Muslims from across the globe dream of and plan for Hajj, a spiritual pilgrimage to Makkah. Preparation is key. This Hajj guide helps you get ready for the incredible journey.
Hajj is a religious obligation, but more than a mere duty. The unforgettable journey takes five days to complete, not counting travel time or a day of spiritual preparation. With journeys to the Holy Kaaba, pilgrims perform a ritual that dates to pre-Islamic days and was sanctified by The Prophet Mohamed (PBUH). They walk where he walked, see what he saw, and do what he did. At the end of their sojourns, pilgrims are often spent, but feel renewed and closer to God. According to The Prophet (PBUH), those who perform Hajj will return without sins, like the day they were born.
For first-time pilgrims, the journey can be intimidating.
Read on for an overview of the stages of Hajj and learn what to expect each day.