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The annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca has been drastically downsized this year. Saudi Arabia announced that only pilgrims within the country can perform the Hajj, in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus. With a restricted Hajj comes frustration for Muslims who plan for years to fulfill a religious duty, and worry over how the loss in revenue will impact the local economy.
In this episode:
Jamal Elshayyal, Al Jazeera journalist; Sajjad Ahmad, founder of The Fifth Pillar.
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