Pilgrimage to the house of Allah is a bounded duty unto mankind for him who has the means to find the way here unto, and whosoever disbelives, then verily Allah is free and independent form the entire universe. (Qur'aan; Surah Aale Imraan, verse 97)
Haj is one of the five fundamental religious obligations of Islam
for those Muslims who are able and can afford the cost of undertaking
the journey. The Haj draws pilgrims from all over the world –
a miniature humanity of races and nationalities. Muslims from
all over the world coming to Mecca is like blood flowing to the
heart to emerge anew.