The Worshippers, by Waseef Akhtar
This photograph was taken at Al-Masjid al-Haram during Isha on an ordinary day in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Al Masjid al-Haram (“The Sacred Mosque”) is the largest mosque in the world that surrounds the Ka’aba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards as unique direction while offering daily prayers. It is Islam’s most holiest place.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | June 28
Photo of the Day Award Category: Islamic Photography
Photograph Location: Mecca | Saudi Arabia
Photographer: Waseef Akhtar ( Riyadh, Saudi Arabia )
Waseef Akhtar is a free lance photographer based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is working with few companies as a part time photographer. Photography has always been his passion and he aims to pursue it until he has pushed the boundaries of his ability. He has been interested in photography for four years but only took this hobby seriously over the past two years. He is constantly trying to improve and evolve as a photographer.
I cannot agree with you. I cannot!
Yes it’s a crowd, but each person you see there suppose to visit that place only once in their lifetime. And going there one spent lifelong earning.
Look at them, very carefully again, each one has a different story. How many people on earth spent their life earning to visit a place just once in life!
2006, I went there, during hajj after I accepted Islam. more than 3.5 millions people that day,i believe! Only thing I remember was crying and asking forgiveness to Allah.
OK!!! 3.5 millions !!!
I sat and looked at this photograph for a good fifteen minutes trying to understand what made it the “photograph of the month,” and I never came to a conclusion.
Please do not take offense, but anyone with a decent camera can shoot a crowd of people.
I find this picture boring and void of organization. If I am missing something, please enlighten me.
yes man! u r right. I think it won by public vote.
awesome work !
keep up the good work .
keep it up!
and best of luck.. :)
thats very nice mashallah
nice work bro!
Woah… awesome. Keep it up.
Where is this, btw?
wow man awesome
Very nice Mashallah! Keep up the good work mate.
masha`Allah bro bohot alaa pic :)
AAAAAAALA bhai …. owdhum pic
great pic dude … MASHALLAH :)
ohh fitt! mashallah! (:
MashALLAH nice photo. meri teachings ka akhir me koi faida to hua…. :p
hey great shot! good luck for this one.