Labayk! Mecca, Madina and the Hajj

  • Circling the House of God

    Dr Martin Lings, a writer and scholar revered all over the world, performed the Hajj, or pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in 1948. Using unique archive material, he recollects his experiences along with his insight into its historical background. The original beauty and simplicity of the Hajj...

  • Inside the Haram

    Ahmad Al Shugairi takes you behind the scenes and explores the Haram al-Sharif in Mecca, one of Islam's holiest sites and the direction in which
    Muslim pray five times a day.

  • Het Groote Mekka-Feest, The Great Mecca Feast

    This silent film by Georg Eduard Albert Krugers is a rare personal documentary of his journey in 1928 from Indonesia (then the Dutch East Indies) to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, with a group of pilgrims performing the Hajj. Krugers' commentary in texts on screen provides a personal commentary on the ev...

  • Journey to Mecca: In the footsteps of Ibn Battuta

    Journey to Mecca is an IMAX® dramatic and documentary feature that tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca.

    His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforge...

  • Pilgrimage to Mecca, Institut du Monde Arab

    The Hajj exhibition, held at the Institut du Monde Arab Paris, presented the pilgrimage to Mecca in its various facets and historical development. Individual mystical experience, religious meditation, source of artistic inspiration and cross-cultural exchanges, these multiple facets of the pilgri...

  • Journey to the Heart of Islam

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded a research project at the British Museum that underpinned their 2012 international exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam. Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam was the first major exhibition dedicated to the Hajj; the pilgrimage to Mec...

  • The English Lady who went to the Hajj

    Photographer Peter Sanders goes in search of Lady Evelyn 'Zainab' Cobbold. Zainab Cobbold converted to Islam in the 1915s and came from a British aristocratic family. She remarked that she considered Islam "the religion most calculated to solve the world's many perplexing problems, and to bring t...

  • Exit To Al-Haram

    Masjid al Haram, or the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is the holiest site in the Muslim world. “In Arabic, Harām means sinful or forbidden, but with a slight inflection in pronunciation it also means sanctuary and sacred,” says filmmaker and creative director Kazim Rashid. “It is this c...

  • The Pilgrimage To Mecca, 1970

    Swiss broadcaster, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, present rare archive footage from the Haram al Sharif during the Hajji pilgrimage in 1970. A fascinating view of the sacred precinct in comparison with the modernisation, development and transformation that as taken place over the decades.

  • The Art of Hajj

    A film by the Khalili Collection depicting the arts and crafts associated with the Hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

    https://www.khalilicollections.org/islamic-arts/

  • Hajj Stories
    5 videos

    Hajj Stories

    5 videos

    The hajj, one of the “five pillars” of Islam, is the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims should make at least once in their lifetime if their health and financial means allow it, according to Islamic tradition. Produced by the Asian Art Museum, who spoke to Bay Area...

  • Hajj Stories - Introduction to the Hajj (Part 1 of 5)

    The hajj, one of the “five pillars” of Islam, is the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims should make at least once in their lifetime if their health and financial means allow it, according to Islamic tradition. Inspired by the British Museum’s film Hajj Stories (htt...

  • Hajj Stories - Preparations for the Hajj (Part 2 of 5)

    The hajj, one of the “five pillars” of Islam, is the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims should make at least once in their lifetime if their health and financial means allow it, according to Islamic tradition. Inspired by the British Museum’s film Hajj Stories, sta...

  • Hajj Stories - Performing the Hajj (i) (Part 3 of 5)

    The hajj, one of the “five pillars” of Islam, is the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims should make at least once in their lifetime if their health and financial means allow it, according to Islamic tradition. Inspired by the British Museum’s film Hajj Stories (htt...

  • Hajj Stories - Performing the Hajj (ii) (Part 4 of 5)

    The hajj, one of the “five pillars” of Islam, is the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims should make at least once in their lifetime if their health and financial means allow it, according to Islamic tradition. Inspired by the British Museum’s film Hajj Stories (htt...

  • Hajj Stories - Takeaways from the Hajj (Part 5 of 5)

    The hajj, one of the “five pillars” of Islam, is the pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, that all Muslims should make at least once in their lifetime if their health and financial means allow it, according to Islamic tradition. Inspired by the British Museum’s film Hajj Stories (htt...

  • Inside the Prophet's Mosque

    Ahmad Al Shugairi learns more about Al-Masjid An-Nabawi, the main attraction sites of Al-Madinah, the traditions of its people, and the developmental projects in accordance with vision 2030, to contemplate the great efforts behind developing Al-Madinah Al Munawara while preserving its historical...

  • A Visit to Madinah

    A short vlog style film that talks about Prophet Muhammed’s Journey to Madinah, and some general facts about important Muslim events and locations in Madinah.

  • Inside Saudi Arabia, 1973

    This archive documentary from 1973 explores the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which was relatively unknown and mysterious to the world in the 1970s and how it develops following the oil boom and increasing demand for the fuel.

  • The British in Mecca

    Every year, over 20,000 British Muslims travel to Mecca to perform the annual hajj. This documentary was recorded during the 2008 Hajj and captures this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the holiest city in Islam.

  • Madinay Wala Jahaaz (The Aeroplane to Madina)

    This short film revolves around the story of a father and son who put everything at risk to follow their dream of living the big city life. Taking unexpected turns and emotional trips, this family of two ends up realizing how all that glitters is not gold.

  • The Hijaz Journey

  • The Days of Hajj

    The Pilgrimage, the Hajj, to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam and must be performed at least once in one’s life if one is able. This documentary is a comprehensive descriptive visual journey to the sacred cities of Mecca and Medina.

  • The Journey of Hajj