1953 Hajj Season

This page features a few memorable pictures from 1953 Hajj season

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circa 1953 CE

Pilgrims arriving probably at Jaddah sea ports.

circa 1953 CE

Back in 1953 limited flights were also available but were hugely expensive.

circa 1953 CE

Stop sign at the outskirts of Mecca, prohibiting non-Muslim entry.

circa 1953 CE

Major means of transportation during the time were these buses, pilgrims coming either by sea or air reached Mecca by these.

circa 1953 CE

Skyline of Mecca as seen in 1953, the outer boundry wall of Masjid al-Haram can be seen in lower left corner as well. Most of these buildings were commercial hospitality, almost all of these have been demolished since due to the Mosque's expansions.

circa 1953 CE

In 1953 the grounds around Kaabah were still sands, the Zam Zam is the white structure immediately behind the Qiblah topped with green shutters. The Ottoman era minarets can be seen to the extreme right and also in the left corner of the Mosque.

circa 1953 CE

In far background, white building with slanted green roofs and a small dome is Zam Zam Well

circa 1953 CE

Pilgrims during Tawaf

circa 1953 CE

Animal Market for pilgrims to buy sacrificial animals

circa 1953 CE

During the Hajj season the Masjid al-Haram was already running out of space for pilgrims

circa 1953 CE

Pilgrims offering salah

circa 1953 CE

The meagre site of Jamara-t

circa 1953 CE

Humble bazar stalls near Masjid al-Haram for the convenience of hajjis (pilgrims)

circa 1953 CE

Street scene of Mecca during the 1953 Hajj season, an Ottoman era minaret of Masjid al-Haram can be seen, it has since been demolished to accommodate the ever expanding

The decision to demolish the tower was a hard one due to it's historicity.

circa 1953 CE

Bab-i Safa, as seen from an adjacent building

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