Hajj and its role in strengthening our faith
Hajj is a once-in-a-life time obligation upon us whose health and means permit it. It is an essential part of our faith and practice as it is the fifth pillar of Islam. It symbolises central concepts of Islam and commemorates the trials of the Prophet Abraham.
Hajj provides us with the opportunity for a spiritual rebirth that gets us closer to the Almighty .We are united through submission to the will and communal worship of our beloved creator.
The role that Hajj plays in strengthening our faith springs from our determination, perseverance, patience and control of acts.
Diverse rites are performed during Hajj; all of them reinforce our attachment to Allah. By attending Hajj and communally performing its rites, we strengthen bonds with the Almighty. During the Ihram for example, we wear unique white garments that symbolizes human equality and unity in front of Allah . It is of great importance for us as we feel that barriers of discrimination are completely and that there are no differences to separate us. Such feeling significantly deepens connection with Allah.
Thus, Hajj is important as a fulfillment of pillars that strengthens our faith. It affects us to affirm commitment to Allah where the strengthening of the global Islamic community would be possible.
Our most intensive experience as Muslims is to perform Hajj. Hajj allows us the recognition of the Oneness of the Almighty .It equally offers us the opportunity to awaken our consciousness of his centrality.
Moreover, the collective form of worship during Hajj offers us a sense of belonging. One feels that he/she is part of the Umma. Hajj is the pillar by which we increase our certainty of faith as we see more than two millions performing it. It forges our Muslim identity.
When supplicating during Hajj, we seek forgiveness of our previous sins. Hence, we develop a sense of spiritual rebirth and renewal to strengthen our faith and loyalty to the Almighty.
Essentially, Hajj plays a crucial role in strengthening our faith. All its rites reflect a unified strong faith in Allah.
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