We find the most popular queries is when is hajj 2019 & how to celebrate eid ul adha with family? Even Eid ul adha mubarak wishes quotes are avail for free download. Hajj’ is the name given to the annual pilgrimage to Makkah undertaken by Muslims around the world. It is a sacred journey that happens once a year, where more than 2 to 3 million Muslims participate. According to the beliefs of Islam, Hajj is obligatory for all Muslim believers who can afford. This is why many Muslims attach special spiritual importance to Hajj, saving money and planning this trip throughout their lives.
Undergoing the other foremost four pillars, Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam which means “to intend a journey’ from 8th to 12th of Dhul-Hijjah and to go to the holiest city (Makkah) to perform obligatory rituals of the pilgrimage to make up the core of the Islamic belief. According to Saudi Arabian Embassy, It’s the largest gathering of human beings on earth. During this religious happening, Muslims get closer to Allah by walking around the Kaaba seven times which was the first house built exclusively to worship Allah for nonstop five days.
The history takes us to the traces of a time when Prophet Ibrahim was ordered by Allah to leave his wife Hajra and his beloved son Ismail alone in the desert of Makkah then. Hajra ran desperately between the hills of Safa and Marwa as baby Ismail was badly in the thirst of water. On her return, she saw her son scratching the ground with his leg and a splash of water sprang forth underneath his foot. Later, Prophet Ibrahim was commanded by Allah to build Kaba on that site and to invite people to perform the pilgrimage.
When is Hajj 2019
In 632 CE, Prophet Muhammad guided his followers from Makkah to Madinah, cleanse the Kaba by destroying all the pagan idols that were once surrounded the Kaba and re-constructed the building of Allah where now Muslims face and make prayers. When Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) instructed the rites of pilgrimage on his last Hajj, it became the fifth pillar of Islam.
The pilgrimage of the Hajj takes place from the 8th to the 12th of Zul-Hijjah, the last month of the Hijiri calendar. This is for a motive that Islamic year has almost seven days short-lived then Gregorian calendar and the respective date’s changes every year.Hajj 2019 will commence on 9th August, Friday continuing to Wednesday, 14th August 2019. This is not the actual date as the original date will be subject to sighting of the moon of Dhul Hijjah.
On the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, Eid al-Adha is celebrated. On this day, Muslims slaughter an animal in the name of sacrifice for Allah, remembering Ibrahim (RA). Ibrahim (RA) sacrifices; intended to slaughter his son Ismail (RA) on Allah’s orders, but Allah replaced Ismail with a sheep. This occurrence in history marks the submissive act of faith on Allah and a gesture to surrender for the will of Almighty.