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Hajj coursework This is the Ka'ba (cube). It is a shrine in the Great Mosque in Mecca. It is also known as Baitullah, the house of Allah. It was originally built by Adam, later rebuilt by Ibrahim then later restored by Muhammad, who destroyed the Idols and statues. It is the only place in the world where Muslims pray in circles rather than in straight lines. On arrival in Mecca, Muslims begin with Tawaf. Pilgrims walk around the Ka'ba seven times anti-clockwise. If they run it shows more love for Allah. Each time they go around they recite in Arabic: 'Here I am at your service, O God, Here I am.' Allah must be their only thought. If a pilgrim gets close to the Black Stone, which is situated in the South East corner of the Ka'ba, which is believed to have been sent from Allah, they touch it or even kiss it. ...read more.


Here they spend the day standing in the sun from noon till sun fall praying to Allah for the forgiveness of their sins. Some of them stand on the Mount Of Mercy where Muhammad is believed to have delivered his last sermon. Also this is where Allah forgave and reunited Adam and Eve. This is the most important part of Hajj to Muslims. If they are not there on time Hajj is invalid. These are emotionally charged hours. They spend the day meditating. Muslims feel closest the most to Allah in the whole world. Many tears are shed as they ask for forgiveness. They stand on sacred ground and can feel the closeness of Allah. That night they camp at Muzdalifah. The next day they go to Mina. They come here to Stone the Devil. Here are 3 pillars, jamaras, which represent the devil. Muslims throw seven stones, seven representing infinity, at the pillars. ...read more.


Pilgrims are happy to have reached Mecca. Hajj is designed to develop a sense of spiritual development. It is also believed to be an opportunity to seek forgiveness, to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad and it is all in submission to Allah. Muhammad said that a Muslim who performs Hajj would return as a newly born baby free of sins. The pilgrimage also enables Muslims from all around the world to join together in Sister and Brotherhood to worship Allah, the one God, together. Hajj is a time of emotional power. Muslims must have full concentration on Allah. Hajj is performed in mind. Muslims must be in the right frame of mind for their sins to be forgiven. Muslims won't have any thoughts or feelings on discomforts that Hajj may cause. There are a vast amount of greater points about Hajj that over rule the bad discomforts it may bring. That they are completing the fifth and final pillar of Islam and that they feel honoured that they are able to do so. ...read more.

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