This source guide provides background and resources to help you report on holy expeditions across the world, with a range of relevant stories and experts to reference along the way.
While nearly 1 in four people identify as Muslim across the globe, a Pew Research survey in 2019 found that only six-in-ten U.S. adults know that Ramadan is an Islamic holy month and that Mecca is Islam’s holiest city and a place of pilgrimage for Muslims. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. Muslim […]
Life Action Ministries is a non-profit organization founded in 1971 by Del Fehsenfeld Jr. that works to promote their religion through conferences, retreats and resources. It has conducted over 900 crusades in churches and cities throughout North America.
Shiraz A. Malik is executive director of the Islamic Medical Association of North America in Lombard, Ill.
Read an April 23, 2006, Seed magazine article about health on the hajj.
See a Dec. 7, 2006, UPI story about the flu warning.
Read a July 23, 2009 article about the warning sent out by health officials concerning Hajj and the swine flu epidemic.
Read a Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia page about Hajj requirements, the fifth pilar of Islam.
Diana L. Eck is a professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard University. She is also director of Harvard’s Pluralism Project, which explores the religious diversity of the U.S.