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Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Divine Secrets of performing Hajj in Islam

The Divine Secrets of performing Hajj in Islam



In performing Hajj the following divine secrets are obtained:

·  Visiting those blessed places where Divine Mercy of Allah Almighty descends.

·  Being present in the Court of Allah Almighty.

·  Accepting the invitation of Allah Almighty just as Hazrat Ibrahim A.S. did.

·  Keeping alive the soul of the unmatched sacrifice whose foundation was laid by two great Prophets of Allah Almighty.

· Hajj is the only occasion where people from different countries, speaking different languages, of different tribes and colours all gather together in a dry open field, all covering themselves in two pieces of clothing, coming together with the same passion and desire, remembering their shortcomings and sins, shedding tears of sorrow and seeking the mercy of Allah Almighty

·Those Muslims who perform Hajj have the same feelings and passions revive in themselves that Hazrat Ibrahim A.S.  had four thousand years earlier.

·  It is very difficult for the outside world to understand how people from many different countries can all be dressed the same and speak the same language because each country has its own language, customs and manners. However, in Makkah during the Hajj people from all over the world are all dressed the same and all praise and glorify their Lord in the same way with the same words and actions.

·  It is also very difficult to gather Scholars from many different countries in the same place at the same time. But at the time of Hajj in Makkah, Scholars, philosophers and great minds from all over the world gather and exchange ideas an views on a variety of topics and subjects. This is also an important method in spreading the teachings and sciences of Islam to all corners of the world.

· After performing Hajj a Muslim tries to forget his sinful past and makes an intention to lead a pure, sinless life. In actual fact, this is a sign of the Hajj being accepted that a pilgrim makes a firm intention to perform good deeds and develops a hatred for sins and evil.

·  In preparing to perform Hajj a person’s worldly life is also improved. For example, before leaving for Hajj he makes sure that his family has enough money and supplies to last them until he returns. He pays back any debts that he owes to people, apologises to those he may have upset or have ill feeling towards, tries to make up with those he may have fallen out with and fulfils the rights of others that he may be owing.

·  Performing Salah with congregation (Jama’at) is a lesson in equality but the lesson we learn in Hajj is equality on an even greater level. This is because whether one is rich or poor, learned or illiterate, elite or common, all are dressed exactly the same, in the same condition, with the same passions and are all standing in an open field seeking the mercy of the Lord. There is no special or specific place for any person. Rather, wherever a person finds space is his place to stand.

·  Seeing this huge gathering reminds a person about the Day of Judgement as on that day it will be a similar situation with people of different colours, tribes and languages all standing before the Supreme Lord.

What is the meaning of Hajj and Order to Perform Hajj

What is the meaning of Hajj and Order to Perform Hajj

The literal translation of Hajj is ‘to travel to’ and ‘to intend.’ Muslims travel to Makkah with the intention of seeing the Holy Ka’aba and that is why it is called Hajj.

In Islamic terminology, Hajj means to wear an Ehram and perform certain actions like Tawaf of the Ka’aba and be in certain places (‘Arafat etc) on certain days to perform specific worships.

Order to Perform Hajj

In relation to the obligatory nature of Hajj, Allah Almighty states in the Holy Qur’an:


“...and performing the Hajj (pilgrimage) of this house, for the sake of Allah, is a duty upon mankind...”(Surah Aal e Imran Verse 97)

The fact that Hajj is obligatory (Fard) is made clear by this verse and from it we can also see that one who denies this is an infidel and non-believer. The person who has the means but does not perform Hajj is a great sinner as is made evident in a Hadith narrated by Hazrat ‘Abdullah Ibne ‘Umar (RA) who states that RasoolAllah (S.A.W) said,


“The person who has the means but does not perform Hajj will have the word ‘Kaafir’ (infidel) written on his forehead on the day of Judgement.” (Tafseer Ibne Abi Haatim Vol 14 Page 68)
Hajj is compulsory only once in a lifetime for those who are able to afford it. After fulfilling the Fard Hajj a person can perform as many voluntary (Nafli) Pilgrimages as he likes.

Allama Jalaluddin Suyuti (R.A) narrates a Hadith in his book Durr al Mansoor that when this verse was revealed a person asked RasoolAllah (S.A.W) , “Is Hajj compulsory every year?”  Upon being asked this RasoolAllah (S.A.W) replied:


“By Him in Whose control is my life! If I were to say yes then it would be compulsory each year. And if it is compulsory each year then you will not be able to perform it and if you do not perform it then you will be ungrateful. Therefore do not ask questions unnecessarily because the people before you were destroyed on account of asking their Prophets unnecessary questions and creating divisions amongst themselves. When I give you the order to do anything, do it as much as you are able to and when I order you to stay away from anything then stay away from it.” (Durr al Mansoor Volume 2 Page 390)

Where this Hadith reinforces the fact that Hajj is compulsory once in a lifetime it also proves that Allah Almighty granted His Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) such authority that if he stated something was allowed (Halal) it would become allowed and if he forbade anything it would become forbidden (Haraam).

Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441