My 1420H (2000CE) Hajj in pictures

It’s Saturday 1 Dzulhijjah 1429H. In slightly more than 1 week, on Sunday 9 Dzulhijjah (December 7, 2008) the Hajj for this year will start with the Wukuf at the Arafah desert, south-east of Makkah. Every year this auspicious event would remind me of my own Hajj back in 1420H (2000 CE). The following pictures were a scanned selection from my photo album. Back then digital cameras were still rare and very expensive.

Thu March 2, 2000 (26 Dzulqaeda 1420). Me and my other half at Masjid Al-Nabawi grounds, Madinah. This was our 7th day in Madinah Al-Munawwarah, having arrived before dawn on Friday Feb 25, 2000.

Thu March 2, 2000 (26 Dzulqaeda 1420). Me and my wife at Masjid Al-Nabawi grounds, Madinah. This was our 7th day there, having arrived at Madinah Airport before dawn on Friday Feb 25, 2000 on a Saudi Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur.

Sat March 4, 2000 (28 Dzulqaeda 1420). My Madinah roommates in our room, ready with our ihram garbs. This was our 9th day in Madinah and the day we left the city of the prophet (S.A.W) on our way to Makkah.

Sat March 4, 2000 (28 Dzulqaeda 1420). My Madinah roommates in our room, ready to go in our ihram garbs. This was our 9th day in Madinah and the day we left the city of the prophet (S.A.W) for Makkah.

Thu March 9, 2000 (3 Dzulhijjah 1420). At Jabal Rahmah in Arafah. The hill at the background was where our father Adam (A.S.) and mother Hawwa (Eve) met again after they were taken to earth out from their previous place in Jannah (Paradise). We were here as part of our pre-Hajj visit to Jabal Thur, Muzdalifah, Arafah, Mina, Jabal Nur (Hira' Cave) and Tana'im.

Thu March 9, 2000 (3 Dzulhijjah 1420). At Jabal Rahmah in Arafah. The hill at the background was where our father Adam (A.S.) and mother Hawwa (Eve) met again after they were taken to earth out from their previous place in Jannah (Paradise). We were here as part of our pre-Hajj visit to Jabal Thur, Muzdalifah, Arafah, Mina, Jabal Nur (Hira' Cave) and Tana'im.

Thu March 9, 2000 (3 Dzulhijjah 1420). At the foot of Jabal Thur, a mountain on 151° bearing from Masjid Al-Haram with 4.5 km air distance and 13 km road distance. At a cave on this mountain Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his companion Abu Bakr sought refuge from the Makkan Quraysh, before they proceeded to Madinah to fulfil the Hijrah (migration), the year of which marked the start of the Muslim calendar.

Thu March 9, 2000 (3 Dzulhijjah 1420). At the foot of Jabal Thur, a mountain outside Makkah some 4.5 km air distance and 13 km road distance, at 151° bearing, from Masjid Al-Haram. At a cave on this mountain Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his companion Abu Bakr sought refuge from the Makkan Quraysh, before they proceeded to Madinah to fulfil the Hijrah (migration), the year of which marked the start of the Muslim calendar.

Tue March 14, 2000 (8 Dzulhijjah 1420). My Makkah roommates in our room, ready in our ihram garbs before we left for Arafah to do Wukuf, which is a mandatory component of Hajj.

Tue March 14, 2000 (8 Dzulhijjah 1420). My Makkah roommates in our room, ready in our ihram garbs before we left for Arafah to do Wukuf, a mandatory component of Hajj.

Wed March 15, 2000 (9 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me, outside the tents in Arafah, on the morning of the Wukuf day.

Wed March 15, 2000 (9 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me, outside the tents in Arafah, on the morning of the Wukuf day.

Wed March 15, 2000 (9 Dzulhijjah 1420). My other half with her friends, outside the tents in Arafah, on the morning of the Wukuf day.

Wed March 15, 2000 (9 Dzulhijjah 1420). My wife with her friends outside the tents in Arafah, on the morning of the Wukuf day.

