allah and doing there sacifice as told to us by Allah, this is truely beautiful. Ameen

Posted by Anonymous December 5, 09 10:16 AM
707.

Subhanallah T'ala.
Jazakallah for posting amazing pics.

Posted by Tariq Ghani December 5, 09 10:19 AM
708.

seeing the mosque of the Prophet (pbuh) makes me shiver from desire to be there again!

yaaa madinah

Posted by O.S December 5, 09 11:19 AM
709.

Good very nice

Posted by abdul razaq December 5, 09 11:46 AM
710.

maasha allah very nice pics.May allah bless the one who show us these pics.

Posted by farahnaz from mauritius December 5, 09 12:06 PM
711.

thanks for sharing this special event as I am not a muslim but enjoy this event of the year.Very awsome the pictures they are.

Posted by connie December 5, 09 12:58 PM
712.

Image number 28 - Saudi special forces display some of their skills and equipment during a ceremony as they prepare for the influx people to participate in the Hajj,.... looks totally irrelevant and out of place.. not only that, they send a totally wrong signal to the otherwise wonderful message of Islam. I wish and urge that is taken out asap.

In the same way, image no. 37 Ð Muslim pilgrims touch the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy Ð I think sends a wrong message too both Muslims and non-Muslims. It gives the wrong impression/knowledge that touching the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy is a part of Hajj arkan [rites]. Similarly, images showing people praying on the top of Jabal al Noor sends the wrong message. Such images should be down played especially in such context.

May Allah give us the true spirit and right understanding of the Ibadaat prescribed in Islam, and save us from any innovation and unnecessary passion. O Allah guide us to the right path with true spirit and the right rational and understanding. Ameen!

Posted by I. Amdao December 5, 09 01:17 PM
713.

subhanallah.alhamdulillah.la ilhaha illallah.allahu akbar.

Posted by adithyan December 5, 09 01:51 PM
714.

subhanallah.most beautiful.a great collection of pics, thankz to all for sharing.dua mai yaad

Posted by Naime Fazal December 5, 09 03:00 PM
715.

Assalamo Alaikum,

To my all Muslim Brothers and sisters who are reading this msg, i would like to say that now a days in the whole world the image of Muslims is not the same as it was before .. Muslims were knowns for their brevity, humanity, peace loving people,,, but now they are known as Terrorist...

i request to all my Muslim brothers and sisters that please try to use the internet and spread the message to the world that we are not terrorist ...
forward the message of our Holy Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him and show to the world that we want peace around the world .. those are not Muslims who are killing innocent people, attaching , firing, killing and taking lives of children, womens and aged people ,, they belong to no religion they are just terrorist who are doing all bad things ...

all Muslims should spread these pictures on the internet to give a message to the rest of the world that we want peace ,, we want to have friendship with all the people ...

ASAD
00-971-50-2683161

Posted by Gul Asad December 5, 09 03:14 PM
716.

very nice pictures
thanks a lot boston.com

Posted by MOHAMMAD AFROOQ December 5, 09 03:15 PM
717.

alhaamdulilah couse we r muslim its very intersting

Posted by saleh December 5, 09 03:39 PM
718.

Islam is the most accurate and latest religion sent by ALLAH to all mankind. Please!! Please... understand the true nature of this Beautiful blessing that ALLAH has bestowed on us. Please I beg everyone to see its sincererity from your heart before its too late. Ameen !!!

Posted by Khan December 5, 09 04:05 PM
719.

SUBHANALLAH ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Sooooooooooo Great

Posted by Osama jweihan December 5, 09 04:24 PM
720.

Isn't Islam so great and isn't our prophet Mohammad the greatest Human of all times and isn't Allah the greatest and mightiest of all.
I am so proud to be a muslim and just love all muslims and wish they be happy, greatfull and forever strong in the face of the non believers.
May Allah bless all the muslims and for the person who took these great photos, you have made me honoured to be a Muslim, Allah bless you.

Posted by Mismar December 5, 09 04:29 PM
721.

ALLAH MAY GIVE YOU ALL THE BLESSINGS: ALLAH U AKBER
ALLAH U AKBER - ALLAH U AKBER

Posted by NADEEM SIDDIQUI December 5, 09 04:33 PM
722.

The pictures were nice, the comments were surprising... I never imaged so many muslims would comment on these images. I guess entire features on Islam without some sort of dehumanization or giving a spotlight to the small percentage of extremists are kinda rare.

Of course the atheist bashing comments don't surprise me at all. You would think that the hated would find it hypocritical to hate.

Posted by VIVIDARUM-INTERVIGILIUM-VIATOR December 5, 09 05:02 PM
723.

These photos warmed my heart and provided beautiful memories of Hajj. The photography is awesome

Posted by Aminah McCloud December 5, 09 05:06 PM
724.

Amazing pictures! They bring out the beauty and the spirit.

Posted by Wesley December 5, 09 05:16 PM
725.

Masha Allah such beautiful images of Islam!

Posted by S December 5, 09 05:29 PM
726.

mashaallaha

Posted by Anonymous December 5, 09 06:04 PM
727.

most beautiful ,moving pictures.What a wonderful way to display ALLAH(SWT) THE KIG OF KINGS POWER AND BEAUTY.MASHAALLA
WELL DONE

Posted by MAZHAR December 5, 09 06:17 PM
728.

islam in general and Mecca in particular demonstrates the universality of this great faith by the unique representation and gathering of all races,nationalities,color and ethnecity.no other piece of land on this planet has such a glorious worhip of the creator.

Posted by malik December 5, 09 06:38 PM
729.

great pictures but muslims should lear from it and renounce all kind of violent behaviors against fellow humans which reglion allows to blow your self in juma prayers and kill fellow humans it is worst behavior than animals dog eating eating dog behavior

Posted by mohd bawany December 5, 09 06:50 PM
730.

It keeps our hope to see that the Muslims will prevail and there will be PEACE on Earth. We need to feel and practice what we have seen in these photos year around. We need to be the muslim that spread love,forgiveness and mercy to all the things that Allah created. Ameen. we need to help each others and stand united as the people in Hajj.
Thank you for reminding us of what we can be through your photos.

Posted by Safwat Salahieh December 5, 09 09:06 PM
731.

I am very proud to be a Muslim. Beautiful pictures! These pictures touched my heart. Thank you for sharing the pictures and thank you for publishing the amazing pictures. May Allah bless all the Muslims and the person who took the pictures.

Posted by Anonymous December 5, 09 09:42 PM
732.

Luar biasa ..ALLOHU AKBAR

Posted by krisna yudha December 5, 09 10:02 PM
733.

Islam is the true not only relogion but faith and we muslims must learn and accept that and be proud and always willing to back our islam ALLAH HU AKBAR

Posted by Eman Munawwar Khan December 5, 09 10:51 PM
734.

A real heart warming photos A wonderful effort to show the world and muslims the real Islam.

Posted by Masud Dar December 5, 09 11:40 PM
735.

Thank you BOSTON GLOBE for your positive photo journalism. The photographs are beautiful. Subhan Allah!. But the photographs of Bangladesh should have included the prayers of Eid-ul-Adha where mass people performs the prayer.

Posted by Shereen Khan, Dhaka, Bangladesh December 6, 09 01:25 AM
736.

subhanallah,praise allah

Posted by ummatheen December 6, 09 02:02 AM
737.

Nice Pictures may Allah Shower His Blessings all the Humanity and give
Sense of tranquility and good humor every one.

Posted by Abu Ala December 6, 09 02:42 AM
738.

MashaALLAH........i haven't seen this sort of pic's in my life.

Gud worK.

Jazak ALLAH Qair

Posted by Mohammed Abdul Samdani December 6, 09 02:49 AM
739.

mashaAllah subhanAllah

Posted by suhail yousuf December 6, 09 03:05 AM
740.

SUBHAN ALLAH ... MAY ALLAH TAKE US ALL TO HIS HOME .....

Posted by ANNEY December 6, 09 03:09 AM
741.

assalim allukam when I see this pictures I am only crying fill of love of ALLAH
.beautiful pictures.love you all from imam buksh sydney australia

Posted by imam buksh December 6, 09 03:19 AM
742.

Islam is truth, actually we muslims cannot understands the complete religion, but who ever understands become Wali and Haji. May Allah makes all Ummah Haji and complete Muslims to seek the Path of Huzoor Sallallah-o-Alayhi-Wa-A'alihi-Wa-Sallam. Ameen.

Posted by Haji Syed Mehmood Ali Zaidi. December 6, 09 03:25 AM
743.

mashaa allah verry nice pictures

Posted by boulboul December 6, 09 03:50 AM
744.

Maasha Allah!1

Proud to a muslim, AALLAHU AKBAR.

Posted by Rasheed Abdul Hameed HA December 6, 09 04:12 AM
745.

subhanallah.. very very nice picture....

Posted by metharia saputri December 6, 09 04:23 AM
746.

Alhamdulillah. definitely ALLAH means ONE and ONLY.May we remain true till the Last Hour.

Posted by Mustafa Khan December 6, 09 05:51 AM
747.

MashaAllah

Posted by Anonymous December 6, 09 06:31 AM
748.

Allah Hoo Akbar, Allah Hoo Akbar,Allah Hoo Akbar ,La-aa-ila-ha-illah-hoo, Allah hoo Akbar, Allah Hoo Akbar, Wa-lil-la hi-Hamd

Posted by Imran December 6, 09 06:41 AM
749.

I am More than amazed more than miraculously impressed by this photographer
and your photography shows how much you love Islam
i Honestly Thank you for show us how you see the world
and God bless you
Salman
Iraq

Posted by Salman Amer December 6, 09 07:07 AM
750.

Mashallah, Great and extraordinary. May God Bless all of us.

Posted by Rahamat December 6, 09 07:40 AM
751.

SUBHANALLAH

Grt Job Pls be updating,
Inshallah ALLAH will reward you in benefit of which he may give all of Hidayat and give us also a chance to fill every duty as a Muslim.

Posted by MUJTABA HUSSAIN SAFI December 6, 09 07:41 AM
752.

Subhanallah

Posted by Asim December 6, 09 07:43 AM
753.

MASHALLAH!!!! IAM VERY PROUD TO BE MUSLIM.MAY ALLAH'S MERCY BE UPON ALL OF US.

Posted by Anonymous December 6, 09 07:49 AM
754.

subhanAllah they're so beautiful..captures the essence of hajj!

Posted by Anonymous December 6, 09 08:16 AM
755.

very good photos.......

Posted by rafeekparambath December 6, 09 08:36 AM
756.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Masha allah..

Posted by Farook Yunus December 6, 09 09:08 AM
757.

subanallah!

Posted by Sayed Azmat December 6, 09 09:10 AM
758.

Let us remember that we are all muslims, worshipping Allah, loving the prophet and his family. Then, let us remember this when our differences become swords which cut through our hearts

ALLAHU AKHBAR, ALLAHU AKHBAR, ALLAHU AKHBAR
ALLAHUMMA SALAY ALA SAYEDENA MUHAMMAD WA ALAIYI WA SALLAM

Posted by samirah December 6, 09 09:14 AM
759.

Isn´t it interesting, that there are more than 700 comments on these photos of the Hajj and less than 70 comments on the series of the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster?
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/11/25th_anniversary_of_the_bhopal.html

Posted by MBo December 6, 09 10:19 AM
760.

subhanAllah!!......what beauty!!.....a few of these pics make good wallpapers

Posted by ayesha December 6, 09 10:48 AM
761.

SUBHANALLAH ALLAHU AKBAR .

Posted by Mahaboob December 6, 09 10:59 AM
762.

Allah o Akbar

Posted by Aga Syed Sameer December 6, 09 12:41 PM
763.

Salaamz to all.
Yeah! Kyrgyzstan is there! It must have been freezing on that day in Bishkek.

Posted by Jannat Islam December 6, 09 01:40 PM
764.

Whether muslim or not the sacrificial act of the Prophet Abraham, may peace be upon him,has an important significance. The One True God will test everyone by that which we/they love and the sacrificial act is a reminder that we will be tested to find out if our loyalties and love to the One True God take precedence before any thing that we may love.

Posted by FathimaDinah December 6, 09 01:43 PM
765.

Wooooooooow this is lovely, Islam is the religion of World Peace!

Posted by Bushra December 6, 09 02:00 PM
766.

MashaAllah, Very nice & awsome pictures

Posted by Mohammed Imran Ali December 6, 09 02:00 PM
767.

All thanks and prayers are for god almightly who has guided us to islam.
and gave us all these benefits which will take us to heaven
in-sha-allah. May Allah light shine on theUmmah of Mohammad (p.b.o.h)
for all time.Thnl you.

May God bliss us all. Ameen.

Bibi Asma and Kamal Uddin

Bibi

Posted by Bibi Asma Uddin December 6, 09 02:16 PM
768.

SubhanAllah. Thank you so much for putting together the above article; seeing the ummah around the world in celebration, together, from different countries and of different races really touched my heart.
May Allah(swt) bless you with all the good in this world and beyond for sharing the above.

Posted by maleeha December 6, 09 02:34 PM
769.

I fully agree with the comments of email no.712, the 2 irrelevant images should be removed,lest they give a wrong impression to the non-muslims who look at these pics, otherwise kudos to Boston Globe for the heart-warming effort, wish a muslim newspaper had done this, May Allah unite us and help us get over our differences,implanted in us by our enemies.
MASHALLAH, SUBHANALLAH, ALLAH BE PRAISED FOR THIS WORK

Posted by Ahsan Hafeez December 6, 09 02:36 PM
770.

Mashaallah, great photos!

Posted by Ihtesham Khan December 6, 09 04:41 PM
771.

Allah ho Akbar! What an experience to see these beautiful photos of Eid al Adha! It shows Islam is a Global faith and no mischief mongers can harm this faith of Almighty Allah!

Posted by syed Naseer December 6, 09 05:22 PM
772.

These are incredible pictures. My husband just returned from the Hajj and it seems to have been such a magical experience. Thank you for posting these!

Posted by Naazish December 6, 09 05:55 PM
773.

Masahallah............... Islam teaches and preaches muslim to live together with peace and harmony.........

Posted by Raja Khurram Nawaz December 6, 09 06:05 PM
774.

Thank you BG... wonderful pictures!

Posted by Avi Cohen December 6, 09 06:07 PM
775.

These pictures are beautiful, but very very saddening to see the defacing of the holy sites especially Mount Hira. How can anyone, pilgrim or resident of Mecca, which is a city closed only for Muslims dare to spray paint anything on this blessed mountain. Astagfur'Allah.

Posted by Seyed December 6, 09 07:26 PM
776.

I am an imam from Irving, near Dallas, Texas, and the Boston Globe never ceases to amaze me with its awe-inspiring pictures of the Muslim festivals of Ramadan and Eid.

Nigeria, China, Kyrgystan, Kashmir, Kosovo, Bulgaria, and of course Mecca and Medina...to name but a few...WOW!

Well done Boston Globe for showing the universality and diversity of our beautiful faith.

Posted by Imam Zia December 6, 09 09:47 PM
777.

thank you Boston Globe

Posted by Sara Wright December 6, 09 09:51 PM
778.

Muslim heritage in unique. It was satisfying to see Hajj and Eid photos all over the world. Surely the day is not far when this entire world will have one religion, ISLAM

Posted by Inamur Rahman December 6, 09 10:16 PM
779.

SubbhanAllah,may ALLAH(SWT) reward you more than you ask for; for all your effort.I pray that ALLAH (SWT) may fill the heart of the ummah with the light of islam and we all become one.
May Allah(swt) bless you and your family.
Yusuf and Khushbu Kadir

Posted by Y.Kadir December 6, 09 11:08 PM
780.

its beautiful mashallah

Posted by Anonymous December 6, 09 11:16 PM
781.

Amazing pictures. Mashallah a wonderful and creative photography. As we can see that Muslims from all over the world live in peace and harmony contrarary to the terrorist image of Muslims in the media. May God bless the work of the photographers from Boston.com Thank you for an outstanding job. I hope and pray that we, as Muslims, will adhere to the teachings of Allah (s.w.) so as to get His pleasure. O Allah! Accept us among your obedient servents.
Yousuf Siddiqui Toronto, Canada.

Yousuf

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 09 12:34 AM
782.

Only on few occasions we view objective and real representation of Islam and Muslims around the world. These are the Muslims; people who cherish peace and humanity wherever they are, who worship Allah ( God Almighty) in faith and submission. You can observe it in the eyes of children who appeared in many of the displayed photos. Picture 4 displaying pilgrims in tawaf ( the turning around the holy Kaaba in anticlockwise direction) as a 'human wave' is breathtaking. If Saudi special forces are not at their utmost readiness how can the Saudi control the mobilization of 2.5 million pilgrims. The caption should be explanatory. I believe this remarkable picture collection is rewarding to all Muslims. May Allah bless all those photographers who conveyed their faith and love in their artistic productions. Thanks to Boston Globe for showing the TRUTH. Continue seeking the truth in all aspects of life.

Posted by Wedad Mostafa December 7, 09 01:00 AM
783.

mashallah.... zabar das hai!! mujhe achcha laga

(very good...) allah is great.. lets pray o lord,
give us the best award!! (ameen)

Posted by ibrahim khaleel uddin December 7, 09 01:27 AM
784.

