The oldest surviving photo from Hajj ever, year 1880.
There are a few things to notice here:
1- The cover of the Kaaba was simple, despite the Ottoman empire being rich.
2- The old arches still exist until today inside the main building.
3- Nearly every man is wearing a turban, indicating this was taken after the 10th day (when Ihram cloth is taken off), and how much men adhered to the Sunnah!
4- Last, the Ottoman hotels surrounding the Masjid (one pictured at the back) provided FREE rooms & food for each Hajji without a tent, the same spot where the expensive clock tower hotel stands today!
- Sheikh Waleed Abdulhakeem