Watch Live Makkah Hajj 2015
Watch Live Makkah Hajj 2015 (Arabic: حج Ḥaǧǧ “pilgrimage”) is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm.
The gathering during Hajj is considered the largest annual gathering of people in the world.The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj is called istita’ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called amustati.
Because the Islamic calendar is lunar and the Islamic year is about eleven days shorter than the Gregorian year, the Gregorian date of Hajj changes from year to year. Ihram is the name given to the special spiritual state in which pilgrims wear two white sheets of seamless cloth and abstain from certain actions.