Hajj

How Saudi Arabia Politicizes and Profits from Islamic Pilgrimage

Hajj

Hajj is a pilgrimage made to the Kaaba, the “House of Allah”, in the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam . Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able. 

The Hajj is not compulsory for those who are unable to afford the journey, or those that are not physically able to do so either.