Over 2 million muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage on sunday they will circle islam’s most sacred site, the cube-shaped kaaba in the saudi arabian city of. The hajj — arabic for “pilgrimage” — is a five-day religious pilgrimage to mecca and nearby holy sites in saudi arabia that all muslims who are physically and financially able must perform.
The hajj is a real pilgrimage - a journey, with rites and rituals to be done along the way you begin at a place just outside mecca called the miqat, or entry station to the hajj.
The hajj (sometimes spelt hadj or haj also in english) is associated with the life of islamic prophet muhammad from the 7th century, but the ritual of pilgrimage to mecca is considered by muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of abraham. The hajj (/ h æ dʒ / arabic: حَجّ ḥaǧǧ pilgrimage) is an annual islamic pilgrimage to mecca, the holiest city for muslims, and 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 journey, and can. The hajj involves a pilgrimage to the holy city of makkah (mecca) in saudi arabia it is the largest yearly gathering of people in the world approximately two million muslims attend yearly, of which about half are from saudi arabia.
Hajj refers to a muslim's pilgrimage to mecca and is one of the five pillars of islam at least once in his or her lifetime, each muslim is expected to undertake this pilgrimage the sacred city of islam.
Hajj, the religious pilgrimage to mecca (makka), is required of muslims at least once during their lifetimes it is the largest annual gathering of human beings on earth, with several hundred thousand people gathering each year between the 8th and 12th of dhul-hijah, the last month of the muslim.