My Hajj Tour
By Hesham Hassaballa
Nearly all of Islam's holy sites are located in and around Mecca and Madinah in Saudi Arabia. During the Hajj, pilgrims engage in specific rituals around some of these landmarks. Though cameras are discouraged, Beliefnet columnist Hesham Hassaballa captured some amazing personal photos during his Hajj in 2002. In this gallery he shares his feelings as he follows in the footsteps of Muslims from Islamic history.