Sacred Journeys

The Hajj

Episode 4 | 54m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

One of the five pillars of Islam is that each believer is called, at least once in their lives, to make the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage that starts and ends in the holy city of Mecca located in today's Saudi Arabia. The journey recreates Muhammad's own path as the native son returned to his tribal home as the leader of a vibrant new religion.

Aired: 12/23/14

Expired: 12/31/69

Rating: NR

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