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.
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.