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Rising temperatures pose ‘extreme danger’ to Muslims on Hajj pilgrimage

Rising temperatures pose ‘extreme danger’ to Muslims on Hajj pilgrimage

It’s not always easy to have faith — especially when your faith might involve trekking through temperatures upwards of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. For the world’s estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly a quarter of the world’s population — making a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty. Hajj, as the ritual is called, […]