Hajj In The Islam
The word Hajj in Arabic is meant to go, before obtaining the specific meaning of going to Makkah and perform Hajj rites it was taken on the meaning of going to any place. But, the word acquired specification and lost its general meaning, now that is “a journey to Makkah to establish the rites ordained by the Allah and His prophet Muhammad PBUH”. The word Hajj is not used in any other meaning now, than the pilgrimage to Makkah. Muslims can book a Hajj package to undertake Hajj 2015. There are a huge number of the companies making arrangement for the Hajj, for Muslims, and by booking the Hajj package 2015, the rites of the Hajj may be carried on more easily.
Islam is based on 5 pillars which are Shahada, Salat, Sawm, Zakat and the Hajj. Hajj is the fifth pillar of the Islam which is compulsory to undertake for the Muslims at least once in their lifetime. The Hajj is a pilgrimage that occurs during the Islamic month of Zil-Hijjah to the holy city of Makkah. Every capable Muslim is bound to perform the pilgrimage to Makkah at least once in their lifetime.
Hajj is based on all the actions and words reported in the traditions of the Holy Prophet, such as Tawaaf which are seven rounds around the Kaaba, the Saee based on running between the hills of Safaa and Marwa seven times, standing at Arafaah, stoning the pillars representing the Shaytaan at Mina, sacrificing the animal and then shaving of the Head, etc. Hajj brings countless benefits to the Muslims, as they affirm the Tawheed, of Allaah. Hajj brings the forgiveness for the pilgrims, Muslims get a chance to know one another and learn the rules of their religion, and so on. Other than the worldly benefits, the Hajj has a great reward in the life thereafter.
Each of the rite in the Hajj journey, has a significant value and return for the Muslims. Muslims, after completing the Hajj rites also go for visiting the other sacred places around the Harram. They do visit the Medina to register their presence in the Levee of Muhammad PBUH.
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