What is the Hajj?

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Published on Nov 25, 2021
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Every year, millions of Muslims complete a pilgrimage to Mecca called The Hajj. This pilgrimage is obligatory for all Muslims and is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam. But what does this pilgrimage entail?

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Sources:
https://www.aljazeera.com/focus/hajj/2009/11/2009111895127111168.html
https://www.vox.com/2016/9/12/12814258/hajj-2018-islamic-pilgrimage-mecca-what-is-explained
https://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/hajj/the_rituals_of_the_hajj.aspx
stampede: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/pilgrims-killed-hajj-stampede-mina-mecca-150924082302232.html
stampede: https://religionnews.com/2015/12/10/saudi-arabia-stifled-true-death-count-hajj-stampede-2411/


Picture Credits:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Ihram#/media/File:In_transit_-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_of_Isaac#/media/File:Rembrandt_Abraham_en_Isaac,_1634.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sa%27yee_To_return.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Sa%27yee#/media/File:Insideofmasjeldolharam1.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Mount_Safa_Mecca.jpg
Mina: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mina,_Saudi_Arabia#/media/File:Mina_Overview.JPG
Mina tent: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Clouds_over_Mina_-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg
Plain of Arafat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Arafat#/media/File:Pilgrims_cover_Arafat's_roads,_plains_and_mountain_-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg
Muzdalifa: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Muzdalifah.jpg
Stoning of the Devil wall: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:While_pilgrims_are_performing_these_rites,_Muslims_who_are_not_at_Hajj_are_celebrating_the_Eid_al-Adha_holiday._-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg
Exiting Ihram: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:After_casting_their_stones_the_first_day,_pilgrims_trim_(or_shave_if_they_are_men)_their_hair_and_remove_their_ihram_clothes._-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg
Collecting stones: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meanwhile,_some_pilgrims_begin_to_collect_pebbles_for_the_next_day%27s_rites._-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg

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