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What's the Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage, and why is it significant for Muslims?

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Islam Hajj Explainer
June 10, 2024
MARIAM FAM - AP

Once a year, Muslim pilgrims flowing into Saudi Arabia unite in a series of religious rituals and acts of worship as they perform the Hajj, one of the pillars of Islam. As they fulfill a religious obligation, they immerse themselves in what can be a spiritual experience of a lifetime for them and a chance to seek God's forgiveness and the erasure of past sins.

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