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Inside Mecca [electronic resource]

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Each year millions of travelers flock to Mecca, undertaking the Haj, or pilgrimage, required of all devout Muslims. Few people outside of Islam, however, have seen this ancient and sacred city. This program offers an unprecedented look at the birthplace of Mohammed and the rituals that bring together the followers of the world's fastest-growing religion. Photographer Reza Deghati, himself a Muslim, gained unparalleled access to the "Sacred Territory" of the Haj last year and brought back still images of the event never before seen by most Westerners. Now he ushers viewers back to Mecca to capture the exclusive story of the city's traditions and holy places.
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57 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 21, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Hajj: Spiritual Journey of a Lifetime (2:44)
  • Hajj Season at Mecca (3:09)
  • American Muslim (1:35)
  • South African Muslim/ Malaysian Muslim (2:43)
  • Requirements of Islamic Law (2:53)
  • Father Abraham (1:35)
  • Prophet Mohammed (2:03)
  • Malaysian Government: Organized Journey to Mecca (2:33)
  • Rituals of Hajj (2:26)
  • Rituals at the Ka'ba (2:53)
  • Charity and Celebration (2:39)
  • Call to Worship (1:47)
  • Pilgrim Accommodations (3:22)
  • Human Nature Emerges (2:13)
  • Plain of Arafat (2:16)
  • Hajj: Judgment Day (3:28)
  • Mercy and Absolution (2:06)
  • Prayerful Night (2:02)
  • Ritual: Stoning the Devil (2:17)
  • Festive Atmosphere (2:22)
  • Feast of the Sacrifice (1:34)
  • Concluding the Hajj (4:03)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2003.
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40768 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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