Significance of Hajj in Islam and Its Day Wise Rituals

Every surviving Muslim yearns to perform Hajj. Muslims make every effort to save money in order to go on this fortunate voyage. However, just a selective few gets picked for this opportunity. Muslims from all over the globe nowadays visit the Kaaba to undertake Hajj and Umrah. They are well-versed in the historic context of Hajj and make every effort to obtain all-inclusive Hajj packages in order to participate in it. It is no longer hard for Muslims residing in any part of the earth to do the Hajj. They may simply obtain any of their favorite Hajj packages from anywhere around the world. Hajj is a chance for Muslims to atone for their wrongdoings and crimes. It requires on average 6 days to complete this journey to Mecca. Below are the primary rituals that all pilgrims must perform during Hajj:

Day-1 Pilgrims travel from Makkah to Mina, where they spend the 1st day in campgrounds reciting Talbiyah, doing Salah, while listening to lectures.

On Day 2, pilgrims reach Mount Arafat. It is generally recognized across history that this is where Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) made his last (farewell) sermon.

Day-3 It is both the Day of Sacrifice and the 1st day of Eid. It is followed by the following rituals: Rami, Qurbani, Halq, Taqsir, and Tawaf al-Ziyarah.

On the 4th day, stones are hurled at Jamarah al-Ula, the shortest pillar, Jamarah al-Wusta, the medium pillar, and Jamarah al-Aqaba, the largest pillar. Dua is also performed after each tossing.

On day 5, the same ritual is followed in conjunction with Fajr, a mandatory prayer prior to actually leaving Mecca.

Day-6 Muslims observe Tawaf al Wida on this day. It is followed by two Rakats and the use of water from the ZamZam well.

Rules & Laws of Hajj

The Saudi government has imposed rigorous regulations and limitations on all Hajj pilgrims. The following are a few of the rules:

o   Pilgrims are not authorized to come for Hajj at King Abdul-Aziz Airport in Jeddah after 4 Dhul-Hijjah each year.

o   If a traveler misses their passport throughout Hajj, they should contact the authorities in control of their protection.

o   All worshipers are required to leave the State of Saudi Arabia after performing Hajj. They are not allowed to stay after Muharram 10th.

Every traveler should have the appropriate vaccination certificate depending upon their country

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