Coronavirus Threat Causes Area Muslims to Cancel Pilgrimage Plans
Muslims all around the world have been impacted by the coronavirus, particularly in terms of the Hajj to Mecca. Travel to holy sites in Saudi Arabia was restricted, and places such as the Kaaba, became off limits for anyone to touch. The annual Hajj takes place in July. This article highlights that many fear the global pandemic will cause the pilgrimage to be canceled. It is reported that certain rituals of the Hajj may be restricted or limited, if the Hajj to Mecca takes place. Many Muslims try and make the pilgrimage at least once in their life, and many are afraid of losing their chance at a once in a lifetime opportunity.
WMU ScholarWorks Citation
Vinicky, Amanda, "Coronavirus Threat Causes Area Muslims to Cancel Pilgrimage Plans" (2020). Pandemic Response and Religion in the USA: Ritual. 4.