“Hajj, manifestation of Islamic unity”, Sunni scholar
Hajj is one of the five responsibilities of each Muslim which manifests solidarity of members in the Islamic nation.
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Mawlana Mohammad Hussein Gorgij, Iranian senior Sunni scholar in his weekly Friday sermon highlighted Hajj pilgrimage as a manifestation of solidarity among Muslims counting the spiritual achievements of the ceremony for all pilgrims, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
On threshold of the twelfth month in the Islamic lunar calendar, Dhu al-Hajjah, when Muslims participate in the annual pilgrimage to the holy lands in Mecca and Medina, Iranian Qur’an interpreter related on proper understanding of monotheism, Almighty God as focal point in the pilgrimage and also Islamic unity as the three major themes in Hajj.
He referred to solidarity of Muslims from all denominations during Hajj pilgrimage and noted,” This unity is because no one is privileged or leveled in a higher rank to others and all Muslims are equal and members of the same body.
Millions of Muslims from across the globe attend the greatest Islamic congregation in the annual pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia in Dhu al-Hajjah 8-13.
This year Hajj will commence on Friday 9th to Wednesday 14th 2019 performing several rituals during the holy pilgrimage.