There were approximately 60,000 people, including 12,500 slaves total, going on the hajj with Mansa Musa. While the large group was traveling…
Mansa Musa’s Hajj A Slave’s Adventure
The weight of this gold surpasses all other wealth in the world combined!
Indeed, slave, it is worth more than all the salt from a hundred mines!
Once the group reached Walata, they spent another twenty days en route to Taghaza. These days were long and tiring, and everyone was glad to finally reach Taghaza for a rest.
Give generously for the cause of God and do not with your own hands cast yourselves into destruction. Be charitable. G-d loves the charitable. 2:195
This is called the Qur’an. It is a book written in an old Arabic dialect.
Make the pilgrimage in the appointed months. He that intends to perform it in these months must abstain from…obscene language, and acrimonious disputes while on pilgrimage. G-d is aware of whatever good you do. Provide well for yourselves: the best provision is piety. Fear Me, then, your that are endowed with understanding. 2:197
It is the basis on which Islam runs and is the holy book of Muslims across the world.
I am Mansa Musa, ruler of Mali. I am on a hajj, the religious pilgrimage, to Mecca, the Holy City.
I am only passing through while on my journey to Mecca.
Very well, if it is so important, let us go to meet him.
Still, my ruler has sent for you and so you must come.
I am emir Abu. The sultan has sent me to find you and bring you into his presence.