Hajj, or Hadj (Arabic, "pilgrimage"), the pilgrimage to the Kaaba (q.v.) or black stone at Mecca, which every devout Mussulman is expected to make at least once in his life. After performing this duty, he receives the title of Hajji.
“The meanest and most contemptible person whom we behold is the offspring of heaven, one of the children of the Most High; and, however unworthily he may behave, so long as God hath not passed on him a final sentence, He will have us acknowledge him as one of His; and, as such, to embrace him with a sincere and cordial affection.”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man