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'Abd-al Latif
11-16-2008, 07:28 AM
The virtue of Hajj

Question:
If Hajj is accepted does that means that major sins are forgiven?.


Answer:
Praise be to Allaah.

It was narrated in al-Saheehayn that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever performs Hajj and does not utter obscenities or commit sin, will come back as on the day when his mother bore him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1521; Muslim, 1350.

And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “From one ‘Umrah to the next is an expiation for whatever (sins) came between them, and for an accepted Hajj there is no reward but Paradise.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1773; Muslim, 1349.

Hajj and other righteous deeds are means of expiation of sins, if a person does them in the manner prescribed in sharee’ah. The majority of scholars are of the view that righteous deeds only expiate for minor sins; with regard to major sins it is essential to repent. They quote as evidence for this view the hadeeth narrated by Muslim from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The five daily prayers, from one Jumu’ah to the next and from one Ramadaan to the next, expiate for whatever (sins) come in between them, so long as you avoid major sins.” Narrated by Muslim, 1/209.

Imam Ibn al-Mundhir (may Allaah have mercy on him) and a group of scholars are of the view that an accepted Hajj expiates for all sins, because of the apparent meaning of the two hadeeth quoted above.

And Allaah knows best.

See Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al’Ilmiyyah wa’l-Ifta, 11/13.

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'Abd-al Latif
11-16-2008, 07:31 AM
Obligation of performing Hajj straightaway



Question:
Is it permissible for a person who is able to do Hajj to delay Hajj for a number of years?.

Answer:
Praise be to Allaah.

If a person is able to do Hajj and meets all the conditions of it being obligatory, then he must do Hajj straight away, and it is not permissible for him to delay it.

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in al-Mughni:

If a person is obliged to do Hajj and is able to do it, he must do it straight away and it is not permissible for him to delay it. This is the view of Abu Haneefah and Maalik. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allaah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and residence); and whoever disbelieves [i.e. denies Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah), then he is a disbeliever of Allaah], then Allaah stands not in need of any of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)”

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:97]

The command is to do it straight away.

And it was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever wants to do Hajj, let him hasten to do it.” Narrated by Imam Ahmad, Abu Dawood and Ibn Maajah. According to a version narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah: “…for he may fall sick or be faced with some need.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah. End quote.

What is meant by “let him hasten to do it” is that a person who is accountable must do what is enjoined upon him as soon as he becomes able to do it, and it is not permissible for him to delay it with no excuse.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

Does the command to do Hajj mean that it must be done immediately or may one do it at one's leisure?

He replied:

The correct view is that it must be done straight away and it is not permissible for a person who is able to go on Hajj to the Sacred House of Allaah to delay it. The same applies to all the duties enjoined by sharee’ah: if there is no set time or reason, they must be done immediately. End quote.

Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 21/13.


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'Abd-al Latif
11-16-2008, 07:34 AM
The reason why it is prescribed for
Muslims to perform Hajj once in a lifetime



Question:
The reason why it is prescribed for Muslims to perform Hajj once in a lifetime
Why should Muslims atleast visit mecca once in their life time?

Answer:
Praise be to Allaah.

We Muslims feel honoured and proud to be the slaves of Allaah, the One, the Self-Sufficient Master, Who begets not nor was He begotten, and there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him; He is our Lord and we have no Lord besides Him. Hence we respond to the commands of our Lord with the utmost humility and submit to His commands, for we know that He is the All-Wise and no wisdom is greater than His. We know that He is the Most-Merciful and there is none more merciful than Him, may He be glorified and praised. Hence we love Him in a way that demands that we obey His commands even if that is somewhat difficult for us. We feel proud, happy and content when we do that which He commands us to do.

For if a human loves another person, he loves to serve him and that may make him happy. So what do you think about the Almighty Lord Who created us and grants us provision, and everything that we have is a blessing from Him? And His is the highest description. We owe everything to our Lord, so we must hasten to do all that He commands us to do, so that we might give back some small thanks for His great blessings. We can never thank Him enough, but by His grace Allaah the Most Generous accepts our small efforts and rewards us for them greatly.

For example, Hajj or pilgrimage. If a Muslim does Hajj in the manner required by his Lord, then Allaah has promised to forgive him his sins and admit him to Paradise, on condition that he does not spoil this action by committing any major action that would invalidate it and earn the anger of Allaah.

One of the great mercies that Allaah has bestowed upon this ummah (nation, i.e., the Muslims), is that Allaah has made obedience to His commands and the commands of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) subject to the condition that one be able to do them. So long as a person is able to do them, then it is obligatory for him to do what is required of him, otherwise he is not obliged to do so and he is excused. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope”

[al-Baqarah 2:286] – i.e., He does not ask him to do more than he can bear.

Concerning Hajj in particular, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka‘bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allaah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and residence)”

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:97]

By His mercy He has enjoined this upon His slaves once in a lifetime, so that it will not be too difficult for them, but He urges those who are able to do Hajj and ‘Umrah more than once to do so. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Keep on doing Hajj and ‘Umrah, for they take away poverty and sins as the bellows takes away the impurity from iron.” (Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 2/4; this is a saheeh hadeeth as was stated by al-Albaani in al-Silsilat al-Saheehah, 1200).

This great act of worship was prescribed by Allaah so that we might praise Him and glorify Him, and thank Him for His great blessings and bounty. The purpose of Tawaaf around the Ka’bah is not simply to go around these stones! No, rather the reason is that Allaah has commanded us to go around it seven times and we obey Allaah by going around it seven times, no more and no less; rather we do what He has commanded us and we feel that we are His slaves, humbling ourselves before Him and praising Him and thanking Him for choosing us to be His slaves out of all of mankind who worship various gods, and may even worship themselves or their own desires.

