Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque in the city of Mecca on Aug. 29, 2017. Hopeful Qatari pilgrims were blocked from participating in the 2017 hajj.
Death cannot be completely averted at the hajj. Sometimes people intentionally participate in it late in life in hopes that they may die on sacred ground. In spite of 25 hospitals, 155 state-of-the-art medical clinics and the only hospital in the world open just one day a year to serve...
TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE
Copyright © Stratfor Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved.