20 March, 2023

27 Sha’ban, 1444 H

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- Imam Ali (as) -

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The Hajj Pilgrimage

Word: Muzdalifa

Meaning: A plain where Muslims must lead prayer vigils during the Hajj pilgrimage. 

Word: Safa and Marwa

Meaning: Hills Muslims must pace between during Hajj rituals.

Word: Umrah

Meaning: The lesser pilgrimage. Similar to Hajj, but performed outside the Hajj season. It is not obligatory.

Word: Day of Arafah

Meaning: Most important day of the Hajj pilgrimage, 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhū al-Hijjah. 

Word: Zamzam

Meaning: Spring of water in Mecca, appeared miraculously when the Prophet Ismāʿīl (as) was dying of thirst. 

Word: Hajj

Meaning: Pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetime. 

Word: Kaʿba

Meaning: Cube shaped building which is the direction for Muslim prayers. It is also the building around which Muslims circumambulate during the Hajj pilgrimage. 

Word: Tawāf

Meaning: Circumambulation around the Kaʿba seven times in counter-clock wise fashion.