Allhamdulilah I can see muslims all over the world coming to perform Hajj. This also gives me the intention to perform my hajj soon.
Why is the Photo no 18. kept in this site, what is the use of showing our sisters and mothers doing the salaat. I would request to remove that very soon.

Posted by Mustafa Khan December 7, 09 01:55 AM
785.

Allhamdulilah I can see muslims all over the world coming to perform Hajj. This also gives me the intention to perform my hajj soon.
Why is the Photo no 18. kept in this site, what is the use of showing our sisters and mothers doing the salaat. I would request to remove that very soon.

Posted by Mustafa Khan December 7, 09 01:56 AM
786.

Thank you so much Boston Globe.
Pictures you have shown are the essence of the religion Islam.
Peace, sacrifice, unity, tolerance,respect for others,friendship, and best of all love for all the humain being on the face of the earth.
Unfortunately few bad apples mess everything up.

Posted by Shahid Yusuf December 7, 09 02:08 AM
787.

SUBHANALLAH!!! THANKS FOR SENDING ME SUCH A UNIQUE PICTURES.
ALLAH IS GREATEST OF ALL.ALLAHUAKBAR........

Posted by NAUSHAD AHMED December 7, 09 02:17 AM
788.

SUBHANALLAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cry, become emotional, the desire to be there increases. I pray that Allah
accept me & my entire family & the ummah to get there for haj & umrah again & again.

Posted by Irfan Abrahams ( Cape Town) December 7, 09 02:20 AM
789.

Çok güzel.
Allah bizide nasip etsin o güzel yerlere

Posted by Mahmut December 7, 09 02:24 AM
790.

SubhanAllah!

Posted by Fatima December 7, 09 02:44 AM
791.

Awesome and Admirable snaps!!!! Masha Allah!!!

Posted by Mohamed Rafeek Ali December 7, 09 02:56 AM
792.

masyaAllah the photos are beautiful! thank you...

Posted by Ifyani December 7, 09 03:30 AM
793.

Subhan Allah, Great and lovely picture! May God bless with His mercey on the photographer!

Posted by Aquil Ahmed December 7, 09 03:36 AM
794.

Thank you for providing such wonderful and amazing image of Islam to the world. May Allah shower you with endless blessing.

However, I do agree with the comment No. 712 posted by I.Amdoa as quoted below:

Image number 28 - Saudi special forces display some of their skills and equipment during a ceremony as they prepare for the influx people to participate in the Hajj,.... looks totally irrelevant and out of place.. not only that, they send a totally wrong signal to the otherwise wonderful message of Islam. I wish and urge that is taken out asap.

In the same way, image no. 37 Ð Muslim pilgrims touch the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy Ð I think sends a wrong message too both Muslims and non-Muslims. It gives the wrong impression/knowledge that touching the Jabal al-Rahma pillar on Mount Mercy is a part of Hajj arkan [rites]. Similarly, images showing people praying on the top of Jabal al Noor sends the wrong message. Such images should be down played especially in such context.

Posted by Sazali, Malaysia December 7, 09 03:41 AM
795.

Subhanallah!!!!

Posted by Saood Khan December 7, 09 04:01 AM
796.

MashaaAllah, very good pictures.

Posted by Ayman December 7, 09 04:45 AM
797.

Ma shaa Allah. May Allah bless us and forgive our sins.

Marwan Khalifa

Posted by Marwan Khalifa December 7, 09 04:54 AM
798.

Thanks for all muslims on our eirth..may allah please all of us..al 7amdullelah rab al 3almeen..

Posted by ghada December 7, 09 05:02 AM
799.

Subahanallah

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 09 05:07 AM
800.

Dear Brother,
Whoever has posted, the comment in picture 27, need some clarification, 1)''Prophet Mohammed is buried in medina's landmark mosque'' is giving a wrong impression( to Non-Muslims and some Muslims) that Muslims worship dead people and that all Mosques have a grave inside, It is not permissble to pray in a gravegard which is clearly forbidden by the Prophet(SAW). It is not his burial in his own house(NOT inside the Mosque) or a shrine which makes Medina Prophet Mosque the 2nd holiest place for Muslims but the clear statement of the prophet SAW himself which was BEFORE his death.
2) Mecca is not a shrine-Who is buried there??? It is the first holiest Mosque for the Muslims ---a place of worship to the Amighty God Allah SWT. The whole message of Allah swt in the Quran is to worship Him without associating any partners with Him in WORSHIP. So please be careful when you use the internet and be clear in your comments as this can make people go astray and make Allah swt guide me, you and all of us. May Allah swt bless all of us to guidance and seeking knowledge.

Posted by Abdul Razaak December 7, 09 05:11 AM
801.

subhan allah la elah ella allah, allah yaserlna yaha ya rab ya 7aj ya 3omra bas 3njad sho nefse ashoof el ka3beh o azoor 2abr el rasool 3alaih elsalat wal salam

Posted by yasmeen December 7, 09 05:38 AM
802.

thankx mate, they were great images that represent some of many beautiful things in our religion, culture and manner..


thanx
GOD WILLING

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 09 05:55 AM
803.

Unforgettible pictures. While viewing these pictures, its became automatically that I have recited and started the praise of Almighty ALLAH. "Allah HO Akbar" Labaik, Allah Huma Labaik. Rooh aur Ema'an taaza ho gia.

Posted by Ayub Ahmad December 7, 09 06:02 AM
804.

As slamo alikum
i have never ever put comments any where but its for the first time i commenting on any website bcz the pics are very beautiful and they dont need words to explain its beauty
May Allah give success to photographers aamin

Posted by humayun shakoor December 7, 09 06:17 AM
805.

ashallah! Nice Pics! Thanks a lot.Prohpet mosque is not 2nd Holiest mosque But its 3rd. 2nd one is Masjid Al Aqsa in Palestine.

Posted by Khan December 7, 09 06:18 AM
806.

Masha Allah
Allah is Great
Allahuakbar Allahuakbar
La Ilaha Illallah
Walahuakbar Allahuakbar
Walillahil hamd

Posted by Fareed Ahmad Saifi December 7, 09 06:50 AM
807.

great ...

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 09 07:05 AM
808.

it is a pretty interesting pictures .may allah blessu by colectingthese pictures

Posted by faisalkallachi December 7, 09 07:21 AM
809.

Breathtaking pictures, most inspiring, and well categorized. Thanks for a meritorious and splendid effort.
islamicbooks.info

Posted by A.S. Hashim MD December 7, 09 08:39 AM
810.

"Neither lose heart nor fall into despair for you will succeed if you're a true believer"

I am really speechless about the pictures, dear muslim bretheren lets show to the world at large that united we stand divided we fall.

Mashallah the pics are owesome, may allah bless the photographer, zakakallahu khairan

Posted by mohammed nasir hussain (india) December 7, 09 08:40 AM
811.

I agree with the commentator 712 about the pictures that send wrong messages and don't relate to Islamic doctrines; pictures 28 and 37 with Special Forces parade and the guy who is hugging the stone pillar don't relate to Islamic doctrines and have nothing to do with pilgrimage.

Posted by Harold Cub December 7, 09 09:21 AM
812.

Thank you Boston Globe for a marvelous effort in depicting a great muslim celebration so vividly in beautiful visuals.

Eid Al Adha commemorates Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice in the way of the one Creator Allah even with our prizest posession- our progeny.
If only man were to fully comprehend the majesty of the Creator in giving human being reigns to fulfill a divine destiny.A destiny that we need to be mindful of and execute our talents in a way that proclaims God's laws manifest on Earth by making this world a stupendous place for all forms of life.

Posted by Saira Samee December 7, 09 09:23 AM
813.

Great pictures. Was there performing Haj this year with my family. The photo of holy Kaaba where pilgrims were performing "tawaaf" shows people in a very hazy way, I wonder why ? Anyway good work done, it reminded me of my recent Haj pilmigrage. Thanks a lot,

Posted by Habib Kant December 7, 09 09:31 AM
814.

SubhanAllah!!!!!!

Posted by NASIRA SULTANA December 7, 09 09:43 AM
815.

Asalaam alaikum wa rathmatullahi wa barakatuh
I am American , and Muslim for 6 years, said my shahadah at the age of 49 and am 55 now . Thank you so much for posting these photos of Eid and Hajj around the world . I have never been to a country of muslims so as you can imagine Eid is a little subdued here in America and i have never experienced Eid as it is in the rest of the world . May Allah bless All of my Muslim Brothers and sisters , forgive us and have mercy on us in the grave and on the day of Judgement , and grant us a place in the best part of Paradise , Ameeeeen Ma'salaama

Posted by Thabit ibn Harold December 7, 09 09:45 AM
816.

I OWE MY GRATITUDE TO BOSTON GLOBE. THESE ARE MEMORABLE PICTURES DEPICTING THE GLORY AND UNIVERSALITY OF ISLAM. THANK YOU BOSTON GLOBE.

Posted by ISRAR HASAN December 7, 09 10:11 AM
817.

MashaAllah!!!!!!!!!! i want to be there soon,plz pray for me..........Thanx

Posted by Dr.Asif Hussain December 7, 09 10:48 AM
818.

Mashah Allah
Allahooakbar

Posted by saeeda December 7, 09 11:15 AM
819.

masha allah

Posted by ayyub December 7, 09 11:40 AM
820.

Brothers & Sisters,

Just two things - remember & practise, you will succeed, Insha Allah!
(1) Thank Allah when you are happy & satisfied and (2) Be patient when you are sad & dissatisfied. Lastly, make no mistake that Allah loves to forgive than to punsih. Subhanallahi Wa Bi Hamdihi Subhanallahil Azeem!

Posted by Mukarram Khan December 7, 09 11:41 AM
821.

most amazing!!!!

Posted by Manzoorul Hassan December 7, 09 12:43 PM
822.

I just come back from Hajj and these pictures amazing. I can picture the time i made Fajr on top pf Jabl Nur.

Mashallah

Posted by Reza December 7, 09 01:27 PM
823.

Subhanallah Allah tamam musalmano ko ziarat-e-muqaddasa ki ziarat or haj ki saadat naseeb farmay.
AMEEN

Posted by Shakeel khan December 7, 09 01:29 PM
824.

May the Almighty reward you abundantly for such stuff (pictures). Looking forward to seeing more of these.

Posted by Habibu Sani December 7, 09 01:30 PM
825.

The true spirit of Islam and the unity of humanity was shown in these photos.
There is oneness here, gone are the discrimination of nationality, color, status. We all stand shoulder to shoulder and praise the Lord. No other religion has this unique gathering of all people from all over the word.

Stop the hate, violence and terror that has given a negative image to such a beautiful religion, and just follow the footsteps of our holy prophet.

Thank you for the photos.

Posted by AH_MD December 7, 09 01:30 PM
826.

Its an amazing moments.........................

Posted by FADIL December 7, 09 01:56 PM
827.

I was there.. ALHUMDUILLAH, I have completed one of the pillars of ISLAM and I was invited and the guest of ALLAH (SWT) visiting the grand mosque and performing once in a life time journey. Hajj is the journey and I expect every pious believer to make the journey possible when they are young. When you folks first see KABA for the first time in your life time... Please make a following dua: 'ALLAH (swt), please accept any dua's I make after this dua'. Any one who makes a dua after seeing the house of ALLAH for the first time his/her dua's are accepted. Please make dua with the sincere intention. INSHALLAH, I am planning for my next Hajj next year.

Posted by Hasher December 7, 09 02:42 PM
828.

ma shaa allah amazing !amazing! and amazing pics thank you boston globe.

Posted by sabah December 7, 09 04:06 PM
829.

this is soooo beautiful picture i ever seen in my life.

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 09 04:36 PM
830.

One would only look at these beautiful pics and would think to themself WOW (Mashallah) there is more to Islam than one can imagine.

Posted by Mona December 7, 09 04:57 PM
831.

these r wonderful pictures. thanx for posting these.

Posted by shumona December 7, 09 06:46 PM
832.

Masha Allah....very nice.

Posted by E.C.Nanabawa December 7, 09 07:41 PM
833.

Subhan Allah, Pictures are very beautiful. Thanks to each and everyone for sharing with us. Allah bless each and everyone "Ameen"

Posted by Parry December 7, 09 07:49 PM
834.

mashallah! it was so heartwarming to see these beautiful pictures from around the globe. AllahuAkbar!!!!

Posted by khadija December 7, 09 07:59 PM
835.

These precious pictures bring tears to my husband and my eyes. We both wait patiently until Almighty Allah invites us to his home.

Posted by Shazima Mohammed December 7, 09 08:00 PM
836.

Subhanallah! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing, never seen anything like this before, SHUKHAR ALHAMDULLILAH!

Posted by Anonymous! December 7, 09 08:19 PM
837.

Subhanallah. Alhamdulillah. Laaillaha illalahulahu. Allahu Akbar. Very great picture! Thank you God for chosing me to be a moslem.

Posted by Eni Jenie December 7, 09 09:32 PM
838.

Mashah Allah
this pic is so amizing i hope you all have great Eid

Posted by Nejat Berhan December 7, 09 09:52 PM
839.

I cany able to explain how much happy am to be a muslim.... am proud to be a Muslim... Mashallah.,.,.,.,.,.,., Thank to Allah he gave me in muslim home

Posted by TABREZ December 7, 09 10:54 PM
840.

Masha Allah, This is the power of Islam,

Masha Allah

Posted by Fazal Rahman December 7, 09 11:14 PM
841.

Masha Allah

thanks from the team of boston about this Islamic picturs i am so intraste to become to Maka Insha Allah very son

Posted by javid from Afghanistan December 7, 09 11:20 PM
842.

al hamdu lillah

Posted by Anonymous December 7, 09 11:30 PM
843.

Mashaallah
awsome pictures showing the universality and diversityof
our beautiful faith. thank you for your outstanding job.
keep up the good work.

Posted by abdul aleem December 7, 09 11:35 PM
844.

Masha Allah
Allah is Great
Allahuakbar Allahuakbar
La Ilaha Illallah
Walahuakbar Allahuakbar
Walillahil hamd
SUBHANALLAH

Posted by Aamir Faryaz December 8, 09 12:02 AM
845.

Mash Allah

I am from Ethiopia working International Organization Alhamudulah give thanks to Allah we are Muslims and I really impressed to see this kind of ceremony in my hole life it is always new and always amusing Allah make as strong and we will keep our great Islamic religion very strongly and insallah next year with Allah permission and support i will visit Saudi Arabia for the ceremony of holy Arafat festivity with my great Husband.

Posted by Fozeya Seid December 8, 09 12:31 AM
846.

An important fact to keep in mind for those who have / have not done hajj yet.
If life AFTER hajj is no different from

life before hajj,

then there is a possibility that your hajj was flawed/not accepted by the Allmighty.

Posted by Ahmad December 8, 09 12:57 AM
847.

very beautiful pictures
subhana-al-lahi wabihamdehi
subhana-al-lahil azeem
prayer all muslim

Posted by muzzammil ahmed khan December 8, 09 01:03 AM
848.

Masha Allah,this is the real beauty of Islam.
May Allah Bless us all.

Posted by Shahid Mubarak December 8, 09 01:08 AM
849.

Masha alalh , very nice pictures and it shows the unity of muslim and their gathering as well . As far as Hajj is concerend, it is a great gathering of world muslims and the sacrifice also. Jasakkallah kahir .

Posted by Abddul Jaleel , Jeddah December 8, 09 01:22 AM
850.

Masha Allah,
This really shows the greatness of Islam

Posted by MJ December 8, 09 01:22 AM
851.

Salaams

A picture tells a thousand words. How great it is to be a part of this beautiful nation across the globe. Keep up the good work to all my Muslim brothers and sisters.
Remember us all in your Dua's and don't forget "There's no excuse for missing Salaah !" It's the key to Success

Salaams

Posted by Yasin December 8, 09 03:14 AM
852.

Assalam u alaikum,

Alham du lil lah, I believe these Pictures are the Very best & beautiful, that I have ever come across in my Life. I wish that Allah Subhanawa tala fulfills everyones dream to Visit this Place. I request one & all those who are reading this to Pray that Insha Allah my Mom visits it Once in her Life. Ameen. Pls do Pray.

Posted by Syeda Sara December 8, 09 03:20 AM
853.

subhanallah.. god is great

Posted by muhammad ali December 8, 09 03:24 AM
854.

Thank you very much Boston.

I completely agree with Mr Abdul Razzaq

he is completely right, Madina is the second holiest place in the world, and the prophet Mohammad Mosque is located in Madina, Prophet Mohammad PBUH made the first Islamic society and the first Islamic government in Madina, so Madina is the first cradle of Islamic government.

thanks

Posted by Gulbuddin Fazly December 8, 09 04:27 AM
855.

Incredible pictures! A powerful demonstration of Unity and Diversity throughout the whole world sending a message of Peace and Harmony.

Posted by Majid Khan December 8, 09 06:42 AM
856.

It remembers me about my umrah, Great Pic, Thanks whoever sends these pictures, we can see the celebrations of Eid Ul Adha throughout the world.

Posted by M.Y.Mohsin December 8, 09 06:53 AM
857.

"SUBHANALLAH"

Posted by Abdul Kareem December 8, 09 06:59 AM
858.

ESSALAM 3ALAYKOUM WA RAHMATO ELAHI WA BARAKATOHO

c est ça notre isleme qui montre toujours qu'il est numero 1.
je suis tres fière car je fais partie de cette relegion unique au monde.
je salut toutes perssonne a participer de loin ou de pris pour la réalisation des ces merveilles et je souhaite qu'on reçoit plus de photos de tels sor.
encors merci et merci et merci mille fois.

