After completing first Jamrat-stoning yesterday hence allowed to remove ihram garments and wear usual clothings, I was supposed to do the next step, Tawaf Ifada, which is circling the Kaabah in the Masjid al-Haram. However, I happened to fall into the groups not allowed to perform Tawaf, prayers and enter the mosque (menstruating women, for example) so I have to wait until later. In the meantime, while waiting for my parents to do their Tawaf, I kill the time by watching people outside. There’s nothing like being lost in (hundreds of) thousands people here, in the mosque yard. And I just have to go up the neighboring building (inside D-Saji restaurant to be precise – was the only Malaysian restaurant here) to watch the entire scene from above! And it’s the most appropriate time to film the prayer time outside the mosque. When the yard is full, imagine how is it like inside!
Despite the shaky filming, my camcorder’s zoom capacity is rather amusing :)