The Religion Of The Hajj

1734 Words Dec 4th, 2015 7 Pages
Throughout time, many aspects of life have changed in drastic ways. One common thing around the world, no matter where you are, that has evolved is over time is religion. One religion that has changed has been Islam. Something that unites all Muslims is a common belief they have; The Five Pillars. These Pillars allow the Muslim community to become one regardless of their social statue. One of the most changed of these would be the Pilgrimage to Mecca. Also known as the Hajj, “ Every adult Muslim who if physically and financially able is expected to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia at least once in his or her lifetime.” (Wired.com) In the pre modern time, it was a very dangerous journey to perform the Hajj. Many thought that the Hajj was not just about the end where you were in Mecca but the trip as a whole. Before the days of cars and motorboats, most had to walk the Hajj. This could be very dangerous is many ways. People had to cross deserts and walk thousands of miles to get the Mecca. Many were leaving their lives behind for a short while to go to Mecca. This can be detrimental to the lives of farmers and those whose families and self-dependent. People could leave for the Hajj 6 weeks before the events in Mecca start to take place. They stay in Mecca, and then have a six week journey back home. In total, some people could be away from their homes for up to three months, just for the pilgrimage to Mecca. As time went on, Islam spread through the world.…

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