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What is Hajj?

What is Hajj?

Hajj is one the five pillars of Islam. It is both a financial and physical worship. Hajj is Farz (religious oblligation) for those who holds the condition in himself. If he is financially available but physically not available by end of his life he can send a proxy. In dictionary, Hajj is an intention to visit those holy places planned. In terminology, Hajj is a visiting certain places ( Kaba Al Muazaama and other holy sites around) at certain times ( Sawwal, Dhil Kade, Dhu Al Hijja) with certain actions (with Fard, Vacep, Sunnah). Probhet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam ) said that Islam is formed on 5 basic foundations. These are bearing there is no God but Allah and witnessing that Mohammed is the messenger of Allah, Praying (Salat), Zakat (giving of alms), Fasting in Ramadan and performing Hajj.

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