Muslims embark on journey of faith discussing the muslim pilgrimage to mecca was published in the argus newspaper on january 19 2004. Its great at explaining the meaning behind hajj and whats involved.
Hj a pilgrimage.
Pilgrimage to mecca diary. Traditionally the islam faith requires five daily prayers to take place a service held every friday a month of fasting during the time of ramadan and a pilgrimage to the hajj in mecca. Ive been on cloud nine ever since dad confirmed the visa. 12 dec 2008 0615 gmt.
On leaving mecca we were all in the state. Ive started a diary in which im noting down everyones duas and salaams. What follows is the diary she kept whilst on.
Hajj diary 2009 by khush sameja. We snuck a handicam into mecca saudi arabia to film the islamic tradition of hajj the worlds largest annual pilgrimage and the biggest gathering of people in the world at any given time. I feel incredibly fortunate.
The best thing a father can give his daughter. It truly is an invaluable gift. Sometimes also spelt hadj hadji or haj in english is an annual islamic pilgrimage to mecca saudi arabia the holiest city for muslimsit is a mandatory religious duty for muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the.
Time doesnt seem to move i cant eat sleep or concentrate on anything. Naishas pilgrimage to mecca at the end of 2007 fourteen year old naisha from gloucester joined the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. So far ive been relying heavily on my how to guide but this provides a more spiritual meaning.
She travelled widely all her life and also wrote another book kenya. Ive been given a book called virtues of hajj which explains the reasons behind the pilgrimage. Hastening for hajj 21092015 i am standing in the blessed sanctury of meccaready to perform my hajj hajj starts tomorrow on 8th of dul hijjathat will be 28 september 2015i am so excited to perform my hajj that i wont be able to do justification with the wordsit is a lifetime achievement for meand i would like to share my.
Her book pilgrimage to mecca in 1934 is the first hajj account by an english woman and her diary also is the oldest record of a trip in hajj when she went by car from mina to arafat. An al jazeera team follows the annual islamic hajj pilgrimage to mecca. I still cant believe im going to hajj.
I dread the crowds the heat and the logistics a muslim whose faith had begun to shatter recounts her first pilgrimage to mecca fri sep 16 2016 1600. The hajj h ae d.