The same applies to all the rituals of Hajj, and indeed to all the acts of worship that Allaah has prescribed for us. Praise be to Allaah, Who has honoured us with this great religion.

Moreover, your interest in asking about the Hajj at your young age indicates that you are keen to learn and find out. We advise you to learn more about Islam and to read about it, and to find out for yourself that it is the religion that suits the natural inclinations of man. This will set you on the path towards pleasing your Almighty Lord, Who created you and Who provides for you, and Who deserves that you should worship Him alone and none other.

Perhaps you know that our prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us that his fellow-Prophet ‘Eesa (Jesus – peace be upon him) will come down at the end of time and will perform pilgrimage to this House, and he will declare his belief in Allah alone (Tawheed). We believe that this will happen as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us, just as we believe that the sun rises in the morning. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, the son of Maryam (the son of Mary, i.e. Jesus) will certainly pronounce the Talbiyah for Hajj or for ‘Umrah, or for both in the valley of Rawha.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1252). The valley of Rawha’ is a place between Makkah and Madeenah.

[Translator’s note: The Talbiyah is a prayer recited by pilgrims going to Makkah. It may be translated as follows: “Here I am at your service, O Allaah, here I am. Here I am at Your Service, You have no partner, here I am. All praise and blessings are Yours, and all dominion. You have no partner.”]

We ask Allaah to open your heart to true guidance… Ameen.
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'Abd-al Latif
11-16-2008, 07:36 AM
Ruling on performing Hajj before paying off debts



Question:
Due to business loss, my husband owes very big amount of debt to banks & relative, it will take him many years to pay back, can we go for Hajj or Umrah at this stage?

Answer:
Praise be to Allaah.

One of the conditions of Hajj is that one should be able to do it, which includes being financially able. Whoever owes a debt and is being asked to repay it in the sense that his creditors will not let him go for Hajj until after he has paid off the debt should not go for Hajj, because he is not able to. But if they are not asking him to repay and he knows that they don’t mind, then he may go for Hajj and his Hajj will be valid. It is also permissible to go for Hajj if there is no set time limit for repayment of the debt and he is allowed to repay when it is easy for him. Hajj may be a good thing that may lead to his paying off the debt. And Allaah knows best.



See Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 11/46; Fataawa Islamiyyah, 2/190.

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'Abd-al Latif
11-16-2008, 07:44 AM
Hajj: its virtues and benefits



Praise be to Allaah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah.

This is a brief discussion of Hajj – its virtues, benefits and a little about its rulings.

1. When Hajj was prescribed

According to the correct view, Hajj was made obligatory in 9AH, the year of the Delegations (al-Wufood), in which Soorat Aal ‘Imraan was revealed, in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Ka’bah) is a duty that mankind owes to Allaah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision and residence).” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:97]

2. The ruling on Hajj

Hajj is a fareedah (obligatory duty), one of the pillars of Islam. The evidence (daleel) for this is the aayah mentioned above, and there is also evidence in the Sunnah which indicates the same thing.

Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Islam is built upon five (pillars): testifying that there is no god but Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah, establishing regular prayer, paying zakaah, Hajj and fasting Ramadaan.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 8; Muslim, 16).

3. Is Hajj obligatory straight away?

Yes, it should be done straight away. The evidence for this is the aayah referred to above. This (doing things straight away) is the guiding principle concerning the commands of sharee’ah. The evidence in the Sunnah which indicates this is as follows:

Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave a sermon (khutbah) and said: “O people, Allaah has enjoined Hajj upon you so do Hajj.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1337).

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever wants to go for Hajj, let him hasten to do it, because he may fall ill or some other problems may arise.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1732, without the phrase “because he may…”’ also narrated by Ibn Maajah, 2883 and Ahmad, 1836).

According to a report narrated by Ahmad “Hasten to do Hajj –i.e., the obligatory Hajj – for none of you knows what may happen to him.”

These two reports strengthen one another. (See Irwaa’ al-Ghaleel by al-Albaani, 4/168).

The Shaafa’is say that Hajj may be delayed, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) delayed his Hajj until 10 AH. But the answer to this is as follows:

He only delayed it for one year, but they say it may be delayed indefinitely!

He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) wanted to purify the House (the Ka’bah) of the Mushrikeen and those who performed Hajj naked.

He was kept busy with the delegations who had started to come to Madeenah one after another to announce their Islam.

(See al-Sharh al-Mumti’ by Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 7/17, 18)

4. It is obligatory to do Hajj once in one's lifetime

Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) gave a sermon (khutbah) and said: “O people, Allaah has enjoined Hajj upon you so do Hajj.” A man said, Is it every year, O Messenger of Allaah? He remained silent until the man had said it three times, then he said, “If I say yes, it will become obligatory and you will not be able to do it.” Then he said, “Do not push me to tell you more than what I have left you with, for those who came before you were destroyed because they asked too many questions and argued with their Prophets. If I command you to do a thing, do as much of it as you can, and if I forbid you to do something, then avoid it.” (Narrated by Muslim, 1337)

5. The virtues of Hajj

There are many ahaadeeth which speak of the virtues of Hajj, including the following:

From Abu Hurayrah, that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked which deed is best. He said, “Belief in Allaah and His Messenger.” He was asked, then what? He said, “Jihaad for the sake of Allaah.” He was asked, then what? He said, “An accepted Hajj.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 26; Muslim, 83).

An accepted Hajj means:

It must be paid for with halaal money

One should keep away from evil, sin and unjust disputes during Hajj.

One should observe all the rituals according to the Sunnah.

One should not show off by doing Hajj; it should be purely and sincerely for the sake of Allaah.

One should not follow it with acts of disobedience and sin.

