Journalist Faiza Saleh Ambah Saudi Arabian-Born Ambah is participating in the five-day Muslim pilgrimage (known as the "hajj") to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It began on Jan. 30. She is traveling with her two sisters. Over the weekend, 244 people were crushed to death in a stampede. Ambah is writing about her journey for The Christian Science Monitor. She now makes her home in Arlington, Va.