Hajj, the pilgrimage to Makkah, is the fth pillar and the most signi cant manifestation of Islamic faith and unity in the world. By participating in the journey of Hajj, a Muslim is spiritually renewed as a follower of Islam. The Hajj soap is designed to reinforce this concept by demonstrating the essence and gravity of a deserving Muslim earning a clean slate after the journey.
The soap is designed to last for the 10 days of the Hajj journey. When the soap has
fully dissolved, it rewards the user with a symbolically purifying emblem of a traditional Zamzam water container. By anointing themselves with the holy water, the user symbolizes the completion of their Hajj and commitment to The Five Pillars of Islam.
The soap has a rigid outer layer containing sand, taken from the concept of Tayamum, which is cleansing with sand when water is unavailable. This represents a Muslim’s true commitment to the ritual. The outer layer conceals a colorless, unscented, and alcohol-free inner layer, representing the neutral and humble nature of a Muslim on this journey. The semi- transparent nature gives the Muslim the motivation towards the days that are left. As the layers vanish, the tangible reward becomes clearer.