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Hajj 2024: Significance behind sacred Muslim pilgrimage to Kaaba at Mecca in Saudi Arabia

ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
Jun 12, 2024 04:21 PM IST

Hajj as a pillar of Islam and its deep spiritual meaning: Understanding the spiritual importance of Muslims' pilgrimage to Kaaba at Mecca in Saudi Arabia

Hajj facilitates and tends to bring together Muslims across the world in a spirit of unity and brotherhood without any discrimination based on caste, culture and colour, an unmitigated representation of equality. It is believed that whoever performs the Hajj rites truly and with purity, returns home washing off all their lifelong sins.

Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hajj 2024: Significance behind sacred Muslim pilgrimage to Kaaba at Mecca in Saudi Arabia (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hajj 2024: Significance behind sacred Muslim pilgrimage to Kaaba at Mecca in Saudi Arabia (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

This annual pilgrimage not only ensures equality but it also rewards pilgrims heaven after death, if the obligations are performed righteously. It symbolises kindness, positivity and is the highest form of honour earned as it is a re-enactment of the sacrifices and obedience of Prophet Abraham to God almighty, following the instructions laid down by Prophet Muhammad.

The pilgrimage involves a series of prescribed acts and rituals that symbolise various aspects of faith, devotion and unity. Throughout history, the Hajj pilgrimage has seen fluctuations in the number of pilgrims and the level of organisation.

The expansion of Islam beyond the Arabian Peninsula led to an increasing number of Muslims participating in Hajj from various regions around the world and today, millions of Muslims from diverse backgrounds and countries undertake the Hajj pilgrimage every year.

The Saudi Arabian government, in collaboration with religious authorities, manages and facilitates the logistics of the pilgrimage to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of the pilgrims. Hajj remains a significant spiritual journey for Muslims, fostering a sense of unity, humility and devotion to God.

It serves as a profound reminder of the shared heritage and the common bond that Muslims have with the Prophet Ibrahim and their commitment to the principles of Islam.

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