HAJJ - ONE OF FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM

And Pilgrimage to the House is incumbent upon men for the sake of Allah, (upon) every one who is able to undertake the journey to it; and whoever disbelieves, then surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above any need of the worlds. (Aal-e-Imran, Chapter 3, Verse 97)

fulfilling the fifth pillar of islam

what is hajj?

HAJJ is the ultimate journey in the life of any Muslim. To stand on the plain of Arafah, reaching out to your Creator at the time Allah forgives more of his subjects than at any other time is truly what every believer strives for.

One of the requirements of undertaking the journey is physical and mental health. Hajj is a time when all hujaaj want to be at their optimal spiritual, physical, medical and mental faculties. The appreciation of the journey is immensely enhanced when physical fitness is at its peak.

general wellbeing

a controlled program

A supervised exercise programme aims to improve the conditioning of those pilgrims prior to their departure for Hajj

increased mental strength

mentally well-prepared

Prediction – This intervention will improve the physical and mental state thus reducing their chances of illness and injuries. Will enhance psychological well being

fitness is key

a strong physical condition

Attempt to get most of them to comfortably walk a 10km distance

excercise is the miracle pill

Aims and Objectives

Nearly half of all pilgrims walk about five kilometres a day over the five days of Hajj. This is done in temperatures that approach 50 degrees Celsius with high humidity, leading to conditions that approach dangerous levels.

excercise is the miracle pill

HAJJI NAZEEM KASU

Nearly half of all pilgrims walk about five kilometres a day over the five days of Hajj. This is done in temperatures that approach 50 degrees Celsius with high humidity, leading to conditions that approach dangerous levels.

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Dr Nasir Jaffer, a sports physician, formulated the argument that by improving the physical health of hujaaj by walking, it will vastly improve their ability to cope with the vigorous physical and psychological demands of the journey.

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