Safa and Marwa's location at the mosque (pics from muslimliving.org)
People performing the walk between the two small mountains.
The government of Saudi Arabia, built a bigger mosque that encased the first mosque, and built an overhead to cover the distance between the two small hills. Money well spent, Yes?
After that, the pilgrims make a visit to Madinah, if they haven't done so already. This is the city that provided refuge for prophet Mohammed when the Muslims where being killed in Makkah. It is where the prophet built his first mosque and it is where he was buried. The pilgrims visit the prophet's mosque, his grave and other historical sites in the city. Once their journey is complete, they return home with the title Al-Hajj for men and Al-Hajjah for women.
I wish all our pilgrims a safe journey back to their homes and families, may Allah accept your prayers.