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Swedish Muslims to Mecca

Published fredag 29 december 2006 kl 11.03
Muslim pilgrims pray at Mount Arafat, southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca

Some 3 million Muslims world wide have travelled to Mecca to participate in The Hajj.

It’s estimated that some 2000 Swedish Muslims are taking part in the pilgrimage to Mecca.

According to the online internet research site, Wikipedia, ”the Hajjis the fifth of the Five Pillars in Sunni Islam and one of the ten Branches of religion in Shi’a Islam”

”Every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so is obliged to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in his or her lifetime.”

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