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Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Iraqi Man Walks for 11 Months from England to Makkah to Perform Hajj

Mon 27 Jun 2022 | 01:00 PM

While mostly all Muslims fly, drive or sail from around the world to perform hajj in Makkah, an Iraqi man called Adam Mohamed made the journey in a far more traditional manner; traveling on foot from England to Saudi Arabia for 11 months.

Adam Mohamed, 52, set off from Wolverhampton, where he lives, on Aug. 1. He arrived in Makkah today Monday to a hero’s welcome.

A number of Makkah residents and pilgrims present at the Sayyida Aisha Mosque in Al-Tan’im expressed their joy at the arrival of Adam, who started his journey on foot from Britain 10 months and 25 days ago, passing through 11 countries, to Makkah to perform Hajj for this year.

On his part, the Iraqi traveler said upon his arrival in Makkah, "Hajj is my most precious wish," expressing his thanks to the people of Saudi Arabia who have showered him with their generosity.