Zill Hajj- Pilgrimage to Makkah-The Fifth Pillar of Islam


Bismil-Laahir-Rahmaa Nir- Raheem

Allaah, in whose name I begin, is the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful
Almighty Allaah says in the Holy Quraan:
"Hajj [pilgrimage to Makkah to the house Ka`bah] is a duty that mankind owes to Allaah, those who can afford the expenses"
[Soorah Al `Imraan: ]
Hajj as stated in Surah Imraan, is a pilgrimage to the House of the Ka’bah and is a duty that mankind owes to Almighty Allaah, those who are able and can afford the expense. Hajj is one of the main pillars of Islaam that occurs in the 12th month of the Islamic Calendar, and it occurs mainly from days 8 to the 12th of this month. 

Hajj was declared compulsory in 9 A.H. It is an absolutely mandatory obligation. Hajj is compulsory only once in a lifetime. Hajj goes back to Ibraheem [Alaiehis-Salaam] during the 7th century and was officially considered a pillar of Islam through our 
Beloved Prophet Muhammad-ur- Rasoolal- Laah 
[Sallal Laahu ‘Alaiehi Wa Sallam].
Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger [peace be upon him] said:
"He who performs Hajj for Allaah's pleasure and avoids all lewdness and sins will return after Hajj free from all sins as he was the day his mother gave birth to him."

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