In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Book of Hajj and ‘Umrah
Obligation of and conditions for Hajj and ‘Umrah
Importance of Makkah to Muslims
Question 1: How important is Makkah to the Muslim world?
Answer: Allaah has made Makkah a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety and a noble sanctuary where pilgrims and scholars can gather to perform the rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility, hoping for Allaah’s Reward and fearing His Punishment (Glorified be He). It is a place where Muslims get to know one another, and advise and consult one another over matters related to their religious and worldly life. It is also a place where the reward for performing Salaah (Prayer) and righteous deeds is multiplied… read more here.