Saudi Arabia 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Jeddah is the gateway to the holy city of Mecca (Mekkah) where the prophet Mohammed destroyed idol worship and taught that there was but one God. The Grand Mosque was built up around the Kabaa which was an alter built by the prophet Abraham (Ibrihim) and his son Ishmel. It is pretty humbling that more than a billion people turn toward this city to pray to Allah five times a day and that I was as close to it as an infidel can get. In January more than 2 million people will perform a pilgrimage (Haij) to this place as it is one of the five pillars of Islam that every Muslim is to perform!


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