Thursday, January 12, 2006

HAJJ

i was watching "HAJJ" with lots of interest this year, i liked the idea of how the saudi TV is transmitting the whole event live, going through people, showing us almost every step of "HAJJ". i guess they did a good job this year..
seriously organizing such an event requires lots of work i mean very hard work.. and every year they come up with new ideas to make it easier and more safe.. can you imagine that a country is hosting 2 million people in addition to it's own citizens and all are gathered in one place !!!!! wow!!!!
But this year sadly two bad accidents happened, first the hotel and today the "mina" incident.
till today's afternoon we were all glad and thankful that the pilgrims managed to finish "el rami"  easily , but sadly 345 were killed...

my brother who went there two years ago was telling me how the authorities there are taking lots of precautions to prevent such accidents, first they renew the whole jamrat bridge, they came up with this idea that the pilgrims will go from one way and when finished they go back from another one,they have changed the shape of the throwing place from circular to oval.. in the coming years they will build a third floor and then a fourth one and so on.. they announce with speakers to the pilgrims with all languages some instructions to follow, as you might have seen how the security people keep a circle in the middle so as to act fast if something happened like today, they keep this space open and empty so they can be able to aid the injured very fast..
what makes me sad is that with all these precautions and effort to make the "HAJJ" so organized and accidents free, still every year some have to die...

may god bless the ones who passed away ..

7 comments:

Abu Sinan said...

It is sad. May Allah bless them all.

Jad said...

Well said ghalia, but you forgot something, they host two million haj within a very small place, tagreebaan it's like the area from first circle to third circle, despite it's small place they managed to run everything smoothly.

For me such accidents goes under 'karar allah wa ma sha2 fa3al'

that's my two shelens.

ghaloosh said...

inshallah mercy be upon them..

jad, first my name is written "ghaliah" :P and that's exactly my point, they host 2 million people in one small place and yet they r well organized...
two shelens??!!!!

Jad said...

Ghalia(h),
please break down the different between Ghalia and Ghaliah :-)


Westerns uses 'that's my 0.02 cents' but that because they are not as generous as arab, so I translate it to 'shelens' :-)

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"Allah yir7amhoum"...

Thanks Ghaliah for bringing the Hajj issue to the blogs..wa inshalah t7iji next year wa tseri il 7ajeeh Ghaliah :))....with an acceddient free haj kaman.

ghaloosh said...

bashar.. ino inshallah ;)

jad.. ever since i was a kid am used to write my name with an "h" at the end, so it's just something am used to do :P

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Dear 7ajeeh,

Can you kindly send me your email to bashar.arikat@Gmail.com ...

i want to send a document for all the bloggers i share reading thier posts if thats ok ofcourse please.