A picture of a woman praying alone in front of the holy Kaaba in Mecca during Hajj – an unusual occurrence at the site that sees over two million Muslims this time of year– has left hundreds on social media awestruck.
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Only 10,000 people who already live in Saudi Arabia were selected to participate in this year’s Hajj pilgrimage due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“A lucky woman who is making Dua (prayer) alone at Masjid Al Haram today,” a Twitter user said.
“I also want to be here! In front of Kaaba! I wanna cry my heart out here… luckiest woman Ma’Shaa’Allah,” another said.
I also want to be here! In front of Kaaba! I wanna cry my heart out here.. 😭😭😭 luckiest woman Ma'Shaa'Allah😭😭 https://t.co/WtENXxJEsX— Hafsa! (@hafsa0891) July 29, 2020
A health leader has also been assigned to each group of 50 pilgrims to ensure safety measures are followed at all times.