Haj in numbers

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Haj is pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca which every Muslim adult, male or female, should do at least once in his or her life.

Haj is pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca which every Muslim adult, male or female, should do at least once in his or her life. (WION)

Due to construction work in Mecca, the Saudi Arabian government has reduced Haj quota for each country, thus reducing the number of pilgrims.

Due to construction work in Mecca, the Saudi Arabian government has reduced Haj quota for each country, thus reducing the number of pilgrims. (WION)

Due to increased tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, no citizen of Iran is allowed to visit Mecca for Haj 2016.

Due to increased tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, no citizen of Iran is allowed to visit Mecca for Haj 2016. (WION)

Haj contributes significantly to the GDP of Saudi Arabia.

Haj contributes significantly to the GDP of Saudi Arabia. (WION)