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever does Hajj for the sake of Allaah and does not have sexual relations (with his wife), commit sin, or dispute unjustly during the Hajj, will come back like the day his mother gave birth to him. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1449; Muslim, 1350)

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “ ‘Umrah is an expiation for the time between it and the previous ‘Umrah, and an accepted hajj has no less a reward than Paradise.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1683; Muslim, 1349).

‘Aa’ishah, the Mother of the Believers (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: I said, O Messenger of Allaah, can we not go out on campaigns and fight in jihaad with you? He said, “But the best and most beautiful of jihaad is Hajj, an accepted pilgrimage.” ‘Aa’ishah said, I never stopped going for Hajj after I heard that from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1762).

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Hajj wipes out whatever (sins) came before it.” (Narrated by Muslim, 121).

‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Keep on doing Hajj and ‘Umrah, for they eliminate poverty and sin just as the bellows eliminate impurities from iron and gold and silver.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 810; al-Nasaa’i, 2631. The hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani – may Allaah have mercy on him – in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1200).

Ibn ‘Umar reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The one who fights for the sake of Allaah and the pilgrim who goes for Hajj or ‘Umrah are all guests of Allaah. He called them and they responded; they ask of Him and He will give them.” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 2893. The hadeeth is hasan and was classed as such by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilat al-Saheehah, 1820).

6. The benefits of Hajj

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“That they may witness things that are of benefit to them” [al-Hajj 22:28]

The benefits are both worldly and religious (spiritual).

With regard to the religious benefits, the one who goes for Hajj earns the pleasure of his Lord, and comes back with all his sins forgiven. He also earns the immense reward which he cannot earn anywhere else than in these places. One prayer in al-Masjid al-Haraam, for example, is equal to a hundred thousand prayers elsewhere, and Tawaaf and Saa’ee cannot be done anywhere except in these places.

Other benefits include meeting other Muslims and discussing their circumstances, and meeting scholars, learning from them and asking them about one’s problems.

Worldly benefits include trade and business, and other kinds of earnings that have to do with Hajj.

7. The ruling on Hajj and its spiritual effects on a person

There are many virtues of the rituals of Hajj, and much wisdom behind them. Whoever is blessed with proper understanding of them is blessed with much goodness. For example:

When a person travels to carry out the rituals of Hajj, he is reminded of his journey to Allaah and the Hereafter. When he travels, he leaves behind his dear friends, wife, children and homeland, and the journey to the Hereafter is like that.

The one who goes on this journey equips himself with enough provision to help him reach the sacred land, so let him remember that for his journey to his Lord, he needs to have sufficient provision to help him get there safely. Concerning this, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwaa (piety, righteousness, etc.).” [al-Baqarah 2:197]

Travelling is a kind of torment, and the same is true of the journey to the Hereafter, only much more so. Ahead of man there is his dying, death, the grave, the gathering, the accounting, the scales and al-Siraat, followed by either Paradise or Hell. The blessed one will be the one whom Allaah saves.

When the pilgrim puts on the two garments of his ihraam, he cannot help but be reminded of the shroud in which he will be wrapped [after he dies]. This prompts him to give up disobedience and sin. Just as he has given up his regular clothing [for Hajj], so he has to give up sin. Just as he has put on two clean, white garments, he has to make his heart clean and white [pure], and keep his faculties clean and pure, uncontaminated by the stain of sin and disobedience.

When he says “Labbayk Allaahumma labbayk” at the Meeqaat [station of entering ihraam], he means that he has responded to his Lord, so how can he insist on still sinning and not respond to his Lord’s call to give it up? When he says “Labbayk Allaahumma labbayk”, he means, “I am responding to Your prohibition of it and this is the time I am giving it up.”

When he gives up haraam things during his ihraam, and keeps himself busy with the talbiyah and dhikr, this shows him how the Muslim should be. He trains himself to give up some things which in principle are halaal, but Allaah has forbidden them to him at this time [during his ihraam], so how can he violate the prohibitions of Allaah by doing things which are haraam at all times and in all places?

When he enters the Sacred House of Allaah, which Allaah has made a sanctuary for mankind, he remembers the sanctuary of the Day of Resurrection, which no one can reach without striving hard and making a concerted effort. The greatest thing which will keep a person safe on the Day of Resurrection is Tawheed and avoiding Shirk (associating others with Allaah). Concerning this, Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “It is those who believe (in the Oneness of Allaah and worship none but Him Alone) and confuse not their Belief with Zulm (wrong, i.e. by worshipping others besides Allaah), for them (only) there is security and they are the guided.” [al-An’aam 6:81].

Kissing the Black Stone, which is the first ritual to be undertaken, teaches the visitor to honour the Sunnah and not to oppose the laws of Allaah with his feeble reasoning. He recognizes that there is wisdom and goodness behind the laws and rituals which Allaah has prescribed for mankind, and he trains himself to submit himself totally to his Lord, may He be exalted. Concerning this, ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) said, after he kissed the Black Stone: “I know that you are only a stone and that you can neither benefit nor harm. If I had not seen the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) kiss you, I would not have kissed you.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1520; Muslim, 1720).

When he does Tawaaf, he is reminded of his father Ibraaheem (peace be upon him), who built the House to be a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety, and that he called them to perform pilgrimage to this House. And our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) also called them to perform pilgrimage to this House. Moosa, Yoonus and ‘Eesaa (peace be upon them) also performed pilgrimage to this House. This House was a symbol and a meeting place for these Prophets; how could it be otherwise, when Allaah had commanded Ibraheem (peace be upon him) to build it and venerate it?

