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What Is Hajj?

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What is  Hajj?

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Hajj means travelling for the purpose of visiting the Ka`bah to perform the rites i.e., the actions and words reported in accounts of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) Hajj.

Praise be to Allah.

We greatly appreciate your interest in asking about Hajj even though you are so young and live so far away in Canada. We ask Allah to enable you to go for Hajj and do all its rites. 

What is Hajj?

Hajj means travelling for the purpose of visiting the Ka`bah, the sacred House of Allah, to perform the rites (manasik), i.e., the actions and words reported in accounts of the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) Hajj . The rites include Tawaf or walking around the Ka`bah seven times, al-Sa’i or running between the hills of Safa and Marwah seven times, standing at ‘Arafah, stoning the Jamarat (stone pillars representing the Shaytan) at Mina, etc.

Benefits of Hajj

Hajj brings immense benefits to people , as they declare the Unity (Tawhid) of Allah, there is forgiveness for the pilgrims, Muslims get to know one another and learn the rules of their religion, and so on. 

And Allah knows best.

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Source: Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid