March 18, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On March 18, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article on the hajj, reporting that for many this journey is the "high point of their religious lives." For some, the experience is one of profound equality across race and class differences: "In Mecca, there was "no ranking," ...(b)usiness tycoons and beggars marched side by side, shoulder to shoulder, in the series of rituals that mark the pilgrimage."