When he drinks the water of Zamzam, he is reminded of the blessing which Allaah has bestowed upon mankind in the form of this blessed water, from which millions of people have drunk throughout the long ages, but it has never dried up. He is encouraged to make du’aa’ when he drinks it by the hadeeth which has been reported from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)” “The water of Zamzam is for whatever it is drunk for.” (Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 3062; Ahmad, 14435. This is a hasan hadeeth; classed as hasan by Ibn al-Qayyim – may Allaah have mercy on him – in Zaad al-Ma’aad, 4/320).

When he does al-Saa’ee, running between al-Safaa’ and al-Marwah, he is reminded of the trial endured by Haajir, the mother of Ismaa’eel and the wife of al-Khaleel [Ibraaheem] (peace be upon him), and how she ran back and forth between al-Safaa’ and al-Marwah, searching for water which would save her from what she was suffering, and especially so that she could give her little son – Ismaa’eel – water to drink. Since this woman was patient in the face of this adversity and turned to her Lord, this teaches man that doing this is better and more appropriate. When a man remembers the struggle and patience of this woman, it makes it easier for him to bear his own problems, and a woman who is of her own kind will find her problems easier to bear.

The standing (wuqoof) in ‘Arafaah reminds the pilgrim of the throngs of people on the Day of Gathering. If the pilgrim feels tired from being in a crowd of thousands, how will it be in the crowds of barefoot, naked, uncircumcised people, standing for fifty thousand years?

When he throws the pebbles at the Jamaraat, the Muslim trains himself to obey Allaah unquestioningly. Even if he does not understand the reason and wisdom behind this throwing (ramy), and cannot make the connection between rulings and their purpose, this is a manifestation of complete submission (‘uboodiyyah) to Allaah.

When he slaughters his sacrifice (hady), he is reminded of the great event when our father Ibraaheem submitted to the command of Allaah to sacrifice his only son Ismaa’eel, after he had grown up and become a help to him. He is also reminded that there is no room for emotions which go against the commands and prohibitions of Allaah. This teaches him to respond to what Allaah commands, as Ismaa’eel said (interpretation of the meaning): “ ‘O my father! Do that which you are commanded. In shaa Allaah (if Allaah wills), you will find me of al-saabireen (the patient ones).’” [al-Saaffaat 37:102].

When he comes out of his ihraam and things that had been forbidden to him once again become permissible, this teaches him about the consequences of patience and that after hardship comes ease. The one who responds to the call of Allaah will have joy and happiness, and this joy cannot be known by anyone except those who have tasted the sweetness of obedience, such as the joy felt by the one who fasts when he breaks his fast, or by the one who prays Qiyaam during the last part of the night, after he has finished praying.

When he has finished performing all the rituals of Hajj as they were prescribed by Allaah and in the manner that Allaah loves, he has the hope that his Lord will forgive him all his sins, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) promised in the hadeeth, “Whoever does Hajj for the sake of Allaah and does not have sexual relations (with his wife), commit sin, or dispute unjustly during the hajj, will come back like the day his mother gave birth to him. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1449; Muslim, 1350). This invites him to start a new page in his life, free of sin.

When he comes back to his wife and children, and experiences the joy of meeting them again, this reminds him of the greater joy of meeting them in Paradise. This also teaches him that the greatest loss is losing oneself and one’s family on the Day of Resurrection, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “The losers are those who will lose themselves and their families on the Day of Resurrection. Verily, that will be a manifest loss!” [al-Zumar 39:15].

We ask Allaah to help us to obey Him and to reach His House and to do all that He has enjoined upon us. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.



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'Abd-al Latif
11-16-2008, 07:55 AM
Hajj Lectures by Tawfique Chowdhury




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noorseeker
11-16-2008, 08:40 AM
JazakAllah khayran brother, beautiful reminder
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'Abd-al Latif
11-17-2008, 12:10 PM
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Hajj - by Bilal Philips
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'Abd-al Latif
12-03-2008, 12:34 PM
By Dr Saleh As-Saleh


00 Hajj and Tawheed
00 The Merits of the 10 Days of Thul Hujjah
01 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings
02 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Conditions Obligating Hajj
03 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Ability and Mahram for a Woman
04 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Delegating in Hajj
05 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Mabroor Hajj
06 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Hajj of the Child and the Insane
07 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Mawaaqeet of Hajj
08 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Ihraam
09 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Types of Hajj 1
10 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Types of Hajj 2
11 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Conditions of Al hadye Sacrificial Animal
12 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Menses in Umrah of Hajj
13 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Talbiyah
14 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Prohibited Things During Ihraam 1
15 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Prohibited Things During Ihraam 2
16 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Prohibited Things During Ihraam 3
17 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Prohibited Things During Ihraam 4
18 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Expiations for Violations in Ihram
19 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Forbidden Things in the Haram
20 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Entering Makkah Tawaaf 1
21 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Tawaaf 2
22 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Conditions of Tawaa 3
23 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Saee Hair Shaving or Shortnening
24 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Staying in Muzdalifah
25 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Leaving to Mina
26 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Rules on Casting the Pebbles
27 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings The Rituals on the 10th 13th
28 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings The Rituals on the 10th 13th
29 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Fawaat Ihsaar
30 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Pillars Obligations of Hajj Umrah
31 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Hadee and Udhiyah-1
32 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Hadee and Udhiyah-2 - Eligible Animal
33 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Hadee and Udhiyah-3 - Non-Fit Animal - Defects
34 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Hadee and Udhiyah-4 - Slaughtering - Food Ahlul Kitaab
35 Hajj Points of Benefits : Rulings Hadee and Udhiyah-5 - Offering the Sacrifice
36 Hajj - The Sacrificial Animal - Merits and Rulings
37 Hajj - Day of Arafah Falling on a Friday
38 The Eid - Rulings Sunan
The Eid Rulings Sunan
The Sacrificial Animal Merits and Rulings
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Re.TiReD
12-05-2008, 02:24 PM
The Takbîr for ‘Eid Al-Adhâ


Ibn Mas’ûd – Allâh be pleased with him - used to say the takbîr during the Days of Tashrîq thus:



Allâh is Greatest, Allâh is Greatest, none deserves worship but Allâh. Allâh is Greatest, Allâh is Greatest, and to Him is all praise.

