AFTER  THE DAY OF THE MARTYRDOM OF SAFEER E IMAM HUSAIN (a) H.MUSLIM AND THE DAY OF ARAFAH ON THE 9 TH OF ZILHIJJAH THE NEXT DAY ,  10TH OF ZILHIJJAH IS THE DAY OF HAJJ , A RITUAL WHICH IS MANDATORY FOR EVERY ABLE PERSON, WHO CAN AFFORD , AT  THE LEAST ONCE IN A LIFE TIME. 
 
THERE ARE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THIS FARZ TOO LIKE WE HAVE FOR OTHER ARKAAN E DEEN AS , SALAH (namaaz) SAUM (roza) KHUMS &  ZAKAT  . BESIDES THESE FOUR , THE THIRD IS THE HAJJ ie PILGRIMMAGE TO MAKKAH ON THE SPECIFIC DAYS OF THE MONTH OF ZILLHIJJAH. 
 
COMPREHENSIVE RULES & REGULATIONS ARE GIVEN IN THE BOOKS, ULEMAH INSTRUCT EACH GROUPS THE DO’S & DON’Ts AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME , NOW EVERY ONE EVEN OUR KIDS KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE , HISTORY AND THE PHILOSEPHY INVOVED IN THIS RITUAL , HOWEVER A SIGNIFICANT ASPECT IS NOT THAT MUCH KNOWN IS THAT WHY EVERY BELIEVER ONCE IN A LIFETIME IS OBLIDGED TO COME TO THE HOLY PLACE FROM WHEREVER HE LIVE, FAR OR CLOSE AND PERFORM THIS IBAADAH . 
 
THE VENUE OF THIS IBADAH IS THE MAKKAH MUKARRAMAH, THE ISLAMIC HOLIEST OF HOLY PLACE , WHICH IS UNFORTUNATELY FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS IS NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF MUSLIMS UMMAH , BUT IS IN THE ILLEGAL AND UNISLAMIC CONTROL OF AL-E SAUDS WHO ARE THE PROGENY OF A JEWISH USURPER , WHO ARE  CALLED AAL E SAUD , HAVE ESTABLISHED A ROYAL DYNASTY  AND HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ISLAMIC LAND BY FORCE WITH COOPERATION FROM U.K. AND U.S. FORCES MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED YEARS BACK  
ANY WAY THEY STILL ALLOW THIS CENTURIES OLD RITUAL OF HAJJ BECAUSE NEXT TO RESERVES OF HUGE QUANTITIES OF MINERAL OIL THIS EVENT & ITS MINOR COUNTERPART ”UMRAH” IS THE HIGHEST MONEY SPINNER FOR THEM . 
 
RITUAL OF HAJJ & UMRAH IS PERFOMED AT THE MAKKAH FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO MADINAH  FOR THE ZIARAAT  OF THE HOLY GRAVES OF RASOOL E KAREEM (saawaws) , HIS AHLEBAYT E KARAAM AND MANY OF HIS NOBLE SAHABA E KARAAM .  
 
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RITUAL IN FIQH ISLAMI IS A FARZ  , IN ATLEAST ONCE IN A LIFE TIME AND THE VENUE IS THE PLACE WHERE MAULA E KAENAAT , AMEERAL MOMENEEN HAZRAT ALI IBNE ABI TALIB ALAIHISSALAAM WAS BORN . IT IS COMPULSORY FOR EVERY ONE WHO IS DOING THE SEVEN CIRCUMBULATION TO KEEP HIS GAZE FIXED AT THE SQUIRE ENCLOSER WHERE MAULA E KAENAAT HAZRAT ALI ALAIHISSALAM WAS BORN ON THE 13TH OF RAJAB. HIS  ELDER SON HAZRAT IMAM HASAN (a s) SAVED ISLAM FROM SURE EXTINCTION BY DOING A TREATY WITH KAFFIR  MOAVIAH, SON OF ABU SUFIYAN(mal) EXACTLY IN THE SAME WAY AS HIS GRAND FATHER, THE PROPHET OF ISLAM DID A FAMOUS TREATY , CALLED SULEH HUDAIBIYA . 
AFTER HIS BEING POISOND BY THE COSPIRACY OF THE SAME MALOUN MOAVIAH , HIS SON YAZEED IBNE MOAVIAH MALOUN TRIED TO FINISH ISLAM BY MASS MURDERING WHOEVER WERE LEFT IN THE PROGENY OF RASOOL E AKRAM (saawaws) . ALLAH HAD OTHER SCHEME , HE WANTED HIS FAVORITE DEEN TO LAST  TILL QAYAMAH & HAD TO SAVE THE RASOOL’S TWELVE SUCCESSORS , DESPITE THE FACT THAT ALL ABLE BODIED AHLEBAYT & COMPANIONS OFFERED THEIR SACRIFICES REFUSING TO GIVE THE ALLEGIANCE TO FASIQ O FAJIR YAZEED . THUS ALL BUT TWO IMAMS . OUT OF 72 MEN , HAZRAT IMAM ZAINUL ABEDIN (a s) WHO WAS TOO SICK IN KARBALA, MOST OF THE TIME REMAINED UNCONCIOUS AND HIS 3 1/2 YEAR OLD SON MOHAMMAD BAQIR(a) WAS MIRACULOUSLY SAVED . THIS IS HOW THE EVENTS OF KARBALA IS CALLED THE ZIBH E AZEEM WHICH ALLAH REPLACED IN PLACE OF HAZRAT ISMAIEL A DUMBAH HIS FATHER IN HIS OBEDIANCE ALREADY SLAINED BUT THE REPLACEMENT SAVE THE LIFE OF HIS SON  BEING SACRIFICED .HOWEVER IT WAS ALLAH’S MASLEHAT  , NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO  EXPLAIN , WHY HE (swt) DID NOT SAVE THE SIX MONTH OLD TODDLER OF HAZRAT IMAM HUSAIN (a ) WHO OFFERED HIS SACRIFICE BY FALLING HIMSELF FROM HIS BED ON THE CALL OF HIS FATHER FROM THE BATTLE FIELD :” HAL MIN NASIRO YANSIRONAH”  (is there any one who can help me in this jehad) .
THERE ARE MANY NARRATIONS BY OUR SHIA SCHOLARS AND MANY VIDIOS ON THE TOPIC BUT I CHOSE TO LINK TWO OF THE VIDEOS WHICH ARE SELF EXPLAINATORY FROM , ONE OF THE MOST EMINENT AALIM E AHLE SUNNAH WAL JAMA’A , ALLAMAH TAHIRUL QADRI  SB WHO CONFIRMS THAT INDEED QORA’ANIC MENTION OF ZIBHE AZEEM IS THE REPLACEMENT ALLAH MIRACULOUSLY CHANGED FROM THE GRIP OF HIS SON , TO A FOUR LEGGED GOAT LIKE ANIMAL , POPULARLY CALLED DUMBAH . IN THAT MEMORY IT IS ALSO CUSTOMARY TO GIVE SACRIFICE  OF A HALAL ANIMAL . GOAT, SHEEP OR CAMEL.
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