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    Farah Azzouz: Pilgrimage

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    beliefs. The pilgrimages below, the Hajj and the Kashi Yatra, differ in many ways, yet compare in many ways. They are from two different religions, yet show similar ideals and similar ritualistic activities. Both hold certain values strongly and the rituals they perform showcase what values they hold deeply. In the case of the Hajj, they hold solidarity and devotion to Allah strongly; they consider vigil prayer extremely important. In the case of the Kashi Yatra, marital status is prominent throughout the pilgrimage and is the main ideal of many ritualistic ceremonies.…

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    the following: declaration of faith (declaring that there is only one God and Muhammad is the prophet of God), salat (the compulsory prayers that are performed five times a day), the zakat (to give charity to those who are less fortunate), sawn (to perform a fast in the month of Ramadan) and hajj (to perform a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca at least once in their lifetime). (Newby, 2002) Every Muslim that is physically and financially stable is expected to make a pilgrimage to the holy…

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    Hajj, The Holy Pilgrimage The best way to begin this article is by this beautiful saying of Imam Sadiq (AS) regarding Hajj: “The pilgrims, i.e. performers of Hajj or ‘Umrah’ are the guests of Allah, if they ask for something, He will answer them; if they supplicate to Him, He will answer them; if they intercede, He will accept it; and if they keep quiet, He will be the beginner, and they will be compensated instead of one Dirham, a million Dirhams” [i]. Literally speaking, Hajj means heading to…

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    Pilgrimage to Mecca - Hajj Hajj means pilgrimage and is one of the five pillars of Islam. In Islam every Muslim is obliged to perform hajj at least once in their lifetime if they are able to do so. Muslims can perform hajj once per year in the month of Dul-Hijjah which is the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar. There are several steps in performing hajj which span over five days, from 8th to 12th sometimes 13th Dull-Hijjah. During the hajj Muslims have to travel to many different…

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    The Pilgrimage To Islam

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    The Hajj Islam has a long standing tradition of pilgrimages that provide pilgrims with spiritual transformations that strengthens the connection between them and their faith, at the same time as providing them with purpose and meaning. Contemporary tourism crosses paths with religious pilgrimages in the spiritual forms used. Islam acknowledges the importance of pilgrimages in their faith and worship. The fifth pillar of Islam is the Hajj, which is the pilgrimage to Mecca. The Hajj is a…

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    possible way. Interpretations of the hajj, or pilgrimage, also vary greatly amongst Muslims. All able-bodied Muslims with the financial means are meant to perform hajj; however, all go about it with different emotions and viewpoints. Malcolm X and Farid Esack, both Muslims who performed the hajj, approached it very differently. Malcolm X was very focused on his place as an American Muslim finding a place amongst Muslims from many other parts of the world, all going to the same place for the…

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    Abrahamic Pilgrimage Essay

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    A pilgrimage is the spiritual journey made to a sacred place in order to show religious devotion and is an aspect of every major religion. In the three Abrahamic faiths, Islam, Judaism and Christianity, pilgrimage possesses a similar interpretation that is distinct from other religions. While similar in pilgrimage sites, the three religions vary in their pilgrimage purpose and practices. The five pillars of Islam are five essential acts that every able Muslim must perform; the fifth is the…

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    Islam Assignment

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    interprets the world around them. In today’s society, Islam is in the spot light due to current events like the Hajj happening in Mecca. This is why it is important to research and understand the basic principles and ideals behind this faith. I have pulled different aspects of the Islamic culture such as from the scripture of the Quran, the words of the prophet Muhammad in the Hadith, the Five Pillars of Islam, and the Islamic law to form a more…

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    Bantu Migration Experience

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    for the pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, which is better known as Hajj. There is a process in order to get to Mecca as well as a process for when you are at the Ka 'aba, the cube-like building which is the center of the Muslim world. Participating in the Hajj is recognized as a very emotional experience. For women, a male relative must grant permission in order for the woman 's journey. Also, individuals of both genders must get a certificate from the Mosque that they actively attend. It is…

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    Mecca Learning Experience

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    I want to start out saying that I really didn’t know anything about Islam, Mecca or the Hajj. So this whole video was quite the learning experience. What I found the most interesting is the…hoops that they have to go through to be completely forgive. Having to go on this journey, if female asking for a males permission to go, and how much it costs. I found it silly that you could pay for a better tent to sleep in – considering that they all supposed to be one and the same. The whole concept of…

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