Makkah: 1887 And Now

by Hajj Safe

The photographs below were taken by Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar and they depict the extent to which the number of pilgrims travelling to do Hajj has increased over the last century. Over two million Muslims travel to complete Hajj every year nowadays, which has led to the huge expansion of Masjid Al Haram. Modern methods of transport and increased wealth have made the pilgrimage easier and more accessible to Muslims from around the world, subhanAllah: “So which of the favours of your Lord would you deny?” (Surah Rahman).