There are many surah in the noble Qur'an that explains about Hajj. Al Baqarah 128, explains about how prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) prayed, "Our Lord! And make us submissive unto You and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage -Hajj and 'Umrah), and accept our repentance. Trully, You are the One Who accepts repetance, the Most Merciful."
And in surah All Hajj verse 27, "And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj)."
Narrated Ibn 'Umar (RA): Allah's Messanger (PBUH) said : Islam is based on the following five (principles):
1. To testify Laa ilaaha illallaah wa anna Muhammad-ur-Rasul-Allah
2. To perform (Iqamat) As-Salaat
3. To pay Zakat
4. To perform Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah)
5. To observe Shaum (fast) during the month of Ramadhan
Pillars of Hajj
Pillars of Hajj are things that must be done in a pilgrimage that if there are not implemented, then declared invalid alias failed pilgrimage, should be repeated at the next opportunity.
Many pilgrims will try to get Zamzam water that is available free or buy it to take home for family consumption or for neighbours and friends.
According to ZamzamWater, "ZamZam is the name of a famous Well in Masjid al Haram in Mecca, 20 meters east of the Kaaba. It is the well from which Allah quenched the thirst of Ismaa’eel the son of Ibraaheem when he was an infant. His mother was desperately seeking water for her infant son, but could find none. Getting thirstier by the second, her son, Ishmael, anxiously scraped the land with his feet, where suddenly water sprang out. There are other versions of the story involving Allah sending his angel, Gabriel, who touched the ground where water rose."
"Facts about ZamZam Well : ZamZam is 18X14 ft & 18 meter deep water well. It started 4000 yrs ago. Never dried since then. Never changed the taste, no Algea or plant growth in the pond, thus no disease caused. This small pond provides water to millions of people through heavy motors pulling 8000 liters per second and after 24 hours in only 11 mins completes its level. Thus ZamZam Water level never decreases. Millions of pilgrims visit the well each year while performing the Hajj. It was tested by European Laboratories & declared fit for drinking."