CNN: Hajj one of the largest annual human gatherings on the planet

5 life lessons from the Hajj

By Sarah Brown, CNN

Millions of Muslims began the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, which represents one of the largest annual human gatherings on the planet.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam, a journey every Muslim is expected to take in his or her lifetime if the person is physically and financially able.

Our iReport team asked pilgrims who have performed the Hajj about how the experience changed them – and for their advice to those undertaking the pilgrimage for the first time.

 The result is a mix of spiritual and practical life lessons that transcend Islam.

1. It taught me patience……………………

2. It made me want to learn more…………………….

3. It made me less worldly………………………

4. It made me prepare……………………………

5. It made me encourage others………………………..

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Categories: Americas, Arab World

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