The hajj in essence means pilgrimage to the holy city of makkah in arabic and must be performed by every muslim each year during the first ten days of the sacred month of dhu al hijjah the final month of the islamic lunar calendar. Hj a pilgrimage.
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.
Pilgrimage to mecca steps. Hajj the religious pilgrimage performed in ritual stages in and around the holy city of mecca makka is required of muslims at least once during their lifetimes. The hajj h ae d. 18 nov 2009 1113 gmt muslims pray at the grand mosque during the annual hajj pilgrimage in the holy city of mecca waleed alireuters.
The hajj is a real pilgrimage a journey with rites and rituals to be done along the way. Learn how to perform hajj step by step complete video hajj bd. 7 things you dont know about the muslim pilgrimage bbc news duration.
Every adult muslim male or female who has the physical and financial means is required to travel to mecca to perform the hajj once in his or her lifetime. The fifth pillar of islam is hajj which translates to mean the pilgrimage to the holy city of makkah the arabic word hajj linguistically means heading to a place for the sake of. We snuck a camera into mecca to film hajj.
You begin at a place just outside mecca called the miqat or entry station to the hajj. It is the largest annual gathering of human beings on earth with approximately three million people gathering each year for three to five days between the eighth and 12th of dhul hijjah the last month of the muslim calendar. 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.
Lets understand the hajj rituals that every pilgrim carries out during their pilgrimage to makkah. How muslims perform the rituals of the hajj pilgrimage to mecca. The hajj pilgrimage to mecca is one of the five pillars of islam the obligations that all muslims must uphold.