• Monday, August 08, 2022

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More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

By: Sarwar Alam

More than two million Muslims from around the globe started the hajj pilgrimage on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, one of the world’s largest annual gatherings in a country undergoing unprecedented change. The ultra-conservative kingdom — where religion remains a guiding force amid dramatic social and economic reforms — has mobilised vast resources for the six-day journey, a pillar of Islam. “It’s the dream of every Muslim to come here to Mecca,” said Frenchman Soliman Ben Mohri. “It’s the ultimate journey. What worries me is the return to my normal life. For the moment, I am in a dream,” the 53-year…

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