The hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is not one ritual, but a defined set of rituals that are observed at a set time each year in and around Makkah. Each able-bodied Muslim is expected to participate in the hajj at least once in his or her life. In this activity you will explore the hajj in detail and can gain a greater appreciation for how the hajj reinforces values and stories that are central to Islam.
Destination Title: Hajj Intro for People of Other Faith
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Start at the Hajj Intro for People of Other Faith Web site.
- Read the introductory paragraphs, followed by the sections titled "Abraham," "The Hajj," and "Eid ul-Adha." Take notes as you go.
- Feel free to use the vocabulary list further down on the page to increase your knowledge of the hajj.
After you have read the material, answer the following questions.