The first day of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in 2017 is Wednesday, August 30th, and will go until Monday, September 4th.
For Muslims, the Hajj re-enacts the actions of the Prophet Muhammad in his ‘farewell pilgrimage’ in 632 AD. It is a central pillar of the Islamic faith meant to cleanse followers of sin and bring them closer to God. The annual pilgrimage is a spiritual event for Muslims to carry out at least once in their lifetime.
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