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Hajj is one of the five pillars, or requirements, of Islam. It is a visit to Mecca, the Muslim holy land. It is located in Saudi Arabia. Every able and healthy person must make the winter journey at least once in their lifetime. Some Muslims don't make the journey, over one million people call Mecca home according to a 2004 census.

  1. 1. Where is Mecca located?
    1. a. Jerusalem
    2. b. Saudi Arabia
    3. c. Egypt
  2. 2. How many pillars are there in Islam?
    1. a. 4
    2. b. 5
    3. c. 3
  3. 3. What is another word for requirement in Islam?
    1. a. Brick
    2. b. Stone
    3. c. Pillar