Muslim pilgrims, donning face masks and moving in small groups after days in isolation, began arriving at Islam's holiest site in Mecca on Wednesday for the start of a historically unique and scaled-down hajj experience reshaped by the coronavirus pandemic.
It's always been hot in the Persian Gulf region. But a new report finds that without action to limit climate change, the combination of rising temperatures and humidity will often push much of the region beyond the limits of human adaptability.
Hundreds of pilgrims died in a stampede in Mecca on Thursday, during the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It's not the first tragedy on the Hajj. How do people prepare for the risks, and what lessons can be learned for the future?
When a group of Muslims from the Boston area make the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage for millions of Muslims around the world, they discover it’s a test of their patience and endurance. It was equally so for the group of PBS filmmakers who followed the pilgrims to Mecca.
Best-selling author and adventurer Bruce Feiler takes an epic journey traveling with contemporary pilgrims on six historic pilgrimages and explores how these sacred landscapes and revitalized routes are reshaping faith.
Islam is among the fastest growing religions in the United States, but not ll of the converts are who you'd expect. Among the converts are a growing number of immigrants from Latin America.
Saudi Arabia has arrested 18 people suspected of espionage, including one Iranian citizen. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Saudi journalist, Ahmed al Omran, about suspicion that Iraq may be involved in the alleged espionage.
In Europe and the United States, Muslims, including a group called Muslims for Progressive Values, are pushing for making mosques more inclusive -- to serve all people. Some say this could be the beginning of a reformation of Islam.