Posted by amato ellah December 8, 09 07:35 AM
859.

Ma shaa Allah. Thanks for the amzing moments of Haj and Eid from all over the world.

Posted by Shahnawaz Ahmad December 8, 09 07:35 AM
860.

subhan-allah amazing pics reminds me of the time i spent in haj

Posted by Anonymous December 8, 09 07:47 AM
861.

One would only look at these beautiful pics and would think to themself WOW (Mashallah) there is more to Islam than one can imagine

Posted by Anonymous December 8, 09 07:49 AM
862.

It is so beautiful pictures ,touch my heart and I got goose bomb in my body.
ISALM is so beautiful,but unfortunately peoples think that they are Muslim,but they are not because they are destroying our good image.
Religion is dealing with others.
I am so proud been a good MUSLIM.
Love to all brothers and sisters all over the world and EID MUBARK .
Truly those pictures showed the unity of humanity

Posted by Sale Alfreih.Riyadh K S A December 8, 09 08:25 AM
863.

Allahuakbar Allahuakbar Eid al-Adha

Posted by Mohamed haris December 8, 09 08:57 AM
864.

Beautiful pics ...... gives me goose bumps seeing it ....... Eid Mubarak to all .........

Posted by Anonymous December 8, 09 09:56 AM
865.

subhanallah
very butyful picture
jazakallah qair

Posted by Mohammed Haseeb Abbas December 8, 09 09:59 AM
866.

Masha Allah,
God is great. we all Muslims have to show our religion to the world that Islam is the religion of peace, stability, brotherhood............
Many thanks those who put together these amazing pix,
thanks

Posted by Abdul Reshtin December 8, 09 10:09 AM
867.

mashAllah....may Allah bless us with the honour of a hajj in our lifetime..ameen..

Posted by uqba December 8, 09 10:33 AM
868.

allah allah .

Posted by Rabih December 8, 09 11:15 AM
869.

Thank you for the Amazing photographs, May Allah SWT continue to bless you with your talent.

Posted by Zia December 8, 09 11:58 AM
870.

masha allha......

Posted by Anonymous December 8, 09 12:05 PM
871.

masha allha......

Posted by shaju December 8, 09 12:14 PM
872.

Beautiful pitures. They are so heart touching and soothing. Well done Boston. Show to the world that we are peace loving people and reject all kind of terrorist act .

Posted by Amir December 8, 09 12:30 PM
873.

awesome :D

Posted by mohammed December 8, 09 12:32 PM
874.

These are awesome pictures, I hope we can have more things about the correct Islam in the media and this would be a sawab e jariah, as long as people get benefitted by this media we will warded.
Jaza kalla khair,

Posted by Fawzi Lutfi, December 8, 09 12:33 PM
875.

SUBHANALLAH.

Posted by raza December 8, 09 02:04 PM
876.

MASHAALLAH VERY BEAUTIFUL,I PRAY TO ALLAH TO GRANT ME A CHANCE TO GO AND PERFORM HAJ WAL U'MRA INSHAALLAH NEXT YEAR.

Posted by HUSNA December 8, 09 02:13 PM
877.

Asllamoalaikum Warahematullahi wabarakatu,Thank you very much and congratulations BOSTON GLOBE,May blesings of ALLAH Sub'hana wataallah be with you AMMEEN.
Abdullatif Khan,Ramsgate,Kent,UK.

Posted by Abdullatif Khan. December 8, 09 03:16 PM
878.

In the comment, no. 782, Brother Wedada Mostafa says: ....
" ...If Saudi special forces are not at their utmost readiness how can the Saudi control the mobilization of 2.5 million pilgrims..." [Posted by Wedad Mostafa December 7, 09 01:00 AM]..

In response I urge you first to see the deadly gadgets the force are wearing.. and their aggressiveness.. they pose as if they are marching to capture the terrible world with those deadly terrorising machine guns and other gadjets and weapons.

Are you suggesting the Saudis need such frightening force to control the unarmed, God fearing pilgrims?

On seeing that image, a non-Muslim friend of mine asked me, why does one need such a terrifying force with equally terrifying guns, and gadjets to control the innocent pilgrims?

How could we answer him? Any suggestion?

Posted by I.AMADO December 8, 09 04:18 PM
879.

what excellent pictures !!! indeed Islam is the perfect religion of Abaham, Jacob, Noah, Jesus and Muhammed may peace be upon them.

Posted by dr yusuf dambha December 8, 09 04:24 PM
880.

Mashaallah,amazing photos....

Posted by AysunAyshe December 8, 09 04:26 PM
881.

there's no greatest than allah al hamdou li allah thousands thanks boston globe.

Posted by abdeldjalil December 8, 09 05:26 PM
882.

Thanks donna for this e-mail.I hope one day In-Sha Allah,that I will be an honoured guest of Allah to enjoy the priveledge of visiting this holy land and its mass of incredible boundless beauty.
I could feel my heart pounding against my chest as I look on in awe at these masterpieces of Allah's creation.
Nariman

Posted by Nariman hosein December 8, 09 07:58 PM
883.

Beautiful pictures MashAllah. My brother and I really enjoyed viewing these inspiring images.

Posted by Waqar December 8, 09 10:26 PM
884.

Subhanallaha , I have no words to explain my feelings.

Posted by Rabia December 8, 09 10:32 PM
885.

All pictures are very useful and informative.
Sisters praying indicates all have equal rights in Islam, touching of the rock is a salute to the places where our Prophet and or his companions moved around in the past, Saudi forces are not watching the pilgrims, they are protecting them from stupid Talabans who are women and children killers OR from other enemies of Islam. May Allah SWT bless the person who put up these memorable pictures together....

Posted by Arif Kazmi December 8, 09 10:32 PM
886.

Mashallah

Posted by Areejkhan December 8, 09 10:47 PM
887.

Allah O Akber, It is great to be accepted by our Creator for his abundant Gift of Life to Us. Aameen

Posted by Murtaza Chagani December 8, 09 11:01 PM
888.

pictures are amazing. please pray for everyone so that everybody will be able to perform Hajj. Inshallah and Ameen

Posted by Yameen December 9, 09 12:37 AM
889.

Thank u very much for doing a hard job to collect pictures from various places on the occasion of Haj and Eid
jazakallah
Pray for all of us to make allah easy to go for haj
inshallah soon we will perform Haj

Posted by Syed Mahmood December 9, 09 12:37 AM
890.

Subhan Allah! this is called true Religious to see the people interest in islam Masha Allah.
m also keen to do Hujj ASAP with my parents Insha Allah, please Pray.

Posted by Shoaib Khan December 9, 09 02:23 AM
891.

Sukur Ya Rabbim

Posted by Serdar Çelik December 9, 09 02:25 AM
892.

Thanks for amazing Photo.All over the world the Eid is performed with same feeling

Posted by Ajazahmed December 9, 09 02:38 AM
893.

Ma shaa Allah. Thanks for the amzing moments of Haj and Eid from all over the world.

Posted by ali December 9, 09 02:46 AM
894.

Masha-allah these are very beautiful pics

Posted by Imran Khan December 9, 09 03:06 AM
895.

SUBHANALLAH, WE PERFORMED HAJ THIS YEAR BUT COULDN'T SEE ALL BIRD EYE VIEWS PHOTOGRAPHS AS HERE. IN WHOLE WORLD THERE IS NOT A SINGLE HRS. WITHOUT SOUND OF AZAAN, A CAL FOR PRAY.

Posted by MOHAMMED K.R. December 9, 09 03:16 AM
896.

SUBHANALLAH~~

Posted by Rao Emran Hanif December 9, 09 04:06 AM
897.

i think and i am sure that it is the most beautiful place one would visit!!!

Posted by vola December 9, 09 04:33 AM
898.

I am SO proud that some Muslims are able to portray true Islam, in its unity, tolerance, humbleness. We need more Muslims to do the same. It doesn't have to be in the same way, but everyday actions and behaviour reflecting the ethics and religion of Islam such as HONESTY, humbleness, mercy, generosity, obedience, love for others are what a Muslim, great or small, influential or not should shield himself/herself with.

Posted by B.E. December 9, 09 04:52 AM
899.

ALLAHU AKBAR.ALLAHUAKBAR
GOD IS GREAT
THESE PHOTOS ARE WOW AMAZING,MERCIFUL......

Posted by IRSHAD December 9, 09 04:58 AM
900.

Ma cha Allah !

Posted by Chams December 9, 09 05:28 AM
901.

Jazahumullah....all those who contributed these wonderful photographs and made it possible for us to see them. May all those of us who have the wherewithal s ( istetaa'at ), be blessed by Allah to perform the pilgrimage at least once in our lifetime...aameen. May Allah bestow upon all muslims of the world an insight into the true spirit and teachings of Islam so that they are able, each one of them, to carry forward this spirit to the rest of people not yet conversant with or having a distorted version of it.. aameen

Posted by Afzal Naqavi December 9, 09 05:33 AM
902.

MashaAllah- this is a breath taking!
amazing piece of work.
Beautifully captured moments of Muslims around the world.
thank you-JazakAllah kahir aameen.

Posted by Naeema Farooqi December 9, 09 05:37 AM
903.

Masha-Allah....Very nice photos....

Posted by Zainudeen December 9, 09 06:04 AM
904.

Allah herkese nasip etsin

Posted by esma yeraydin December 9, 09 07:04 AM
905.

Wonderful. Thanks

Posted by Sulthan Hamid December 9, 09 08:37 AM
906.

Spectacular photogrpahy!

Posted by nasir December 9, 09 08:51 AM
907.

Besm Allah wa Allah Akbar. Masha'a Allah, These pictures makes me proud of my self to be a Muslim. It reflects how muslims are obedient to Allah. May Allah grant them al Jannah and may Allah bestow upon muslims all arround the world.

Posted by Wasfi December 9, 09 09:27 AM
908.

I was there with my husband and four sons and at that time they were ranging from 7 years of age to 17 years. To this date they can never forget the experience of oneness. Pictures are most impressive pls keep them circulated. Thank you.

Posted by Tazzim December 9, 09 09:37 AM
909.

MashaAllah. I am so thrilled. Hope to send my parents for Haj and later I go to Haj too. Thanks for posting this. May Allah bless you all.

Posted by Riz Khan December 9, 09 10:04 AM
910.

excellent,......

Posted by shuja December 9, 09 11:00 AM
911.

mashalla , share a peom
As you rush for prayers
when you hear
the muezzins call
bowing to the glory
of god
the small
the mighty and the tall
god who saves you
from every fall
the greatest wonder of all
Idd Mubarak
from wall to wall
allh ho akbar
etched on the soul
of peace hope harmony
the greatest cure - all
mutual coexistence
brotherhood of man
as added windfall

Posted by mrs hassanali December 9, 09 11:21 AM
912.

sob7an allah wa allah 2akbar

Posted by susan faraj December 9, 09 11:25 AM
913.

Regardless of what anyone's believes are, i don't think anyone wouldn't like such an extremely proffesional pictures. Put yourself in the place of that person watching the sunset from the top of the mountain thinking:"Who made all this universe? that sun going down behind the earth, leaving darkness behind, etc... etc... ?" Don't you think you will be lucky to have such a chance away from the modern life which is keeping you extremely busy 24/7. Each of the photos worth a big prize for the photographer who took it. Every human on earth is required to read about all religeons away from his/her previous thoughts to get to the facts which will convince him and then he can be a good follower. Do not rely on people's thoughts be yourself and decide for yourself.

Posted by Amir December 9, 09 11:51 AM
914.

NE GÜZEL RESÝMLER VE BU MANEVÝ ÝKLÝMDE BULUNMAK NE GÜZEL BÝR DUYGU ALLAH HERKESE NASÝBÝ MÜESSER ETSÝN ÝNÞALLAH

Posted by HAZAR ÝSMAÝLOÐLU December 9, 09 12:09 PM
915.

Masha'Allah beautiful pictures.

Posted by Shaheen December 9, 09 12:09 PM
916.

what a photogarpher?!

Posted by an wisha December 9, 09 01:07 PM
917.

Grand merci à Dieu,le maitre des cieux.
Que Dieu protege tous les musulmans du monde,et preserve l'islam
qui est sa seule religion.Toutes ces photos sont si sacreés...

Posted by Abdrahamane Diallo /Mali(W.Africa) December 9, 09 01:28 PM
918.

Msha-Allah
Woderful

Posted by babar December 9, 09 02:15 PM
919.

Masha Allah

Barak Allah Feekum

Posted by Javed Ahmad December 9, 09 02:30 PM
920.

Amazing and very stunning views of the mosque and sun rise,all the brothers and sisters of islam, and made tears rolled down from on my eyes, apart from different colour and gender and nationalities, only one "shada"-"LA ELLA HA ILLLAH, MUHAMMADURR RASULULLAH" tie us all together.....amazing.......very touchy, i'm sure it gives you the feeling.... one huge family.....my people....my family......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!-
ENJOY.................

Posted by rosh December 9, 09 02:47 PM
921.

mashaALLAH,soubhanALLAH,alhamdouliLAH,la ILAHA illa LAH, wa LAHOU AKBAR .

Islam is the veracious religion and will remain it until so that ALLAH will inherit the ground and what it contains, and these photographs shows our splendid religion " No comment" :)

Posted by your brother mourad December 9, 09 03:18 PM
922.

Comments 884 says... "touching of the rock is a salute to the places where our Prophet and or his companions moved around in the past..."

The above comment may read and sound very spiritual initially, but this is how "bidaat"/innovations [which our Prophet SAW has strictly forbidden us all] creeps in our Deen/religion. It looks nice initially, but in the long run, if not checked or acted upon wisely, will lead us to anti Islamic/anti faith rituals and beliefs. So many muslims today, unfortunately have so much moved away from the true spirit and ibadaat of Islam, that quite many of their rituals/ ibadaat could hardly be termed as Islamic in true sense at all. Muslims, watch out. Please don't innovate anything in Islam simply because you like doing it or simply because it looks or sounds great. Please try to understand the true rational and spirit of Islam well.

Also, the comments further says.."Saudi forces are ... protecting the [pilgrims] from stupid Talabans who are women and children killer..."

Such unfounded, baseless, misleading and speculative thoughts/ comments should not be allowed on this otherwise quiet, calm and spiritual comments board. Editors please come in.

Posted by I. Amdao December 9, 09 03:28 PM
923.

Ma shaa' ALLAH and Al hamdollALLAH

Allahoma a3ez ISLAM and Muslims

Posted by I'm proud to be Muslim December 9, 09 03:56 PM
924.

tky you for those very beautiful images, so touching to see Muslims of all the world in such a Unity, Equality, Fraternity....the real values of Islam.

May Allah give the chance to each muslim to perform pilgrimage.It is the most beautiful journey and to have lived it in 2007, we feel really in an other world, in proximity with Allah.

God bless our community

Posted by Husna December 9, 09 05:17 PM
925.

my heart is crying with happiness...
Alhamdulillah

Posted by suliman December 9, 09 06:17 PM
926.

Masha Allah,...i was there this year among them...insyallah to be the chosen one hajj mabrur....great shots, i have no chance at all to take photos..thank you, i will treasure this pictures, thank you...

Posted by aishah mohd saleh December 9, 09 07:06 PM
927.

Heavenly beautiful...breathtaking....nothing can come close to this..Allah bless those, who brought these picture to us to see.

Posted by Munawar Khalid December 9, 09 07:09 PM
928.

SUBHANNALLAH ,what a great moments captured .It really reflected the origion of our Islam religion and muslims in the world.
congratulation for such a great job.please keep continue .
JAZAKALLAH

Posted by Mohammad Khowaja December 9, 09 08:59 PM
929.

Wonderful pictures.
ALLAH AKBAR

Posted by NOOR JINNAH December 9, 09 09:21 PM
930.

Magnificent n awe inspiring also very moving pictures. I wish though certain pictures were not taken, where a young girl watches a sheep being slaughtered, n a picture where a cow blood sprayed on the floor while cow is lying dead with feet tied.

Posted by Rashid Munshi December 9, 09 11:44 PM
931.

Mashallah, beautiful pics....

Posted by Ambareen December 9, 09 11:51 PM
932.

mashahallah very beautiful pics brother

Posted by juveria December 10, 09 12:21 AM
933.

Masha Allah,nice pictures...Insha Allah,hope i can go next year for Haj....

Posted by jamila hambali December 10, 09 12:39 AM
934.

Amazing and rare pictures. Great coverage by Alan Taylor.

Posted by Robert Udyavar December 10, 09 12:55 AM
935.

MASHALLAH MOST AMAZING PICTURES i 'VE EVER SEEN. GOD IS GREAT AND WISH TO ALMIGHTY GOD THAT MUSLIMS ALL OVER THE WORLD BECOMES UNITED AND BE WHAT WE WERE ONCE THE ENLIGHTENED ONES( AMEEN )

Posted by Rashidashamsi December 10, 09 01:11 AM
936.

MASHA ALLAH
GREAT PHOTOS

Posted by IQBAL-MAHE December 10, 09 01:12 AM
937.

Subhanallahi wabihamdih...
We live on this earth only once, let's make full use of it by following Al-Quran and Sunnah Prophet Muhammad SAW.
May we will be spared from the Jahannam.
Pray that all Muslimim and Muslimin, Mukminin and Mukminat to have the mercy of Allah with His Most Gracious. Amin.

