Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam and is mandatory upon all Muslims who have the financial strength to perform it.
Each year thousands of Muslims from across the world travel to the Holy land of Macca to perform their religious right.
Hundreds of Sierra Leoneans made it to the Holy land of Macca for this year’s Hajj, as a way of fulfilling their religious right and beliefs.
Different sacred rituals and prayers are offered as part of Hajj.
After spending about three weeks in the Holy land of Macca, the first batch of Sierra Leoneans pilgrims have arrived in Freetown.
These pilgrims were received by Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh at the Freetown international airport in Lungi.