بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Hajj is not just any journey. It’s meant to change us from the inside out.
In order for this to happen, one of the things that we need to do during Hajj is to contemplate over what we see around us. What is the wisdom behind the rites and what can we learn from them?
Here’s an excellent article that discusses some of the lessons that we can learn from Hajj*:
[*Some of them apply to Umrah as well.]
Hajj: Virtues and Contemplations by Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad
Note: I’d advise everyone to read this article regardless of whether you are planning to go for Hajj or not.