Oct 102014
 

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Mina (also known as Muna or the Tent City) is a neighborhood of Mecca in Makkah Province, in western Saudi Arabia. It is situated 5 kilometers to the east of the Holy city of Mecca, and stands on the road from Mecca’s city center to the Hill of Arafat. It covers an area of approximately 20 km.

Mina is best known for the role it plays during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. More than 100,000 air-conditioned tents provide temporary accommodation to visiting pilgrims. The Teflon-coated tents are constructed to withstand temperatures of up to 700 degrees Celsius. In the valley of Mina is the Jamarat Bridge, the location of the ritual of the Stoning of the Devil, performed between sunrise and sunset on the last day of the Hajj. Mina is the place where pilgrims throw stones, commemorating the occasion that the Prophet Ibrâhîm (Abraham) stoned the Devil that came between him and the command Allah had set him. Many pilgrims at Ḥajj walk around the Ka`bah seven times, then visit the Well of Zamzam. Usually, they spend their first night in the Valley of Mina. This ritual occurs from the eighth to the twelfth day of the Ḥajj. At Mina, men and women are not allowed to sleep together.

Here are photos of Mina Streets during my recent Hajj Pilgrimage. As always your comments and remarks is very much appreciated. Please comments below

 

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Sep 272014
 

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Dear Fans and Friends

Myself and the wife  will be away for two weeks to perform our Hajj pilgrimage Allah Willing. Therefore, I won’t be updating my blog, nor would I conduct Photo classes until I am back. In the Meantime you can follow me on instagram  as I document my experience performing the Hajj. Please follow me on instagram, by following the username:    “@salimphotography”

 

Take Care and see you all in couple of weeks

 

 

 Posted by at 11:10 am
Sep 192014
 

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I just bought my latest toy, the Canon S120. I needed a small powerful camera, especially for Video Capability. And I believe the Canon S120 is the One. Here you will find a Video me reviewing this Camera and as well several quick photos I have taken to illustrate its capability. Hope you like it

 

PS/ Click on the Photo for High Resolutions

 

click here for the Video and Photos

Sep 182014
 

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Working at the Rig site is not a Rocket Science, its very safe, all it takes is to focus, common sense and be aware of your surrounding. Avoid routine and treat each day as a New Day. I made this quick video that that hopefully illustrate what I mean by being alert. Hope you like the video, your comments as usual are appreciated.

 

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