Saturday, 20 July 2019

ALL ABOUT HAJJ 2019


HAJJ IS A ISLMAIC PILLIGIRMAGE TO MECCA , SAUDI ARABIA . THE HOLIEST CITY FOR THE MUSLIMS AND ITS MANDATARY DUTY FOR THE MUSLIMS TO PERFORM THE HAJJ WHO ARE PHYSICALLY AND FINANCIALY STABLE . HAJJ IS A PILLIGIRMAGE MADE TO KABBA , THE HOUSE OF THE GOD. THE RITES OF THE HAJJ ARE PERFORMED FOR 5 OR 6 DAYS , BEIGNENING ON THE EIGHTH NIGHT OF OF DHU-AL HIJAH ,THE LAST MONTH OF THE ISLAMIC CALANDER . IT IS ONE OF THE 5 PILLARS OF ISLAM ALLONG SIDE WITH SHAHADAH,SALAH,ZAKAT,SAWN .THE HAJJ IS THE SECOND LARGEST GATHERING OF THE MUSLIMS AFTER THE PILIGRIMAGE IN KARBALA . THE WORD HAJJ MEANS TO ATTEND A JOURNEY .

THE HAJJ IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD (PEACE BE UPON THEM) FROM THE 7TH CENTURY BUT THE RITUALS INVOLVED STRECH BACK FROM THE TIME OF ABRAHAM . EACH PERSON WALKS COUNTER CLOCK WISE 7 TIMES AROUND THE KABBA . , RUNS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE HILLS OF SAFA AND MARWAH , DRINKING FROM THE ZAM ZAM WELL , GOES TO THE PLAINS OF THE MOUNT ARAFAT TO STAND IN VIGIL , SPEND A NIGHT IN THE PLAIN OF MUZDALIFA , AND THROW STONES AT THE SYMBOLIC 3 PILLARS . AFTER THE SACRIFICE OF THE ANIMAL , THE PILGRIMAGE (MEN) HAVE TO REQUIRE TO SHAVE THEIR HEAD . THEN THEY CELEBRATE THE 3 DAYS FESTIVAL EID-UL-ADHA .

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