Hajj and the Commercialization of Mecca

What is Hajj?

Has the billion dollar expansion of Mecca turned hajj into an over-priced shopping trip that cost Muslims centuries of history? CCTV's Adel El Mahrouky in Mecca, has more. To discuss more about the pilgrimage and why millions make the trip, tonight’s panel is joined by Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and General Manager of Al Arab News Channel, Sami Fortune, an Islamic art history and architecture specialist, Haroon Siddiqui, a journalist with the Toronto Star.

The panel for The Heat, Jamal Khashoggi, Sami Fortune and Haroon Siddiqui, answer the question: What does the hajj mean to you?


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