So excited for Hajj. 1 more week insha'allah. So blessed to be able to visit Mecca

look closely, if you don't already know, those are all people mashallah

Pilgrims pray on Mount Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, during the annual hajj pilgrimage Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

A Muslim pilgrim prays atop Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the peak of the annual haj pilgrimage, near the holy city of Mecca ea.

We know that Muslims should perform Hajj if they can but what is the significance of Hajj?

In the heart of every aspect of Hajj is some reflection signifying the Hereafter. Read about the transforming nature of Hajj.

Aerial view of pilgrims performing the 'Stoning of Satan' ritual of the hajj, February 2003 at the Saudi town of Mina, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims arrive at the city of Mina where they throw seven stones at stone pillars which reenacts the story where Abraham throws stones to chase away the devil.

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AFGHANISTAN, Herat : An Afghan man leads a goat ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival at the animal market during sunset on the outskirts of Herat on October 2, 2014. Muslims across the world are preparing to celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorates Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to God. AFP PHOTO/AREF KARIMI

afp-photo: “ AFGHANISTAN, Herat : An Afghan man leads a goat ahead of the sacrificial Eid al-Adha festival at the animal market during sunset on the outskirts of Herat on October Muslims.

Hajj A Muslim pilgrim has his head shaved after casting pebbles at a pillar that symbolises SatanReuters

Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their .

Chen asks what is the logic of throwing the stones at Satan in Hajj? Our sheikh advises here:

A new Muslim asks why we stone the pillars that represent Satan during the Hajj? What is the symbolism?

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