In Mecca, the first hajj pilgrims circle the Kaaba: The first group of pilgrims arrive at the Grande Mosque of Mecca in #SaudiArabia to perform the welcoming Tawaf (circling of the Kaaba) during the second downsized hajj staged amid the #coronavirus#pandemic, with only 60,000 fully vaccinated residents permitted to participate.
What is Hajj?
Hajj is a scared pilgrimage performed by #Muslims at the holy mosque Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and takes place during the month of Dhul Hijjah, the twelfth month in the Islam calendar.
In the Holy Qur’an, Allah (SWT) commands us to take this sacred journey:
“You will enter the Sacred Masjid, God willing, perfectly secure, and you will cut your hair or shorten it (as you fulfil the pilgrimage rituals) there. You will not have any fear. Since He knew what you did not know, He has coupled this with an immediate victory.” (48:27)
For many people, undertaking this sacred pilgrimage is a once in a lifetime journey. It’s definitely an unforgettable one! https://lnkd.in/ehiXQc3