The Hajj or pilgrimage is the fifth pillar of Islam and it is the largest amount of people gathering pilgrimage in the world. Millions of people gather from all over the world and pay their religious duties in this event. Every rich Muslim must be carried out once in his whole life to pay this duty. Hajj occurs every year on the 9th and 10th date of dulhijja and it is implemented on the remembrance of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S.
Rituals of Hajj:
These are the rituals of Hajj:
- Journey to Madina
When pilgrims come to Makkah they start to perform the rituals of Hajj and their first step is tawaf. After doing tawaf they go to Arafat. After Arafat they go to Muzdalifah and spend whole night on the ground below the open sky and in the next morning they gather the pebbles for the next day’s ritual which is called Rami-al-Jammarat.
There are three pillars situated in Mina. Hajis read the glory and praise of Allah on the pebbles and throw them on these pillars and pray to Allah to save them from the evils of satin. Hazrat Mohammad S.A.W.W descript in one of his hadith that the purpose of throwing these pebbles is that you must remember Allah’s glory and nothing. On 11th day of dulhijja that’s also called Yom-ul-tashreek-ul-awwal, after the sun set they come near to the Jamrah Awwal and throw seven stones on those pillars then they come back from their position and pray to Allah. After it they again throw seven pebbles here and pray once again. Then they return back to Jamrah aqbah and throw seven pebbles in the same way. This Rami or Jammar can be done through sun set to evening. The 12th day of Dulhijja is called Yom-ul-tashreek-us-sani. Because at this day Hajis complete all the rituals of Hajj and return back to Makkah. On this day throwing of pebbles done again as same as before the day after sun set to evening. The 13th of dulhijja is called Yom-us-Salis and same efforts of throwing pebbles are done. This is the end of Hajj and after this, pilgrims return back to Makkah.