Posted by : Aahil Shaik Thursday, July 30, 2020
Few Unknown Interesting Facts about Hajj
Every year, the quota of Hajj pilgrims for each country depends on a ratio in relation to population, For the last previous year 2019, It is 1 for 1000 people, However in 2020 and 2021, Saudi Arabia limited Hajj pilgrimage to people inside Saudi Arabia due to Corona restrictions. Related : Population wise country rankings
Mina in Makkah is a home to the largest city of tents in the world, that why its called a 'city of tents'. These tents accommodate millions of people, its tents are floored, plumbed and air conditioned. Similar : A simple and useful guide to Hajj pilgrimage
- Every year Hajj pilgrims walk 65 Km to perform for Hajj, This distance, a pilgrim have to cover for completing his Hajj pilgrimage.
- Do you know the Kaaba door is made up of 300 kg of pure gold and it was gifted by Saudi central bank (SAMA).
- New Kiswa replaces with year old Kiswa which covers Kaaba on the 2nd day of Hajj pilgrimage, Its old tradition, continuing from centuries.
- During Hajj pilgrimage colorful umbrellas are used to cool down.
- Hajj pilgrims throw pebbles (small stones) at the 3 pillars at Mina as part of the Hajj ritual called Jamarat, Here the 3 pillars represent the devil.
- Al Mashaaer train is a metro train in Makkah, which runs only 7 days in a year and is used as an exclusive shuttle train for pilgrims between holy sites in Makkah, Mount Arafat, Muzdalifah and Mina. However, last year it was not operated due to the restrictions of Covid-19.