Millions of Muslims from around the world have started arriving in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca
Millions of Muslims from around the world have started arriving in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage, a central pillar of the Islamic faith that re-enacts the actions of the Prophet Muhammad from more than 1,400 years ago. A spiritual journey meant to cleanse the faithful of sin and bring them closer to Almighty ALLAH, this year’s Hajj is expected to be attended by more than 1.5 million pilgrims. Also for the first time, pilgrims will be given electronic bracelets storing personal and medical information that will help authorities provide care and identify people.
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