The importance of Hajj
Pilgrimage, or Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is obligatory for Muslims who are physically and financially capable once in a lifetime. It is performed during a predetermined set of actions during six days starting the eighth day of the twelfth month of each Hijra Year.
Every year around two million people come to Makkah from almost everywhere on earth. Pilgrims wear simple garments, which strip away distinction of class; everyone stands equal before God.