Happening Now

Estimated 3 million muslims voyaged to a valley located near the city of Mina, Saudi Arabia during a ritualistic pilgrimage, or hajj.

This is no joke! So many people that, last year during the same voyage, close to 400 people died! Some cases due to the fact that bridges they stood on could not withstand their total weight.

Full article here

I was going to write on how amazing this is with people coming together for a certain belief and compare these people to the everyday American and question our belief system here. Thankfully, the very famous and well-articulated Malcolm X not only attended a pilgrimage, but wrote an amazing explanation of his experience that pretty much blows anything I would have written out of the water.

“There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blondes to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white and the non-white. America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to rearrange much of my thought patterns previously held.”

Malcolm X

Now You Know.


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