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Describe what happens on Hajj.
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Religious Education; By Emma Rushton
Q; Describe what happens on Hajj.
Each religion has certain rules that the believer is meant to abide by. Christians follow the Bible, Muslims follow the Qu'ran. Different religions have sacred places that many of the believers feel they want to visit. When Muslims visit Makkah, their religions sacred place they are called 'pilgrims' the journey is called 'a pilgrimage'. In some religions it is not important commitment for believers to carry out. For Muslims it is extremely important.
The meaning of Hajj is 'to set out for a definite purpose'. Hajj is the pilgrimage to Makkah; it is one of the five pillars. Five times a day Muslims turn towards Ka'bah (centre of Islam) in Makkah when they pray. Hajj is 'fard' this means it is obligatory, it is a once in a lifetime journey. Some Muslims choose to carry out Hajj more than once, but it isn't necessary to do it more than once. In practise, about 1 in 10 Muslims manage it. Muslims that live close to Makkah are more likely to make the journey more often than Muslims that live
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