The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Kaaba, the holiest place for Muslim Ummah across the world.

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Hajj is one of the 5th basic pillars (پانچویں بنیادی ستون) of Islam after Touheed(توحید), Namaz (نماز) fasting (روزہ), Zakat (زکوات)., and is an annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca (مكة المكرمة) in Saudi Arabia. It is a mandatory religious duty for every adult Muslim (مسلم بالغ)who has the physical (جسمانی)and financial ( مالی )ability to undertake the journey.

Hajj is performed during the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah (ذوالحجہ)which is the twelfth and final month of the Islamic lunar (اسلامی قمری ) calendar. Hajj 2023, in the Islamic year of Hijri 1444, commenced on June 26th, with millions of devoted Muslims setting out on their spiritual pilgrimage.

Hajj meaning in English

This means in the pilgrimage. In the case of Muslims the pilgrimage in Mecca from date 1 to date 10 Dhul Hajjah. Pilgrimage in Islam is a mandatory obligation for every adult affording, healthy men and women since the 9th Hijri.

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Hajj e Akber

Hajj-e-Akbar” refers to the belief that the pilgrimage performed on a Friday when the day of Arafah coincides with it, holds greater significance. However, there is no Islamic scholarly consensus or definitive proof supporting this notion.

The term “Akhbari Hajj” refers to the regular Hajj pilgrimage, distinguishing it from the smaller pilgrimage of Umrah, known as Hajj-e-Asghar. In essence, every normal pilgrimage is referred to as Akhbari Hajj, highlighting its distinction from the lesser form of pilgrimage, Umrah