The hajj is a yearly Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah. It is from the five important pillars of Islam which are fard upon every Muslim. It is required that every Muslim who can afford Hajj and crossed puberty (mature enough), must perform it at least once in his/her lifetime. They should be mature enough to carry out all the steps and rukuns. The Hajj period is in progress and pilgrims from all over the globe are going to settle at a single place to pray and perform Hajj in Makkah. For a majority of them, this is the first and might be the last chance to perform this yearly ceremony.
As told previously, the crowd and the place are huge, where people belonging to different countries and culture, pray together and stay together. There are various steps and duas to pray and perform, during which there are a number of mishaps faced by Hajjis. The standard stories amongst pilgrims are of not having the ability to trace their path back to their staying area or their efforts to speak with other pilgrims because of the language barrier. Numerous applications have been invented to help the outside pilgrims advancing to Saudi Arabia in order to prevent issues they may experience or have experienced in the past.
1-Tawaf: Numerous times in the procedure of circumambulating the Kaaba, you tend to forget and not recall what number of rounds you have finished. Obviously, one can either count the rounds or focus on prayers. Well, this is an application which solves the issue. You click on the begin button and let the application do the numbering of rounds for you so that you can pray with all your focus.[irp]
2-Al Maqsad: The Holy Mosque in Makkah is so enormous that it needs a committed application to assist its guests especially first-time visitors to explore it and its encompassing main areas. Al Maqsad application is a must have for every individual who is performing Hajj to locate close by restaurants as well as bus stations or other important stops.[irp]
3-Salam: This application is well known which is why it is ranked among the top 10 in 59 nations under the journey fragment on an Application Store. The application covers every aspect and offers, a Hajj map, hajj-related tips, a companion following system, and an intelligent Quran reader. It covers all the main issues.[irp]
4-Smart Hajj: This beautiful application is made by Umm al Qura University. The application gives genuine information with a point by point help for performing hajj. The application helps in understanding different languages making communication easier. A standout among the mentioned features of the application is that it has an alternative where you can automatically update your relatives or family about your location, each and every time you arrive at a place like Mina and Muzdalfah.