More than 500,000 faithful inside the courtyard of the Great Mosque of Mecca bow in prayer before the Ka’bah, centre, focal point of Islam to which all Muslims, five times throughout the world, face and kneel in prayer since it was the first house of God on earth built by patriarch Abraham and his son Ismael. Kenya's renowned photojournalist Mohamed Amin portrays these crowning moments in the life of men, rich and poor, from places as far apart as Malaysia and Mali, Nigeria and Japan, Indonesia and Iraq.
He was among the first to be given permission to photograph sections of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.


  • Title: Great Mosque of Mecca
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1979
  • Location Created: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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