Posted by Azizuddin December 10, 09 01:30 AM
938.

Very very nice and fantastic picture.

Posted by Ch. Abdul Rashid Nasir December 10, 09 01:53 AM
939.

masha allah. so many photgrarphs are not downloading. further they are not in chronological order. so bit confusing.

Posted by haji mohammed abdullah. December 10, 09 02:02 AM
940.

masha allah,, such things wake us from darkness. alhamdulillah

Posted by Azharuddin india December 10, 09 02:51 AM
941.

Thanks indeed!

Great pictures taken, i would love to thanks to those once again, especially picture number 4 is the most attracting to me, because All '' turn to Him ... May Allah accept all Muslims' prayers and i wish that those who did not have the opportunity to visit these holly places af Prophet and his Companions, could make it there as soon as possible...this is Muslims' common place where many different nationalities and races come together and point out to Him saying ''There is no Allah other than Allah'' and prostrate before Him. Oh Allah do not burn us all with longing!!

Happy eid once again,
Istanbul/Turkey

Posted by Yupi December 10, 09 03:59 AM
942.

GREAT JOB BOSTON .

MA SHAA ALLAH !
HEART TOUCHING IMAGES , VERYTOUGH TO FIND SUCH IMAGES .
THESE IMAGES SHOWS THAT ISLAM IS THE RELIGION OF PEACE , HARMONY, BROTHERHOOD & UNITY & REJECT TERRORISIM.

Posted by MUNAUWER AHMED KHATRI December 10, 09 07:41 AM
943.

Subhan Allah, Pictures are very beautiful. Thanks to each and everyone for sharing with us. Allah bless each and everyone "Ameen

Posted by Muhammad Rizwan December 10, 09 07:42 AM
944.

Excellent Picturezation work done

Posted by Anonymous December 10, 09 08:05 AM
945.

The most beautiful images i have ever seen, makes me feel honoured to be part of this great nation. However I would like to comment on the last photo of the pillar of Arafat. This is showing us a practical example of shirk. Touching or bowing to a stone pillar can do nothing for us.. Praying to Allah Will. AH I have just come back from Hajj, and there was a lot of these practices going on, where the rocks of Arafat are covered in graffiti, as well as this pillar. This was just one example, there were more of these practices at the cave of Hira and at the Kaaba itself. I would like to please request my brothers and sisters to please be aware of pagan practices and abstain. We are muslim and should not be de-facing these rocks or imitating non belivers when showing our love.. Your brother.

Posted by Anzar Moin December 10, 09 08:06 AM
946.

Amazing pictures.....May ALLAH swt give tofeeq to every muslim to perform Hajj.
Life is soo short, a wise man should prepare himself for akhra while he is alive

Posted by Sajjad Ahmad Khan December 10, 09 09:17 AM
947.

MAY ALLAH BLESS ALL THE MUSLIMS ON THIS GLOBE, AMEEN

Posted by Dr. Sohail Bashir December 10, 09 10:21 AM
948.

its amazing pics

Posted by mohammed December 10, 09 10:40 AM
949.

Everything is superb, just let us differentiate between 'Makkah' and 'Mecca' If I'm not mistaken 'Mecca' is the place of wine where non muslims prepared to insult Muslims. But 'Makkah' is our Holly Place, City and Great Mosque in the Whole World. SUBHANALLAH!!!!!!!!!!
ASALAM ALAYKUM WARAHMATULLAH WABARAKATUH MUSLIMS

Posted by Anonymous December 10, 09 10:57 AM
950.

thank you for this file

Posted by Abdulmonem farrag December 10, 09 10:59 AM
951.

Infinite thanks to Allah for the invitation to complete Hajj. One of the reasons the Saudi soldiers ared dressed as they are is to intimidate the Shia when they gather for any group prayer or commemoration, even when they have secured clearance from the government. The custodians of Mecca and Medina are financing movements inside their own country, yes they own it as it carries their tribal/family name, as well as here in the US and throughout Europe, to marginalize women, kill other Muslims as well as other people who worship in ways they do not approve of. And too many of us are swept up in the ignorant tidal wave of narrow minded thinking.

Posted by 2moons1sun December 10, 09 12:38 PM
952.

Suhan Allah

Posted by Muhammad Rizwan December 10, 09 02:14 PM
953.

The pictures are very powerful, vivid yet very graceful though. Well, it sure captured my attention. Brava.

Posted by Leyla December 10, 09 03:27 PM
954.

Mashaa Allah very beautiful.

Posted by Mohammed Shamim Khan December 10, 09 03:50 PM
955.


Mashallah very nice plz pray for my uncle he died on December 8 2009 wow great photos

Posted by Sarah Patah December 10, 09 03:54 PM
956.

Breathtaking Pictures! Alhamdullah and thank you for such beautiful pictures!

Posted by hifjun December 10, 09 04:36 PM
957.

these pictures are beautiful masha'allah ! may alllah take us all to th holy cities of makkah and madinah over and over again ! theres no place better than that in th world ! subhanalllah :)

Posted by Aayesha07 December 10, 09 04:37 PM
958.

SubhanAllah

Posted by sara December 10, 09 04:44 PM
959.

Subhanallah, mashallah, these are so much beautiful photos, they are very inspiring and make you want to visit the holy place of Mecca and the other excellent mosques around the world.

Posted by Sulaiman Ali December 10, 09 06:22 PM
960.

AMAZING!!
i've saved this link in my favourites these pictures are priceless AlhamDuLLiLah InshAllah one day me and my girl will make it there...together

Posted by Gulfraz December 10, 09 06:49 PM
961.

AMAZING!!
i've saved this link in my favourites these pictures are priceless AlhamDuLLiLah InshAllah one day me and my girl will make it there...together

Posted by Gulfraz December 10, 09 06:49 PM
962.

♥allhamdulillah... we muslims become unity.


asallullah ayyajallana mina najihin.aLLahumma aMEEN..

Posted by Anonymous December 10, 09 08:07 PM
963.

Assalamu alaikum,

Really awesome photos. Great work. thanks to all who worked on this.

Posted by Mohammed Rojith December 10, 09 08:42 PM
964.

Mashallah

Posted by Atif Jamal December 10, 09 11:54 PM
965.

Sub'han-allah ... amazing...
Jazakum-ullah .. brother

Posted by Fawad Kiramat December 11, 09 12:18 AM
966.

السلام عليكم ورخمة الله
اللهم انصر الامة الاسلامية يافتاح ياعليم
شكرا على هده الصور التي صراحة تبعث الطمانينة فى الانفس

Posted by مولاي عبد الخفيظ December 11, 09 12:19 AM
967.

Simply great and devine pictures of Muslims great Hajj Festival. May Allah SWT give us strength and Toufiq to perform Holy Eid ul Adha according to his guidelines. Ameen.

Posted by Md. Nurun Nabi December 11, 09 12:31 AM
968.

Islam is a peace loving religion .I am so proud to be a Muslim,

Posted by Farhana.habib December 11, 09 01:46 AM
969.

SubhanAllah.. god is great

Islam is a beautiful peace loving religion .I am so very proud to be a Muslim.


SubhanAllah. Alhamdulillah. Laaillaha Ellalalahu. Alla Hu Akbar

MashaAllah....may Allah bless us with the honour of a hajj in our lifetime..Ameen

Posted by Farhana Habib December 11, 09 02:06 AM
970.

ماشاء الله لا قوة إلا بالله

Posted by hafedh December 11, 09 03:35 AM
971.

I am Afzal Jamil from Bangladesh
Sign of Allah (SWT). Very Nice Photo indeed.

Posted by Afzal Jamil December 11, 09 03:56 AM
972.

ya i feel so blessed being part of this hajj this year and my last year in saudi arabia as a student and blessed 2 hav been with my family and friends on this great journey and pray to the almighty 2 grant us all likewise and invite us every year to stand infront of his house as pilgrams ameen Insha-Allah..

Posted by mytoefy December 11, 09 06:38 AM
973.

MASHA ALLAH HAVE BEEN THEIR IN1993, SEEING THE PICTURE I AM CRAVING 2 GO THEIR, I THANK ALLAH THAT I BEEN BORN A MUSLIM & BEING MAHUMMED RASSULLAH UMMEDID AMMEN

Posted by MOHAMMED ISMAIL December 11, 09 07:25 AM
974.

SUBHANALLAH

Posted by M. Shakeel December 11, 09 07:53 AM
975.

Subhan Allah

Posted by Munem Jamil December 11, 09 09:54 AM
976.

Really nice pictures they were really well good job to those who made them...

Posted by Joey Arehart December 11, 09 10:39 AM
977.

This bashir from madina really it is very good masha allha betiful pic

Posted by BASHIR AHMAD WANI December 11, 09 01:15 PM
978.

Subhan Allah! great pictures. Islam preaches equality and sacrifice. All Muslims just wearing two piece of unstich cloths, no discrimination all white , black, asian, african together like brothers. This slaughter is of only those animal (sheep, cows) which Allah has made for mankind to eat. And this is the rememberance of Sunah of Prophet Abrahim who was ready to sacrifice his most beloved thing;his son Ismaeel in the name of Allah. When he blindfoldedly moved his Knife over his son. Allah replaced a sheep instead of his beloved son...SubhanAllah...the test of Abrahim was over......People must know the History before commenting on it! Islam only preaches love and Harmony.....

Posted by Salman December 11, 09 02:38 PM
979.

Great Pictures

Posted by Aamir December 11, 09 03:07 PM
980.

thank you very much for these great photos that shows the real islamic world, full of love.

hafiz omair

Posted by Anonymous December 11, 09 04:19 PM
981.

hmmm... I wonder what kind of a world we might have if all that energy and effort were expended in a useful purpose. Religion is such a joke.

Posted by steve beschakis December 11, 09 04:56 PM
982.

Thanks for sharing. I wish there were photos of Eid celebration from USA also. Many folks are all over USA and Canada.
Salam & Best Wishes from
Chicago, Illinois

Posted by Abid December 11, 09 05:40 PM
983.

dharmous: The question about #33 is still unanswered. Why is the photographer not visible in the pic?
The photographer can not be seen because he is standing at an angle that is not visible to the lens. He is on the right side of the eye with the lens directed to the left. Try that in front of a mirror.
And of course, some great pictures. I was there last year shooting a documentary on Hajj. Great feeling.
To all the haters, come on guys, get out of that frame of mind and for once appreciate something for the beauty it holds than commenting on the handful people that have made it look ugly. for once stop muslim battering and appreciate them for following the Prophets of God from Adam to Mohammad PBUH. Why dont you guys get a life.

Posted by Shadab Khan December 11, 09 07:03 PM
984.

Subhanallah.. Allah is great.

Posted by Md. Nezam Uddin December 11, 09 09:39 PM
985.

Reality, can you change, the sun the moon the galaxy or an ant, do come out of fear and ignorance cocoon to see what your creator “Allah Bari Tala” orders you.,Yes he command you, he is powerful and helpful, if you want him.

Posted by Syed Farooq December 11, 09 09:55 PM
986.

Wonderful

Posted by Irshad Ali Baig December 12, 09 12:34 AM
987.

wawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww it's very very beautiful ..

Posted by madjid ladjailia December 12, 09 12:56 AM
988.

Alhamdulillah

Posted by noorul haq December 12, 09 01:27 AM
989.

SubhanAllah.. God is great

Islam is a beautiful peace loving religion .I am so very proud to be a Muslim.

Posted by Rahat Ali December 12, 09 01:49 AM
990.

áÈíß Çááåã áÈíß ... áÈíß áÇ ÔÑíß áß áÈíß ... Åä ÇáÍãÏ æ äÚãÉ áß æ Çáãáß ... áÇ ÔÑíß áß
A day to remember the importance of sacrifice. May Allah bless us all with His gracious mercy, pardon our sins & give us strength to stay steadfast in the straight path .Eid Mubarak. Murtadh Al Jamalani, Muscat

Posted by Murtadha Ibrahim Al Jamalani December 12, 09 02:08 AM
991.

Awesome!!!

Posted by Anonymous December 12, 09 02:29 AM
992.

mashaallah
zabardasat hai allah ki Qudrath
beshak wo Qadir hai

Posted by M Sultan baig December 12, 09 02:43 AM
993.

jazak allah bil khair

Posted by muhammad shah alam December 12, 09 02:46 AM
994.

Assalaam-o-Alaikum to all of you,

The pictures are too clear and beautiful, Allah is the greatest.
Thanks to Allah who has created all of us and give us a sense of true and false.

Posted by Farhan Anjum December 12, 09 04:22 AM
995.

Subhan Allah//Ma Shak allah

Posted by Naeem iqbal December 12, 09 04:28 AM
996.

Exellent job,ammazing picture.

Posted by m.sammour December 12, 09 06:22 AM
997.

yeah mubarak pictures dekh nay kay baad, HAJJ karne ki tadap bad gain.
Inshah allah

Posted by SAJID ALI December 12, 09 09:28 AM
998.

I am lucky that i have witness these events this year of Hajj. it was a life time experience. we were lucky that peoply were half as expected and all went well. truely its a miracle of Allah how its done so smoothly. Allah Kareem. May Allah take you all Muslims for this event to perform. ameen.

Posted by Shahzad Qureshi December 12, 09 10:39 AM
999.

Subhana Allah,
This was a fabulous way to view cultures, and different ethnic groups from around the world on Hajj. In addition, for children to be in touch with visual diplays of what their parents are doing on Hajj, along with those who returned and wanted a flash back of how this religion confirms our beliefs as Muslims in our five pillars of Islam.
Masha Allah, I cried and know that "Allah Knows What We Do Not."

Posted by Sister Lamya December 12, 09 01:05 PM
1000.

magnifique

Posted by samira December 12, 09 03:04 PM
1001.

I am stunned!

good work

may Allah en light our hearts with Islam

Posted by Qutaibah from Kuwait December 12, 09 03:23 PM
1002.

çok güzel resimler allah oradaki kiþilere uzun ömürler versin

Posted by selin can December 12, 09 03:37 PM
1003.

these photos remind you to be proud of being muslim
Today the world is needing Islam more than anything else

Posted by Nasredeen December 12, 09 04:12 PM
1004.

tre bien

Posted by Anonymous December 12, 09 06:51 PM
1005.

Gazakaallah for everything and anything!
May we all be blessed with his beauty and brightness....Inshallah I will also go to Hajj....

Posted by Safu December 12, 09 09:22 PM
1006.

Mashallah absolutely beautiful pictures. Brought back my most special memories. Al-Awd Inshallah!!

Posted by Sura December 12, 09 10:27 PM
1007.

Islam will be the religion of all people in the world soon.

Posted by A Babsail December 13, 09 12:05 AM
1008.

Masha Allah, great service to Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah reward all those who have provided these pictures.

Posted by Mohammed Athaur Rahman December 13, 09 12:10 AM
1009.

I'm not religious but I can appreciate these pictures. I hope I get the chance to visit Mecca.

Posted by Jared December 13, 09 12:23 AM
1010.

Mashallah. Jazzakallah. May Allah Bless Us All.

Posted by Arshad ahmed Baloch December 13, 09 12:49 AM
1011.

I agree with #981. But the again, you will never post anything that does not agree with your blog. Religion is a joke, and Islam is the biggest sham.

Posted by roy December 13, 09 01:02 AM
1012.

This is a beautiful collection of pictures - a lot of [prayers for you sho took them

Posted by Dr.Humayun Matin - Karachi - pakistan December 13, 09 01:37 AM
1013.

Mashai Allah men hath alswar algameelh naftapher pehaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by Anonymous December 13, 09 03:16 AM
1014.

Masya Allah....setiap melihat foto Makkah dan Madinah.....tidak terasa air mata mengalir....sebuah kerinduan yg tak terperi.....separuh jiwaku tertinggal disana....Yaa Rahman...Ya Razak... berilah aku rezeki untuk bisa kembali melaksanakan Haji ke tanah suci MU...Amiiin Ya Rabbal 'Alamin...

Posted by Rizal Marak December 13, 09 03:42 AM
1015.

SubhanAllah the pictures relect the beauty and Noor of Hajj. The total commitment of Hujjajs. This reminds me of my Hajj last year. May Allah Subhanutallah accepts our Hajj and give all Muslim Ummah an opportunity to go to Hajj. Allah hu Akbar

Posted by Azmat Ali December 13, 09 04:19 AM
1016.

MASHALLAH JAZAKALLAH KHEIR


Posted by NABIL MOHAMAD December 13, 09 05:44 AM
1017.

Subhana Allah...

Posted by Yhon_yhono December 13, 09 06:19 AM
1018.

Amazing!
I'm speechless!

Posted by mso December 13, 09 06:35 AM
1019.

JazakAllah................These pictures were absolutely amazing and inspiring..May Allah Bless you

Posted by Farooq December 13, 09 06:45 AM
1020.

first time to see this, so amazing! Believes gather all the people here and show their faith. Hope everyone here can keep this precious honest and love for others.

Posted by Junna December 13, 09 07:18 AM
1021.

Alhamdollillah Muslims are vivacious all over the world! May Allah make them true Muslims and shower His special blessings on them. Aameen!

Posted by Dr. Muzaffar Saleem Shaikh December 13, 09 09:39 AM
1022.

I ask permission to download some pictures because the your pictures are so beautiful and obviously.

Jazaakallah khoiron katsiron..

Posted by Umar December 13, 09 09:45 AM
1023.

masha alla jazako bl xher jamean en sha alla

Posted by Alan Mala ALI December 13, 09 10:11 AM
1024.

MASHALLAH ALHAMDOLLILAH

Posted by MALA ALI December 13, 09 10:14 AM
1025.

MashAllah this is so beautiful! InshAllah Allah (SWt) will forgive us for all sins and we will go to Janaat. InshAllah. I love Allah. I love Mohammad (SWA)

Ameen

Posted by Maria December 13, 09 10:36 AM
1026.

AL HAMDULLILAH THAT WE ARE MUSLIMS OTHERWISE WE WILL HAVE A BAD DISTINATION

Posted by PROUD BY MY ISLAM December 13, 09 11:06 AM
1027.

wonderfull really thanks so mutch i will toke this foto to my friends in school again thanks

Posted by mariam December 13, 09 11:59 AM
1028.

"Allahu akbar" Allah is one....

Posted by Ansab December 13, 09 01:48 PM
1029.

thanks

Posted by a December 13, 09 02:01 PM
1030.

la illah illa Allah

Posted by ouafia December 13, 09 02:57 PM
1031.

Soubhana allah, extraordinaire. Bravo aux photographes qui ont réussir a me faire voyager au plus beau endroit de la terre Mecca.

Posted by Khalil December 13, 09 03:15 PM
1032.

The pictures were beautiful. ( as always) I can't wait to see the photos of Christians at Easter.

Posted by Dan Desrochers December 13, 09 04:06 PM
1033.

woderful pictures.It reminds me of my hajj.It shows how lucky we are to be muslims.This is the only religion where we see so many people in one place and we should commend the saudis in handling so many people

Posted by sultana December 13, 09 04:36 PM
1034.

allahoma a3ez al islam wansor al muslimin

Posted by mahmoud farouk December 13, 09 07:13 PM
1035.

Magnificent Collection.
May Allah give peace and prosperity to all those who were involved in presenting this to the world.

Posted by Kazi Musa December 13, 09 07:50 PM
1036.

Excellent pictures. Jazakallah Khairan...After seeing them, I feel tempted to visit all those places and also to go for Hajj as soon as I can Inch'Allah.

Posted by Mohammad Mohiuddin December 13, 09 09:27 PM
1037.

Great Eid for the great ummah prayer for the great GOD. Allahu-akber.

Posted by abdulsamad December 13, 09 10:54 PM
1038.

mashaallah....
nice pic.

Posted by hannaH December 13, 09 11:07 PM
1039.

jazakallah khair all

Posted by mudathir December 13, 09 11:08 PM
1040.

"Who so ever fears Allah,He will appoint for him a way out and provide for him from where he does not expect, Allah is sufficient for who so ever puts his trust in Him."(Sura At -Talaaq Verses 2-3)

Posted by Mobin December 14, 09 01:08 AM
1041.

I cried I cried in Shukran and in awe of ALLAH SUBHANOTALLAS amazing gifts to mankind - Islam and Imaan.

Posted by minu December 14, 09 01:17 AM
1042.

Maþaallah, barekallah, subhanallah...
Every muslýms have to visit Macce for Hajj.
We are very happy because we are Muslým.

Posted by vyuksel December 14, 09 01:45 AM
1043.

Subhanallah.........Alhamdolillah.........Allahu-Akbar.........

Thanks for posting such valuable snaps....O have never seen such snaps of MEcca n Medina in my life.....I pray to ALLAH to call me for HAJJ....Inshallah Ameen................Keep doing it.........

Posted by Mohammed Iqbal December 14, 09 02:20 AM
1044.

very touching...jazakallah khoir..

Posted by dokter monte December 14, 09 03:06 AM
1045.

Soubhana allah,

Posted by sheeba khan December 14, 09 04:17 AM
1046.

MashAllah this is so beautiful! InshAllah Allah

Posted by Sheikh Umar December 14, 09 05:02 AM
1047.

Subhanallah beautiful pic

Posted by Anonymous December 14, 09 05:04 AM
1048.

I have just returned from Makkah. Every Muslim Inshallah must have a chance to visit the holy sites( above). It is truly a discipline like no other gathering in the world. A very spritual journey. amazing, that no government or force can bring 3.5m people in total harmony under 60 sec, (without force)except the little man (imam) of the Grand mosque when he says ALLAH U AKBAR. 3.5m people in harmony in prayer-What a sight!!
South Africa

Posted by fazel desai December 14, 09 09:18 AM
1049.

Allah is Great

Posted by Ahmed December 14, 09 09:21 AM
1050.

أَخْبَرَنَا الْعَبَّاسُ ، أَخْبَرَنِي أَبِي ، سَمِعْتُ ابْنَ جَابِرٍ ، عَنْ سُلَيْمِ بْنِ عَامِرٍ الْكِلاعِيِّ ، حَدَّثَنِي الْمِقْدَادُ بْنُ الأَسْوَدِ ، قَالَ : سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، قَالَ : " لا يَبْقَى عَلَى ظَهْرِ الأَرْضِ بَيْتُ مَدَرٍ وَلا وَبَرٍ إِلا أَدْخَلَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ الإِسْلامَ ، إِمَّا بِعِزِّ عَزِيزٍ ، وَإِمَّا بِذُلِّ ذَلِيلٍ ، إِمَّا يُعِزُّهُمْ فَيَجْعَلُهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ أَهْلِ الإِسْلامِ ، فَيَعِزُّونَ بِهِ ، وَإِمَّا يُذِلُّهُمْ فَيَدِينُونَ لَهُ

Posted by zen December 14, 09 10:10 AM
1051.

Mashallah! preciosas fotos.....

Posted by zawjatuluqman December 14, 09 10:18 AM
1052.

People are seeking God. Is God seeking people?

Posted by Sana December 14, 09 11:29 AM
1053.

imagine you are getting an award,you wait eagerly for the day to receive this award,when the day finally comes after somuch waiting,you are finally happy on having received it,but the moment of happiness is so short,we even start wondering if it was really worth all this waiting.we naturally wish for pleasure that is never ending,reward that is everlasting ,which is why it is so pleasing to think of such a world that will come and any good deed,even the weight of an atom will be taken into account and you would only regret you couldnot do more.

Posted by reflect then December 14, 09 11:42 AM
1054.

A highly impressive event world wide. Let those creating negative notions of Islam have change of heart; for Islam is peace

Posted by Abdulwahab Ademola Lawal December 14, 09 12:15 PM
1055.

Nice pictures!

What a privilage we have, we don't have to slaughter anymore or travel to some places, as Isa says we will worship our FATHER in Spirit and in thruth.

Posted by Paul December 14, 09 12:37 PM
1056.

for who ever think that hajj is a waste of energy&time
what better purpose do u find..
except in preparing for the day you leave this earth
and be face to face with god (alla)
may alla forgive us all a guide every one to his light

Posted by ahemd December 14, 09 01:07 PM
1057.

really so nice ...................

Posted by ahmad December 14, 09 01:29 PM
1058.

I have just returned from Hajj it was the best experience of my life.
Hajj is for the young!

Posted by shabana December 14, 09 02:09 PM
1059.

SubhanAllah, when I first look at the pictures I could not hold my tears in asking Allah to forgive all of us and praise Him, Who chose this beautiful religion for us. And for the pilgrims, may Allah accept their hajj and answered their du'as. And for us who haven't been there to grant us the means to make it one day if He wills.

Posted by amina B December 14, 09 02:43 PM
1060.

Magnificent, beautiful pictures.

Posted by sharida Mawji December 14, 09 05:50 PM
1061.

Jazakallah and sukraan for the good effort and reminds us to visit the House of ALLAH SUBHAN O TALLA on every possible occassions. We muslims should also remember the secrifice our beloved Nabi did for us. Not forgetting the Sahaba Karam (RA). and let us also do sacrifice for islam.

May ALLAH gives us hidayat. Ameen.

Posted by Basir Ali December 14, 09 08:03 PM
1062.

This display of such a marvelous unity must be embedded in the hearts and mind of every muslim from birth to "rebirth".....only then we can attain peace. Thanks to all who contributed to bringing these images to life...Alhamdulillah!!!!

Posted by Anonymous December 14, 09 08:59 PM
1063.

wonderful pix.

Posted by Narendra Luther December 14, 09 09:48 PM
1064.

Subhanallah walhamdulillah wa lailaha illallah wallahu akbar!

Posted by Wari December 14, 09 10:01 PM
1065.

These are amzing pictures, hope one day I will be a mong the prigrims to see where S.A.W Nabiuna Muhammed was burried.

I pray in the name of Allah that one day I can accomplish this mission

Posted by Badru Mugerwa December 14, 09 10:19 PM
1066.

Jesus loves Muslims......

Posted by dan December 14, 09 10:52 PM
1067.

the simplicity and equality of Islam is so evident. May Allah bring peace and tranquility in Muslim world.

Posted by Mohammad from Hyderabad December 14, 09 11:50 PM
1068.

Mashallah!..what beautiful things Allah has created..

Posted by alina December 14, 09 11:52 PM
1069.

SUBHANALLAH! Very nice pictures.. Wish I was there..

My Mom and my elder bro were there this year.. May Allah SWT accept all their deeds! Aameen!

Insha Allah, I'm planning for the next year.. Please pray for me and for all Ummathe Muslima

Thanks a million for sharing those pics..
Jazakallah Khair.

Posted by Mohammed December 15, 09 12:07 AM
1070.

Good Pictures of Eid ul Azha .Efforts appreciated

Posted by Khalid Suleria December 15, 09 02:44 AM
1071.

It is great to watch,these are gift of the great merciful allah

Posted by siddique babu December 15, 09 04:16 AM
1072.

Absolutely great. I have no words to express feeling, completely lost. This is the beauty of Islam. Pictures remind of all the places in Mecca, Medina, Mena, Muzdalifah and Arfat. I am really greatful to Almighty Allah to be born in a Muslim Faily and wish to die as a Muslim and find a place jennah. May Allah bless the entire humanity to come to terms and embrace Islam as their religion (Ameen).

Posted by Mohammad J. Nasir December 15, 09 05:08 AM
1073.

@981,well actually you are wrong,the animals that we slaughter for God are to be distributed for the poor and does it cost more than the expenses for the futile war budget?
@1011,did you come across those pics from Hubble Space Telescope,by the Big Picture,such a wonderful collection,it is a bigger sham that you don't have a mind which can appreciates such majestic beauty and see your Lord through it.you laugh a lot and you don't cry?

Posted by it is a sham December 15, 09 05:29 AM
1074.

subhanallah,
thanks to who has took the pain of bringin this effort up speacially from those who arent able to visit such divine and beautiful place due reasons

i pray to ALLAH [swt] that he gives us all the strenght and determining love and effection for this lovely religion that we all are a part of
AMEEN
MAY ALLAH [SWT] BLESS US ALL .....AMEEN

Posted by UZAIR MASOOD December 15, 09 06:07 AM
1075.

MACHAALLAH WALA KOWATA ILLA BILLAH..... ALLAHO AKBAR

Posted by Mustapha Aboulkhir December 15, 09 06:07 AM
1076.

Alhamdulilla, Allahu Akbar

Posted by shamsudhin Kolothumthody December 15, 09 08:18 AM
1077.

people its amazing. i am from india, one of my friend has given me the link & i got the oppurtunity to know so many little things abt islam & the festival. Its really exciting.

Posted by Anonymous December 15, 09 08:22 AM
1078.

Assalamu Alaikum, Thank you very much for these beautiful pohotos.I enjoyed very much;Thanks to the person who has done so much labour for these photos. May Allah bless both of you


Posted by SYED TAQI HUSAINI December 15, 09 08:49 AM
1079.

thank you boston globe.

Posted by m. a. December 15, 09 10:57 AM
1080.

ABSOLUTELY GOOOORGEOUS PICTURES!

Posted by Bouchra (Morocco) December 15, 09 11:09 AM
1081.

Subhanallah.

Posted by Altaf Siddik December 15, 09 11:29 AM
1082.

truly beautiful pictures.

Posted by zora December 15, 09 12:58 PM
1083.

MASHA ALLAH MAY ALLAH ACCEPT ALL OUR PRAYERS DURING ARAFA.HAJARA

Posted by HAJARA December 15, 09 03:46 PM
1084.

MashAllah amazing !
Just shows what great Blessings Allah swt has bestowed us.

SubhanAllah

Posted by S Aziz December 15, 09 04:49 PM
1085.

SUBHARNALLAH!!!!! the pics sends shivers down mynspine with a huge smile....

Posted by Bilal December 15, 09 05:28 PM
1086.

These pictures are absoulutly amazing!!

Posted by Saher December 15, 09 06:42 PM
1087.

Excellent
Thanks a lot for such pictures

Posted by Muhanad December 15, 09 08:32 PM
1088.

This is really holly, allah akbar

Posted by mohamad December 15, 09 09:00 PM
1089.

bessmi allah, very good pictures, i m very happy to be muslim and i hope for others poeple to discover this religion ISLAME, ISLALME is only for Peace and Love so is the first and the last religion in the world inchallah thanks

I LOVE YOU ISLAME WITHOUT ISLAME I SHALL STILL BE LOST THANK YOU

Posted by sofia December 15, 09 09:13 PM
1090.

Ammazing pictures :-)

Posted by Captain_Nemo December 15, 09 09:25 PM
1091.

What a great pictures which I have never seen before

Posted by RAO ABDUL REHMAN December 15, 09 11:14 PM
1092.

1087 Mashaallah the pictures are very nyce and encouraging us to go there Inshaallah. Islam is the religion for all.

Posted by amina kassim December 15, 09 11:23 PM
1093.

Jazakallah Khair, Thanks for posting great great photos....

Posted by Tanveer December 15, 09 11:30 PM
1094.

Masha Allah, it makes ourself to be proud to be muslim. This tells that "All are equal in front of ALLAH". ALLAHU AKBAR

Posted by Dhia Al-Dheen December 15, 09 11:34 PM
1095.

Alhamdulillah rab al3lamin

salaam aleykom from Colombia , South America

In shaa allaah one day I will go hajj in shaa allaah!

beautiful pictures...

pd. for the christian Paul: the sacrifice is not for Allaah, it is for us!!! duh!!!

Posted by Ibrahim alColombi December 16, 09 12:12 AM
1096.

Nice to see the collections of good pictures. It ensure the unity of Muslims around the world.

Posted by Mubarack December 16, 09 01:49 AM
1097.

Masha Allah what a lovely pictures...................really ALLAH the great.
jaakallahu haira!!!

Posted by Shakira Ishrath Muhammad December 16, 09 01:56 AM
1098.

MASHAALLAH THE PICTURES ARE GREAT ITS ALL ALLAHS CREATION , I THANK ALLAH I AM A MUSLIM.
I WAS IN HAJJ 3 TIMES,AND I WILL GO BACK AS MANY TIMES I CAN INSHAALLAH, MAY ALLAH FULFILL ALL OUR WISHES AHMEEN.
THANKS FOR THE PICTURES GREAT WORK.

Posted by FAREEDA ALI December 16, 09 04:03 AM
1099.

Allah is most powerfull in the world

Posted by Mohd Sarfaraz December 16, 09 06:51 AM
1100.

Allah Tallah Sabko barkat karen aur jisne post kiya uski daman kushiyoon se baren. Beautifull and Marvelous.. Words are less to describe

Posted by neelam December 16, 09 07:39 AM
1101.

Mash'Allah... Great series of captures. May Allah grant all of His followers and their loved ones an opportunity to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime. Ameen.

Posted by Amir December 16, 09 07:57 AM
1102.

wow

Posted by Anonymous December 16, 09 10:39 AM
1103.

ALLAHU AKBAR.LA ILA HA ILLALLAH MOHAMMAD UR RASULULLAH

Posted by SHIFA December 16, 09 11:16 AM
1104.

MashAllah jazakom Allah kol khayer

Posted by Lulu December 16, 09 12:06 PM
1105.

Things of beauty are joy for ever...............
These are more than those things..........
An everlasting ecstasy....just creeps in you as you see them......
They are marvels of spirituality....made immortal...by the hands of mortals...
Man rejoices....in God's immense presence.....
Words are poor substitutes for the Reality.......
HAZA MIN FAZL RABBI.....WA HAZA MINKA WA LAKA......
LABBAIK YA ALLAHU AKBAR.....

Posted by ABDULLA MOHAMMED IBRAHIM BAIG December 16, 09 12:09 PM
1106.

Things of beauty are joy for ever...............
These are more than those things..........
An everlasting ecstasy....just creeps in you as you see them......
They are marvels of spirituality....made immortal...by the hands of mortals...
Man rejoices....in God's immense presence.....
Words are poor substitutes for the Reality.......
HAZA MIN FAZL RABBI.....WA HAZA MINKA WA LAKA......
LABBAIK YA ALLAHU AKBAR.....

Posted by ABDULLA MOHAMMED IBRAHIM BAIG December 16, 09 12:18 PM
1107.

Wonderful collections of this divine city thrilled me a lot - Ins-ha Allah, one day i will also go there and pray for all of us

Posted by Mohammed Ali December 16, 09 12:59 PM
1108.

wonderful job done excellent

Posted by abu yusuf December 16, 09 02:35 PM
1109.

I is beautiful, I love them

Posted by Elsy Pocasangre December 16, 09 04:12 PM
1110.

