As most of us know, the origin of the Hajj, the Fifth Pillar of Islam, dates back to the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and brings together Muslims of all races and tongues to get into two simple white cloths in an impressive display of Islam.
Each year millions of people make the pilgrimage, making it the largest gathering on the globe. It is an act of true worship and one of the central elements of the Muslim life. Hajj is a very important duty (farz) for all Muslims physically and financially able to perform it.
Haj is one of the five tenets of Islam. It's every muslim's desire to perform Haj at least once in his life time. Performing Haj is obligatory to every sane, financially able and adult muslim..
Umrah is a great Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (PBUH). It is an act of worship somewhat similar to Hajj, but with lesser rites and shorter duration.
Arafah the day of Arafah has many virtues, as was narrated in many Ahadith. Aisha (r.a) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said:“There is no day in which Allah sets free more souls from the fire of hell than on the day of Arafat.
Narrated by Naafi’ (r.a) He said: I saw Ibn Umar (r.a)) touch the Stone with his hand then he kissed his hand. He (Ibn Umar (r.a) said, I have never ceased to do this since I saw the Messenger of Allah (r.a) do it.