January-March 2013 Issue

Cover Story                                                                                                                                  The Journey to the Kaaba, the centre of the World By Omer DABANLI The Kaaba with its cubic form is the most sacred place…

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What is Hajj?

Hajj literally means “head for, visit, constantly go and visit an important and honorable place.” As an Islamic term hajj means the worship done in the Dhul-Hijjah (month) of pilgrimage which is one of the lunar months by accomplishing some religious duties in accordance with their conditions and methods properly in Qa’ba, Arafat, Muzdalifa and Mina. Also Hajj Rituals are called “Manasiku’l Hajj”. And those who visit those holy places in certain times are called “Hajji”. Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam which must be accomplished at least once in a…

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