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24-year-old Russian Muslim cycled 6,600 km to perform Hajj

Riding his bike for thousands of miles, a Russian Muslim reached the city of Makkah to fulfill his life-time dream of performing hajj.

The Russian Muslim, 24-year-old Bulat Nassib Abdulla left Russia on the first day of Ramadan on June 6. Watch this video of him reaching Makkah, Alhumdulilah.

All through the past three months, he pedaled his way to reach Saudi Arabia for the annual pilgrimage. Here is a picture of him reaching Madinah.


Saudi Hajj and Umrah Ministry Undersecretary Mohammed Abdulrahman Al-Bejawi received Abdulla in Madinah before heading to Makkah, reported local Arabic Daily Sabq.


He also praised the scout work there, the same scouts who are on the security of Hajj pilgrims. He further added that the security is much more better there. And he saw the emotional moments when lots of people are entering in Medina to perform hajj.


Abdulla is not the first pilgrim to cycle his way to Makkah for hajj.

Last month, a Chinese national also made headlines as he cycled around 8,150km and reached Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Every able-bodied adult Muslim who can financially afford the trip must perform hajj at least once in a lifetime.

The Russian and Chinese pilgrims are not the first Muslims to take the challenge to arrive Makkah with a different method than traditional transportations.

In 2012, 47-year-old Bosnian Muslim Senad Hadzic reached the holy city of Makkah on foot to perform hajj.

During his journey, the Muslim man walked for nearly 3,600 miles (5,900 km) from his Bosnian village to the holy city of Makkah.

In May 2014, a group of Malaysians rode their bicycles from Kuala Lumpur to Madinah.

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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