Hajj – Did You Know?

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Holy Hajj Season is upon us for devout Muslims. This year, Hajj began on the evening of July 17 and ends on the evening of July 22. One way to celebrate this holy season includes a pilgrimage to Mecca. Here are some other fascinating Holy Haji facts –

  • Pilgrims visit the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, at the start of the Hajj season, on July 17, 2021
  • Only residents fully vaccinated against the coronavirus are invited
  • The annual ritual is vital for able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime
  • Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat (Saudia Arabia) and offer a day-long prayer with recitations of the Quran
  • Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad gave his last sermon at Mount Arafat
  • The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam
  • The word Hajj means pilgrimage

Devotionals/Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. Finish this sentence: I pray when … Read the story called Prayer. Explain how you pray.✍️

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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