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Muhammad ali goes once in a while to mecca to do hajj

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Muhammad Ali goes once in a while to Mecca, to do hajj. Hajj is the Mohammedan’s holy pilgrimage,and Mohammed has said at least once in a life every Mohammedan has to do hajj. If you miss hajjyou will not be allowed into paradise. So truth is not important, love is not important, compassion isnot important; what is important is a pilgrimage to Mecca. And you can do everything else you want,From Personality to Individuality333Osho
CHAPTER 19. HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A CHRISTIAN SCORNEDbut you should do hajj. Once a person does hajj he is called hajji. And that is a title that makes hisparadise a certainty; all hajjis go to paradise. So even poor Mohammedans....In my village I have seen such poor Mohammedans collecting money, eating only one time a day sothat at least once in their whole life... because it will need their life’s savings. And I have seen peopleselling their houses, their land, borrowing money and remaining always in debt because they couldnot even pay the interest – there was no question of paying the original money. And they have takenit at such high interest; nobody is going to give it to them at a low interest because everybody knowsthe money is never coming back. And there is every possibility that this man may die because hajj,in the old days, was almost a suicidal pilgrimage. Now it is a little better, but not much better.So at such a high interest, perhaps twenty-five percent per month, they have sold themselves fortheir whole lives, they have become slaves. Their house is gone, their land is gone, and whatsoeverthey earn they have to give in interest; but people will take this risk because without becoming a hajjithere is no hope.Do you think these people have any intelligence? And who is responsible for this? – nobody butMohammed, because he made it a rule. Rather than telling his people to be truthful, to be honest,to be sincere, to be open, to be intelligent, he requires them to do a pilgrimage.And there is nothing in Arabia but desert, suffering, heat, sickness, because millions of people everyyear gather at a certain period – their holy days, Ramadan – for one month, and there are no hygienicarrangements, no hospitals. Nobody bothers about what they are eating, what arrangements aremade by the government for their toilets, for their bathrooms – nothing, no question arises. Millionsof people are coming from all over the world, and thousands die every year just in the pilgrimage,either going or coming back.But Mohammed made it the one absolute necessity. And what logic does he provide? There is nologic in it, because this place that they worship is far older than Mohammed. It used to be a templewith three hundred and sixty-five beautiful statues. It was one of the most beautiful temples in theworld, with these three hundred and sixty-five statues of God – one statue for every day of the year.

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