Iraqi Pilgrim from Britain Arrives in Makkah on Foot After 11 Months

Iraqi pilgrim Adam, arrived in Makkah on foot, traveling across 11 countries, nearly 11 months of walking to reach Islam's holiest place.

Makkah — Iraqi pilgrim Adam Muhammad arrived in Makkah on foot, traveling across 11 countries that took nearly 11 months of walking to reach Islam’s holiest place.

This achievement was an actual dream that Adam had. “Hajj is my most profound and dearest wish,” Adam said after reaching Makkah.

Adam, a British resident for 25 years, dreamed of undertaking the spiritual journey to Makkah for Hajj. But an actual dream prompted him to set off for the lifetime spiritual journey, walking on foot.

Since the curfew clampdown following the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, Adam occupied himself with reading and understanding the Holy Qur’an. After a year and a half of deep study, he woke up one day with an intuition to go to Makkah on foot.

Adam left Britain on Aug. 1, 2021, heading to Makkah to perform Hajj with a three-wheel trolley for his belongings.

His preparations took only two months, and a British organization extended him a helping hand. Referring to the arduous journey, the 52-year-old Iraqi pilgrim said he did not face any significant hurdles on his road to Makkah.

“There were no enormous difficulties except questioning by the authorities in different countries.

“Many people helped me on the way during my journey.”

Several Makkah residents and pilgrims present at the Ayesha Mosque in Al-Taneem expressed their joy at the arrival of Adam.

Adam thanked the Saudi people, who showered him with their generosity upon his arrival in the Kingdom. He is now preparing for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, due in a week.

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