Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hamide-Halit Camlica, After Hajj Visit, Gundogdu, Izmit

Hamide-Halit Camlica, After Hajj Visit, Gundogdu, Izmit

Hamide & Halit Camlica have gone to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for becoming Hadjis. It is generally habitual for Hadji Candidates paying visit to some close friends and relatives for getting their approvals and releasing some wrongdoings and guilty if ever done towards them, it is called as “helallik: getting blessings”. When fresh Hadjis arrived home, in return they are visited for acquiring good deeds that Hadjis were so close to those Highly Sacred & Holy Places during Mecca Pilgrimage Days.

Hadjis return home with some goods regarded as sacred such as rosaries, dates, silver like rings, prayer caps, incense and incensory and Zamzam Water. Zamzam Water and dates are offered and rosaries, rings and caps are given away and incenses are burnt in incensory during visit hours.

Hajj: The Hajj [Arabic: جح‎], in Turkish Hac, is a pilgrimage to Mecca [Makkah, in Turkish Mekke]. It is the largest annual pilgrimage in the world. It is the fifth pillar of Islam, an obligation that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. It is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to Allah. The pilgrimage occurs from the 8th to 12th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar.

Mecca: It is also spelled Makkah, Arabic: مكة‎ Makka in full: Makka al-Mukarrama Arabic: المكرمة مكّة ‎, literally: Honored Mecca], in Turkish Mekke, is a city in Saudi Arabia. Home to the Masjid al-Haram, it is the holiest city in Islam and plays an important role in the faith.

Hadji: one who has paid a visit to Mecca during Pilgrimage Month before Holy Sacrifice Bairam or Eid ul-Adha.

Zamzam Water: The Well of Zamzam [or the Zamzam Well, or just Zamzam; Arabic: زمزم, in Turkish Zemzem Suyu] is a well located within the Masjid al Haram in Mecca, 20 meters east of the Kaaba, the holiest place in Islam. According to Islamic belief, it was a miraculously-generated source of water from Allah [The God], which began thousands of years ago when Abraham's infant son was thirsty and Archangel Gabriel, under order from Allah touched the ground with the tip of its wing causing water to gush out. Millions of pilgrims visit the well each year while performing the Hajj or Umrah [Umre] pilgrimages, in order to drink its water.

Some information is taken from Wikipedia.org. With Courtesy of Wikipedia.org: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamzam & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hajj.

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