Hajj is known as the pilrimage back to Mecca for Muslims and demonstrates their devotion to God and submission to God. The hajj makes Muslims feel significance on Earth and also their afterlife. During the hajj the pilgrims perform acts of worship and renew their own purpose here on Earth. it occurs in the month of Dhul Hijjah which is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar. It is encouraged that all Muslims peform this journey to Mecca.
Hajj Prep: Search Soul, Buy Sturdy Shoes, Pay the Dentist
JIDDA, Saudi Arabia — My father was on the phone from Australia, giving gravely voiced advice on preparing for the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. “Have you paid the dentist?” he asked. “He ruined my teeth!” I shrieked. “No matter, Baba,” he said, using an Arabic endearment. “This is the hajj. You have to clear your debts, even if you don’t think they are fair.”
Celebrating Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) around the table #Qeshm Island, Southern #Iran #Muslims all over the world celebrated the Eid al-Adha, commemorating the completion of the #Hajj, or annual pilgrimage to Mecca. The Eid al-Adha is one of two major celebrations for Muslims, the other being the ‘Eid ul Fitr, or the celebration commemorating the end of fasting in the month of Ramadan. #Realiran www.realiran.org
This 15-century illustrated scroll attests that Maymunah, daughter of Muhammad ibn 'Abd Allah al-Zardali, made the pilgrimage to Mecca in the year 836 AH (AD 1432 to 1433). The scroll as a whole depicts the principal stations of the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.
PHILIPPINES, Manila : Two women pose for a selfie as Filipino Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha near the Blue Mosque in Manila on September 24, 2015. Muslims across the world are celebrating the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS
This year, 1437 according to the Islamic calendar, I am making my first hajj. I will be joining two million Muslims from around the world — though the writer Abu Muneer Ismail Davids joked that it may feel more like 10 million people. During the hajj, we must not swear, cut our hair or nails, have sex or crush a plant.