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    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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    Re: The virtue of Hajj

    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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    Re: Hajj

    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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    And verily for everything that a slave loses there is a substitute, but the one who loses Allah will never find anything to replace Him.”
    [Related by Ibn al-Qayyim in ad-Dâ' wad-Dawâ Fasl 49]



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    Re: Hajj

    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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    [Related by Ibn al-Qayyim in ad-Dâ' wad-Dawâ Fasl 49]



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    Re: Hajj

    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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    JazakAllah khayran brother, beautiful reminder

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    Hajj - by Bilal Philips
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    Re: Hajj

    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
    Hajj

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    Re: Hajj

    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.

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    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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    JazakAllaah khair.
    Hajj


    "Whoever lives amongst you will see much differing, so adhere to my Sunnah" Muhammad
    (صلّى الله عليه و سلم)

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    Re: Hajj

    Quote Originally Posted by Dua_e_Sehar View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Selising View Post
    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...
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    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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    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.

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    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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    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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    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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