14:38 - July 31, 2018
News ID: 3466455
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A gathering of Ghana Hajj pilgrims was held in the capital Accra earlier this week.


According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), more than 1,000 pilgrims attended the event, titled “Hajj, Islamic Unity, Ethics and Spirituality”.

A number of religious leaders and heads of Hajj committees and Islamic organizations were also present at the assembly.

In a message to the gathering, Iran’s Cultural Attaché Mohammad Hassan Ipakchi underlined the importance of Hajj for Muslims.

Also addressing the event was religious leader Sheikh Ahmed Nekrome who spoke about different aspects of Hajj rituals.

Hajj is an annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city in Islam.

It is regarded as one of the pillars of Islam and the largest act of mass pilgrimage in the world.

The holy pilgrimage is also a demonstration of Muslims’ unity and their submission to Allah.

Every able-bodied Muslim is obliged to perform the pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime. 

Ghana is a country in West Africa. Islam is one of the major religions practiced widely in the country. Its presence in modern-day Ghana dates back to the 10th century.

Muslims in Ghana make up about 24 percent of the population.

Tags: IQNA ، Hajj ، Ghana
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