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The Hajj pilgrimage is a spiritual journey that all able Muslims should complete at least once in their lives. Millions of Allah’s (SWT) followers head to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holiest site in Islamic culture, during the month of Dhul Hijjah.

What is Hajj?

Along with Zakat, Sawm, Qurbani and Salat, Hajj is fard (compulsory) for all qualifying Muslims. It makes up one of the five pillars of Islam. Those on pilgrimage retrace the footsteps of prophets Muhammad (PBUH) and Ibrahim (AS) over five days, in which they will partake in Islamic rituals in and around Mecca – this includes circling the Kaaba, praying on Mount Arafat and stoning the devil.

Hajj is more than just a journey as it is through this that a Muslim is identified as someone of Islamic faith. The pilgrimage also serves as a means for seeking forgiveness from Him for any mistakes we have made and sins that we may have. Allah (SWT) forgives all who complete the sacred Hajj pilgrimage.

Why is Hajj Important?

Hajj is important because it is one of the five pillars of Islam and is compulsory for all able Muslims to complete once in their lives. It was the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) who established the Hajj pilgrimage, and we should be thankful for the opportunity to share in this experience.

When is Hajj?

Hajj 2021 dates will fall across the days from Saturday 17 July to Thursday 22 July. Hajj begins on the eighth day of Dhul Hijjah, two days before Eid al-Adha begins in the evening of Monday 19 July (with the first day being on Tuesday 20 July).

What is the Meaning of Hajj?

Translated literally from Islamic to English, Hajj means ‘to attend a journey’. Hajj is often accompanied by Umrah, which translates as ‘to visit a populated place'.

When recited together, Hajj Umrah translates as ‘to attend a journey to visit a populated place’, thus being the holy pilgrimage.

What if You Cannot Complete the Hajj Pilgrimage?

All able Muslims should complete the Hajj pilgrimage once in their lives, but there may be reasons why you are unable to – this could be related to health and/or financial reasons. If so, you can still choose to make a donation to a charity such as Children of Adam, either for Qurbani or as a general donation. Donating with this intent will mean you receive rewards and benefits.

To find out more about Hajj (such as its history and any packages offered), please feel free to contact the Children of Adam team today. Alternatively, you can make a donation through our donations page.

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