Friday, May 13, 2011

Ferris Islam in Mecca and Medina

Muslims from various nationalities, sects, and political affiliation are united in the ritual tawaf around the Kaaba.

Mid-November ago, around the 10th of Dhul-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar, more than two million Muslims gather in the Holy Land. They are pilgrims who come from all over the world. They come from many countries and represent diverse ethnic, racial, and nation.

Therefore, the panorama that lay between Mecca and Medina during the recent pilgrimage is the "rainbow of Islam", Islamic colorful. Various historical background and cultural differences among the members of pilgrims has spawned Islamic expression is not uniform. Plurality of Islam, among others, seen from a variety of Muslim dress is worn.

While the pilgrimage group from other continents generally wear plain white Muslim dress, some members of pilgrims from African countries, including Ivory Coast and Guinea, was wearing a long dress, robe, or mukena (for the women) colorful floral motif : red, blue, green, and orange.

The members of the South African pilgrims, despite closing the genitals with a long dress, also equip themselves with a safari hat or wide Panama hat like a cowboy hat to protect yourself from sunburn Mecca and Medina. The women members of the entourage of the Iranian pilgrims also look different with Muslim dress and veil their distinctive black. Meanwhile, fabric glove and a black cap is the typical male clothing Indonesian pilgrims.

The plurality apparently long since it is common among Muslims. In Mecca and Medina, pluralism in Islam seem real. This prevalence was not only come to make Islam as one of the world religions, but also the followers of religions that have charming.

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