Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha

The Beliefnet Guide to Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha
  • Ka'ba in mecca, on hajj pilgrimage

    A Muslim Hajj Experience

    A Muslim shares her Hajj experience and how it continues to influence her faith life in new and surprising ways.

  • Grand Mosque Saudi Arabia

    Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Hajj

    The rituals of Hajj are precise and rooted in ancient history, spirituality, and above all complete submission to God. What do you know about the Hajj?

Hajj Primer

Every year nearly two million Muslims flock to Mecca to partake in the Hajj pilgrimage. The Hajj, which is the fifth pillar of Islam, is a holy journey required of all Muslims (who are in good physical and financial health) and commences with the second major Islamic holiday of Eid-ul-Adha.

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Why do prayers sometimes seem to go unanswered? Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf explains that God hears our prayers and answers them in the way that is best for us.

Hajj Video

Why do prayers sometimes seem to go unanswered? Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf explains that God hears our prayers and answers them in the way that is best for us.

The Time for Hajj
When is the best time to go for the Hajj?
When you're old, because your sins are wiped clean before you die.
When you're young, because it will spiritually impact the rest of your life.
Whenever you can. It doesn't matter if you're young or old.
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