Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam and is regarded as the major pilgrimage that is obligatory for every Muslim to perform at least once in their lifetime – provided they have the means to do so.


Hajj is performed on the holy land of Kaaba, located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia which is a place of great spiritual importance as it is where Islam began. It was built by Ibrahim (A.S) and Ismail (A.S), serving as the center point for the five daily prayers that Muslims pray facing the Kaaba from around the world. Hajj is performed on specific days, unlike Umrah, once a year.


It is the ultimate act of worshipping Allah, a journey where Muslims come to ask for the forgiveness of Allah and get closer to Him while cleansing their souls. This is why performing Hajj is essential for Muslims from around the world who are physically fit and financially stable enough as through this pilgrimage a person is fully free of the worldly sins that he/or she has committed as if they are reborn again.

There are a lot of life lessons that can be learned by Hajj:

All Muslims are equal in front of Allah

One of the most important things we get to experience is that when we are performing this sacred journey, we are accompanied by Muslims from all walks of life; everyone is equal at that period, in regards to age, race, status, or origin of country. Everyone stands together in front of Allah and the Kaaba asking for his blessings and mercy. This act teaches us a vital lesson that we as Muslims should never think we are above other fellow Muslims and we should stay humble and obedient to Allah.

Our true purpose in life

Similarly, it shows how we should live our way following the teachings of the Prophet (PBUH) and the holy Quran. The journey of Hajj shows us what truly our purpose is in living–to solely obey and worship Allah and live according to his commands.

Allah’s forgiveness is greater than our sins

The Stoning of the Devil ritual that is performed during the time of Hajj is a lesson for us to remind ourselves that as Muslims, we should steer clear of the temptations that Shaytan creates. We should immediately seek repentance if we have sinned and try our best to free ourselves from worldly desires.

Difference between Umrah and Hajj

Hajj is regarded as the major pilgrimage while Umrah is regarded as the minor pilgrimage in Islam. While Umrah can be performed at any time of the year and as many times, Hajj is performed on the 10th Dhul Hijjah which is also the day of sacrifice that is done on Eid ul-Azha in Islam.

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