Obama’s grandmother Sara Omar recently attended the Hajj in Mecca.
Sara Omar – Twitter @fairycritics
In this Obama Family photo are: (bottom row, from left) half-sister Auma, her mother Kezia Obama, Obama’s step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama and unknown; (top row, from left) unknown, Barack Obama, half-brother Abongo (Roy) Obama, and three unknowns.
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US President Barack Obama’s paternal grandmother Sara Omar went to Makkah to perform the Muslim pilgrimage of Umrah, according to a report by ArabianBusiness.com.
Umrah involves visiting Makkah, which is considered to be the holiest city in Islam , and can be undertaken at any time of the year, unlike the Hajj.
Omar, who is in her 90s, arrived in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, with her son Saeed Obama, uncle to the US president, and grandson Mousa. After finishing Umrah, she visited an exhibition about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, mentioned another report by Al Arabiya News.
“I am very happy to visit this exhibition, which is a good example for the propagation of Islam in a modern way, supported by scientific and authentic documents,” Omar was quoted as saying in the Al Arabiya News report.
Obama’s grandmother visited Washington DC on Inauguration Day in 2009 along with Barack’s older brother Abongo “Roy” Obama who is a Luo activist and a militant Muslim and his younger brother Samson who was recently refused entry into the UK after being accused of an attempted sex attack on a young girl.
Proud family: US President Barack Obama greets members of his British and African-based family at the White House following his inauguration, including half-brother Abongo, far left, and stepmother Kezia, in yellow. The President’s 86-year-old paternal grandmother Sarah was also in Washington DC for his swearing-in ceremony, as well as his half-sister Auma, 49, and half-brothers Ben, 38, and Abo (or Samson), 40. (Daily Mail)