Millions of Muslims make the annual pilgrimage, called the Hajj, to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar based on the motion of the moon, the time of the Hajj is different time each year in terms of the Gregorian calendar.
I thought it would helpful to create a “The Best…” list about the Hajj.
As usual, I’m only listing sites that are accessible to English Language Learners.
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Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj ( not in order of preference):
Channel 4 in the UK also has a good site on the Hajj, including a “virtual Hajj.”
The Hajj and Eid al-Adha is a series of excellent photos and accessible captions from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
CBBC Newsround has a simple explanation.
Breaking News English has an online lesson on the Hajj for English Language Learners.
Hajj 2010 is a series of photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture.
Hajj pilgrims close in on Mecca is a slideshow from The Guardian.
In pictures: Hajj pilgrimage comes from the BBC.
The Hajj and Eid al-Adha is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
The Hajj and Eid al-Adha 2011 is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.
Hajj 2012, A Sacred Journey is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.
What Muslims Do on Hajj, and Why is from The New York Times.
Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, explained for non-Muslims is from Vox.
Q&A: The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam is from The Associated Press.
Flying to Hajj is an interactive from Al Jazeera.
Hajj 2019: An in-depth look at the sacred journey is an interactive from Al Jazeera.
Inside the sacred Hajj pilgrimage is an interactive.
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