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Books- Allah is the Greatest- Paragraph (02-25): Equality and Leaving worldly concerns behind
   
 
 
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful  
 

 A pilgrim who has the required ability comes to the Sacred Mosque, with uncovered head, bare feet, wearing mi'zar (linen cloth), without any of the clothes that usually show his wealth, social rank, or high position.
 The pilgrim takes off his clothes, together with the masks of wealth, position, and rank. He comes to the Sacred Mosque to perform tawaf (circumambulation) around Ka'ba and sa'i (walking between Safa and Marwa). He doesn't find a place for high-rank people and another for simple people. There is only one place for both the rich and the poor, the prince and the servant, the strong and the weak. In the Sacred Mosque, there are no differences between people. All people there are equal except with one criteria of preference, namely taqwa (fearing Allah). Allah the Almighty says:

((Verily, the most honourable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa))

  Leaving appearances behind together with equality are the prominent features of Hajj. Thus, the pilgrim is touched with the greatness of this situation, his heart gets filled with reverence, and his eyes get full of tears. He makes duaa' (supplication)to Allah, appealing, repenting, and seeking Allah's forgiveness while seeing the crowds of people covering their bodies with white clothes like shrouds. The situation reminds him of the Day of Judgement, when people will stand before the Lord of the worlds.
  Hajj is really a journey before the last journey that reminds the pilgrims of the last journey.

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