Monday, July 13, 2015

Ramadan 2015: Mecca pilgrims reach 14 million

The Kaaba or Ka'aba, is a cuboid building at the center of Islam's most sacred mosque, Al-Masjid al-Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the most sacred site in Islam.
Beating the record of previous years, the number of pilgrims to the holy land has reached fourteen million according to International Business Times. The Arab News reported a swift increase in the number of Makkah-bound pilgrims compared to previous years, a 40 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to the Central Hajj Committee. This year Ramadan began at sunset June 17 in Saudi Arabia the home of Islam and is expected to end the evening of July 17, with nearly eight million having visited Mecca’s Grand Mosque, almost 50 percent more than the number visiting in 2014. [link]