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:
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.”