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Virtues of Hajj

Jumuah Earmark: 12 October 2012

Topic: Virtues of Hajj

Forgiveness of Sins

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of pleasing Allah and does not utter any obscene words, nor commits any evil action shall return from it as free from sin as the day his mother gave birth to him.” (Bukhari #1521and Muslim #1350 – Mishkaat 1/221)

Hazrat Ibnu Shammasah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that we were present around Hazrat Amr ibnul Aas (Radiyallahu Anhu) when he was in his last moments. He cried for a long time and then related the story of his embracing Islam. He said: “When Allah caused Islam to enter my heart, I came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and said: ‘O Rasulullah! Put forth your hand that I may swear allegiance.’ When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) stretched forth his hand, I withheld my hand. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) inquired: ‘What troubles you O Amr?’ I said: ‘I want to lay down a condition that Allah shall forgive my previous sins.’ Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: ‘O Amr, do you then not know that Islam washes away all sins committed in disbelief, and that the Hijrah washes away all sins committed before it, and that Hajj destroys all sins committed before it.” (Muslim #121)

Hazrat Abdullah ibnu Umar (Radiyallahu Anhuma) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “When you meet Haaji (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, because his duaa for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins.” (Musnad Ahmad #5372, #6112, Mishkaat 1/223)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates from Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) that he said: “The Haaji and the one who makes Umrah are members of the delegation of Allah. If they make Duaa to Allah, Allah answers them. If they ask Allah for forgiveness, Allah forgives them.” (Sunan ibnu Majah #2892, Mishkaat 1/222)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once made Duaa: “O Allah, forgive the sins of the Haaji and forgive the sins of the one for whom the Haaji seeks forgiveness.” (Mustadrak lil Haakim #1612)

It is reported that Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu) said: “The Haaji has the forgiveness of Allah until the 20th of Rabiul Awwal. The one who he seeks forgiveness for is also forgiven in this time. (Ithaaf)

Jannah is the reward for a righteous Hajj

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Umrah to Umrah is an atonement for what is between it. There is no reward for a righteous Hajj except Jannah.” (Bukhari #1773, Muslim #1349, Mishkaat 1/221)

A Haaji will intercede on behalf of 400 hundred family members

Hazrat Abu Moosa (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “The Haaji shall intercede on behalf of 400 families or he said 400 people from his family, and verily does he return from Hajj (sinless) as on the day his mother gave birth to him.” (Musnadul Bazzar #3196, Musannaf Abdur Razzaq #8807)

Delegation of Allah

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) says that I heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying: “Three categories of people are the delegation of Allah: The Mujahid (fighter in the way of Allah), the Haaji and the one making Umrah.” (Nasai #2624, Shu’abul Imaan #3808, Mishkaat 1/223)

Spending in Hajj is multiplied 700 times

Hazrat Buraidah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “The expenses incurred during Hajj is like that incurred in Jihaad; multiplied 700 times.” (Musnad Ahmad #23000, Shuabul Imaan #3829, Musnnaf ibnu Abi Shaybah #12803, Kanzul Ummal #11824, Ithaaf #2386)

The Haaji will not experience poverty

Hazrat Jaabir (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “A Haaji never becomes poor or destitute.” (Mu’jamul Awsat lit Tabraani #5213, Musnnaf Abdur Razzaq #8818 from Hazrat Umar Radiyallahu Anhu)

Hazrat Abdullah ibnu Masood (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Follow up Hajj with Umrah because they remove poverty and sin just as fire removes rust from iron and gold and silver. And there is no reward for an accepted Hajj except Jannah.” (Tirmizi, Nasai, Mishkaat 1/222)

Jihaad for Women

Hazrat Aaisha (Radiyallahu Anha) says: “I asked Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) permission to go for Jihaad. Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Your (women’s) Jihaad is Hajj.” (Bukhari # 2875, Muslim, Mishkaat 1/222)

Hazrat Aaisha (Radiyallahu Anha) says that I asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) whether Jihaad is also obligatory upon females. He replied: “Yes such a Jihaad wherein there shall be no fighting. Your Jihaad is Hajj and Umrah.” (Ibnu Majah #2901, Mishkaat 1/222)

Warning for not performing Hajj

Allah says: “Hajj of the Baitullah is a duty man owes to Allah – upon those who can afford the journey. And whoever refuses to obey then indeed Allah is independent of the creation.” (Surah Ale Imraan V.97)

Hazrat Ali (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Whoever, possess the provisions (for the journey) and the means of transport to bring to the House of Allah yet he does not perform Hajj then there is no difference in him dying as a Jew or as a Christian.” To substantiate this, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) recited the verse: Hajj of the Baitullah is a duty man owes to Allah – upon those who can afford the journey ...” (Surah Ale Imraan V.97) (Tirmizi #812, Shu’abul Imaan #3978, Mishkaat 1/222)

Hazrat Abu Umamah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Whoever fails to perform while not being prevented from it by a definite and valid necessity, or by oppression from an unjust ruler, or by severe illness, and then passes away without performing Hajj, he has the choice to die as a Jew, if he so wishes or as a Christian if he so wishes.” (Sunanud Daarimi, Shuabul Imaan, Mishkaat 1/222)

Hazrat Abdullah ibnu Abbas (Radiyallahu Anhuma) has stated: “Whoever has sufficient means to perform Hajj and does not do so, or enough wealth making Zakaah obligatory on him, and he does not give it, he shall surely ask to be sent back into this world at the time of his death.” (Tirmizi #3316)

Other virtuous actions by which a person will earn the reward of Hajj

  1. 1.Serving one’s parents and looking at them with affection

Hazrat Abdullah ibnu Abbas (Radiyallahu Anhuma) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Whichever obedient son casts a glance of mercy at his parents, Allah Ta’ala will give him the reward of an accepted Hajj for every glance.” The Sahabah (Radiyallahu Anhum) asked: “Even if he looks at them (with mercy) a hundred times daily?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: “Yes (even if he has to look at his parents 100 times daily). Allah Ta’ala is the Greatest and Most Pure.” (Haakim)

  1. 2.Umrah in Ramadhaan

Hazrat Abdullah ibnu Abbas (Radiyallahu Anhuma) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) passed by Ummu Sinaan (Radiyallahu Anha) whilst on his journey for Hajj. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) asked her: “What prevented you from accompanying me for Hajj?” She replied, “My husband only has 2 camels. One he has used to make Hajj and the other is used to water the fields.” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) then said: “An Umrah in Ramadhaan is equal to performing Hajj with me in reward.” (Sahih Bukhari #1863)

  1. 3.Wudhu at home then going to the Masjid for Salaah in Jamaat

Hazrat Abu Umamah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “The who leaves his home to perform the Fardh Salaah in the Masjid with Jamaat having purified himself (performed Wudhu) earns the reward of a Haaji in the state of Ihraam and if he goes for Salaatud Duhaa (Chaasht Salaah) he will earn the reward of a person performing Umrah.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #558)

  1. 4.Salatul Ishraaq

Hazrat Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: Whoever performs his Fajar Salaah with Jamaat and then remains seated making the Zikr of Allah Ta’ala until (15-20 minutes after) the sun rises and therefore he performs 2 Rakaats of Salaah (Ishraaq) wil earn the reward of a complete Hajj and a complete Umrah. (Tirmizi #586)

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