Friday, September 4, 2015

Man on Hoverboard To Circle Kaaba in Mecca

This video was originally posted on Facebook and is now viralling as it appears to show a man circling the Kaaba (the 'cuboid' building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque) in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on a hoverboard or hands-free Segway. The rider calmly hovers around the circle in a practice called Tawaf, which is an integral part of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca...

Fast Fact: The Tawaf ritual requires Muslims to circumambulate the Kaaba seven times, in a counterclockwise direction. The circling is believed to demonstrate the unity of the believers in the worship of the One God, as they move in harmony together around the Kaaba, while supplicating to God.

The Facebook user posted the following statement along with the video:

ROBO-HAJJ: Well. The rollerboard has gone from Wiz Khalifah & LA all the way to... Makkah. Is this how Tawaf will be done from now on? (I'm unsure what the theological decree is. The fatwa race is on!).

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