Wed March 15, 2000 (9 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me and roommates inside our Arafah tent, during the Wukuf period.

Wed March 15, 2000 (9 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me and roommates inside our Arafah tent, during the Wukuf period.

Fri March 17, 2000 (11 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me and some of my roommates, inside our tent in Mina camp. We were back in normal clothing, after we had cut our hair following the stoning of the big jamrah the day before. All of use were bald, because we chose to totally cut our hair, because that was a better practice according to the Prophet S.A.W's sunnah.

Fri March 17, 2000 (11 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me and some of my roommates, inside our tent in Mina camp. We were back in normal clothing, after we had cut our hair following the stoning of the big jamrah the day before. All of us were bald, because we chose to totally cut our hair, because that was a better practice according to the Prophet S.A.W's sunnah.

Sat March 18, 2000 (12 Dzulhijjah 1420). At the entrance to Maktab 82, which was a Mina camp allocated by the Hajj authorities to pilgrims from Malaysia.

Sat March 18, 2000 (12 Dzulhijjah 1420). At the entrance to Maktab 82, which was a Mina camp allocated by the Hajj authorities to pilgrims from Malaysia.

Sat March 18, 2000 (12 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me outside the Maktab 82 tents in Mina.

Sat March 18, 2000 (12 Dzulhijjah 1420). Me outside the Maktab 82 tents in Mina.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). My other half, walking towards her friend, in our Maktab 82 camp in Mina. The tents' air-conditioning units could be clearly seen above our heads.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). My wife walking towards her friend, in our Maktab 82 camp in Mina. The tents' air-conditioning units could clearly be seen above our heads.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Around 4:00 am. We settled down to wait for the Subh prayer time, near Jamrah Al-Shughra after completing the 12 Dzulhijjah's jamrah stonings. We did our Subuh jamaah prayers there, and afterwards we did the final 13 Dzulhijjah's jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Around 4:00 am. We settled down to wait for the Subuh prayer time, near Jamrah Al-Shughra after completing the 12 Dzulhijjah's jamrah stonings. We did our Subuh jamaah prayers there, and afterwards we did the final 13 Dzulhijjah's jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Another picture of us waiting for Subuh time near Jamrah Al-Shughra after completing the 12 Dzulhijjah's jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Another picture of us waiting for Subuh time near Jamrah Al-Shughra after completing the 12 Dzulhijjah's jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Around 6.30 am. My other half at the tunnel exit in Mina 1, upon our return to camp after after completing the final jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Around 6.30 am. My wife at the tunnel exit in Mina 1, upon our return to camp after completing the final jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Around 6:40 am. Me nearing our camp in Mina, after completing the final jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Around 6:40 am. Me nearing our camp in Mina, after completing the final jamrah stonings.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Tents in Mina, seen from our bus on our way back to Makkah. We had completed all Hajj components in Mina. Only Tawaf and Sai'e remained, which we did later, on March 21, 2000.

Sun March 19, 2000 (13 Dzulhijjah 1420). Tents in Mina, seen from our bus on our way back to Makkah. We had completed all Hajj components in Mina. Only Tawaf and Sai'e remained, which we did later, on March 21, 2000.

Sat April 01, 2000 (26 Dzulhijjah 1420). Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, 5 days before we left for home in Malaysia.

Sat April 01, 2000 (26 Dzulhijjah 1420). Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, 5 days before we left for home in Malaysia.

April 06 , 2000 (1 Muharram 1420). The ladies at Hajj Terminall, Jeddah Airport, waiting for immigration formalities before we departed for home in Malaysia.

April 06 , 2000 (1 Muharram 1420), Day 41. My wife and friends at Hajj Terminal, Jeddah Airport, waiting for immigration formalities before we departed for home in Malaysia.

April 06, 2000 (1 Muharram 1420). The gentlemen at Hajj Terminall, Jeddah Airport, waiting for immigration formalities before we departed for home in Malaysia.

April 06, 2000 (1 Muharram 1420). Day 41. Me and friends at Hajj Terminal, Jeddah Airport, waiting for immigration formalities before we departed for home in Malaysia.

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