Dhul Hijjah

Hajj Terminology: Meaning of words with Pictures

Upon arrival in Mecca, the pilgrim (now known as a Hajji), performs a series of ritual acts symbolic of the lives of Hazart Abraham (Ibrahim) and Hazart Hajar. The acts also symbolize the solidarity with Muslims worldwide. The greater Hajj (al-hajj al-akbar) begins on the eighth day of the lunar …

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Hajj: A Time for Unity of Muslims

It is the season of the Hajj pilgrimage and masses of Muslims have gathered around in Mecca. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to the symbolic House of God, whether men or women, white, black, yellow, and, rich or poor and from different races and holding various nationalities have come to …

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Introduction to Pilgrimage – Hajj

Timing of Hajj The Hajj (Arabic: حج, transliteration: Ḥaǧǧ) is the pilgrimage to Mecca in Islam. It is the fifth pillar of Islam, an obligation that must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so, at least once in their lifetime. It is the demonstration …

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