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Tag: Islamic calendar

  • Wednesday, August 7th 2019 - 08:50 UTC

    Millions of Muslims flock to Mecca for the annual hajj pilgrimage

    Crowds of worshippers have already begun to gather in Mecca in the days ahead of the hajj, the focal point of the Islamic calendar.

    More than 2.5 million Muslims will on Friday begin the annual hajj pilgrimage in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, against a backdrop of tensions in the Gulf. Crowds of worshippers have already begun to gather in Mecca in the days ahead of the hajj, the focal point of the Islamic calendar.