And proclaim the Pilgrimage among men; they will
come to you on foot and (mounted) on every kind of
camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and
distant mountain highways; That they may witness the
benefits (provided) for them, and celebrate the name
of Allah, through the Days Appointed, over the
cattle which He has provided for them (for
sacrifice): then eat you thereof and feed the
distressed ones in want. Then let them complete the
rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and
(again) circumambulate the Ancient House.”
(Al Hajj: 27-29).
Muslims long for the day when they see the Ka’bah,
they prepare themselves mentally and spiritually to
perform this pillar of Islaam, where people from
different backgrounds, colours, and locations meet
around the Ka’bah, between Safaa and
Marwah, and on mount ‘Arafaat. In that
place they are all equal, leaders and followers,
rich and poor, eminent and common people.
The reason why people long to perform such an act of
worship is for the saying of the Prophet
sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam:
“An accepted Hajj will have Paradise as a reward”
(Bukhaari & Muslim).
accepted Hajj denotes that:
It must be paid for with legal earnings.
One should keep away from evil, sin and unjust
disputes during it.
One should observe all the rituals according to the
One should not show off by doing Hajj – it
should be purely and sincerely for the sake of
One should not follow it with acts of disobedience