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HAJJ

"Hajj" means literally "to set out for a place". For a Muslim, that place is the Holy City of Makkah.

Hajj is also spelled (haj and hadj) is the pilgrimage to Mecca Saudi Arabia. It is one of the largest pilgrimages in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to ALLAH.

The Hajj occurs on the 12 month of Islamic calendar Dhu al-Hijjah. Hajj is associated with our Prophet Hazrat Abraham (Ibrahi A.S) all the important highlighted events that occurred in the life of Prophet Abraham are the ritual parts of Hajj. When ALLAH Almighty commanded Prophet to leave his wife and son in the middle of the dessert, and when Prophet was commanded to sacrifice his son in the way of ALLAH and for ALLAH’s will, all those events that occurred to prophet are the part of Hajj.

Hajj is an stretch back for the Muslims to make them feel like the way Prophet felt at that time and all the things that he’d been through it simply resembles the re-enactment of the experiences of the Prophet Abraham, whose selfless sacrifice has no parallel in the history of humankind.

Hajj is an stretch back for the Muslims to make them feel like the way Prophet felt at that time and all the things that he’d been through it simply resembles the re-enactment of the experiences of the Prophet Abraham, whose selfless sacrifice has no parallel in the history of humankind.

Muslim are commanded to make their way to the Holy city of Makkah in the united spiritual state of “Ihram”. There are many series of rituals performed in a series as commanded.

These rituals Includes the United form of Ihram, a walk around the Kaaba for 7 times counter clock-wise, running forth and backwards between the Hills of AL-Safa Al-Marwa, drinkling from the well of ZAM ZAM, to stand in Vigil then Pilgrims makes there way to the Mount of Arafat, and then the stoning of Devil (Jamarat) and at last the Muslims all around the worl weather they’ve performed Hajj or not sacrifices an (halaal) animal to celebrate the global festival of Eid Al Adha

Hajj Requirments

  • Maturity and sound mind, in order to understand the significance of the pilgrimage experience;
  • Physical capability to travel and perform the pilgrimage rites;
  • Financial stability, free of debt, so that one is able to bear the pilgrimage expenses as well as provide for dependents during travel.

Hajj is expected to fall between October 24-29, 2012.

The Hajj Begins since your departure for MAKKAH from any part of the world but in terms of Rituals it begins, the time you enter the Masjid AL Haraam.

The Pilgrim should preferably enter the Masjid (mosque) with right foot in first and reciting the Talbiyah:

'Labbayk, Allahumma Labbayk.

Labbayk, La Shareeka laka labbayk.

Innal-hamda wan-ni'mata laka wal-mulk

La shareeka lak'

The Pilgrim then should say "In the name of Allah, may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah. O Allah, forgive me my sins and open to me the doors of Your mercy. I seek refuge in Allah the Almighty and in His Eminent Face and in His Eternal Dominion over the accursed Satan."

The very first time you see the Kaaba for real you should keep your eyes locked and fixed at IT and say three times "Allahu Akbar" "La ilaha illa'Llah"

And then you should proclaim the blessing (Salawat) to our beloved Prophet Hazrat MUHAMMAD (peace be upon him) and the entire humanity, make your prayers to ALLAH is it’s the most precious and special chance of offering prayers to ALLAH Almighty.

The pilgrim can stop reciting the Talbiyah when they reach the Black Stone (Al-Hajar Al-Aswad) and its also the starting of the ritual Tawaf.