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    Posted November 6, 2011 by
    Hatem83
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    Menah, Saudi Arabia
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    Going on Hajj?

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Hatem83 and MusaAbuAishais are performing Hajj while covering the pilgrimage for the Islamic TV channel Iqraa International. In this update, he reports from one of the three pillars which Muslims must hurl stones at during Hajj.

    Regarding this part of Hajj, he explains: 'The purpose of any act of worship in general is making [remembrance of Allah]. And the spirituality behind throwing the stones is, first of all the pleasure and happiness of obeying the commands of Allah, and following the footsteps of our beloved prophet Abraham and imitating his act.

    'To other people it might represent stoning Satan. That's why we see many people furious while throwing the stones and calling the [pillar] names [...]'
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    What a great feeling following the tradition of Prophet Muhammad, and throwing 7 stones in the morning of the NAHR day...

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