Sunday, November 06, 2016
David Wood and Sam Shamoun, ABN: Islam and Pagan Rituals: The Pilgrimage to Mecca (Hajj)
What is the Hajj? Prior to Islam, the Hajj was a pagan ritual, in which the pagans of Arabia would take a pilgrimage to Mecca in order to worship at the Kaaba. While there, they would walk around the Kaaba seven times (to show respect for their seven planetary deities). Now the Hajj is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.