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Akuapem Poloo nearly breaks her arm after she struggled to touch Kaaba in Mecca

Article Summary

• Ghanaian actress Akuapem Poloo recently converted from Christianity to Islam.
• She embarked on the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.
• Despite nearly breaking her arm, Poloo shared her experience on social media.
• She credited Allah for her determination and hard work in touching the Black Kaaba.
• The Kaaba, constructed by Abraham and Ismail, holds significance as a sanctuary.
• Touching the Kaaba is a significant milestone in Islamic faith, leading to the Hajia or Alhaji titles.
• Poloo embraced Islam in August 2022, affirming her belief in God’s oneness and Muhammad’s prophethood.


The Ghanaian actress, who has recently converted from Christianity to Islam, has embarked on a journey to Mecca for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

Akuapem Poloo has shared her life-changing experience during this pilgrimage, revealing that she almost broke her arm in the process.

She posted on social media about the moment she struggled among the crowd to touch the Kaaba, uploading photos of the event.

In her post, she expressed her determination and hard work in touching and kissing the Black Kaaba, with the help of Allah.

She proudly declared herself as the “New Hajia in town (Hajia Haniya)”.

Before her conversion to Islam, the Kaaba held significance as a sanctuary.

According to Islamic belief, it was constructed by Abraham (Ibrahim) and his son, Ismail.

The Black Stone within the Kaaba is believed to absorb the sins of those who touch it.

Touching the Kaaba is considered a significant milestone in the Islamic faith, leading to the granting of the Hajia or Alhaji title for women and men, respectively.

In August 2022, Akuapem Poloo embraced Islam after reciting the shahada, affirming her belief in the oneness of God and the prophethood of Muhammad.

In a separate post, she joyfully exclaimed, “Oh yes Allah made this possible for me Umrah 2024 mission accomplished.”

See the post below.

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