Hajj, one of the five pillars of Islam is a deeply spiritual exercise that requires Muslims around the world to repeat certain rituals performed by Prophet Mohammed.
Hajj takes place in the last month of the Muslim calendar and every Muslim faithful is expected to embark on this spiritual exercise at least once in their lifetime.
At least two million Muslims will descend on the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia this week for this year’s exercise.
Those who are unable to embark on this pilgrimage for health or financial reasons are however exempted, if they can afford it, they can send someone to perform the Hajj exercise on their behalf.
The other pillars of Islam are –
Shahadah – Faith
Salah – Prayer
Zakat – Charity
Sawn – Fasting
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