A pilgrimage is a journey with a religious or spiritual significance. For Muslims it is a duty to go on pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca) at least once in their lifetime, if they have the means.
What is a pilgrimage?
A journey of spiritual importance
A rite of passage
The place of birth of a religion's founder
Why is pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca) important for Muslims?
It is a chance for a break from everyday life
It is a duty for a Muslim to go to Makkah (Mecca) at least once in their lifetime
It enables Muslims to spend time with family
Why is the journey to the Plain of Arafat an important part of the Hajj?
It is a reminder of Muhammad's birth
It is where an important battle took place
It is a reminder of the Day of Judgement
In which direction do Muslims walk around the Ka'bah?
From side to side
Why do Muslims throw stones at three pillars, known as Jamarat, during the Hajj?
It is a reminder of the importance of keeping fit
All things made of stone are evil
The pillars represent the Devil
What is Tawaf?
Food that has been blessed
Walking around the Ka’bah seven times while repeating prayers
The final sacrifice to Allah
Are all Muslims expected to go on Hajj?
Yes, it is compulsory
Yes, but only men
Yes, as long as they are physically able and can afford it
How many times are Muslims expected to hurry between Safa and Marwa?
A couple of times
A dozen times
What festival do Muslims celebrate at the end of pilgrimage (or Hajj)?
Islamic New Year
Why do Muslims sacrifice an animal on the festival of Eid ul-Adha?
To remind themselves that they should eat meat
To symbolise the lamb provided by Allah for Ibrahim to sacrifice in place of his son
To celebrate the end of a holiday in Arabia