Voices of American Hajjis
What is Hajj?
Explore the following resources to discover the purpose and practices of hajj.
The Deen Squad is a group of rap and hip hop artists who tour across the word to help spread the ideas of Islam and debunk stereotypes and misunderstandings. (3:33 Minutes)
Interactive website developed by CNN - Contains statistics, images, and descriptions of the overall hajj experience. (2017) (Please Note: This site contains ads)
What it's like experiencing Hajj first hand.
CNN's Schams Elwazer has reported from Islam's holiest site many times over the years. (2016) (3:01 Minutes)
For More Information on the Hajj and Its Rituals:
- Sacred Journeys - THE HAJJ (PBS) - (2014) Another interactive website the describes and shows the various aspects of hajj.
- Sacred Journeys Documentary - Follows the hajj experience of a group of pilgrims from Boston area. (Hajj section ends at ~55 Minutes)
- Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, explained for non-Muslims (2017) - Extensive discussion of hajj with pictures.
- There are a variety of YouTube videos available through a basic search.
- A step-by-step guide to Hajj - (11/18/2009) An article on the the Al Jazeera news site. Very short and straightforward. Also includes a 360° YouTube video that shows aspects of the Hajj in progress.
The Future of Hajj
Video posted by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in July of 2018 that show their vision for the future of hajj.