Pilgrims From Aceh – Indonesia During Hajj in 1880

Pilgrims From Aceh – Indonesia During Hajj in 1880

These photos were taken when the Ottoman caliphate still existed and pilgrims were able to travel hassle free without passports and visas through borderless lands. Back then, before the advent of modern transport such as commercial air travel, the journey to Hajj was far more difficult and perilous and these pilgrims would have undertaken journeys of weeks or months to reach Makkah.

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