Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims throng Mecca's Grand Mosque, Islam's holiest shrine, gathering around the holy Kaaba, late 20 November 2003 to mark the 27th night of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, known as Lailat al-Qadr, the night when the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed in the year 610 AD, according to Muslim tradition. Devoted Muslims spend the night reading the Koran and praying. (Getty Images)
Just about everything Badr Jafar touches turns to golD, formed just seven years ago, his crescent enterprises is raking in over a billion dollars in revenues and is highly profitable. But the young Emirati insists profits are just part of the plan.