Among the 1.8 million Muslims on pilgrimage, or Hajj, to the holy city of Mecca are a few stealing moments to send 140-character messages to the world. Here are snippets from the conversation on the Twittersphere.
The Hajj, which should be performed by every Muslim with the means to do so at least once in a lifetime, culminates with Eid Al Adha tomorrow (Tuesday).
Twitter users from across the region share their experience in the following tweets.
Bahraini Hassan Zainal writes:
Taking a break before starting another round of prayers.People are
enjoying the moments despite the difficulties.Bahraini people are
And he advices:
A lot of old people r here as well & we as young people keep
complaining about how difficult Haj is.Go while you are young.Lifetime
Khalid Al Mutari, from Saudi Arabia, shares a series of tweets with photographs illustrating his pilgrimage.
The train service, which is reserved for Saudis and other Gulf nationals this year, came under fire by pilgrims from other countries, who were not allowed to use the service. The Gulf Cooperation Council is made up of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
From Qatar, Shabina asks:
mmbilal, also from Doha, Qatar, is on a mission. She is there to cover the Hajj for Al Jazeera English. She tweets:
She also shares photographs in her tweets. This photograph is described as follows:
And the caption for the following photograph reads:
For more Hajj tweets, check out #Hajj here.