Travelogue: Umrah 2015 – Part 8: Exploring Haram

Despite all the construction going on and most part of the mosque being closed, there was always something to be discovered. Over the time period of 9 days we stayed there, we saw quite a lot of things; some interesting, some a bit disturbing. We used to enter Haram from the gate between the Clock … Continue reading Travelogue: Umrah 2015 – Part 8: Exploring Haram

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Travelogue: Umrah 2015 – Part 7: The first look at Kaaba…

Finally the moment came when we would actually see the Kaaba, the center to which every Muslim faces when praying, the house that is the most sacred place on earth. The first encounter with Haram, and I saw scores of cranes working inside and outside Haram. I had heard about the construction for the expansion … Continue reading Travelogue: Umrah 2015 – Part 7: The first look at Kaaba…