The purposes of Hajj are too many to name. In what follows some of them:
1 – Hajj recalls a sense of connection with the Prophets (peace be upon them): from the father Abraham of prophets who built the Ka’abah, to our ProphetMuhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). As pilgrims visit the holy places and redo the prophets’ acts, they remember them. 2 – The white colour of the pilgrims’ clothes: the white colour represents purity
and cleanliness of the heart. It means putting aside all beautification and showing unity. Whiteness is nothing but a reminder of death and life in the same time. It is the colour of clothes with which we worship the Almighty during Hajj and meet him when dead.
3 – Entering into Ihram from the Meeqaat is a submission to Allah’s commands and laws: Allah prescribes that each one has to enter into Ihram from Meeqat. It is a confirmation the unity of the Muslim community. Being restricted to one system without exceptions.
4 – Hajj symbolizes Monotheism (Tawheed) from its very first moment: It is the realization and affirmation of the Oneness of the Almighty. Allah has no partner One in his Essence, His Attributes and His Acts. Before the existence of the universe there was nothing but Him.
5 – Hajj is a reminder of the Hereafter when all the people gather in one place in Arafah and elsewhere, without differentiations or exemptions. All of them are equal in this place and no one is better than another.
Nov 6th, 2014
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