asSalaam ‘alaykum wa Rahamtullah,
A good brother forwarded me this email with pics of people going to Hajj back in 1953. The photos were in an issue of National Geographic back in 1953. Click on the images to see the full size images, insha’Allah. I was talking to my dad after showing him these photos and he would tell me how different it was when he went back in the 1970s and then again in the 1980s, i think. And as we know Hajj has really changed now. Allahu ‘Alam.
The cover of the magazine.
These are people ready to go to hajj. This is probably the only thing that is the same now and has been since the time of the Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and Sahaaba (radi Allahu anha).
Passengers on a Hajj ship being unloaded.
No non-muslims beyond a certain point
Man writign a letter home that he has arrived safely.
Pick your slaughter.
Slaughter it or get it slaughtered.
Cool off with a coke.