Hajj 2021: How this year's pilgrimage to Mecca be different thanks to COVID travel restrictions

Spokesperson for the National Zakat Foundation Mahboob Hussain sets out how Muslims in Europe can still engage with this year’s Hajj – in spite of the travel restrictions in place.

Hajj is the annual holy pilgrimage that Muslims make to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, and is set to take place this year between July 17th and July 22nd.

Being the fifth pillar of Islam, millions of Muslims make this spiritual journey every year to become closer to Allah through perseverance, submission and servitude.

It’s expected that every Muslim completes the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime if they are both physically and financially able.

However, this year, similar to Hajj 2020,

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