If there’s one thing that you’ll find on every Muslim traveller’s bucket list, it’s going on a pilgrimage. As one of the 5 pillars of Islam, performing Hajj is a life-changing journey where millions of Muslims gather together in Saudi Arabia for one common cause ❤️
However, with the world undergoing the coronavirus pandemic, Saudi Arabia (along with many other countries), has closed its borders and temporarily suspended all pilgrimages to Mecca and Madina. While movement restrictions within the Kingdom have just been eased last week, Mecca remains under a 24-hour lockdown which might last for another several months.
Since the annual pilgrimage is set to happen in late July, there’s a possibility that it could be cancelled this year. So, while you may not be able to step foot in Mecca anytime soon, there’s actually another way for you to experience this holy city! With the Muslim 3D app, you’ll be able to embark on a virtual journey of Islam from wherever you are in the world ?
That’s right - this app provides an interactive experience where you get to go on a virtual Hajj, take a tour of Masjid al-Haram, wander around the Prophet’s Mosque and observe people carry out prayers, read the Quran and perform Tawaaf among other things.
On top of that, the app also teaches you about Islamic history such as the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, the Battle of Badr and Lailatul Qadar (also known as the Night of Power). Using devices like your phone, computer and even virtual reality headsets, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the journey through the Islamic world.
Not just limited to Muslims, the app is also great for non-Muslims to learn about Islamic rituals and its holy sites. That means this is the perfect chance to hit up your curious non-Muslim friends and let them know about this amazing app!
Of course, it should be noted that Muslim 3D is not in any way, shape or form a replacement of Hajj. Serving purely as an educational tool, the app simply strives to improve and provide the best virtual experience for its users.
With hopes of launching its first version in time of the Hajj season in July, the app is something you can look forward to that’ll keep up the spirit of pilgrimage given the uncertainties swirling around the annual Hajj. If you want to know more about Muslim 3D, make sure to check out their social media pages where you can find more information about this Islamic app.