Category: Hajj

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The Virtue of the Actions of the Hajj

Posted By : oasis/ 2918 0

Imaam al-Bazzaar -rahimahullaah- reported in his Musnad [al-Bahruz-Zakhkhaar] (12/317/no.6177):

“Muhammad ibn `Umar ibn Hayyaaj narrated to us: Yahyaa ibn `Abdir-Rahmaan al- Arhabiyy related to us: `Ubaydah ibn al-Aswad related to us: from Sinaan ibn al-Haarith: from Talhah ibn Musarrif: from Mujaahid: from Ibn `Umar, who said:

„I was sitting with the Prophet ﷺ in the mosque of Minaa, and there came to him a man of the Ansaar and a man from the Thaqeef, and they gave the Salutation, then they said: “O Messenger of Allaah! We have come to ask you a question”, so he said: <<If the two of you wish I shall inform you of what you came to ask me about; and if you wish me to withhold, and let you ask, then I shall do so. >>

So they said: “Inform us, O Messenger of Allaah.” So the man of the Thaqeef said to the man of the Ansaar: “Ask.” So he said: “Inform me, O Messenger of Allaah.” He said: <<You came to ask me about your leaving your house to proceed to the Sacred House, and what there will be for you for that; and about your two rak`ahs after the Tawaaf, and what there will be for you for them; and about your going between as- Safaa and al-Marwah, and what there will be for you for it; and about your standing in the afternoon in `Arafah, and what there will be for you for it; and about your casting small pebbles at the place of stoning, and what there will be for you for it; and about your shaving your head, and what there will be for you for it; and about your Sacrifice, and what there will be for you for it; and about your performing Tawaaf around the House after that, and what there will be for you for it, along with the departure (ifaadah). >>

So he said: “By the One Who sent you with the truth! This is what I came to ask you about.”

He said: <<Then when you leave your house to go to the Sacred House, your camel will not put its foot down, nor raise it, except that on account of it Allaah will write for you a good deed, and He will wipe away from you a bad deed. As for your two rak`ahs after the Tawaaf, then that will be like setting free a slave from the descendants of Ismaa`eel. As for your going between as-Safaa and al-Marwah after that, then that will be like freeing seventy slaves. As for your standing during the afternoon of `Arafah, then Allaah -the Exalted and Most High- descends to the lowest heaven, and boasts of you to the Angels, saying: ‘My servants: they have come to Me dishevelled from every distant place, hoping for My Mercy. So if your sins were as many as there are grains of sand, or as many as there are drops of rain, or as much as the foam upon the sea, then He would forgive them -or: I would forgive them. Return, O My servants, having been forgiven: you and whomever you supplicate for’. As for your casting small pebbles at the place of stoning, then there will be for you, for every pebble which you throw, [expiation] for a major destructive sin. As for your Sacrifice, then it will be stored up for you with your Lord. As for your shaving your head, then there will be for you for every hair which you shave a good deed, and a bad deed will be removed for you on account of it. As for your performing Tawaaf around the House after that, then you will perform Tawaaf having no sin upon you. An Angel will come and place his hands between your shoulders, and will say: ‘Act regarding what lies ahead of you, since whatever has passed has been forgiven‟>>.”

* Shaikh al-Albaanee -rahimahullaah- said in Saheehut-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (no.1112): “Hasan lighairihi.”

[Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood ibn Ronald Burbank]

Source: alitisaambissunnah

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From the Benefits of Hajj (& Umrah): Meeting the Scholars

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ost: We have the Noble Scholar Doctor Shaykh Abdul Razzaq Abdul Al Muhsin Al Badr with us on the line; he is in Medina the city of the Prophet. Please proceed Shaykh Abdul Razzaq.

Shaykh Abdul Razzaq: As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakatahu

Shaykh Fawzan and the host: wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakatahu

Shaykh Abdul RazzaqHayaak Allah Shaykh Salih.

Shaykh Fawzan: How are you?

Shaykh Abdul Razzaq: May Allah preserve you, may Allah bless you.

Shaykh Fawzan: How is your father?

Shaykh Abdul Razzaq: My father is good and he gives you the greetings of Salaam.

Shaykh Fawzan: May Allah give us all Salaam.

Shaykh Abdul Razzaq: Hayaak Allahu

Shaykh Fawzan: May Allah bless you

Shaykh Abdul Razzaq: In the Name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful. All praises belong to Allah the Lord of all that exist, and may the prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his Family and his Companions, all together. As to what follows:

From that which known; is that Hajj is tremendous obligation and a noble opportunity to meet with the people of knowledge and to benefit from them. I read in Siyar A’lam Al-Nubala in the biography of Abu Jafar Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir he said: Verily my desire to meet Amr bin Dinaar increases my Hajj because surely he loves us and he benefits us. And I read some notes also by Al-Dhahabi, may Allah have mercy upon him, he said there was a large contingent of students of hadith who would embark upon Hajj their motivation being meeting Sufyan ibn Uyaanah and other than him from the Imaam of the Scholars. Thus this is a noble opportunity while we are headed towards pilgrimage at the House of Allah the Haram. If we could have a brief look from our Shaykh, while we are now as the brother know at the end of this program, at the importance of honoring the people of knowledge, connecting with them, taking from them, and not proceeding them, and being diligent upon taking religious verdicts from qualified among them. I ask Allah the Exalted to bring about benefit through his knowledge and to make him firm upon his efforts and to be kind to him. Verily He answers the supplications. As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu.

Shaykh Fawzan: wa alaikum salaam wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakatahu.

That which you pointed out, that Hajj is an opportunity to meet the people of knowledge, yes this is correct. It is an opportunity to meet the people of knowledge from the East of the earth to the West of it. And this is from the benefits of Hajj. As Allah the Exalted said:

That they may witness the benefits (provided) for them. (Soorah Al Hajj 22:28)

Thus from the greatest benefits of Hajj is meeting the Scholars, and benefiting from their knowledge and their virtue, their love, and connecting with them. One of them could be in the East and one of them in the West and the people yearn to see them, so he comes to Hajj and they come to Hajj and thus they gather together. Therefore this is from the greatest benefits of Hajj, meeting with the people of knowledge, and the people of virtue, and benefiting from them, and renewing the love between the hearts. This is from the benefits of the great Hajj. Acquaintance between the pilgrims; between the brothers from the East and the West of the earth and benefiting from each other. Even the Scholars benefit from each other, by the reminders and the lessons, and presenting the problems between them. Not to mention the common people those who are in need of asking questions to the people of knowledge. At any rate this Hajj is a great opportunity. And this is from the divine wisdom in Hajj, there occurs the meeting between the Muslims from the East and the West despite their different colours, and languages, and understanding, and knowledge. Thus this one will benefit from that one.

Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee