Hajj being live-streamed on YouTube
By Rizwan Khatik - Sat Nov 05, 9:57 am
Makkah: YouTube will broadcast the live coverage of the annual Islamic pilgrimage of Haj from November 5 for the first time. Around 2.5 million Muslims will officially begin the annual Islamic ritual of the Haj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, this Saturday.
The Haj represents one of the five pillars of Islam; it requires all Muslims around the world who are able-bodied and can afford it to perform the pilgrimage atleast once in their lifetime.
Google had earlier partnered with the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information to broadcast Islamic prayers live during Ramadan from the Holy Mosque in Mecca, earlier this year and the YouTube Haj live stream is also being produced in association with the ministry.
Millions of Internet users across the globe will be avle to watch the live webcast on the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/hajjlive