Hajj Pilgrims receive farewell by community
Farewell to Hajj Pilgrims of Dawoodi-Bohra (Youth) community was organized at Wazhipura Mosque today. 48 pilgrims will be going this year for the annual Muslim Pilgrimag
Farewell to Hajj Pilgrims of Dawoodi-Bohra (Youth) community was organized at Wazhipura Mosque today. 48 pilgrims will be going this year for the annual Muslim Pilgrimage.
In today’s program, all the pilgrims were greeted with garlands and sweets by family, friends and community members. They were also informed about the dos and don’ts of the journey. This was followed by a farewell procession.
The pilgrims have been divided into two groups. First group of 8 individuals will leave on 3rd Oct while the second group of 25 individuals will leave on 8th Oct. Among 48 pilgrims, one is going through government quota, whereas others have booked there tour from private agents.
Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, and a religious duty which must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so at least once in his or her lifetime
The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar. Pilgrims join processions of hundreds of thousands of people, who simultaneously converge on Mecca for the week of the Hajj, and perform a series of rituals.