The Hajj in Urfa

by Jessica Shor

Sanliurfa is considered one of the most devout cities in Turkey, and evidence of this is sprinkled throughout the city’s historic center. Above doors in the winding stone alleyways, metal signs indicate that the owner of the house has completed the hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca. Each sign has a unique design and displays the year in which the hajj was completed. Here are a few of the ones we spotted:

photo credit: Jessica Shor

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  1. Me, just guess says:

    WHY am I not there with you?

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