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DESCRIPTIONAbout Al-Hajj obligation in Islam
- And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage: they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every remote path
- The Hajj is a pilgrimage to Mecca. It is currently the largest annual pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar* of Islam, a moral obligation that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to Allah (God)
* Shahadah (Profession of Faith), Salah (prayers), Zakat(Giving to the poor and needy), awm- Fasting during Ramadan, Hajj - Pilgrimage to Mecca
- The pilgrimage occurs from the 7th to 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, eleven days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world, the Gregorian date of the Hajj changes from year to year. In 2007, the Hajj was from December 1721; in 2008 from December 610, and in 2009 will be November 2529.
- Ihram is the name given to the special state in which Muslims live whilst on the pilgrimage.
What Muslim should wear in AL-HAJJ?
- The Hajj is associated with the life of Islamic prophet Muhammad from the 7th century, but the ritual of pilgrimage to Mecca is considered by Muslims to stretch back thousands of years to the time of Ibrahim (Abraham).
Who assess AL-HAJJ?
Al-HAJJ step by step
- On the first day of the Hajj (the 7th day of the 12th month in other words, Dhu al-Hijjah), the pilgrims perform their first Tawaf, which involves all of the pilgrims entering The Sacred Mosque (Masjid Al Haram) and walking seven times counter-clockwise around the Kaaba, kissing the Black Stone (Hajr Al Aswad) on each circuit. If kissing the stone is not possible due to the crowds, they may simply point towards the Stone on each circuit with their right hand. In each complete circuit a pilgrim says "In the name of God, God is Great, God is Great, God is Great and praise be to God" (Bism Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar walilLahiAlhamd) with 7 circuits constituting a complete tawaf.
After Tawaf on the same day, the pilgrims perform sa`i, running or walking seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwah.
- 2- Arafat (8th 9thDhual-Hijjah)
the pilgrims proceed to Mina where they spend the night in prayer.
In the next day they leave Mina for Arafat where they stand in contemplative vigil and pray and recite the Qur'an, in Jabal Al Rahmah(The Hill of Forgivness, Mount Arafat).
As soon as the sun sets, the pilgrims leave Arafat for Muzdalifah.
- Muzdalifah area between Arafat and Mina.
Many pilgrims spend the night sleeping on the ground or back in their tents at Muzdalifah before returning to Mina.
- At Mina the pilgrims perform Ramy al-Jamarat, throwing stones to signify their defiance of the Devil.
This symbolizes the trials experienced by Abraham while he decided whether to sacrifice his son as demanded by Allah. The Devil challenged him three times, and three times Abraham refused.
4- Ramy al-Jamarat(Stoning of the Devil)
- After the Stoning of the Devil, the pilgrims perform animal sacrifices.
Traditionally the pilgrims slaughtered the animal themselves, or oversaw the slaughtering. Today many pilgrims buy a sacrifice voucher in Mecca before the greater Hajj begins.
At the same time as the sacrifices occur at Mecca, Muslims worldwide perform similar sacrifices, in a four-day global festival called Eid al-Adha
5- Eid al-Adha
- On this or the following day the pilgrims re-visit the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca for another tawaf,. The night of the 10th is spent back at Mina.
On the afternoon of the 11th and again the following day the pilgrims must again throw seven pebbles at each of the three jamarat in Mina.
Pilgrims must leave Mina for Mecca before sunset on the 12th. If they are unable to leave Mina before sunset, they must perform the stoning ritual again on the 13th before returning to Mecca.
- Finally, before leaving Mecca, pilgrims perform a farewell tawaf called the Tawaf al-Wada
7- Tawaf al-Wada
- 1996 - 1,080,465
1997 - 1,168,591
1998 - 1,132,344
2001 - 1,363,992
2005 - 1,534,759
2006 - 1,654,407
2007 - 1,707,814
2008 - 1,729,841
Number of foreign pilgrims by year
- Times of work in the days of HAJJ
- For pilgrims :
Day off: 23 November 2009
Back to work: 3 December 2009
Day off: 25 November 2009
Back to work: 1 December 2009
TIME OF WORK
- The first day of vacation will be full to all staff of Riyadh
The other days, some of the staff should stay minimum 3 hours per day in the warehouse for In anticipation of a mission that might be contained.
The positions which must working during vacation:
Supervisor or any person can handle his tasks (one person)
Forklift operation (one person)
Guard (one person)
Working time period of vacation
- In this meeting every employee should write his mobile number in the white board in the office.
Inform us about your plan (inside/Outside Riyadh Going/back time)
Some the employee will be informed from the management to be ready when we call him to handle some tasks while the vacation .
Every employee who will work while the vacation he will got an overtime for every moment he spend it in the work.
- In the emergency cases, first try to call on of the emergency number regarding the case:
Fire station: 998
Then call Mr. Samir To follow-up it:
- I wish everyone good health and wellness
Designed and presented by:
Administration controller of RUH W/H
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