Jeddah: Performing Hajj which is the fifth pillar of Islam, is the duty of every Muslim who has the financial ability to perform it at least once in a lifetime.
In ancient times, the journey of Hajj was very difficult and pilgrim usually faced lot of dangers. Many pilgrims also get robbed of their money and belongings while some even died from sickness, hunger and thirst. As there was no modern transportation some pilgrims used to opt to travel to Makkah on foot, spending several months traveling in order to reach Makkah.
In the present time, with the invention of advanced means of transportation, going to Makkah to perform Hajj has become easier and because of this, there has been an ongoing increase in the number of pilgrims performing Hajj year after year.
Keeping this in view, Saudi Arabia has implemented several expansion projects at the Holy Mosque and at the Jamarat Bridge in order to accommodate as many pilgrims as possible each year.