According to the Muslim religion every Muslim must make a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, the birth place of Muhammad, at least once during his life time. This is known as one of the five pillars of Islam, or things that every Muslim should do. A Muslim who has completed the pilgrimage which is known as the hajj, gets the right to add the title ‘hajji’ to the end of his name. Many Muslims have to travel thousands of miles and spend their entire life savings to do this.
The Kaaba shrine is a building built in cube form and it is the most sacred place in the Muslim world. This building has a mosque built round it and Muslims all over the world face the Kaaba when praying, regardless of where they might be in the world.
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