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Blog: Pakistan’s Paper Money for Haj Pilgrims

January 19

Pakistan’s Paper Money for Haj Pilgrims

The Haj (Arabic: حج‎ Ḥajj) is the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest annual pilgrimages in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Allah in the Arabic language).

With this pilgrimage in mind, Pakistan has printed 10 and 100 Rupee banknotes up until 1994 that were to be used by pilgrims along the route of their pilgrimage. I am not quite sure what the root intent was, but in 1994 these banknotes were discontinued and all such notes that were on hand were destroyed. I think that were is at least one other country which issued similar Haj pilgrimage notes, but I can’t recall what country it is ...

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Posted by andrew, January 19, 2011. Post has 0 comments.
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