On the 27th of Ramadan, Snapchat featured Mecca in it’s live stories. Snapchat’s Live section lets users share photos and videos taken at the same live event and then it features it on its live stories section.
The response the story received was phenomenal with thousands of people tweeting from all over the world about the #Mecca_live hashtag, eventually it was trending worldwide.
Here’s the Snapchat story:
And here are some tweets from non-Muslims who were inspired by what they saw:
Some just found it simply beautiful
The #mecca_live snapchats are the
best things to grace my eyes!! Absolutely love seeing the peacefulness and unity of Islam
— Sophie George (@sophiegws) July 14, 2015
It made others emotional
Many tweeted on the unity of Muslims
While others commented about the portrayal of Muslims in the media…
Many wanted to learn more