Approximately two million Muslims have come together in Makkah to perform the holy pilgrimage of Hajj, a religious journey Muslims revere for a life time.
Amidst crisis struck nations, mired in chaos, Hajj managed to gather millions to chant Takbeer in God’s name and assimilate as one community. The pilgrims will perform the same rituals performed 1,400 years ago when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did them.
From morning until dark, the humongous crowd gathers in Mount Arafat and dutifully prays to cleanse their souls.
Hajj, in its truest essence, requires pilgrims to rid themselves of any materialistic belongings and drape a seamless cloth throughout the process of pilgrimage.
Here’s how the Muslim world celebrated Hajj this year: