The Economics of Hajj

Category: Featured, Life & Society, Middle East, Videos Topics: Hajj, Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia Views: 1810


Every year, millions of pilgrims from around the globe trek to Mecca to complete the hajj–the sacred pilgrimage that all Muslims must complete in their lifetime at least once if they are able. According to a Prophetic narration cited in Bukhari “Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity or transgression will return [free from sins] as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him.”

The sheer scale of demand by Muslims all around the world to complete their Hajj has given rise to consumer-capitalist models of religious tourism on an unprecedented scale. The cost of Hajj has increased significantly in recent years generating billions of dollars for the Saudi economy.

Published on Aug 20, 2018

  Category: Featured, Life & Society, Middle East, Videos
  Topics: Hajj, Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia
Views: 1810

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