Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.
It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm. The Hajj is the largest annual gatherings of people in the world. The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj is called istita’ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called a mustati.
Muslims from different parts of the world have gathered in the holiest Islamic site of Mecca to perform the annual pilgrimage of Hajj starting Friday, September 9. Nearly 1.5 million Muslims have descended on Mecca to take part in the centuries-old tradition, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
The Saudi-owned news site Al Arabiya will be bringing live coverage of hajj this year, as it has assigned a 35-member crew. The news site is also using high-tech equipment such as remotely-operated drones with camera to bring an aerial view of millions of hajj pilgrims throughout the religious journey. The channel will also bring live coverage from Mount Arafat throughout the day until sunset during the hajj.
Other than that, viewers from different parts of the world can directly tune in to Hajj 2016 live channels from YouTube. We have embedded the Makkah Live HD channel (courtesy Haramain Support) below: