Muhammed, a Chinese Muslim cyclist, biked over 5,000 miles from China to Mecca to perform Hajj.
Subhan’Allah, now that’s a pilgrimage!
Muhammed reportedly traveled from Xinjiang, northwestern China, to Taif, western Saudi Arabia. The pilgrimage took him about four months and has effectively given us all #MuslimGoals.
According to news reports, upon arriving in Taif, Muhammed was welcomed by the local cycling club. The head of the Taif cycling club, Nayef Al Rawas, was reported as saying, “We were the first cycling club in Saudi Arabia to welcome the Chinese rider and we look forward to other clubs reaching out to him and introducing him to their cities.”
From Taif, Muhammed, joined by members of the Taif cycling club, headed to Mecca, to perform Hajj.
This is yet another example of how Islam brings all types of people from all over the world together and seeks to unite us all in one Ummah.
Hajj is an important aspect of Islam. It is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, but unlike the other pillars — Hajj is location-specific and so can be difficult for some Muslims to fulfill.
It is a pillar that should be performed if one is able and Muhammed has just shown us what we are able to accomplish with strength and determination.
May Allah reward Muhammed immensely and accept his Hajj (Say Ameen!).