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A true pilgrimage is really a journey within

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A true pilgrimage is really a journey within I agree that Hajj is a journey within a Muslim, but there are parts of Hajj that will greatly take a physical toll on a pilgrim. I have already described how each event is both a physical and mental challenge but I do also believe that some Muslims may be used to the hot climates that may be faced. This would not be seen as a challenge to them. Also a Muslim may do a lot of exercise so therefore some vents may not be a great deal of effort for such a person. ...read more.

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The physical part of the events also helps to make a pilgrim realise the pain, suffering and effort that other Muslims before them had to face. These events are supposed to trail all the way back to God, if you do not do them properly then you are not living by God's intentions. It is true to say that Hajj is a journey within for if you do not have the correct intention then there is no point in taking part. The same applies for the physical side though. ...read more.

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The Stand's physical side means you have to stand before God however this would mean nothing on its own as you would need the spiritual side to confess all of your sins and be truly repentant to God and be forgiven. So it is true to say that Hajj is a journey within, but without the physical side there would be no links to the past or the Prophet Muhammad. That would also mean that there is no sacrifice on the body and if you are physically challenged then if you try you are at least showing God you have the correct intention and that you love him greatly. ...read more.

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