The pilgrimage to Mecca made by pious Muslims; one of the five pillars (noun)
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This annual pilgrimage, one of the largest religious gatherings on earth, lasting up to five days, is known as the hajj.
Although he declined to name them, other Afghan officials said one of the probes is looking at the minister in charge of organizing the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a trip known as the hajj, which is made by tens of thousands of Afghans each year.
Two of Islam's five pillars -- the sacred fasting month of Ramadan and the pilgrimage to Mecca called the hajj -- are also carefully controlled.
The religious pilgrimage known as the hajj is underway.
PHILLIPS: For Muslims, the hajj is the journey of a lifetime, but this time around it's not just about faith, it's about flu.