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Russian social media star Hasbulla performs umrah pilgrimage in Mecca

Hasbulla Magomedov has been spending considerable time in the Gulf recently, taking time from his rivalry with UAE-based singer Abdu Rozik to visit Mecca.
Hasbulla Magomedov

Russian internet celebrity Hasbulla Magomedov recently made a pilgrimage to the Muslim holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. 

On April 23, Hasbulla posted a picture of himself on Instagram in front of the Kaaba, which is the holiest site in Islam. He was performing the umrah pilgrimage, which is a journey to the holy city of Mecca performed at any time of the year. The better-known hajj pilgrimage must occur on certain dates of the Islamic calendar. 

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