When they can pray in their own rooms, why do 2 million Muslims travel to Mecca every year? – Bongo Ideas. Why a congregation of believers would congregate there for prayer each year has been questioned by Bongo Ideas.
The contentious Bongo Ideas have questioned why millions of people would travel to a location to pray each year when they could worship at their homes.
The social media influencer said it defies logic for 2 million people to congregate at a single location each year to pray.
He claims he does not understand the need for millions of people to congregate to pray at a hallowed location unless their individual prayers in their rooms cannot be heard.
Unless your prayers can’t be heard in your room, I don't see why over 2 million people necessarily have to be at a "sacred" place.
— Albert Nat Hyde (@BongoIdeas) April 19, 2023
The case against religious tourism, he continued, is persuasive, but pilgrimages shouldn’t determine one’s religious standing.