As Muslims, we believe that the basis of our existence in this world is to worship our creator Allah (SWT) to whom we shall return. We strive to strengthen our relationship with Him by following His commandments and connecting to Him with deep love and spirituality. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam that constitute the most demanding but rewarding form of worship performed in the sacred city of Makkah. Every Muslim is obligated to perform Hajj once in a lifetime if a person is physically and financially capable of performing it. The primary objective of Hajj is to strengthen ones devotion to Allah and learn the lesson of humbleness and equality, and that is the reason why do pilgrims wear Ihram. Millions of Muslims discard their usual attire and assume Ihram irrespective of ranks, status, race, caste or creed, to stand before Allah to worship Him and seek His blessings. Transcending the boundaries of national identity and cultural heritage, it brings together people promoting brotherhood and equality.
Hajj is truly a journey of a lifetime which a pilgrim is lucky enough to experience and learn from. Here are some of the reasons about why to perform Hajj and why it is an experience of a lifetime: