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Haj commercialization will continue – it’s human nature

Haj commercialization will continue – it’s human nature

As the Saudi Deputy Prime Minister announces a Dh21 billion dollar development plan for holy sites in Mecca, Kipp can see that the commercialization of Haj will continue for a while yet.

November 21, 2010 2:11
 
The rich-poor divide jars ethos of Hajj

The rich-poor divide jars ethos of Hajj

New luxury hotels in Holy Mecca pamper wealthy pilgrims, contradicting the ethos of sacrifice, simplicity, and humility of hajj.

November 15, 2010 4:00
 
Mecca goes up-market, but commercialism unnerves some

Mecca goes up-market, but commercialism unnerves some

Luxury hotels are springing up in Mecca, as projects aim to accommodate more Muslims at Haj. But these big money developments are not necessarily welcome.

November 14, 2010 1:17