May Almighty Creator bless us all

Posted by muqeem December 16, 09 11:58 PM
1111.

Allahu Akbar!!! Masha Allah,Great Photographs. May Allah bless us all and bring peace and prosperity on his servants.

Posted by Israr Asghar December 17, 09 01:33 AM
1112.

i thought it was the greatest thing i ever seen allahu akbar may allah bring peace to the world

Posted by jayda December 17, 09 07:37 AM
1113.

Amazing photos, awesome photography, i wish i was there too with my family.

Posted by Tamanna Ahmed December 17, 09 08:01 AM
1114.

Subhan Allah....

Posted by Anonymous December 17, 09 09:47 AM
1115.

An amazing illustration of the Allah (God)-centered faith of the Muslim World. This is a far cry from the superficial understanding of too many Americans, thinking that all Muslims are either terrorists, or nothing more than followers of a "false religion." The God of the Bible, the Talmud and the Koran, is a God Who is pleased with those who seek Him, and glorify His name.

A Presbyterian Mission Specialist with special assignment in the Muslim world.

Posted by Arthur Beals December 17, 09 12:21 PM
1116.

Mash' Allah...

ALLAHU AKBAR.LA ILA HA ILLALLAH MOHAMMAD UR RASULULLAH

Wonderful, I like it.

Posted by Selemane Ibraimo December 17, 09 12:22 PM
1117.

sungguh ALLAH maha sempurna di atas segala mahlukNya........ masyaALLAH.

Posted by AHMAD FAUZI December 17, 09 01:33 PM
1118.

Alhamdulillah syukur..
ALLAH IS THE GREATEST.
ALLAH IS THE ''ONE''
MUSLIM IS TRUE..
- SOLDIER OF ISLAM

Posted by FARID December 17, 09 02:58 PM
1119.

MASHA'ALLAH
Wonderul and nice picture

Posted by Patel December 17, 09 03:12 PM
1120.

Absolutely incredible. Sub7anak ya rab! May Allah SWT protect us from evil and shower us with his mercy and blessings, May he accept our fasts and our prayers and allow us the opportunity to experience Hajj in our lifetime. Ameen

Posted by Samar December 17, 09 04:44 PM
1121.

SubhanAllah (i.e. God is so far beyond what others accuse Him of). Alhamdulillah I traveled to Hajj as an American convert this year and Hajj is such an obvious illustration of the truth of Islam. So many people from every race and color coming to gether for one purpose: to worship God.
Pilgrims wear a white cloth that does not distiguish them from the others - so no one knows who's a doctor or a brick-layer. In Muzdelifah (place that pilgrims stay overnight during the actual pilgrimage) pilgrims from every background lay near eachother under the stars to sleep (i.e. no formal lodging here overnight) - when else will I be near sisters and brothers from Africa, Asia, Europe...? What other religion on earth can do this? None except God's religion: Islam, submission to God's will.

Posted by American convert to Islam December 17, 09 05:26 PM
1122.

Marshallah!!

Posted by N M Ishan December 17, 09 07:42 PM
1123.

Subhanalla.
Thankssss alotttttttttttttttt for posting these photos, they're amazing....

Posted by Ikran December 17, 09 08:36 PM
1124.

Thank you so much sister for sharing this wonderful pictures, the Ka'bah so wonderful is like our thombprint different everybody (around and around every second different movement).Remembering Galaxy.
Look like One of the Black holes are the cold remnants of former stars, so dense that no matter—not even light—is able to escape their powerful gravitational pull.
Power of Allah subhanahuwata'ala.

Posted by Bethsisca December 17, 09 09:50 PM
1125.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Posted by najeb December 17, 09 10:02 PM
1126.

Mashallah! Thanks for sharing the pictures

There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah!

Posted by Anita December 17, 09 10:46 PM
1127.

Alhamdulillah. Very good pictures. May ALLAH give the spirit of unbounty love for ALLAH by Ibrahim (A.S), Ismail (A.S), Mohammed (S.A.W) and all prophets...

Posted by Rumman December 18, 09 12:37 AM
1128.

Nice start of the day..AliShah Khowaja Fujairah,UAE

Posted by AliShah Khowaja December 18, 09 01:05 AM
1129.

el hamdoulillah bi ni3matil islam

Posted by nadia December 18, 09 04:01 AM
1130.

ALLAH HU AKBAR GREET UMMA IN THE UNIVERSE AND GREET UNITY IN THE WORLD.MAY ALLAH ALMIGHTY BLESS THE UMMA THAT THEY LOOK LIKE A ONE UNIT AGAINST THEIR GREET CAUSE AND UNDERSTAND THEIR ENEMY IN THE LIGHT OF HOLY QUARAN. (AMEEN)

Posted by JAVED KHAN December 18, 09 04:37 AM
1131.

Its realy a rare collection

Posted by Mohammad Ruhul Amiin December 18, 09 04:56 AM
1132.

every thing is beutyfull mashaallaha

Posted by danish December 18, 09 04:56 AM
1133.

salaam,i cant belive it. its mindblowing. nowords. but subanalla. subanalla .subanalla

Posted by anwar masani December 18, 09 06:16 AM
1134.

to paul's e-mail of dec 14th
you have decided to change--good for you
it is the majority of us,muslims who are privileged,not only do we honour the traditions of our religion & its prophet Mohammed(PBUH) but also Mary(PBUH) & Jesus (PBUH) by praying as much as possible ---even dressing like them-----take out any picture of Mother & SON :compare them to these pics of Haj

Posted by azzah December 18, 09 07:49 AM
1135.

Thank You., Some beautiful pictures i really enjoyed and forwared to friend.!!! Thanks

Posted by Sohail December 18, 09 10:57 AM
1136.

ALLAHU-AKBAR: ISLAM AND PROPHET MUHAMMED[SALLAHU-ALAIHI-WA-SALLAM] WILL PREVAIL ! : AMIN

THANKS AND BLESSINGS FOR THE REAL PICTURES.

Posted by Md.Abul Khair December 18, 09 11:59 AM
1137.

Thanks to all who arranged for such a great work. Hoping all nations will be able to undestand Islam in a true and good manner.

Posted by Abdul Razak December 18, 09 04:00 PM
1138.

Mashallah , Takbeeeeeeeeeeeeer .
jazakallah for sharing this, These are best collections,
may Allah (swt) guide us and shows the right path to all Ummah of this world.

Posted by Omair and Abdul Rafae December 18, 09 05:44 PM
1139.

iTS AN APRICIATEBLE WORK. MY ALLAH BLESS YOU HIS BLESSINGS

Posted by JALIL December 19, 09 01:17 AM
1140.

subbhanallah .very nice to see.allah is great .I WISH EACH AND EVERY MUSLIM SHOULD GET THE CHANCE TO PERFORM HAJJ.THANKS FOR YOUR PICTURES .FROM SRILANKA

Posted by fathima farwin December 19, 09 06:44 AM
1141.

mashallah

Posted by Salman December 19, 09 07:17 AM
1142.

Subhanalla! Great Photos!

Posted by Azeem T. Khan December 19, 09 07:47 AM
1143.

Beautiful

Posted by Mohammad Ruhul Amiin December 19, 09 08:52 AM
1144.

Very nice and touching the heart

Posted by Muhammad December 19, 09 09:06 AM
1145.

It is amazing & ever lasting. No words to explains. Masha Allah.

Posted by Mohamed noushad December 19, 09 01:05 PM
1146.

SUBHAN ALLAH ....

Posted by Omar Qureshi December 19, 09 01:43 PM
1147.

I was born christian and practiced Christianity, but when a friend of mine handed me a copie of the holy Koran one afternoon i took it and red it with suspicion! Well let me tell you something my friends, it was the best book i have ever red in my entire life... It was a mind and heart opener for sure. I realized finally that now i know the truth and no one can ever take or twist my believe. Now i am introducing the Koran to members of my family.
Thank you a million times khalid for introducing me to the truth.

Posted by Brian Mophtali December 19, 09 01:54 PM
1148.

I like it ! lhamdella

Posted by Anonymous December 19, 09 03:01 PM
1149.

Alhamdulliah
Realy so nice picture. JaJaKallah.......

Posted by Masud December 19, 09 11:01 PM
1150.

Labaik Allah Hummah Labaik
Labaik La Sharika Laka Labiak
Inal Hamda Walnumata Luka Walmulk
La Sharik Lak

Awsum Pictures..

Posted by akbar khan December 19, 09 11:45 PM
1151.

May Allah bless the person responsible for these magnificent photographs and bless all the the mo'mineen and mo'minaat and give hidaya to all muslims around the world. Peace!

Posted by Mariam December 20, 09 04:34 AM
1152.

Good image

Posted by Nishar December 20, 09 05:25 AM
1153.

mashala !

These photos are beautiful,
let's thank allah for everything he has given us

Posted by Sara Mohammed December 20, 09 05:44 AM
1154.

Allah Akbar Allah Akbar Allah Akbar ...La ilaha illa huwa
La ilaha illa huwa Al Hai Al Qayyum Watubu ilah
La ilaha illa huwa Al Hai Al Qayyum Watubu ilah
La ilaha illa huwa Al Hai Al Qayyum Watubu ilah.

Allah is Great !!

Posted by Jannat, Muscat December 20, 09 06:48 AM
1155.

Nice pics MASHALLAH

Posted by umer December 20, 09 09:29 AM
1156.

allah ho akbar these pic are really great im lucky that i have seen these holly pic allah ho akbar we must go one day for haj inshah allah

Posted by amjad ali December 20, 09 12:46 PM
1157.

Awesome pictures mashallah best ive seen in my whole life mashalal

Posted by moosa obaidullah December 20, 09 10:29 PM
1158.

Subhanalla! 2 good pics

Posted by Toqeer Butt December 21, 09 12:37 AM
1159.

MashaAllah good collection of holy pictures.

Posted by Syed Mustafa Ali December 21, 09 05:44 AM
1160.

Alhamdulillah, this is the finest picture i have ever seen.actually this is mirror of islam, the more u see, u'll find the power of islam.

Posted by Ruhul Quddus December 21, 09 06:54 AM
1161.

Jazak Allah: Very beutiful pictures

Posted by Alam Khan December 21, 09 06:59 AM
1162.

Msha Allah
Subhan Allah
Very Nice Pic
Thank's To You ..................

Posted by Sahil Khan December 21, 09 07:09 AM
1163.

i can say only one word....ALLAH AKBAR

Posted by Sami December 21, 09 10:03 AM
1164.

SUBHAN ALLA,
ALLAHA O AKBAR
JAZAKALLAH
YA RAUB MUJHY BEH BULA LAY APNY DARBAR (AAMIN)

Posted by Akbar Baig December 21, 09 11:23 AM
1165.

Most beautiful pictures I have ever seen MashAllah... they made me think how lucky we are to be following this Holy path. :) Just beautiful .

Posted by Yamna SIddiqui December 21, 09 02:12 PM
1166.

nice work
pictures of Muslims from all around the world

Posted by Saad Fahim December 21, 09 04:31 PM
1167.

Nice photos, absolutely fabulous, sorry to see animals deaths as part of culture..

Posted by vis December 21, 09 05:14 PM
1168.

very good and holy pictures

Posted by Anonymous December 22, 09 12:31 AM
1169.

Alhamdulillah, Subhanallah

Posted by Shabbir December 22, 09 01:10 AM
1170.

MashaaAllah, SubhanAllah, Afreenn hy Emaaan afroz.

Posted by Ikhlaque December 22, 09 01:45 AM
1171.

Great Pictures. Well Done. Jazakallah

Posted by zaka khan December 22, 09 05:24 AM
1172.

Clear picture and information, Maasha Allah

Posted by Sheik Mohamed Rafi December 22, 09 06:06 AM
1173.

Just a question? i m trying 2 understand the meaning of Religion at my age. if Islaam is the religion of peace than y does it shed innocent anima'ls life. not only this but other religions 2.

Posted by Pagli December 22, 09 06:21 AM
1174.

Allah hu Akbar

Posted by Ibrahim December 22, 09 09:43 AM
1175.

deez r very nic yar.........................

Posted by juleena December 22, 09 10:04 AM
1176.

Subhan Allah excellent pictures

Posted by Roger December 22, 09 10:04 AM
1177.

Subhanallah very beautiful picture

Posted by bibi December 22, 09 11:15 AM
1178.

machaa Allah
verry good pictures what is mazing is to c too many peoples more than a million for sure in same time in same place submitting to Allah united by one feeling love to Allah submission to Allah equality betwen humatity no vanity no superiority just side to side togather praying loving what a peaceful sool we have as a moslim no army in the worl can be organized like this pellerins in makkah juste by one worde Allah Akbar and evry one his in the line how ever his origine his color his language only one language htis time the love and the islam make evry one equal and importantim veery happy to b a muslilm and proud and i wich to evry one to be one of us your welcome non muslim u we find hapiennes the real one

Posted by amato allah the hapy moslim December 22, 09 01:14 PM
1179.

ALLAH HU AKBAR..................................
ALLAH HU AKBAR..................................
ALLAH HU AKBAR..................................
ALLAH HU AKBAR..................................
ALLAH HU AKBAR..................................
MASHA ALLAH very nice pictures ........................... ALMIGHTY ALLAH BLESS all of us AMEEN...................

Posted by mohammed ibrahim December 22, 09 01:27 PM
1180.

LAÝLAHE ÝLLALLAH.

Posted by uður TURKÝYE December 22, 09 04:02 PM
1181.

MASHALLAH!!!! The photos are really nice. I went to perform Hajj recently just this November and it was really amazing there! I think more than two million piligrams partipicated in the Hajj piligramge. However I don't have the excat population figure. The temperature was very high as humitiy. For example, if you wake up in early morning for Fajr prayer in Mecca, the temperature would be around 30 degree celius...Too many people there as it is often croweded everyday. Found many people from every background of nationally. May Allah keep us on the right path!!

Posted by flyingbird December 22, 09 05:43 PM
1182.

Mashallah; Ya Allah please call us to see your holy city and lovely place

Posted by Asif December 23, 09 01:27 AM
1183.

really awesome. shows how great it is when you are united for one common cause. hope other ppl can learn from this

Posted by Anonymous December 23, 09 03:17 AM
1184.

Subhanallah Mashallah. Wonderfull Scence

Posted by Ameer hamza December 23, 09 03:24 AM
1185.

@1173
Yes,Islam is a religion of peace and I believe all religions revealed by God stand for peace.Muslims greet each other saying "Peace be upon you".Our pious predecssors fought because their enemies wouldnot let them practise their religion.Any believer is rewarded for a sapling that he plants which provides food for man,an animal,bird or even insects.
About sacrificing the animals,I don't feel it is cruelty to kill an animal and distribute its meat to the poor and the needy who rarely get anything to eat.Besides,God tells us to take care of even the feelings of the animal to be slaughtered.An animal shouldnot be slaughtered in front of the other and the knife shouldnot be sharpened in front of the animal to be slaughtered and it is slaughtered such that least pain is inflicted on the animal.Indeed,Islam is the religion of peace.

Posted by islam 4 peace December 23, 09 04:33 AM
1186.

Maasha Allha-Subhana Allha- Allhamdulillha.
Jazakallhakhaire.

Posted by SYED HUSSAIN,Engineer December 23, 09 05:33 AM
1187.

The photos are really great. Each photos include its own holy feeling inside in. l wish l would be there.. Thanks to the photographer..

Posted by begum December 23, 09 05:35 AM
1188.

Mashallah thanks bro who caught this snaps... ALLAH is Great subhaan ALLAH...Thanks to ALLLAH that we are muslims....

Posted by Asif Shabbir December 23, 09 07:53 AM
1189.

MashaAllah,ishallAllah may Allah thalha give me the call,guide us all in the right path,find your deen before its to late

Posted by asif mohammed December 23, 09 08:35 AM
1190.

I wish I live for many years and have a chance to go these holy places again and again.

May Allah give me the opurtunities for the same Amen

Posted by Shahid Ali Khan December 23, 09 08:43 AM
1191.

its graeat to know our muslim friends are celebrating eid-al-ajha all around the world.hope this continues for a long.

Posted by Abdul Rawoof December 23, 09 10:45 AM
1192.

Allahu Akber, Masha-Allah Tabarak-Allah. exellent, outstanding job done.

Posted by Fayaz ahmad December 23, 09 12:48 PM
1193.

Mashallah what beautiful pictures.May allah bless all the people who have taken their time to bring these beautiful pictuers for us people to see. May allah guide me to go to hajj sooner that later.

Posted by shameem mohammed December 23, 09 01:58 PM
1194.

Allah please forgive us all.Amen.

Posted by Ala' Abuelfilat December 23, 09 09:36 PM
1195.

Simply superb :)

Posted by Muneer December 23, 09 10:00 PM
1196.

Subhan Allah , very nice collection. I do appreciate this effort
Jazak Allah

Posted by safwan ullah December 24, 09 01:10 AM
1197.

Allahu akbar

Posted by Fatima December 24, 09 02:21 AM
1198.

It was a great joy and amazement watching the photos. Many thanks for posting

Posted by Yawer Sayeed December 24, 09 02:52 AM
1199.

MashaAllha....Jazak Allha. rabayKaba Great !!!!!

Posted by mkashif December 24, 09 06:45 AM
1200.

no words to describe my gratitude to the one who posted it and its really the blessing of allah ......lakal hamdu lak shukar.

