Book Title: 
14 Facts about Hajj (the holy pilgrimage) and Its Philosophy
Salam Islam Group
Salam Islam
Number of pages: 
Publish Date:
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 15:27

14 Facts about Hajj (the holy pilgrimage) and Its Philosophy

The ritual of Hajj or the Islamic holy pilgrimage is one of the most important occasions in the Islamic calendar. During this period, Muslims from all around the world gather in the sacred city of Mecca to perform certain rituals. No matter where you are from, what color is your skin or which language you speak, this holy pilgrimage brings all together, and everyone is the same in the eyes of Allah. In what follows, you will get familiar with the basic rituals that must be performed during Hajj and know more about the philosophy behind these rituals. During Hajj rituals, and before Muslims return home, they defeat Satan and renew their bond with Allah. They learn to have faith in Allah under any circumstance and to be prepared to sacrifice their desires for the sake of Him. The rites of Hajj remind us of the Islamic axioms, i.e., monotheism (Tawhid), prophethood (Nubuwwah), and the afterlife (Ma’ad). They also indicate the importance of unity in the Islamic community. Ultimately, Muslims return home with a reserve of knowledge and experience to share with their society. If accepted by Allah, this holy experience could remain like a glittering beam in their whole life.