Ibn Abî Shaybah, Al-Musannaf Vol.2 p74. Shaykh Al-Albânî said its chain of narration is Sahîh.


‘Alî – Allâh be pleased with him - used to say the takbîr following the Fajr prayer on the Day of ‘Arafah until the ‘Asr prayer of the last day of Tashrîq – he used to say it after ‘Asr prayer (then stop).

Ibn Abî Shaybah, Al-Musannaf Vol.2 p72. Shaykh Al-Albânî said its chain of narration is good.


See Irwâ Al-Ghalîl Vol.3 p125.

http://sayingsofthesalaf.blogspot.co...bering%20Allah
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Dua_e_Sehar
01-08-2009, 07:29 PM
Assalam Alaikum

Jazakallah khair...

Indeed performing Hajj is a great blessing for the Muslims..
I performed it last month....It was the best time of my life..words can't describe this awesome spiritual journey...alhamdulillah it was great .

May Allah(swt) give all the muslims this great, blessed opportunity and keep us all guided on the right path......ameen
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Pk_#2
01-08-2009, 07:36 PM
JazakAllaah khair.
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Selising
01-12-2009, 06:10 AM
Originally Posted by Dua_e_Sehar
Assalam Alaikum

Jazakallah khair...

Indeed performing Hajj is a great blessing for the Muslims..
I performed it last month....It was the best time of my life..words can't describe this awesome spiritual journey...alhamdulillah it was great .

May Allah(swt) give all the muslims this great, blessed opportunity and keep us all guided on the right path......ameen
May Allah give you and me Hajj Mabrur. I also went last month. Came back on 22nd dis. did u take pictures at masya'er? I wonder what are the orbs in my pictures at Muzdalifah. My boss experienced the same thing last year. Please visit my http://picasaweb.google.com/salwani/Haji2008

I will try to upload the pictures to this thread tonite.
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north_malaysian
01-12-2009, 06:28 AM
Originally Posted by Selising
May Allah give you and me Hajj Mabrur. I also went last month. Came back on 22nd dis. did u take pictures at masya'er? I wonder what are the orbs in my pictures at Muzdalifah. My boss experienced the same thing last year. Please visit my http://picasaweb.google.com/salwani/Haji2008

I will try to upload the pictures to this thread tonite.
which pics.... there are too many pics there lah... :D
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'Abd-al Latif
10-20-2010, 12:06 PM
:salamext:

Hajj seminar, by Abu Muneer Ismail Davids. Lecturer and author of the book "Getting the best out of Hajj". This one day seminar includes everything you need to know prepare, plan and perform your Hajj.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4
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muslimfirst
11-15-2010, 06:17 PM
Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 28, Number 45
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever performs Hajj to this House (Ka'ba) and does not approach his wife for sexual relations nor commits sins (while performing Hajj), he will come out as sinless as a newly-born child. (Just delivered by his mother)."
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'Abd-al Latif
04-03-2011, 09:52 AM
Hajj is better than charity

Question:
If a man has done the obligatory Hajj, is it better for him to repeat Hajj and do a naafil Hajj, or to give that money in charity?.

Answer: Praise be to Allaah.

The basic principle is that a naafil Hajj is better than giving the money that would be used for this Hajj in charity. But there may be cases where giving the money in charity is better than doing a naafil Hajj, such as if the money is spent on jihad for the sake of Allaah, or for calling people to Allaah (da’wah), or on needy people, especially if they are relatives.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said in al-Ikhtiyaaraat (p. 206)

Hajj in the prescribed manner is better than charity that is not obligatory. But if a person has needy relatives, then giving charity to them is better. The same applies if there are people who need his help. But if both of them are voluntary, then Hajj is better because it is an act of worship which is both physical and financial. By the same token, udhiyah (sacrifice on Eid al-Adha) and ‘aqeeqah (sacrifice offered when a baby is born) is better than giving the price of the animal in charity. But that is subject to the condition that the person does religious duties on the way, abstains from haraam things, offers all five daily prayers, speaks the truth, fulfils trusts and does not violate the rights of anyone.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Hajj and ‘Umrah are better than giving the equivalent amount of money in charity, for the one whose intention is sincerely for the sake of Allaah alone and does these rituals in the manner prescribed in sharee’ah. It was narrated in a saheeh report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘From one ‘Umrah to the next is an expiation for whatever came in between, and an accepted Hajj brings no less a reward than Paradise.’ Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1773; Muslim, 1349. And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘ ‘Umrah in Ramadaan is equivalent to Hajj.’ Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1782; Muslim, 1256.”

And he said:

“Whoever has done the obligatory Hajj, it is better for him to donate the expense of his second Hajj to the mujaahideen who are striving for the sake of Allaah, because when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked which deed is best, he said, ‘Belief in Allaah and His Messenger.’ He was asked, ‘Then what?’ He said, ‘Jihad for the sake of Allaah.’ He was asked, ‘Then what?’ He said, ‘An accepted Hajj.’ Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 26; Muslim, 83.

So Hajj comes after jihad. What is meant here is the naafil Hajj, because the obligatory Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam, so long as one is able to do it. In al-Saheehayn it is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘Whoever equips a warrior has taken part in the military campaign, and whoever takes care of his family (in his absence) has taken part in the military campaign.’ Undoubtedly the mujaahideen who are striving for the sake of Allaah are in the greatest need of material help, and spending on them is better than spending on a voluntary Hajj, because of the two hadeeth quoted above and others.”