Posted by erfan fazal December 24, 09 07:53 AM
1201.

Wonderful. Highly inspiring pictures.

Posted by Mumtaz December 25, 09 04:27 AM
1202.

Thank you for all your hard work. I really enjoyed all the pictures and somewhat felt connected to all my muslims brothers and sisters.

Posted by durdana Asghar December 26, 09 12:15 AM
1203.

Thease seen is very hardly

Posted by omprakash December 26, 09 05:13 AM
1204.

MaashaaAllah...very beautiful pictures...

Posted by Thazeena December 26, 09 09:05 AM
1205.

SUBHANAK YA RAB

Posted by IFTEKHAR AHMED December 26, 09 01:35 PM
1206.

Brilliant Photograhy; Breathtaking pics............... SubhanAllah!
Proud to be a Muslim. Allah is Great!

Posted by Zeba Syed December 26, 09 10:06 PM
1207.

IT'S WUNDERFULL...
COOOK GUZEL..
ES IST WUMDERBAR...
THANK YOU BROTHER..
TESEKKUR EDERIM KARDESIM..
DANKE DIR BRUDER..!!
ALLAH RAZI OLSUN..

Posted by SEVIM ALACALI December 27, 09 02:17 AM
1208.

MashAllah, may Allah grant me the blessings to perform Hajj, and all muslim's a blessing also. Ameen

Posted by Shaheda December 27, 09 08:48 AM
1209.

masah allah

Posted by minhaj ud din December 27, 09 02:54 PM
1210.

WoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooW
Masha2 allah , Tabarak allah

Posted by Yusuf El-daly December 27, 09 04:31 PM
1211.

great pictures

Posted by obair December 28, 09 01:32 AM
1212.

shows enormous faith in ALLAH & ISLAM

Posted by Anonymous December 28, 09 11:54 AM
1213.

Subhanalloh,
wish Alloh SWT call me to get hajj someday, amien

Posted by nda December 28, 09 12:48 PM
1214.

very great pictures for mere seeing them,touches the heart........i thank Allah that am a muslim

Posted by Salma Ali December 29, 09 01:25 AM
1215.

Allahuakbar
nice and tempting shoots

Posted by tuahlensa December 29, 09 02:08 AM
1216.

subhanAllah a beatiful places. Alhamdolillah I performed Hajj in 1979, 1981 and 1983.

Posted by Syed Sayeedur Rahman December 29, 09 07:54 AM
1217.

Allahuakbar, these pictures refresh the Iman.

Posted by Mohammad Asif December 29, 09 11:37 AM
1218.

mashallah the pictures are soo beautiful may allah tala keep all the muslims happy and these pictures refresh the iman and inshallah allah tala take all the muslims to hajj ameen

Posted by fauziapatel December 29, 09 04:24 PM
1219.

SubhanAllah. May the Lord of all that exists accept the Haj of those who performed it, grant their prayers and forgive them their sins and ours as only He, the Most Gracious, can, aamin.

Posted by Faisal December 30, 09 12:55 AM
1220.

Subhanallah... really wonderful photos... thanks for sharing...

There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah!

ALLAH HU AKHBAR!!

- GoD's GiFT!

Posted by Khairil Hassan December 30, 09 03:39 AM
1221.

absolutely amazing MashALLAH!!

Posted by Nurayn Bagus Mussa December 30, 09 06:53 AM
1222.

Allahu Akber, Masha-Allah Tabarak-Allah. exellent, outstanding job done

Posted by MOHAMMED FAHEEM PASHA(JEDDAH) December 30, 09 08:53 AM
1223.

amazzing pictures.......

Posted by Anonymous December 30, 09 03:57 PM
1224.

subhanallah & mashaallah, all praise and thanks to our all mighty ALLAH ZILE JALALAHU [ALLAH HU AKBAR].May allah bless us all with good deeds and shows light to walk on righteous path. INSHAALLAH.AMEEN.

Posted by ARSHAD December 30, 09 04:40 PM
1225.

MasyaAllah. Syukran, for for sharing

Posted by Nor David December 30, 09 09:51 PM
1226.

allah razý olsun çok güzel resimler

Posted by cihan December 31, 09 03:28 AM
1227.

Really its was a very nice collection..... these pictures really refreshed my iman .......... SUBHANALLAH

Posted by MD.Fakruddin December 31, 09 04:32 AM
1228.

ma ajmala hadihi swar chokran lakom

Posted by boujmaa December 31, 09 09:31 AM
1229.

Superb collection! Thank you.

Hajj symbolizes the unity of the Ummah, among other things. When we look at today's Ummah, do we see this unity? Set aside the Ummah for a minute, how many of those who were actually at Hajj in 2009 display an understanding of this notion of the unity of the Ummah?

Allahu a'alam.

Wassalam

Posted by Jamal Hassan December 31, 09 09:48 AM
1230.

Mashallah

Posted by umm-e- Hamza December 31, 09 01:05 PM
1231.

MASHALLAH may ALLAH give us the toofeeq to go there inshALLAH and may we be among those lucky ppl who get to see these bueatifull miricles of ALLAH inshALLAH. make dua for me pls , who ever read this!
jazakumullah khair

Posted by Mariya Tahir January 1, 10 06:57 AM
1232.

SubhanAllah very beautiful Jazakallah

Posted by Maheen January 1, 10 09:25 PM
1233.

that are very photos

Posted by ali January 2, 10 01:10 AM
1234.

لا اله الا لله، محمد رسول الله و علیاً ولی الله

Ya Allah(swt) bless us, (Amen)
Ya Allah(swt) help us to find Truth. (Amen)
Ya Allah(swt) help us to be the follower of the Muhammad(SA) and his family(SA) and your Prophets(PBUT) (Amen)

Posted by GNSinfo January 2, 10 01:52 AM
1235.

Allahuakbar... It’s great chances for me to watch a great Reality. Thanks to God…

Posted by Ansari January 2, 10 05:33 AM
1236.

I AM VERY THANKFUL TO GOD THAT,HE GAVE BIRTH IN MUSLIM.MY SMALL PRAY TO ALLAH THAT PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THE WORLD PEOPLE IN MUSLIM..AMEEN

Posted by KHAN January 2, 10 07:54 AM
1237.

MasyaALLAH,SUBHANALLAH,ALHAMDULILLAH,ALLAHUAKBAR...

Posted by muslih January 2, 10 08:32 AM
1238.

SubhanAllah!!!!!! I love the pics!!!

Jazak Allah Khair!!!

Posted by Shannon Traywick January 2, 10 08:38 PM
1239.

Mash Allah, Brilliant,
Insh Allah I wish to attend Hajj, soon.

Posted by Madina January 2, 10 11:27 PM
1240.

this is our beautiful relegion

Posted by sarah January 3, 10 03:29 AM
1241.

Beautiful mashaAllah

Posted by T January 3, 10 11:43 AM
1242.

Very interesting photos...Subhanallah. Thank you!

Posted by acizane January 3, 10 03:01 PM
1243.

Much thanks to the photographer (Alan Taylor?) and the Boston Globe for an outstanding portrait of this very special journey. It was touching to see the true signs of peace versus what has become the status quo images associated with Islam in the media today. Kudos to the Globe.

Posted by Mohamed Khan January 3, 10 09:55 PM
1244.

Ana khlleqt muslima bus min baad ma 3reft enu Mohammed tazawj bint 3umraha 6 sanawat 3rift inu hal deen sakheef. Ba3deen qara't el-injeel we 3reft el-haqiqa.

Posted by Thoraya January 4, 10 04:11 AM
1245.

very nice picture, like it very much :))
subhanallah allahu akbar

Posted by ajeng January 4, 10 04:36 AM
1246.

Subhan Allah!!!!!!!! What a beutiful pictures. Its make me to promise myself to go and see with my own eyes. Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Posted by Gulnahar Alam January 4, 10 08:55 PM
1247.

I'm not Muslim and won't ever be. But these photos are magnificent! Not only is the photography amazing, but I love how the photos reflect the global presence of Islam. It is clearly a faith that is dear to the hearts of people from a wide variety of cultures. These photos will be very useful in my classroom.

Posted by Janet January 5, 10 01:29 AM
1248.

Subhaanallah! Very Nice picture.

Posted by Nasurudeen January 5, 10 10:08 PM
1249.

It was very tearful and beautiful,really amazing pics
mashallah

Posted by Shyrin January 6, 10 07:50 AM
1250.

Subhan Allah;Wonderful pictures.It is a reflection of he UMMA unity and commonality of the masses.Alas,the muslim rulers don't get this message because of their personal gains,May Allah(swt) guide us ALL on the right path;Ameen

Posted by Mir Muhammad Rafique January 6, 10 09:04 AM
1251.

nice~ joah!

Posted by sunny January 6, 10 09:57 AM
1252.

Even after being to Hajj three, 07, 08, 09... still these pictures moved me deeply.. May Allah bless you ...

Posted by Zainab January 6, 10 09:11 PM
1253.

Ya Allah Ya Allah Ya Allah
Please grant your forgiveness upon all of the community of our Prophet Muhammad SAW and please shower him with endless blessing. Oh Allah SWT thank you for everything you have given us that we have knowledge of and thank you for everything you have given us that we have no knowledge of. May Allah Most High grant you good health a long life and all good in this life and the next for sharing these pictures with all of us.

Posted by Ms Rabia January 7, 10 06:11 PM
1254.

Subhan Allah ----------- Allah hu Akbar

Posted by Shahnawaz Khan January 8, 10 06:21 AM
1255.

subhanallah,subhanallah,subhanallah may allah peace be apon everyone who is evolved in this job.
may allah subhanutaala guide us the right path n bless us to visit these places vvery soon, ameen

Posted by sabera khan January 9, 10 01:56 AM
1256.

SUBHAN ALLAH
JAZAQ ALLAH

Posted by Anonymous January 9, 10 08:59 AM
1257.

The pictures of Hajj were not open properly. Only 5 pictures could save myself. Please send more pictures of Hajj 2008. I will be tankful for this.

Posted by Mohammad Hanif January 10, 10 06:26 AM
1258.

Thank you

Posted by Anonymous January 11, 10 03:29 AM
1259.

ALLAH HU AKABAR KABIRA
SUBHAN ALLAH
MASHA ALLAH
AND JAZZAK ALLAH.

Posted by SYED ABRAR HUSSAIN January 12, 10 12:58 AM
1260.

Praise To Allah

Posted by Fathima Benazer January 12, 10 06:00 PM
1261.

Mind Blowing Pictures
Realy Soul Refreshing
Jazzak ALLAH.!

Posted by MOHSIN MARGHOOB January 13, 10 05:11 AM
1262.

goog picture

Posted by zeina January 13, 10 05:22 AM
1263.

mashallah, really very nice ,thanks to the person who loded it...

Posted by monis January 13, 10 05:32 AM
1264.

very gallery

Posted by LENA ISHAQ January 14, 10 01:43 AM
1265.

Allahu akhbar thanks to aimighty Allah

Posted by saadatu abdul January 14, 10 05:35 AM
1266.

MASHA ALLAH
AND JAZZAK ALLAH.

Posted by MeenaGjan January 14, 10 07:06 AM
1267.

mind blowing pictures
good photography because i like photography

Posted by Qadeer Ahmad Tahir January 14, 10 07:42 AM
1268.

Mashallah and jazzak Allah.may Allah Bless u.
kindly send more holy picture. thanks

Posted by Rana Habib ur Rehman January 14, 10 09:26 PM
1269.

Labaika Allahumma Labaik, AlHumdulillah, I was there.The pictures reflood me with memories. I truly was blessed to be invited by Allah to his house. I had an awesome journye and loved the beautiful humanity that I was connected to.

Posted by Nisaa Abdur Rauf January 16, 10 12:48 PM
1270.

no comment ......only masha allah ..you really are a pro.

Posted by ola January 16, 10 01:57 PM
1271.

all the picture are beatiful it makes me cry because i'm so thankful to ALLAH that i was able to make hajj i pray ALLAL bless all my sister and brother to make hajj INSHAALLAH

Posted by Anonymous January 17, 10 08:41 AM
1272.

awsome pictures for motivation to perform Haj...thank you

Posted by Hilal January 18, 10 02:32 PM
1273.

Alhamdulillah ..... nice pictures.
I was there some years ago, and I still want to go there again. Insya Allah.

Posted by Ibnu N. Pangestu (Indonesia) January 19, 10 10:26 AM
1274.

I WAS THERE FOR HAJ IN 2009 IT WAS TRULY A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE AND WHILE THOSE PICTURES ARE GREAT AND BROUGHT SO MANY MEMORIES FLOODING BACK ,BEING THERE HAS NO COMPARISON ....MUST GO BACK

Posted by TARIQ January 19, 10 01:21 PM
1275.

Fantastic Photo's very nice,choo sweet

Posted by Mohamed Ismail.A January 20, 10 01:15 AM
1276.

Subhan allah...! Its really a wonderful moments in our holy city..!

Posted by Mohamed Safeer M. January 20, 10 01:42 AM
1277.

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! subhaanallah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ajmal January 20, 10 04:14 AM
1278.

fantastic.............

Posted by akhmad k January 20, 10 12:17 PM
1279.

Subhan-Allah, Masha-Allah........Allah-Hu-Akbar.....

Posted by Ansar January 20, 10 01:09 PM
1280.

Subhan-Allah, Masha-Allah........Allah-Hu-Akbar.....

Posted by Ansar January 20, 10 01:11 PM
1281.

subhanallah mashaallah extreemly a very good photographs of the holy moment

Posted by mohammed rafi January 20, 10 09:13 PM
1282.

May ALLAH bless my family and myself oneday to be able to go ....

Posted by monica January 21, 10 12:30 AM
1283.

Subhan-Allah...

Posted by Saqib Yousuf January 21, 10 02:01 AM
1284.

Alhumdulillah ! Jazakallah khair !
May Allah bless those people who took such wonderful pics of muslim ummah, devoutees of Allah (subhan wa taala) from all over the world ! and those beautiful places where the muslims pray to almighty and great ALLAH. May Allah bless all the believers in particular and all mankind in general....(amen)

Posted by MOHAMMAD ABUL HASNAT January 21, 10 03:38 AM
1285.

Thanks to the individual who collected the picture. masha- Allah.
It show how divers islam is and it represented all cultures in every corner of the world.From Mashreq to Maqrib, Aisa to Africa. We are all over the world.
We are the world.

Posted by Mohammed al-Somal January 22, 10 04:03 AM
1286.

Allah is great, Allah be praised. Alliamdullilahi for Islam. What a wonderful scenes. This go a long way in showing us that we are one in the sight of Allah no matter your wealth, wisdom, name it. My prayer is that as a muslim, may Allah give us the strenght and power to withness this

Posted by Tawakalitu January 22, 10 08:26 AM
1287.

soul connecting journey captured amazinglyon this EIDulADHA,thanks

Posted by zia January 23, 10 11:25 PM
1288.

very beautiful and amazing photos. so many people at mecca. would love to go myself oneday. ashallah.

Posted by Anonymous January 24, 10 10:27 AM
1289.

sübhanallah çok güzel resimler Allah razý olsun

Posted by þule January 25, 10 07:02 AM
1290.

Assalamualikum
Masha'ALLAH ...... wonderful pictures. i pray i will be there next year insha'ALLAH.

Posted by Fatimah M Ali January 26, 10 05:22 AM
1291.

VERY SUPER

Posted by naHas.T.H January 26, 10 05:54 AM
1292.

All Muslim kids in USA should see this.

Posted by Ashraf Syed Mehdi January 27, 10 07:59 AM
1293.

I pray that all the people in the pictures and all of us at home re-unite in jannatul firdaus. (ameen)

Posted by Faizal January 28, 10 07:05 PM
1294.

i tried to write in arabic, but its not working, thanx to your efforts, i wish every one see these pics will visit Mecca soon in shallah

Posted by naheel January 29, 10 02:15 AM
1295.

Excellent photos! Not only are the photos amazing, the photographic skills applied are just beyond....Jazakallah, May Allah reward you greatly here and in the hereafter

Posted by Anonymous January 30, 10 06:52 AM
1296.

alhamdulila wow

Posted by Anonymous January 30, 10 02:02 PM
1297.

mashallah
la ilahe il allah allah djelo djelalihu da e dovolen
allah djelo djelalihu razi olsun

Posted by yusuf February 3, 10 08:27 AM
1298.

alhamdullllah

Posted by safi February 10, 10 06:21 AM
1299.

allah be pleased with excellent photos (TÜRKÝYE)

Posted by Atila Oðuz BOYALI February 10, 10 11:21 AM
1300.

MAAÞALLAH, SUBHANALLAH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURES
IT'S WONDERFUL..
THANK YOU BROTHERS OR SISTERS FOR SHARING THOSE
TESEKKUR EDERIM KARDESLERÝM
ALLAH RAZI OLSUN. (From Turkey-TÜRKÝYE-ANKARA)

Posted by MUSTAFA ÖZEL February 11, 10 04:36 AM
1301.

Subhanallah
its the greates of Allah

Posted by Taboo February 13, 10 01:48 PM
1302.

Mashallah, my Allah reward you for the effort you took in taking these magnificent photos.

Posted by Adem Kolar February 15, 10 09:46 AM
1303.

