Hajj in 1885: Old & Rare Pictures of the Pilgrimage

These rare – perhaps the oldest existing – pictures have been attributed to Makkan photographer Abdul Ghaffar and Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje who had come to Makkah and embraced Islam. (Archived by Leiden University Library)

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View of Ka'bah

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Prayer at Masjid al-Haram

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View of Makkah

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View of Makkah

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View on the eastern part of the Mina valley

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View on the western part of the Mina valley

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A pilgrim tent camp to the east of Mount Arafat

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Muzdalifa

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A pilgrim tent camp at Mount Arafat

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Pilgrims camp east of Mount Arafat


"And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass."[Qur’an, 22: 27]


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