With all the modern means of transportation that make today’s journeys to Makkah easier and quicker, several Muslims from across the world are still choosing to visit the holy city for Hahh or umrah walking, biking or cycling.
During the past few Hajj seasons, there have been reports of people who went to Hajj on foot while others used primitive means of transportation, but all united in their passion for this lifetime journey.
Here is a shortlist of the most recent strange journeys to Hahh and umrah:
From London to Madinah
A group of eight British Muslim cyclists arrived in Istanbul on Saturday for a break in their long Hajj trip from London to the Muslim second-most sacred city of Madinah
All the Way from Nairobi
Four Kenyan Muslims have reached Makkah, Saudi Arabia, after cycling more than 45 days across four countries to perform the lifetime journey of Hajj and raise money to educate needy children.
13,000 Km Journey to Makkah
A family of five Indonesian Muslims has embarked on a lengthy cycling journey of 13,000 km to Makkah to perform Hajj.
From Albania to Makkah
Two Muslim Albanian men from Tetova city, the capital of the Albanian province in Slavic Macedonia (FYROM), have filmed their lifetime journey of Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah by bicycles
Meknes to Makkah
From Meknes to Makkah, a 58-year-old Moroccan Muslim has challenged himself to make his Hajj pilgrimage journey by bicycle.