At Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, Muslim children sit in tents, pray, throw stones, and make seven circuits around a replica of the Ka'ba as part of a mock hajj, the traditional pilgrimage to Mecca.
"It’s a religious obligation for us to give to other people," says Dawud Walid. Near the completion of the hajj, meat is slaughtered according to Islamic requirements and shared with family, friends, and the poor.
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