My Weltanschauung through Hajj and some Thoughts

Hamid Mahmood

My Weltanschauung through Hajj and some Thoughts

Hamid Mahmood

“We mirror the movement of the heavens, circling the ka’bah seven times. We move in harmony, as if travelling back to the beginning of time. I feel myself becoming one with those around me, with those who have come before, and all who follow”[1]

When the month of Dhul al-Hijjah approaches, the majority of Muslims prepare for the festival of Eid al-Adha, however a minority – approximately 3 million – ready themselves for the fifth pillar of Islam: Hajj. Here, I intend to focus on Hajj and how I am in awe when pondering over its magnificence and grandeur.

When beginning the journey for Hajj, a Hajji comes into the state of ihram. This state of higher spirituality includes the wearing of two simple white sheets of cloth, which diminish social status, class, race and any other boundary. It’s when a…

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