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Bismillahir Rehmanir Rahim – In the Name of Allah the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

The Hajj (Pilgrimage)

The fifth and the last pillar of Islam is Hajj.  It means to make up one’s mind to visit the Holy Ka’ba.  It is a duty of a Muslim to perform pilgrimage to the House of Allah once in lifetime if he possesses the means to undertake the journey to Makka. He who has the means to perform Hajj and fails to do so, will be a sinner. The Holy Quran says:

Chapter 3 – Verse 97

The Holy Prophet  has said, “One who is not held back by some genuine need or excuse or by a tyrant ruler and still does not go for the pilgrimage, it makes little difference whether he dies a Jew or a Christian.

“One who goes on the pilgrimage of the House of Allah and in its course neither commits any sensual act nor any other sin, he returns from the journey as a newborn child.”

“One who performs this sacred duty properly which is free from sins and defects, is rewarded with nothing less than Paradise.”

In the same way very great reward has been promised for performing Umra also. The prophet  has said that both Hajj and Umra absolve sins as a furnace purifies the iron.

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