New Media Project: The Media’s Portrail of the Journey to Mecca

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What is the journey to Mecca?

The journey to Mecca is a trip that all able bodied Muslims are required to take at least once in their life time but are allowed to go a maximum of once every five years. The journey is also known as Hajj.  Although each individual is limited to once every five years, the pilgrimage takes place every year. In more recent years, Saudi Arabia has put a cap on the amount of people who are allowed to go on the journey each year from each country so individuals that want to go must apply. The journey to mecca comes from the time when the prophet Muhammad returned there to smash all of the idols in the Ka’bah which is essential to the journey. During the journey, rituals are performed to ask Allah for forgiveness of sins.

Where is Mecca?

Mecca

How is it portrayed in the media?

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