For Muslims, the holy month of Zil Hajj marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. It’s one of the five pillars of Islam, and it’s an incredibly important event for Muslims all over the world. With that in mind, you should understand exactly why this month is so significant and why it impacts every aspect of life from religious practices to work opportunities. Here are five reasons the month of Zil Hajj is so important to Muslims worldwide.
What does Zil Hajj mean?
Hajj literally means to visit and Hajj season refers to hajj, a pilgrimage made by Muslims in which they travel to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. The annual Islamic pilgrimage occurs during a specific month based on when Allah revealed Abraham that he would be sacrificed, but when his son Ismail was instead chosen for sacrifice. Allah then revealed through Prophet Muhammad that Muslims should make pilgrimages to Makkah at least once in their lifetime.
What happens during the day?
During the day, pilgrims run between Mount Safaa and Mount Marwah in a ritual known as sa’ee. The two mounts stand opposite one another, some miles apart. Pilgrims begin at Mount Safaa, where they pray and make supplications (duas). Then they run to Mount Marwah, where they again pray and make supplications. They return from Mount Marwah to Mount Safaa, then back again for a third time before ending their final trip at Mount Safaa. Some pilgrims perform only one circuit around each mount; others do seven circuits around each; yet others do 21 circuits around each.
What are some other activities associated with Zil Hajj?
In addition to covering six specific time periods, there are several other activities associated with Zil Hajj. During these times, many pilgrims will make at least one trip (if not multiple trips) between Arafat and Muzdalifa. Traditionally, those who could afford it would go on a second trip from Muzdalifa back to Mina in order to collect more pebbles for Stoning of The Devil.
Nowadays, however, most people just buy their pebbles at Mina before making their way to Jamarat.
The journey between Arafat and Muzdalifa can be quite long; depending on where you start from, it may take up to four hours or more. This means that if you want to do all your rituals properly during Zil Hajj, you’ll need plenty of time – especially if you plan on going through all seven steps of Tawaf al-Ifada.
What is Eid ul Adha?
Eid ul Adha, or simply Eid, marks a celebration in honor of Abraham. Also known as Id al-Adha or Bakr-Eid, it’s one of two main Islamic holidays. The other major holiday is Eid ul Fitr (or Ramadan), a celebration that concludes Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting. Both Eids feature feasts and family gatherings—but Eid ul Adha has an added significance: It honors sacrifices made by Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) and his son Ishmael.
How can I get closer to Allah during this time?
Here are some ways you can improve your relationship with Allah by traveling to Mecca and performing one of his five pillars. In addition, here are some simple steps you can take during any season of your life, near or far from Hajj season, that will help you draw closer to God. The rewards for good deeds are not only in their completion but also in their intentions. With all sincerity, strive for closeness to Allah and seek forgiveness for sins before it’s too late! This is a journey we must all undertake.
10 Ways You Can Draw Closer To Allah:
1) Seek forgiveness every day—whether it’s due to missed prayers or other sins.
How can we help one another be better Muslims?
According to Islam, we are each responsible for helping one another become better and more God-conscious people. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Whoever amongst you sees something wrong should set it right with his hand; if he cannot, then with his tongue; and if he cannot, then with his heart—and that is the weakest form of faith.(1) We must all make it a priority to help one another improve in our lives as Muslims.
In fact, in addition to being obligatory at times, seeking knowledge is also highly encouraged by Allah. Allah says: Say [O Muhammad], This is my way; I invite unto Allah with sure knowledge, I and whosoever follows me [Qur’an 12:108]. Therefore, it is our duty to learn about Islam and share what we know with others. This will help us build strong communities where everyone can benefit from one another’s knowledge and wisdom.
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