About Us

The Rihlah is a project that was inspired by the stories of people in the past who traveled to the holy city of Mecca to perform the sacred ritual of Hajj. We are a group of young American Muslims who wish to perform Hajj by riding our bicycles from Rome, Italy to Mecca. We hope to revive the traditions of the past by embarking on this physically challenging and spiritually rejuvenating voyage, while inspiring other believers to do amazing things in their lives.

Omar Ghani

Omar Ghani

Founder & Operations

''We've got 2 options: Give up, or fight like hell'' - Lance Armstrong

Imran Ghani

Imran Ghani

Public Relations

''Actions are according to intentions, and everyone will get what was intended.'' -Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Umer Arian

Umer Arian

Medical Advisor

''Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought'' - Napoleon Hill

Usman Aijaz

Usman Aijaz

Social Media

''We have been put on this Earth to serve others.'' - Michael Ray Newman

Talha bin Baqar

Talha bin Baqar

Inspirational Team Mechanic

''Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.'' -Rumi

Emad Akhtar

Emad Akhtar

Cinematographer and Photographer

''I don't remember asking you a God damn thing'' - Jules Winnfield