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Hardeep Sidhu 10SHn
What is Hajj?
Hajj means "inhabitation" and in Islamic terminology refers to the pilgrimage to the mosque of the noble Ka'bah in the magnificent city of Mecca. Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca, it is one of the five basic requirements of Islam. Muslims should make this journey at least once in their lifetime, it is a duty for all Muslims to visit the Ka'bah and stand before God on Mount Arafat. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. The true Hajj is to be made between the 8th and 13th of Dul Hijjah, which is the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar.
Explain why a Muslim might take part in Hajj
A fit and materially able Muslim man or woman is obligated to undertake the Hajj once in his/her lifetime. This act combines the pecuniary and bodily types of worship and symbolises the faithful response of mankind to God's call Muslims go on Hajj to do the last of the five basic duties that have been asked by God, and to follow the example of the prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and to get their sins forgiven. Before going on Hajj
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