Islam in Perspective

Massive overhaul changes the face of Makkah

MAKKAH: As a child, Osama Al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store.

Spiritual, physical and financial preparations of a Haj pilgrim

In this life people are usually aware of two kinds of journeys; those made to earn a livelihood and those undertaken for pleasure and sightseeing.

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