Multitudes in the Grand Mosque as seen from the air
After Prophet Muhammad’s pilgrimage, visiting Mecca became one of the five pillars of Islam. And Muslims who are healthy enough and who can afford it are required to make the trip at least once in their lifetime. For many Muslims, Hajj is a lifelong dream, and the numbers are increasing every year. In 2011 alone, 1,828,195 are reported to have made the journey.