THE PILGRIMAGE to the holy city of Mecca for the Hajj begins shortly for millions of Muslims, as they convene in the holiest place in Islam in Saudi Arabia. Here is everything you need to know about the annual pilgrimage.
Hajj begins on Sunday, August 19 and ends in the evening of Friday, August 24.
The pilgrimage is mandatory for all Muslims to complete at least once in their life if they can afford to go and are able bodied.
The Hajj pilgrimage is performed in the last month of the Islamic calendar – Dhul-Hijjah.
The purpose of the pilgrimage is to get closer to Allah and Muslims from all over the world have the opportunity to interact with each other.
Muslims flood to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the five-day pilgrimage.
Mecca is where Muhammad, the prophet who founded Islam, was born and where he received the first revelation of the Koran.
Pilgrims visit the Grand Mosque to praise Allah before the Ka’aba – Islam’s most sacred building.
Hajj is one of the fifth and final pillar of Islam.
During the pilgrimage, pilgrims wear simple white clothes called Ihram.
One aspect of Hajj is that it removes all markers of class, wealth and materialism, which is why everyone dresses in simple cloth for the duration of the pilgrimage.
Hajj begins on the 8th day of Dhul-Hijjah, this is followed by the Day of Arafah and Eid al-Adha on the 10th day – Islam’s holiest festival and the day of Tashriq.
Muslims on Hajj are forbidden from having sex, proposing marriage, cutting their hair or nails and killing animals.
They believe that the Prophet Abraham built the Ka’aba with his son Ismael, which is at the centre of the Al-Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca.
Muslims walk around the Kaaba seven times as part of the Hajj pilgrimage.
Muslims face to pray in the direction of the Ka’aba no matter where they are in the world.
To be completed, the Hajj requires a minimum of five days during which pilgrims travel across Saudi Arabia to complete various rituals.
Each year around two million Muslims flock to the Holy city for the pilgrimage.
According to the Saudi Arabian Embassy, the Hajj is the largest gathering of human beings on the Earth.
Ryan Mathie, CEO of High-Performing Coach, Shares His Journey on Building a Purposeful Coaching Business and Providing Real Value
In the world today, many people have the skill and the dedication required to coach others to greatness, but they, too, struggle when meeting their own limits and challenges around knowing how to bring their message to the world, how to build a profitable business, and often end up in doubt about their readiness, whether they are good enough, or if it’s even possible for them.
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Ryan’s personal and professional mastery was developed over the last twelve years after experiencing a profound transformation while walking through the streets of Bethnal Green, London.
This experience changed his life and left him with a desire to share all he has learned over the past decades with everyone else. He went on to work with one of the world’s leading organizations in personal development and growth as a senior coach, program leader, and staff member.
The next stage of his journey was inspired by a life of more impact and more freedom on his own terms and he put his thoughts and desire to action, and started coaching at $50 per hour.
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He created the training process and coined the phrase “Unshakable Belief,” the HPC Method which he named “The 5 Essential Elements to Creating a High-Fee Coaching Business and the Breakthrough Process,” which is showing his clients how to coach more powerfully than ever before, leaving their clients saying yes! Furthermore, he helps couples reach new depths in their relationships through Heart Power, a new company that he co-founded in 2021 with his fiancé, Olesea Rusu.
Over the years, Ryan has worked and continues to work with, be mentored by, and coached by some of the industry’s most progressive, transformational, and forward-thinking coaches and leaders. He has garnered over 17,000 hours of experience over a decade and has coached thousands of people worldwide, including multimillionaires, CEOs, actors, artists, and athletes.
His peers regard Ryan Mathie as one of the most highly trained, experienced, and best coaches globally. When asked what drives him, he responds with, “My growth and giving away all that I learn to any who are open to it.”
Ryan is on a mission to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs take the lid off their earning potential by helping them take the limits off themselves.
This revolutionary leader continuously develops himself through breaking through his own personal limits and professional challenges. In those rare moments he is not causing breakthroughs, in his leisure, he loves talking for hours about things that matter. Moreover, he loves all kinds of dogs, running up and down mountains, playing golf, recycling, meditating, and being on time.