And he said:

“It is better for the one who has already done the obligatory Hajj and ‘Umrah to spend the equivalent of the cost of a voluntary Hajj and ‘Umrah helping the mujaahideen who are fighting for the sake of Allaah, because jihad as prescribed in sharee’ah is better than a voluntary Hajj and a voluntary ‘Umrah.”

Shaykh Ibn Baaz was asked: Is it better to donate money to build a mosque or to do Hajj on behalf of one's parents?

He replied:

“If there is an urgent need to build a mosque, then he should donate his Hajj expenses voluntarily to help build the mosque because that will be of greater and more lasting benefit and will help the Muslims to establish regular prayers in congregation.

But if the need to spend the expenses of Hajj – I mean a voluntary Hajj – on building the mosque is not urgent because there are others who can help with that who are not planning to go for Hajj, then his spending on Hajj on behalf of his parents, whether he does that himself or appoints a trustworthy person to do that, is better in sha Allah. But he should not do one Hajj for both of them, rather he should do one Hajj for each of them separately.”

See Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz, 16/368-372

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:

What we think is that spending the money on jihad is better than spending it on a voluntary Hajj, because the naafil of jihad is better than the naafil of Hajj.

Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 2/677.

http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/36875
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'Abd-al Latif
04-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Recommended books for Hajj.










This book is two volumes, the first volume contains a very good explanation in jargon free, simple English on how to perform Hajj. It's an excellent book.

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sohail1234
03-19-2013, 06:20 AM
Assalam O Allikum
Yeas dear if Allah Almighty like and accept your efforts and prayer during the hajj then your all sin of life is forgive and you become like a new born baby. But it is only possible when Allah Almighty accept your hajj other wise no chance.
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sophiasaleem
09-30-2014, 06:43 PM
Assalam-0-Alaakum

Could some one tell me about the history of Hajj and on which date (in history) the Hajj actually started?

JazakAllah Khair
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farhan
10-01-2014, 12:50 AM
The History of Hajj

Question: I would like you to tell me about the history of Hajj and its rituals. For example, the Muslims perform saa’i, running between al-Safa and al-Marwah, which is what Haajar did. But with regard to the rest, I do not know their origins and I hope that you can tell me – such as the stoning of the Jamaraat, tawaaf, the standing at ‘Arafah, drinking the water of Zamzam, staying overnight in Mina and Muzdalifah, slaughtering the hadiy (sacrifice), etc. Thank you very much.

Answer: Praise be to Allaah.
One of the things on which there is scholarly consensus among all the Muslims, ancient and modern, past and present, is that Hajj or pilgrimage to the Sacred House of Allaah is one of the five pillars of Islam, as proven in al-Saheehayn from the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them both) and others.

It is well known that Hajj, like other acts of worship, involves special actions, and each of these actions must be done in the prescribed manner, such as entering ihraam from the meeqaat, tawaaf, saa’i between al-Safa and al-Marwah, standing in ‘Arafah, staying overnight in Muzdalifah, stoning the Jamaraat, slaughtering the sacrifice, and the other well-known actions of Hajj. All of these actions should be done in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). There are very many ahaadeeth which describe the Hajj of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him); these have been compiled by Imam Ibn al-Qayyim in Zaad al-Ma’aad and by al-Haafiz Ibn Katheer in his book al-Bidaayah wa’l-Nihaayah; these scholars have also explained the rulings derived from these ahaadeeth. The Muslim should pay attention to learning these rulings and acting upon them.

Then we should remember that the basic purpose of the actions of Hajj is to establish the remembrance of Allaah, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Then when you leave ‘Arafaat, remember Allaah (by glorifying His Praises, i.e. prayers and invocations) at the Mash‘ar-il-Haraam. And remember Him (by invoking Allaah for all good) as He has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were astray.

Then depart from the place whence all the people depart and ask Allaah for His forgiveness. Truly, Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.

So when you have accomplished your Manaasik [rituals of Hajj], remember Allaah as you remember your forefathers or with a far more remembrance. But of mankind there are some who say: ‘Our Lord! Give us (Your Bounties) in this world!’ and for such there will be no portion in the Hereafter…

And remember Allaah during the appointed Days. But whosoever hastens to leave in two days, there is no sin on him and whosoever stays on, there is no sin on him, if his aim is to do good and obey Allaah (fear Him), and know that you will surely be gathered unto Him”

[al-Baqarah 2:198-203]

And it was narrated that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “Tawaaf around the House and saa’i between al-Safa and al-Marwah and the stoning of the jamaraat were only prescribed so that the remembrance of Allaah may be established.” It was classed as mu’allaq by al-Bayhaqi (5/145) and narrated as a marfoo’ report, although there is some weakness in it.

So the Muslim venerates the rituals of Hajj because Allaah has commanded him to venerate them, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Thus it is and whosoever honours the Symbols of Allaah, then it is truly, from the piety of the hearts”

[al-Hajj 22:32]

Al-Bukhaari (1610) narrated that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) kissed the Black Stone and said, “Were it not that I had seen the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) kissing you, I would not have kissed you.”

Ibn al-Jawzi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said, whilst discussing and explaining the actions of Hajj:

“The background to these rituals is no longer present but the rulings remain in effect. These rituals may be confusing for some who see them and do not know the reasons for them, so they may say, ‘This does not make sense.’ I have explained the reasons for them as far as narrated reports go, now I will explain to you the meanings behind them.

Note that the basis for acts of worship is something rational and comprehensible, which is the submission of the slave to his Lord and obedience to Him. Prayer involves humility and submission, which is is what is meant by the word ‘ibaadah (worship).

Zakaah involves kindness and helping the poor, so its meaning is clear.

Fasting means suppressing the desires of the self so that it will be obedient to the One Whom it serves.

