The Islamic pilgrimage is one of the ethics of the Sufis. It is the goal that they strive for. The pilgrimage of the Sufi is in a whole other category from that of the ordinary Muslim. As far as the pilgrimage to Mecca, most perform it once in a lifetime, following the method of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Of those who perform the pilgrimage numerous times, many choose to live in the neighbourhood of Mecca and maintain the highest adab and spiritual practices in order to remain there. The real pilgrimage in Sufi terminology is the continuation of seeking nearness to Allah.