Saturday, November 25, 2017

12 Unique Facts About The Hajj And Its Meaning That You Should Know

Unique Facts About The Hajj And Its Meaning

Unique Facts About The Hajj | Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam that must be implemented by people who have been able. Hajj pilgrimage is a dream of every people because Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam, but it turns out Hajj save a lot of interesting facts. What are they?
Unique Facts About The Hajj And Its Meaning
Unique Facts About The Hajj And Its Meaning

1. Thawaf (revolves around the Kaaba)

Has been done by the people since the prophets before Prophet Ibrahim. Thawaf imitates the angels that surround the Kaaba in heaven. Thawaf as a Hajj ritual is interpreted as a symbol of union with a natural motion, like a universe that moves in a spinning way.

2. Sa'I (running between the hills of Shafa and Marwah)

Done to remember the wife of Prophet Ibrahim, Hajar, while fighting for water for their thirsty baby, Ishmael. Meaning, really God appreciates every human effort even though human feel failed. The results He gave can come from an unexpected direction because there is no futile effort before God.

3. Wukuf (keep silence in the Arafah field)

To commemorate the reconciliation of Prophet Adam with Siti Hawa after a long separation on earth. Adam and Eve were ruled by God out of heaven to the world for breaking His command not to touch the fruit of the khuldi.

4. Throw Jumroh

Jumrah throw is an activity that is part of the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Hajj pilgrims throw stones into three pillars (Arabic: jamarah, plural: jamaraat) in the city of Mina located near Mecca.

5. Take the Stone at Muzdalifah

Hajj pilgrims have to take pebbles to throw the pagans. They take in the area of Muzdalifah, the unique gravel in this area is never exhausted.

6. Number of Hajj pilgrims

Total from around the world every year is always increasing, in 2011 of 2.5 million worshipers from all over the world. 1.8 million Came from outside Arabia and 800 thousand came from Arabia.

7. Special security personnel

Saudi Arabia prepares special security personnel for Hajj as many as 63 thousand troops, 22 thousand of them are civilian, and 6000 vehicles. There are about 20 thousand health workers to help Hajj pilgrims.

8. Area of the Grand Mosque

The area of the Grand Mosque is currently 365 thousand square meters. Planned by 2020 expanded to 587,250 square meters. If in ordinary days (other than hajj season) can accommodate 900 thousand pilgrims, then in the Hajj season can accommodate up to 2 million of worshipers. It is being upgraded to accommodate up to 4 million worshipers.

9. Water zam zam

The amount of zam zam water distributed to Hajj pilgrims reaches millions of liters. This zamzam water has existed since the time of Prophet Ibrahim. Until now the main source of clean water in Mecca and has never experienced drought.

10. Kaaba

First built by Prophet Adam. Prophet Ibrahim rediscovered God's guidance and rebuilt it with the help of Prophet Ishmael. Now the Kaaba is made of marble and granite. The door is made of 280 kg of pure gold. The black mosquito net covering (kiswah) is made of the finest silk and its calligraphy is embroidered from gold and silver threads weighing 150 kg.

11. Ajwa Dates

This date is often used by Prophet Muhammad SAW. The most delicious of dates among other dates. The efficacy of this date is believed to cure diseases and toxins.

12. The tomb of the Prophet

The grave of Rasullullah SAW is located to the east of the Nabawi Mosque. In this place there were two houses, the house of the Prophet Muhammad with Aisha and Ali's house with Fatimah. Since Rasulullah SAW died in the year 11 H (632 AD), the house of Rasullullah `SAW is divided in two. The direction of Qiblah (South) for the tomb of the Prophet and the northern part of Aisha's dwelling place.
Hopefully we are given the opportunity to perform the Mabrur pilgrimage so that our faith is increasing.