Hajj means travelling for the purpose of visiting the Ka’bah, the sacred House of Allah, to perform the rites (manaasik), i.e., the actions and words reported in accounts of the Prophet’s Hajj.
Hajj is one of the most important pillar of Islam, it is a combination of all type of ibadah in one. Some of the acts include:
Ikhlaas: Like any type of worship, Hajj has to be performed solely to please Allah
Sunnah: The actions and the statements of Hajj has to be according to the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Sal’lallaho Elayhi WA sallam)
Hajj is from one of the few acts of worship which is a combined sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (Sal’lallaho Elayhi WA sallam) and Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhis Salaam).
Hardship: From start to finish the Hajj journey is full of hardship and demands efforts; financially, physically and emotionally – from the moment you leave your family to reaching Masjid al-Haram, performing Umrah to setting off to Mina, staying in Arafat and stoning the Jamaraat. Your patience will be tested.
Dhikr: This beautiful act of Ibadah is full of opportunities to make the Dhikr of Allah, reciting Talbiyah to making Duas whilst performing the Tawaaf, Allah has blessed us with this act of worship to earn rewards and His pleasure.