Pilgrims Ahead Of Hajj
Annual Hajj pilgrimage is one of the Islamic religious duties and is considered to be one of the largest religious events around the globe. Muslim pilgrims from all around the world come to Mecca to undergo described religious rituals that last for several days - mainly but not only - circulating around the Kaaba. The pilgrimage is completed on three days lasting Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice). Pilgrims usually also visit Medina City to visit the Mosque of the Prophet and other Islam related sights. Khazaal Ghazi, a correspondent for RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq captured early scenes of pilgrims getting ready for the main rituals of the hajj.