14 December 2008

spare the effort

Thousands of Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar, symbolizing stoning Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last and most dangerous rite of the annual hajj, near the Saudi holy city of Mina on December 8, 2008. To complete the ritual, a pilgrim must throw 21 pebbles at each of three 25-meter (82-foot) pillars and this year the faithful are being given pebbles in pre-packed bags to spare them the effort of searching for the stones.


2 comments:

kali said...

pffff ... two options : either I am already to old to understand "modernity" either the world is really getting crazy ...

kali said...

Anyway .... nature is not prepared for a 3 millions people pilgrimage ... and maybe that's the turning point where faith becomes idolatry ...