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    What Do the Different Parts of Hajj Mean?

    Friday 9th September marked the start of the holiest event in the Islamic calendar – the annual Hajj. Monday 12th September marks the second Islamic holiday and coincides with the 4th day of the Hajj pilgrimage – Eid al-Adha. This time of year is incredibly important for Muslims around the world, but it is incredibly important to understand what certain parts of Hajj and Eid al-Adha mean on a spiritual level.

    Tawaf

    Tawaf is a ritual that occurs in Hajj and Umrah where Muslims have to circumambulate the Kaaba seven times in an anti-clockwise direction. There is a lot of discussion with regards to what performing tawaf represents.

    One belief is that the act of perf