Hajj - the great pilgrimage to Mecca - is a journey that every Muslim, with the means to, must make before they die. This series examines what this means to a variety of believers.
With thousands of Muslims undertaking the profound and sacred journey of Hajj, new convert Simon Peters explains the first pillar of Islam.
With Muslims undertaking the Hajj, convert Simon explains the first pillar of Islam
Two schooboys explain the second pillar, prayer, as thousands of Muslims prepare for Hajj
Businessman Shezad explains the third pillar Zagat
Halal butcher Abdul Malik explains the fourth pillar, fasting during Ramadan
A journey every Muslim, with the means to, must make, this sacred duty is the final pillar
Kosser, Serfraz and fellow pilgrims must leave Mecca and head for Mina in the desert
After sunrise, the pilgrims head to the Plains of Arafat to spend the day praying
The pilgrims have spent a night out in the open in the desert at a place called Muzdalifah
The piligrims have to throw pebbles at stone pillars to symbolise casting out the devil
The final day of Hajj, and for pilgirms it's time to leave Mina and return to Mecca
Five young people from around the world prepare to make the greatest trip on earth, Hajj
Our five pilgrims have had a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Hajj. Or have they?