Any Muslim whose circumstances permit it, is asked to make the HAJJ at lest once in his lifetime.
It is the tradition to commemorate this journey by decorating the outside walls of the returning pilgrim’s house. These images are of airplanes, cruisers, animals and scenes from Mecca. A practice which today is followed more in the country side of Upper Egypt than in big cities like Cairo or Alexandria.
These innocent, colorful images adorning the houses tell the world that the man living in the house has, thru his journey to Mecca, respected and fulfilled the will of Allah.
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