By honouring the House and going there, and establishing a sanctuary (Haram) around it are acts of veneration. Arriving there unkempt and disheveled is like a slave turning to his Lord in humility and submission, and that is clear. A person feels at ease performing rituals that he understands, and that motivates him to do them, but to achieve full submission there are some rituals that a person may not understand, so he will not be at ease and will not comprehend them. In this case the only motive is to obey the commands of Allaah. This is a greater form of humility and submission.” See Mutheer al-‘Azm al-Saakin (1.285-286).

If this is understood, then much of the history of the actions of Hajj before the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is not known to us. In this case it does not matter if we do not know. And there are some things concerning whose history a few indications are narrated in some texts; we will mention some of these here:


1 – When was Hajj enjoined? When did Hajj begin?

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And proclaim to mankind the Hajj (pilgrimage). They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant (wide) mountain highway (to perform Hajj)”

[al-Hajj 22:27]

Ibn Katheer says in his commentary on this verse (3/221):

This means: Proclaim (O Ibraaheem) the Hajj to the people, calling them to come on pilgrimage to this House which We have commanded you to build. It was mentioned that he said, “O Lord, how can I proclaim it to the people when my voice does not reach them?” He said, “Call and We will convey it.” So he stood in his maqaam (station) – or it was said, on the rock, or on al-Safa, or on Abu Qubays (a mountain) – and said: “O people, your Lord has taken a House, so come to it on pilgrimage.” And it was said that the mountains lowered themselves so that his voice could reach all parts of the earth and those who were still in the wombs or in men’s loins also heard, and everything that heard him, cities, nomad encampments and trees, and everyone whom Allaah has decreed should perform Hajj until the Day of Resurrection responded, (saying) Labbayk Allaahumma labbayk (Here I am, O Allaah, here I am. This is the summary of what was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas, Mujaahid, ‘Ikrimah, Sa’eed ibn Jubayr and others among the salaf. And Allaah knows best.

Ibn al-Jawzi, in his book Mutheer al-‘Azm al-Saakin (1/354) narrated something similar, but more briefly, and he attributed it to the narrators of Seerah.

This has to do with the history of the enjoining of Hajj before the sending of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). With regard to the enjoining of Hajj in Islam, there is some scholarly difference of opinion concerning that. It was said that it was enjoined in 6 AH, or in 7 AH, or in 9 AH, or in 10 AH. Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) was certain that it was enjoined in 9 or 10 AH. He (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in Zaad al-Ma’aad:

“There is no dispute that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not perform Hajj after he migrated to Madeenah apart from one Hajj, which was the Farewell Pilgrimage. And there is no dispute that that occurred in 10 AH… When the command to perform Hajj was revealed, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) hastened to perform Hajj with no delay. Because the enjoining of Hajj came at a later stage, in 9 or 10 AH, one might say, How can you prove that the command to perform Hajj was delayed until 9 or 10 AH? We would say that the first part of Soorah Aal ‘Imraan was revealed in the year of delegations (‘aam al-wufood), during which the delegation from Najraan came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and he made a treaty with them regarding their paying the jizyah, and the (ruling on) jizyah was revealed in the year of Tabook, 9 AH, when the first part of Soorat Aal ‘Imraan was revealed…”

Al-Qurtubi said in his Tafseer (2/4/92): Hajj was known to the Arabs. When Islam came, they were told about something they already knew and what was enjoined upon them was something they were familiar with…” See also Ahkaam al-Qur’aan by Ibn al-‘Arabi, 1/286. See also question no 32662


2 – Tawaaf around the House

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“and We commanded Ibraaheem (Abraham) and Ismaa’eel (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (I‘tikâf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer)”

[al-Baqarah 2:125]

This verse indicates that tawaaf around the Ka’bah was known at the time of Ibraaheem (peace be upon him).


3 – Raml

Raml means walking quickly with short steps. This is Sunnah for men but not for women during the tawaaf of arrival (tawaaf al-qudoom), which is the first tawaaf performed when one arrives in Makkah.

How did raml begin?

Al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh (2/469-470, 1602) and Muslim also narrated (2/991-992, 1262) that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came with his companions and the mushrikoon said, “There have come to you people who have been weakened by the fever of Yathrib. So the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded them to walk quickly (raml) in the first three circuits… According to another report, he said, “Walk quickly so that the mushrikeen will see that you are strong.”


4 – The water of Zamzam and saa’i between al-Safa and al-Marwah.

Al-Bukhaari narrated in his Saheeh (6/396-397, 3364) that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said:

Ibraaheem brought Haajar and her son Ismaa’eel when she was still breastfeeding him, to a place near the Ka’bah under a tree on the spot of Zamzam, at the highest place in the mosque. During those days there was nobody in Makkah, nor was there any water. So he left them there and left with them a leather bag containing some dates, and a small water-skin containing some water, and set out homeward. Ismaa’eel’s mother followed him saying, “O Ibraaheem! Where are you going, leaving us in this valley where there is no person whose company we may enjoy, nor is there anything (to enjoy)?” She repeated that to him many times, but he did not look at her. Then she asked him, “Has Allaah commanded you to do this?” He said, “Yes.” She said, “Then He will not forsake us,” and went back while Abraham proceeded onwards. When he reached al-Thaniyah where they could not see him, he turned to face the Ka’bah, and raising both hands, invoked Allah saying the following prayer:

“O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka‘bah at Makkah) in order, O our Lord, that they may perform As-Salaah (Iqaamat-as-Salaah). So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allaah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks”

[Ibraaheem 14:37]

Ismaa’eel’s mother went on breastfeeding Ismaa’eel and drinking from the water (she had). When the water in the water-skin had all been used up, she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty. She started looking at him (i.e. Ismaa’eel) tossing in agony. She left him, for she could not endure looking at him, and found that the mountain of al-Safa was the nearest mountain to her on that land. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she could not see anybody. Then she descended from al-Safa and when she reached the valley, she tucked up her robe and ran in the valley like a person in distress and trouble, till she crossed the valley and reached al-Marwa where she stood and started looking, expecting to see somebody, but she could not see anybody. She repeated that (running between al-Safa and al-Marwa) seven times.

Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “This is the (origin of) the people’s saa’i (walking) between them between them (i.e. al-Safa and al-Marwa).” When she reached al-Marwa (for the last time) she heard a voice and she said to herself “Shh!” and listened attentively. She heard the voice again and said, “O, (whoever you may be)! You have made me hear your voice; have you got something to help me?” Then she saw an angel at the place of Zamzam, digging the earth with his heel (or his wing), until water appeared. She started to make something like a basin around it, using her hand in this way, and started filling her water-skin with water with her hands, and the water was flowing out after she had scooped some of it.

Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “May Allah have mercy on the mother of Ismaa’eel! Had she let Zamzam (flow without trying to control it) (or had she not scooped from that water) (to fill her water-skin), Zamzam would have been a stream flowing on the surface of the earth.” And he said: “The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid of being neglected, for this is the House of Allah which will be built by this boy and his father, and Allah never neglects His people’…”

Ibn al-Jawzi said in his book Mutheer al-‘Azm al-Saakin (2/47): “This hadeeth explains the reason why it is called Zamzam, because when the water flowed, Haajar tried to control it (zammat-ha). The linguist Ibn Faaris said: Zamzam comes from the words zamamtu al-naaqah (I reined in the camel).


5 – The standing at ‘Arafah

Abu Dawood and al-Tirmidhi (883) narrated that Yazeed ibn Shaybaan said: We were standing in ‘Arafah in a place far from the mawqif [where the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stood]. Ibn Mirba’ al-Ansaari came to us and said, “I am the messenger of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who says to you: ‘Stay where you are (for it is also the place of standing), for you are standing in the area where your father Ibraaheem stood.’” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1688.

Many of the actions of Hajj stem from the time of Ibraaheem (peace be upon him), but the mushrikeen introduced some innovations which were not prescribed. When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was sent, he opposed them in that and explained what was prescribed for the actions of Hajj.

This is a brief look at the history of Hajj and the history of some of its rituals. For more information you could refer to the book of al-Haafiz ibn al-Jawzi (may Allaah have mercy on him) which is called Mutheer al-‘Azm al-Saakin ila Ashraf al-Amaakin – the whole of the first volume and the beginning of the second volume.

And Allaah knows best.

http://islamqa.info/en/30897
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sophiasaleem
10-03-2014, 11:33 PM
So, brother you are saying that the Hajj actually started on 6 AH, or in 7 AH, or in 9 AH, or in 10 AH. Imam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) was certain that it was enjoined in 9 or 10 AH. He (may Allaah have mercy on him). right?
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Afzalsheikh
08-30-2017, 07:48 AM
The Hajj is one of the five pilloars of Islam, and all able-bodied Muslims are required to make it once in their lifetime. The Hajj is seen as a chance to wipe fresh past sins and start fresh. Many seek to develop their faith on the Hajj
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azc
04-19-2018, 05:11 AM
Abdullah Ibn Umar (r.a) reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallaim said, "When you meet a Haajji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins."
(Ahmad)
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lifestyle
04-20-2018, 01:39 AM

Preparation and Provisions for Hajj

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azc
06-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “A Haji never becomes poor and destitute.”

(Majma’uz Zawaaid #5272)
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ZeeshanParvez
06-09-2018, 10:39 AM
Originally Posted by azc
Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “A Haji never becomes poor and destitute.”

(Majma’uz Zawaaid #5272)
Is that hadith authentic?

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Originally Posted by azc
Abdullah Ibn Umar (r.a) reports that Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallaim said, "When you meet a Haajji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins."
(Ahmad)
No reference number. And you did not take the caution to tell people it is a very weak hadith. Or you did not know. In which case you should not have shared it.

This was not the way of the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them). They would not narrate too many hadith out of fear of attributing something to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). This is how much they revered him (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam). This is the way of the Rightly Guided Caliphs.

You need to learn from them and adopt their way.

The hadith is very weak. Here is the Arabic of it

محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن البيلماني، عن أبيه، عن عبد الله بن عمر قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: " إذا لقيت الحاج فسلم عليه وصافحه، ومره أن يستغفر لك قبل أن يدخل بيته، فإنه مغفور له

إسناده ضعيف جدا. محمد بن الحارث الحارثي وعبد الرحمن ابن البيلماني أبو محمد ضعيفان، ومحمد بن عبد الرحمن البيلماني ضعيف أيضا، وقال عنه البخاري: منكر الحديث.

It has a very weak chain. There are two narrators in it who are weak. Regarding one of al-Bukhaari said he is munkarul hadith.

Please be careful when you attribute narrations to the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)
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Azzamisc
08-01-2018, 10:21 AM
Thanks for the info
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jawediqbal
08-31-2018, 11:43 AM
Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and is a very important act of worship. Hajj is a worship in which a person, during the days of Hajj being in the state of ihraam, goes to appointed places at appointed times and remember Allah through designed activities.

thanks for sharing good knowledge..
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FarrukhKhurshed
09-20-2018, 05:53 PM
There are five main pillars of Islam. there's something called:-

  1. Shahada (Faith)

  2. Salah (Prayer)

  3. Zakat (Charity)

  4. Ramadan (Fasting)

  5. Hajj


Fifth Pillar is Hajj . what about Hajj, The pilgrimage to the House of Allah once in the lifetime. If a person has a way to do it. Allah makes a way for them. And as a Believer we have responsibilities to follow these.
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