Each year, Muslims from all over the world take part in this beautiful obligation of Hajj. It is the greatest dream of all Muslims to perform Hajj because it is the fifth and most important pillar of Islam, and also the sake of Allah’s command has the highest significance in the life of all Muslims. It brings closer all the Muslim brother and sisters from various parts of the world. One feels the strong bonding of sharing the same religion with a person from a completely different country that he has never gone before.
It is important that you must be physically healthy enough to perform the rituals of Hajj. Usually people leave this most important obligation for their old age and they think of performing it once they get free from the worldly matters and stuffs. But they forget that if they are not healthy and active enough, they will never be able to gain the full benefits of Hajj which Allah has promised with his true worshippers.
One should never ever take any kind of loan to perform Hajj. If you can’t perform it than it is completely fine since Hajj is obligatory for those who can afford it. Allah is the greatest of all and he never put his loved creations in any difficulty that they are unable to face. This is the reason that Hajj was never made compulsory and one should only perform it if he is financially stable enough. You can also avail the Hajj Packages which are offered by some of the most brilliant travelling companies and are affordable enough for all.
Before leaving for Hajj, ask for the forgiveness of people whom you have hurt in any way. Well what is the point of asking for Allah’s forgiveness when the Creations of Allah are hurt from you and haven’t forgiven you yet? Solve all the arguments that you may have with any of your relative, friend or neighbor.
Some other difficulties that a Muslim might face is at the place of Arafat where the scorching heat and blazing sun can give you a hard time. This is the point when you realize that how much important it is to have a good health. If you are old and physically not active, then how will you ever face the heat.
Another highly important thing that should be kept in mind is that when you have performed the obligation of Hajj, you have become a new man. You have made new promises and commitments with Allah Almighty and if you return to your previous life of sins and mistakes then it is useless to perform Hajj. There is no benefit of performing Hajj if you are continuing your life of sins and disobedience of Allah’s commands and there is no change in your life accept the title of Haji that you have gain by performing that holy ritual. Basically, the purpose of doing Hajj is to submit yourself to Allah Almighty, make a test with your faith and belief, show absolute commitments and devotion towards the beautiful religion of Islam.