It seems like most Muslims know someone who has gone for the Hajj pilgrimage – friends, family members and acquaintances who may be sending back images, videos and messages from their blessed journey. Following along with loved ones on their pilgrimage or reading up about it can cultivate quite a longing in those who are at home and unable to go. Indeed, while the Hajj may not be designed for all Muslims, there are many ways to find that connection, increase one’s worship and cultivate spirituality during these holy days of the Hajj.
I originally wrote this post 11 years ago, one year after performing the Hajj pilgrimage with my husband. Now it’s time for an update. Here are six things you can do to keep in touch with the Hajj this year and years to come.