Middle East


How many Muslims make a pilgrimage to Mecca each year?

Each year, approximately two million Muslims from around the world make a pilgrimage to Mecca during the last month of the Islamic calendar. While hundreds of years ago the trip took weeks or months to complete from the vast reaches of the Islamic Empire, today most people from great distances use the modern conveniences of travel and fly to Saudi Arabia.

The holy Islamic site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia swarms with faithful Muslims making their annual pilgrimage.

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