Snapchat Live Chats the Night of Power From Mecca

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"The air itself is electrifying; the crowds are far as the eye can see; the mood at once somber and exciting”- Yasir Qadhi, an American Muslim scholar.

Thousands of Muslims from around the world have gathered at the iconic Holy Ka’aba in Mecca to celebrate the Ramadan holiday and undergo a spiritual journey.

Yasir Qadhi, an American Muslim scholar and dean of academic affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, spoke to The Huffington Post in an email and stated:"As someone who's visited the Grand Mosque in Makkah thousands of times and prayed there on the night of the 27th of Ramadan at least a dozen times, I can tell you that it's an experience like no other”. 

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"The air itself is electrifying; the crowds are far as the eye can see; the mood at once somber and exciting. People from all over the globe, dressed in all types of native dresses, all united in their worship, believing in One God, praying in unison, facing the same direction, invoking their Creator. The spiritual high that you feel in that gathering is something that cannot be described in words; only experienced."

 

 

 

 

 

Snapchat took a great initiative and launched a live feed from Mecca to make people from around the world feel part of the event too. The stories everyone posted on their Snapchat accounts were enjoyed by many after which the happenings of Mecca and the Snapchat live feed became extremely popular on Twitter. The hashtag #Mecca_live has been viral ever since and has attracted thousands of non-Muslims towards the religion, giving them a different view of Islam than is normally perceived.

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