Muslims in Mecca – level 2
Millions of Muslims make the pilgrimage to Mecca every year. A pilgrimage is a religious journey, and every good Muslim should go to Mecca at least once in his or her life.
Muslims must wear cloth and circle around the Kaaba. They walk around it anticlockwise seven times while they pray.
The pilgrimage occurs in the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. People expect that three million people will visit Mecca this year.
Difficult words: religious (relating to religion which is a belief in God), Kaaba (the most important place for Muslims), anticlockwise (in the opposite direction to the way in which the hands of a clock move round; to the left in a circle).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
Have you ever gone on a pilgrimage?
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