Hajj Pilgrimage Part 1 Dr. As a person who is "knowledgeable about religion" and whose field of study is "the history of religions", I reached the following conclusions as a result of my study and research of the historical evolution of each faith whereby I compared what the faiths were in the past and what they are now as well as a comparison in the differences between the "truth" and the "reality" of the faiths. My conclusion is not based on personal religious feelings nor prejudices:. If we study and evaluate the effectiveness of each religion in terms of the happiness and evolution of mankind, we will discover that there is no prophecy which is as advanced, powerful, and conscious as the prophecy of Mohammad PBUH i. Islam and it's role in man's social progress, self-consciousness, movement, responsibility, human ambition and struggle for justice; Islam's realism and naturalness, creativity, adaptability with scientific and financial progress and orientation toward civilization and the community.
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What has the experience of Hajj taught me? First on must ask - what does Hajj mean? In essence, Hajj is man's evolution toward Allah. It is a symbolic demonstration of the philosophy of Creation of Adam. To Further illustrate this, it may be stated that the performance of Hajj is a simultaneous show of many things; it is a "show of creation", a "show of history", a"show of unity", a "show of islamic ideology" and show of the Ummah.
He complete his elementary and high school in Mashad. In his years at the Teacher's Training College, he came into contact with youth who were from the lower economic strata of society and taste the poverty and hardship that existed.
Ali Shariati. Rejecting an Empty Philosophy. Reaching Toward Allah. Entering Miqat and Becoming One. Declaring your Intention Niyyat. Praying in Miqat.
Avoiding Certain Actions. The Battle Front. The Sacri ice of Ismail. The Dialogue between Father and Son. Allegiance and the Black Stone. Ibrahims Position. Between Tawaf and Say.
The Greater Pilgrimage. The Delay in Mina. Consequent attacks after Id. The Last Message. A More Important Lesson. Epilogue Poem by Naser Khosrow. The Kaaba. Sacri ice. The Three Idols. The Id. The End of Say.
New edition of Ali Shariati’s masterpiece on the Hajj
Book Review. Pp: , plus 8 pages of colour photos. Hajj is the largest gathering of the Ummah , held in Makkah every year. More than two million Muslims from around the world gather in Makkah to perform this pilgrimage. Potential hujjaj pilgrims make material, physical and spiritual preparations before they approach Makkah to perform this vital pillar of Islam.
He is held as one of the most influential Iranian intellectuals of the 20th century  and has been called the "ideologue of the Iranian Revolution ", although his ideas ended up not forming the basis of the Islamic Republic. In his years at the Teacher's Training College in Mashhad , Shariati came into contact with young people who were from less privileged economic classes of society, and for the first time saw the poverty and hardship that existed in Iran during that period. At the same time, he was exposed to many aspects of Western philosophical and political thought. He attempted to explain and offer solutions for the problems faced by Muslim societies through traditional Islamic principles interwoven with, and understood from, the point of view of modern sociology and philosophy. His articles from this period for the Mashhad daily newspaper, Khorasan , display his developing eclecticism and acquaintance with the ideas of modernist thinkers such as Jamal al-Din al-Afghani , Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal of Pakistan, among Muslims, and Sigmund Freud and Alexis Carrel. In , he became a high-school teacher and founded the Islamic Students' Association, which led to his arrest following a demonstration. In , the year of Mossadeq's overthrow , he became a member of the National Front.
Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
What has the experience of Hajj taught me? First on must ask - what does Hajj mean? In essence, Hajj is man's evolution toward Allah. It is a symbolic demonstration of the philosophy of Creation of Adam. To Further illustrate this, it may be stated that the performance of Hajj is a simultaneous show of many things; it is a "show of creation", a "show of history", a"show of unity", a "show of islamic ideology" and show of the Ummah. He complete his elementary and high school in Mashad.
Hajj - The Pilgrimage