After decades of yearning to Hajj, an elderly 101-year-old Indian Muslim woman has arrived Madinah to perform the life-time journey of Hajj, Saudi Gazette reported.
The woman, Attaar Bibi Hussain Baamar, is the oldest in Indian pilgrims this year.
Baamar had a special reception at Prince Mohammad Bin Abdul Aziz airport in Madinah where her flight landed.
The centenarian pilgrim came to Hajj accompanying her 60-year-old son and a daughter.
Muslims from around the world pour to Makkah every year to perform Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Hajj consists of several ceremonies, which are meant to symbolize the essential concepts of the Islamic faith, and to commemorate the trials of Prophet Abraham and his family.
Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform Hajj at least once in a lifetime.
Hajj 2019 will commence on Friday, 9th of August 2019 and will continue till Wednesday, 14th of August 2019; in the evening time.
It is highly recommended for elderly people to take a medical hand out for their health conditions; especially if they take life saving medications. Also youth are urged to offer help to elderly people during Hajj rituals.
A total number of 200,000 Indian Muslims are set to perform Hajj this year, setting a record for the Muslim community in the Indian peninsula.