Hi, I'm a soldier going on Mansa Musa's hajj, and one of the 100,000 soldier's in Mansa Musa's Empire. It is a great honor that I get to be here.
Mansa Musa Hajj Comic - Annabel Hilzenrath
A hajj is a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, and something all Muslim's must participate in at some point in their lives. Just to get there, our journey is estimated to take 212 days.
Mansa Musa had lots of gold. He was described as the richest king in all the land and he was very generous with his gold. I really hope i get a good reward for going on this journey.
We made it to Mecca! It was a long journey and we brought camels, which are around back. There were no big security threats on the way here, but still bringing a large army shows the power of our king.
Mansa Musa gave away so much gold, he is even known as the wealthiest king in all the land. The amount of gold he gave away caused inflation, making the currency worth less.
Now it is time to go home, another journey across the Sahara. My family will be so proud.