Mansa Musa's Journey

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Mansa Musa’s Journey

Why did Mansa Musa go on the Hajj? Mansa Musa was religious and he believed to follow the five pillars of Islam throughout his entire life, leading him to complete the Hajj to Mecca and give away money to the less fortunate during his journey.

Mansa Musa’s journey to Mecca was for religious reasons, “I came for the pilgrimage and nothing else. I do not wish to mix anything else with my pilgrimage.”(Document E) On his hajj he complete another pillar of Islam,called zakat.vZakat was alms and it was giving money to the poor and sick, he gave 24,000 pounds of gold out on his hajj. (Document A) On Mansa Musa’s hajj, he went to honor Muhammad. (Document D). He honored Muhammed because he was the god and wanted to
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