Any Muslim whose circumstances permit it, is asked to make the HAJJ at lest once in his lifetime.
Successfully completing the HAJJ, a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In 2015 fourteen million Muslims from all over the world made the journey.
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.
More from Egypt soon
Very interesting. I wonder how long this art remains on the houses.
Again, thank you for bringing us into this world.
I wish these people peace and prosarity in their lives…
Quite a long time because the air is so dry and the elements are not a thread
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If you had not told us, we would have not known that it meant that these people had been to Mecca.
Now the next time you go to Egypt you know who went to Mecca
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