MASHA ALLAH
ALLAHU AKBAR
ELLA PUHAZUM IRAIVANUKKE

Posted by G.V.A.AFRIN FATHIMA February 16, 10 03:18 AM
1304.

its very beauty full pic.excellent moments.....mash Allah.....Allah ka noor hai saudiarabia mai.

Posted by hina khan February 18, 10 02:08 AM
1305.

SUBHANALLAH.

MASHA ALLAH .

VERY SUPER.

Posted by FARMAN February 19, 10 02:02 AM
1306.

j'ai bien aimer les Photos baraka allahou fikom

Posted by daly February 19, 10 10:11 AM
1307.

Unbelievable ...!!! all photos are excellent.

Posted by Sayed Imran Sahria February 23, 10 10:01 AM
1308.

very nice

Posted by Muhammad Afzal February 27, 10 08:27 AM
1309.

awesome mashallah

Posted by abc February 28, 10 12:23 PM
1310.

how come there are not many pictures of muslim women in this collection?

Posted by Moe Hammad February 28, 10 06:37 PM
1311.

All muslims slaughtering animals on the same day because of some mythical story is so lame!

Posted by Ilyeech March 6, 10 03:34 AM
1312.

Enjoy ur life,but thank the Lord who gave you this Life to enjoy.

Posted by think tank March 8, 10 06:13 AM
1313.

@1311,well,we slaughter the animals on that Day to feel the Unity of Mankind,under that One Lord,that Lord who tells the Fire"Be cool and Peace unto Abraham" and the Fire becomes cool under the Command of its Lord,we slaughter to remember that God will never leave those who stand by Him,we do it and we remember the willingness of a great man who was ready to do anything for his Lord,so that he would even be ready to slaughter his beloved son for his Lord,he loved his son,but he loved his Lord more,we slaughter the animals on that Day to remember the great act of a man,but the Greater Kindness of a Lord,who sees and loves us all.

Posted by we do it to remember the Kindness of our Lord March 8, 10 06:28 AM
1314.

Subanalllah

Posted by Anonymous March 8, 10 05:48 PM
1315.

Mashallah bahut lajawab photo dekhne ko mile

Posted by Shaik Dadapeer March 9, 10 08:47 AM
1316.

Beautiful pictures MashAllah

Posted by Habiba Moomin March 9, 10 12:37 PM
1317.

Beautiful pictures MashAllah

Posted by Usman March 10, 10 03:52 AM
1318.

mashaAllah.........
subhanAllah.......

Posted by farooq muhammad March 13, 10 07:03 AM
1319.

Alhamdulillah Very Beautiful Pictures.

Posted by Muhammad Khan March 18, 10 07:26 AM
1320.

Subhan-Allah. Very Nice

Posted by Muhammad Khan March 18, 10 07:32 AM
1321.

May the Almighty Allah bless you for these pictures,Alhamdullilah I have been to Umra twice and Hajj twice, I was fortunate to spend the entire month of Ramadan in Medina and Makkah,and these pictures just brought tears to my eyes again. And as i saw the pictures I made dua and beg the Almighty Allah to gave me the invitation for me and my wife to perform Hajj soon Inshahallah.

Posted by sha March 22, 10 02:33 PM
1322.

May Allah bless the people who launched these pics because i felt that I was in the heaven. I pray that all Muslims go there and perform Hajj,
(me too.)

(Amin-Suma-Amin)

Posted by Hafiz Mazhar March 25, 10 07:40 AM
1323.

alhamd-u-lillah Ihave visited your site to see the great pictures of the world

Posted by zafar awan March 30, 10 09:03 AM
1324.

Allahu Akbar, this is a great job. May Allah reward you all..

Posted by Hassan March 30, 10 11:46 AM
1325.

ما شاء الله
سبحان الله

Posted by lujain April 5, 10 04:39 AM
1326.

mashaAllah
subhanAllah
tbark al r7man

Posted by lujain April 5, 10 04:45 AM
1327.

Mashallah so beautiful.. Jazaka Allah kol khair
ما شاء الله .. الصور جميلة جدا و معبرة . جزاك الله كل خيرا

Posted by Jawdat April 8, 10 01:22 PM
1328.

For those who thinks that slaughtering/sacrificing cows/goats during those periods just because of the history...let me get it straight. Muslims sacrifice cows/animals on that day for distributing it to the poor families who cannot afford to buy meat for their meals. This is the most waited days for them okay. where they can eat halal meat and enjoy them. Most people think it's just plain history but did not looked deep inside. everything in Islam that we do... not only have outer meaning but deep meaning. it's up to us to do a research :) peace

Posted by deeja April 19, 10 11:45 AM
1329.

MashaAllah ..... Awesome pics..... Really goodones....

Posted by Mohiddin April 21, 10 01:44 AM
1330.

Truly awesome.... This is something which we dont get to see everyday....
Thanks for posting

Posted by Mohd April 21, 10 01:46 AM
1331.

SubhanAllah..............All praise to Allah SWT. I am so proud to be a Muslim! Alhamdolilah. Hajj 2009 was a special time in my life. Jazak Allah khayr for all the magnificient photos you put together. This photo album makes me realize the strong bond I have to the Muslim Unity and brotherhood/sisterhood of Islam. I feel the essence of an Ummah that my Beloved Prophet so much wanted us to invoke. Peace and Blessings Be Upon my Beloved Prophet SAW and on all muslims far and near. Absolutely glorious!

Posted by Zeba Syed April 23, 10 10:28 AM
1332.

Mashaallah ........Nice pics .......I really enjoyed .........keep it up !!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous April 24, 10 10:57 PM
1333.

SubhaanALLAH..........

Posted by Taufik April 25, 10 11:29 PM
1334.

suuuuuuperb it is heart touching picture realy dilghtful to watch.

Posted by sayyed ahtesham April 30, 10 01:41 AM
1335.

Masha Allah, Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah, Allah Huakbar

Well We all need same kind to unity in all parts of life that is the key to over come all the animies of muslims.

Posted by Waheed Sami April 30, 10 02:04 PM
1336.

enna eddina enda allah el islam ma aadhamahou din allaho akbar allaho akbar

Posted by ayeb May 2, 10 08:05 AM
1337.

Mashyallah .... Allah maha kaya (God Is GREAT) from hj. Abdillah Kuching Sarawak. Malaysia

Posted by Hj. Bujang Abdillah May 4, 10 06:00 AM
1338.

SUBHANALLAH.... ALLAH HU AKBAR....THESE PHOTOS REMIND ME OF MY JOURNEY TO MECCA IN 2006.

Posted by MISLAH - SINGAPORE May 13, 10 01:21 AM
1339.

que dieu m' acceuille un jour parmi ces croyants et ses préférés inchallah, c'est mon souhait le plus cher, priez pour moi pour que j'y aille un jour inchallah .......................merci

Posted by 1339 May 15, 10 01:10 PM
1340.

i pray to allah swt may alla grant with the blessings of hajj to me and each every muslim ameen.

Posted by ansari javed amin May 24, 10 11:49 AM
1341.

subhanallh allah allah u akbar allhamdulillah

Posted by sattar May 28, 10 02:28 AM
1342.

SUBHAAN ALLAH

Posted by SANA IQBAL May 29, 10 11:16 AM
1343.

marvellous pictures...this 5 day event reflects the basics of islam.....the peace,harmony,equality,brotherhood and surrendering oneself completely to will of Allah

Posted by Anonymous June 25, 10 01:09 PM
1344.

Mashallah.......very nice pictures ,it touched me...

Posted by ASHFAQUE July 9, 10 08:31 PM
1345.

Оллох акбар! Fазовот! Fазовот! Fазовот! Требуют наши сердца!

Posted by еуые_гыук July 14, 10 01:39 AM
1346.

I pray ALLAH SUBHANUTAALA to give taofik to all brothers and sisters to visit our holi place

Posted by Abdul Aziz July 18, 10 03:13 AM
1347.

Mashah Allah, lovely pictures. The desire to go there is heightened by such amazing pics.

Posted by Mehzabin Naaz July 20, 10 04:56 AM
1348.

MASHA ALLAH , SUBHANALLAH , ALHAMDHULLILAH

ALLAH BLESSING U , THANKS OF LOTS

Posted by MOHAMED ISMAIL July 20, 10 01:30 PM
1349.

بارك الله بمن أعد هذه الصور وعسى أن يجازيه الله بكل خبر

Posted by Anonymous July 20, 10 07:52 PM
1350.

oh....great....heart touching....i want see again and again...oh allah...am proud 2 be a muslim...mashah allah

Posted by miyandad parpal babakunhi July 28, 10 12:12 PM
1351.

its wounder-full picture i really like it

Posted by Zafar July 30, 10 02:36 AM
1352.

Ya Allah Yang Maha Pengasih dan Penyayang, ampunilah dosa-dosa kami umatMU dan berikanlah kedamaian dan kerukunan antar umat manusia di dunia ini, Amin Ya Robbal Al amin.

Posted by Iradono August 3, 10 10:20 AM
1353.

SubhaanAllah, very very very nice sharing, thanks alot...

Posted by Taimoor August 17, 10 03:34 AM
1354.

Gorgeous photos! It's insightful to me to know that Muslim pray so close together to symbolize that they're shoulder to shoulder - all equal in the eyes of God.

Posted by Jennifer August 20, 10 04:37 PM
1355.

SUBHAN ALLAH

Posted by Anonymous August 24, 10 11:30 AM
1356.

yalla ya Allam
enta wy Esmat

Posted by Anonymous September 8, 10 04:43 AM
1357.

mashaallah!!!!! i was there. thanks 4 bringing back those wonderful memories 2me.

Posted by zoo September 9, 10 04:43 AM
1358.

amazing eid in maddina and makka see it

Posted by merwan September 10, 10 10:18 AM
1359.

Wonderful pictures. The photographers are genuises!

Posted by summer September 19, 10 06:13 PM
1360.

Eid is a great occasion for all muslim... obviously flowers are the easiest way to express your feelings on eid

Posted by rashid September 23, 10 07:12 AM
1361.

Very Inspiring Scenerio

Posted by Raja Anis September 24, 10 12:33 AM
1362.

ALLAH AKBAR, ALLAH AKBAR, ALLAH AKBAR

Posted by SENGA September 24, 10 08:58 AM
1363.

Mashallah, May Allah(swt) give everyone a chance to visit for Haj-e-baitullah and accept the prayers of all the Muslims and fulfilled everyone wish before they reach their destination(ameen)

Posted by Kamran October 5, 10 03:27 AM
1364.

Mashallah

Posted by Shahidul Ahsan October 10, 10 01:06 AM
1365.

Subhanallah.................. Allahu Akbar.
Thanks for your photos, overall it's a great photos and good moments....

Posted by Arif Setiarjo October 14, 10 12:10 AM
1366.

mashallah great photos,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by mushtaq October 25, 10 03:25 AM
1367.

AMAZING...MY SON HAD A GOOD INTRODUCTION OF WHAT HAJ IS ALL ABOUT.

Posted by USUF November 7, 10 07:41 AM
1368.

ana 3amalit 3omrah elsanih el madyh ... bs wallahi eni kteer meshtag a3malha kaman marah.

Posted by hatem November 15, 10 06:15 AM
1369.

mashallah..
great photos.

Posted by oneahamd November 15, 10 01:09 PM
1370.

mashalla

Posted by arshed November 15, 10 02:07 PM
1371.

It was amazing. I have been there alhamdulillah last year.

Posted by Hayati Binler November 15, 10 02:38 PM
1372.

PLEASE SEND THIS ALL PHOTOS TO MY E-MAIL.

THANKS

Posted by BIJU ABRAHAM November 15, 10 08:20 PM
1373.

Subhana Allah
All praise and worship be to ALLAH ....Lord of all Beings!!!!!
EID'L BUBARAK..................................Lagos, Nigeria!!!!

Posted by Hussein Ifedayo AYENI November 16, 10 03:59 AM
1374.

Great pictures

Posted by majd November 16, 10 06:38 AM
1375.

SUBHAN ALLAH

Posted by JAVERIA November 17, 10 01:29 AM
1376.

Very impressive... Great moment.

Posted by Edu November 17, 10 08:49 AM
1377.

ALLAH IS MERCIFUL AND GREAT

Posted by MAQSOOD.ALI November 18, 10 07:23 AM
1378.

I Can't to describe the Beauty of those Places. Only Allahu Akber is Defines.
Allahu Akber!!!

Posted by Esmael November 18, 10 12:26 PM
1379.

Maasha Allah !!!!!!!! evryone should go this place to do Haj and also to see the valueble places which is unemagenable

Posted by Jaffar November 18, 10 02:00 PM
1380.

Subhanallah, beautiful pictures taken on Eid al Adha from over the world.

Posted by Feroz Waseem November 18, 10 02:12 PM
1381.

bismillah mashallah thanks to who ever put those beautiful pictures
inshallah one day we will go there too ameen rabel alamina

sister
fehmida sayed mustafa al haddad

Posted by femida November 19, 10 02:43 PM
1382.

Subhanallah, it is a blessing to be here for Haj. Allah (SAW) is the GREATEST!

Posted by Alim Ashrafi November 19, 10 03:10 PM
1383.

JAZAKALLAH

Posted by MUZAFFER November 21, 10 02:32 AM
1384.

Thanks, it’s great. I was a participant of the Hajj 2009, so when I look these beautiful pictures, they take me back to that nice days and nights during which I have been in a place that is very, very venerable. Hajj Performing is a great event in the life of every Muslim believer and it changes the life path to the right direction of Allah Sobhana Wa Tallah wish.

Thanks again
Mohammad Sadeq Wardak

Posted by Mohammad Sadeq Wardak November 23, 10 12:59 AM
1385.

amazing and very wonderful picture and I Can't to describe the Beauty of those Places. Only Allahu Akber, Masha Allah
waseem from Pakistan

Posted by Habib Ullah Waseem November 23, 10 04:54 AM
1386.

HASBUNA ALLAH WA NI'IMAL WAKIL,MASHA ALLAH FIL ISLAM

Posted by MUHAMMAD November 24, 10 09:23 AM
1387.

i don't have any words to say ,
but alhamdulilla ala kulli hall

Posted by iqbalmuammed india kerala November 24, 10 02:47 PM
1388.

Subhan Allah, Gives a feeling of connecting to Allah and nourishment to soul.

Posted by Mohammed Sarwar November 27, 10 03:36 PM
1389.

I Like It

Posted by Rai Abdul Jabbar Tabasum November 28, 10 11:26 PM
1390.

Excellent

Posted by saqib khan November 29, 10 03:21 AM
1391.

alhamdulilla .............................................
subhanalla..............................................
mashaalla.......................................

Posted by Anonymous November 29, 10 07:17 AM
1392.

MASHALLAH. Those are the most beautiful pictures ive seen so far.

Posted by sanaa November 29, 10 06:46 PM
1393.

MASHA-ALLAH---SUBHAAN-ALLAH---ALLHAMDULLILAH---ALLAHU-AKBAR.

Posted by ASIF IIDRISI November 30, 10 05:35 AM
1394.

ALLAH HU AHAD. ALLAH HU AKBAR. ALLAH GIVE US QUVAT FOR HAJJ AAMEEN

Posted by MOHD WASEEM SAIFI December 6, 10 01:22 AM
1395.

All the pictures are so nice i also want to visite the holy PROPHET(SAW)

Posted by Amees Raza December 8, 10 05:41 AM
1396.

allaho akbar

Posted by Anonymous December 8, 10 10:54 PM
1397.

Al Hamdolillah! These beautiful pictures remind me of my Haj a few years ago. May Allah give a chance of performing Haj & visit these holy places to those ones amongst us also who have not been there yet.

Posted by ZIA MIAN December 9, 10 02:09 PM
1398.

ALLHAMDULILAH MAY ALLAH BE PLEASED WITH U FOR SHARING THESE HISTORIC PICTURES & MOMENTS I PRAY INSHALLAH I CAN GO HAJJ ONE DAY

Posted by BIBI AEYSHA December 16, 10 11:32 AM
1399.

Masha Allah, This is what Islam means. Allahuakbar.

Posted by Eve Chai December 20, 10 02:54 AM
1400.

Great pictures

Posted by Sana January 11, 11 08:48 AM
1401.

Masha Allah, Great pictures after seeing them get a great feeling of closeness
Islam & Allah.. :)

Posted by Syed Ajmal February 14, 11 03:00 AM
1402.

subhan allah i love watching these picturs

Posted by ruhi February 25, 11 09:59 PM
1403.

subhanallah!

Posted by Zahid March 1, 11 04:52 AM
1404.

salaam to all...
masha allah..! our mighty allah is great n powerful than all... allah hafiz...

Posted by mariyam March 14, 11 11:21 PM
1405.

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله تعالى و بركاته.
بارك الله فيكم على المجهود الذي تبذلونه من أجل الاسلام و المسلمين.
عمل رائع و جيد ما شاء الله

Posted by ثريا March 23, 11 12:38 PM
1406.

AlHamdulelah ,Mashallah, what a pleasant gift-unwrap for us, n what amazing n thoughtful people who posted for us Jazakum Allah khairun.Muha:)

Posted by Anonymous April 13, 11 09:08 PM
1407.

pencapaian luar biasa

Posted by Syah Ali Achmad April 22, 11 01:51 AM
ARCHIVES
CATEGORIES
RECENT ENTRIES
  • Pin It
  • E-mail
  • E-mail this article

    Invalid E-mail address
    Invalid E-mail address

    Sending your article

    Your article has been sent.