Islamic Wisdom: The Spiritual Journey| The Pillar of Islam Hajj

“ There is only One God (Allah) & Allah alone is worthy of Worship”, the second major belief is Prophethood which is “Allah elected some righteous men to Guide Humanity towards Devine guidance & Muhammad(PBUH) was the Last Messenger of God” and the last major belief is Life After Death.

Read more about other pillars of Islam here;

The Islamic Pilgrimage Hajj:

According to Islamic rules and regulations, literally meaning “to intend a journey”.

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Importance of Hajj in The Quran & Hadith:

“When We made the House [i.e., the Ka’ba] a place of return for the people and [a place of] security. And take, [O believers], from the standing place of Abraham a place of prayer. And We charged Abraham and Ishmael, [saying], ‘Purify My House for those who perform tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer].” (Qur’an 2:125)

“Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of blessing, and guidance for Al-‘Alamin (the mankind and jinns). In it are manifest signs (for example), the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham); whosoever enters it, he attains security. And Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) to the House (Kaaba) is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, those who can afford the expenses (for one’s conveyance, provision, and residence); and whoever disbelieves [i.e. denies pilgrimage to Makkah), then he is a disbeliever of Allah], then Allah stands not in need of any of the ‘Alamin (mankind and jinns).” (Quran 96–97)

“And complete the Hajj or Umrah in the service of Allah” (Quran 2: 196)

“But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness. We shall soon admit them to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath, to dwell therein forever. Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” (Qur’an 4:122)

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“Islam is based on five fundamentals: to proclaim that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad (PBUH’s) is the Messenger of Allah, and to establish the prayer, and pay Zakat, to offer pilgrimage of the House [of God] and to fast during Ramadan.” (Sahih Bukhari)

“Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of Allah and does not utter any obscene speech or do any evil deed, will go back (free of sin) as his mother bore him.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

“O Allah’s Apostle! We consider jihad as the best deed.” However, “The best jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)

“From one ‘Umrah to another is the expiation for what is between them, and Hajj Mabrûr has no reward except Paradise.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Types of Hajj:

The Rituals of Hajj:

Important (Wajib) Acts of Worship During Hajj:

Read more about the ritual acts of Hajj here;

Dua’s & Azkaar For Hajj:

Common Mistakes to Avoid During Hajj:

Mistake 1: Changing the intention of Hajj

Mistake 2: Not changing the ihram clothes

Mistake 3: Touching or wiping over the Kabah or any part of Masjid-ul-Haram

Mistake 4: Doing multiple Umrahs

Mistake 5: Getting emotional at Jamarat

Mistake 6: Kissing Hajr-e-Aswad from Distance

Mistake 7: Thinking Dua is accepted at first glance of Kaabah

Mistake 8: Shouting Du’a in Unison

Mistake 9: Designating specific Du’a for different rounds of Tawaf

Mistake 10: Doing Tawaf on someone’s behalf

Mistake 11: Thinking praying 40 raka’t prayers in Madinah is compulsory

Hajj Experiences:

Final Thoughts:

Let us ask Allah for forgiveness.

And all praise and thanks are due to Allah, without Whose help and guidance nothing can be accomplished. May Allah bless you with happiness, success, guidance, health, and knowledge. May Almighty Allah give us the strength to follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and make us part of the group who is among the most righteous! Ameen.

Be patient with yourself. And Keep learning!!

Always start your day by renewing your intention that everything you do for yourself and your community, whether it be your acts of worship or daily chores. It all has to be merely for the sake of Allah (SWT) and also, I ask Allah (SWT) to make my work dedicated only to him and forgiveness from Allah (SWT), if I have got anything wrong. It is He who is the Hearing, the knowing.

I will be calmer, I will spread love as long as I can, I will live a spiritual life, I will do what I please no matter what and I will prove my theories.

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