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Indonesian Walks 9000 Km to Makkah for Hajj

MAKKAH – An Indonesia Muslim has reportedly walked more than 9,000 kilometers to perform hajj in Muslims’ holiest city of Makkah, one year after setting off from Central Java.

Wearing a T-shirt with “I am on my way to Makkah on foot and putting full trust in God”, he set off from his hometown in Central Java on 28th August 2016 and the journey took him a year to complete, IlmFeed reported.

The lengthy journey took him through Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, India, Pakistan, Oman, UAE and finally Saudi Arabia.

Fasting during the day and walking by night, Khamim slept in mosques and homes of locals.

Many people provided him with food along the way.

“I never begged, but I always met kind people who gave me some food and other provisions. I was once welcomed at a Buddhist temple in Thailand. Villagers in Myanmar [Burma] fed me. I studied and met Muslim scholars from various countries at a Jamat Tabligh mosque in India” said Khamim.

Khamim said it was his way of showing his ‘full submission to Allah’.

“My way of showing my full submission to Allah is to learn Islam from various Muslim scholars and meeting people of various persuasions to study their culture and observe tolerance.”

In 2012, 47-year-old Bosnian Muslim, Senad Hadzic, reached the holy city of Makkah on foot to perform hajj.

During his journey, the Muslim man walked for nearly 3,600 miles (5,900 km) from his Bosnian village to the holy city of Makkah.

In 2012, 47-year-old Bosnian Muslim, Senad Hadzic, reached the holy city of Makkah on foot to perform hajj.

During his journey, the Muslim man walked for nearly 3,600 miles (5,900 km) from his Bosnian village to the holy city of Makkah.

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