The tales of a solider on the hajj with Mansa Musa
I am a solider. I am preparing to go on the great hajj with Mansa Musa. The hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca that every Muslim should make at least once in their life. I am very happy to be a part of this journey with my leader.
We are now trekking through the Sahara desert, to our destination of Mecca. We have a huge caravan with all sorts of people and goods. But I am here to protect the gold and Mansa Musa himself. We are carrying 24,000 pounds of gold to give to the poor and cannot risk it being stolen.
We have now arrived in Egypt, on route to Mecca. Our leader Mansa Musa is giving away massive amounts of gold to the poor. Around $100 billion worth of gold by US 2019 rates. Although this act was very charitable and kind hearted, the copious amounts gold given caused massive inflation and caused the price of everything to rise which in the end led to the demise of the Egyptian economy.
After nearly a year of trekking, we have finally reached the holy land of Mecca. We are now getting ready to leave and I must recuperate my strength for the long journey back to Mali.
The journey home is long and strenuous but I keep on going. But the trip back to Mali is slightly more relaxing because Mansa Musa gave all of the gold he brought with him away so I do not have to focus on guarding the gold.