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Gary R. Bunt

'HajjB&B'

Mustafa El Bouabi, The New Arab, HajjBnB? Riyadh looks to profit from pilgrims with new Umrah hosting scheme Discover More…

Hajj Product Innovation

salaamgateway.com, Halal-certified heel balms and bird’s nests: Malaysian firms innovating for haj, umrah pilgrims

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KSA Documentary

BBC iPlayer, The Real Saudi Arabia: Why I Had to Leave Discover More…

'One Day in the Haram'

Review of 'One Day in the Haram':

Leslie Felperin, Guardian, One Day in the Haram review – a fascinating glimpse inside Islam's holiest site, 6 Sep 2018

"A trip to the mosque’s social media office offers an insight into how modern technology is used to service ancient traditions, and that tension between old and new is woven throughout the movie, which is in itself an artefact representative of that duality."

I discuss the issue of social media and pilgrimage in 'Hashtag Islam'.

I'm looking forward to seeing this. As it stands in the UK, it is only available on Amazon Prime at present. I'm hoping that a DVD release is imminent.

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