IQNA

15:13 - July 27, 2020
News ID: 3472104
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Pilgrims are arriving in Mecca from different parts of Saudi Arabia for the Hajj amid intensified restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

 

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.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event is limited to about 1,000 pilgrims, all from inside Saudi Arabia, about 700 of whom are expatriates.

 

 

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