Souvenirs in Demand as Hajj Visitors Return Home
(Source by SPA)
Pilgrims buy different kinds of dates, like the Ajwa and Sukkary kinds.
People often give rosaries, prayer mats, perfume, incense, and sweets as gifts.
RIYADH: As pilgrims get ready to go home after Hajj,
they buy more souvenirs and gifts in shops in Makkah.
Near the Grand Mosque,
there are shops where pilgrims can buy rosaries of different sizes and colors,
prayer mats with different designs, and copies of the Qur’an.
Pictures of the two holy mosques, Islamic books, perfume, incense, scarves, sweets,
and Zamzam water, which is thought to be the most valuable gift from the holy sites,
are also very popular. Souvenirs in Demand as Hajj Visitors
Pilgrims also buy different kinds of dates, such as Ajwa dates from Madinah and Sukkary dates, as well as the traditional Zamzam water serving set with Qur’anic verses
that most Muslim homes have.