What is Hajj?

Hajj is a holy pilgrimage that any financially and physically able muslim must do once in their lifetime. Hajj is preformed in Makkah between the 8th and 13th of Dhul Hijjah, the final month of the Hijri calendar.

Origins of Hajj

While the steps and manners of Hajj have been taught to us by the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the origins of Hajj date back to Ibrahim (AS). Many of the acts of Hajj are re-enactments of what the prophet Ibrahim did during his tests as well as the same actions Ibrahim (AS) performed in his own pilgrimage.

For example, the running between Safa and Marwa is a re-enactment of what Hajar (AS) finding water for her baby, Ismail (AS).

Importance of Hajj

Hajj is an important part of Islamic faith, as it is one of the 5 pillars of Islam.