What is the Hajj (4 photos)

Hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca to Al-Haram, regarded in Islam as the fifth pillar of faith. Takes place at the beginning of the twelfth month of the Muslim lunar calendar, so that this month and was named "Dhu al-Hijjah» v «possessing a pilgrimage." According to the teachings of Islam, the Hajj must perform at least once in their lifetime by every Muslim who is able to do it ... If a person reasonable grounds he can not make the pilgrimage, he has the right to send in his place another person, called "Wakil al-Hajj" paying him all necessary expenses (but such a man may be the only one who has previously performed Hajj).



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