Hajj Tour Packages: Why Tawaf is Done Keeping Kaaba at Left?

May 13, 2024

Everyone knows about the largest annual gathering on the earth, but only a Muslim can feel the real significance of this gathering, which is known as Hajj. A Muslim collects all his income to visit the House of Allah (SWT) and to complete the farz. They look for Hajj Tour Packages so they can walk around the Kaaba with the Ummah. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the unknown facts of Hajj and the way you can find our cheapest Hajj packages. 

Performing the Fifth Farz  

The Holy Quran describes Hajj as a farz that is obligatory for all Muslims who are capable physically and financially. Following the command of the Al-Muhyi (SWT) millions of Muslims gather in the Masjid-al-Haram to perform the rituals of this holy pilgrimage. The sacred rituals of Hajj take place between the 8th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah, which is the last month on the Islamic calendar. The ending of the pilgrimage is celebrated with Eid-ul-Adha, the day on which Muslims all over the world perform the Qurbani of an animal for the sake of Allah (SWT) as an act of showing Shukr. 

For the believers of Allah (SWT), Hajj is not only a Farz, they don’t book packages from the Hajj tour operator just to perform the rituals, but also it is a way to come closure to the divine power, to seek Astaghfar, to ask for His Barkat and righteousness in the walk of life. As the holy book of the Quran says-

Then go forth with the rest of the pilgrims. And seek Allah’s forgiveness. Surely Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”

-(Ayah al-Baqarah 2:199)

Significance of Tawaf in the Islamic History 

Hajj comprises the rituals of Tawaf, Sa’i, Stoning in Jamarat, Qurbani, and others. All of these rituals are connected to the history of Islam. The term ‘Tawaf’ is derived from the Arabic word ‘Taafa’ which means “to encircle a thing”. The ritual of Tawaf describes the ritual of walking around the Holy Kaaba anti-clockwise in a circular motion seven times. However, why this ritual is so significant for Muslims? 

Connect with Allah (SWT): The ritual is not only a practice but also an act of Ibadat, that brings the believer close to the Almighty Allah (SWT).

Mandatory for All: Whoever will not perform the Tawaf around Kaaba, their pilgrimage will be incomplete be it Umrah or Hajj. In both the pilgrimages, performing Tawaf is mandatory. 

Ibadat of the Divine: When Muslims are on their Hajj Umrah travels, they perform Tawaf. You must have it clear in your mind that circling the Kaaba doesn’t mean they worship the House; it means they worship the Owner of the House – Allah (SWT) and He says – 

Do not associate anything with Me ?in worship? and purify My House for those who circle ?the Ka’bah?, stand ?in prayer?, and bow and prostrate themselves

-Ayah al-Hajj (22:26)

While performing Tawaf Muslims need to recite the Takbir and other Du’a to remember Allah (SWT). Also, when a Muslim performs the Tawaf with the Ummah, he/she feels the unity and the brotherhood of the religion. 

Why the Holy Kaaba is Kept on the Left? 

While performing the ritual of Tawaf, pilgrims do this anti-clockwise continuously for seven times. In this process, the holy Kaaba is kept on the left side. If someone does this from the opposite side or clockwise, his Hajj or Umrah will not be counted as a valid one. Have you ever thought why is it done this way? Many people give different logic behind the ritual, but all the attention goes to one. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has performed the first official Hajj. He performed the Tawaf anti-clockwise keeping the Kaaba on the left side. Whatever he did is followed till now because Allah (SWT) says in the holy book of Quran-

(O Messenger!) Tell people: 'If you indeed love Allah, follow me, and Allah will love you and will forgive you your sins. Allah is All-Forgiving, All-Compassionate.

-Surah Ali 'Imran (3:31)

The motion of Tawaf also reflects the motion of universal objects, like the way Earth revolves around the Sun and the way the Moon encircles Earth. Even outside the solar system, In the galaxies also, every particle moves in an anti-circle manner around a central point. In Islam, the Holy Kaaba is the central point of Ibadat.

On the journey of Imaan with Adeeba Tour and Travels

Pilgrimage to the holiest city of Mecca is a journey of Imaan, Sabr, and Shukr. Those who have Taqwa of Allah (SWT) try to complete the journeys of Hajj and Umrah at least once in their life. If you are someone from India and looking for Cheap or Luxury Hajj Packages from Kolkata 2024 you can choose the best option – Adeeba Tour and Travels. The Tour Operator became popular amongst the pilgrims because of their comprehensive yet cheap packages. They provide every type of Hajj and Umrah package to the pilgrims who dream of performing their pilgrimage. If you also want a customized Hajj/Umrah or Ziyarat package do call them at our helpline number. Get the cheap Hajj deals that can bring you closer to the Almighty Allah (SWT) soon!  

Conclusion 

Allah (SWT) is the creator and everything in this universe revolves around Him. Keeping the idea of Creation, to remember Him, to seek mercy from the Most Gracious, Muslims perform Tawaf as a ritual of both the pilgrimages Hajj and Umrah. As the Universe stays in motion all the time, Tawaf is also a process of 24 hours, that only takes pause during the five prayers. Allah (SWT) knows the best. 

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