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5 Pillars Made Plain – What is Hajj, Pilgrimage
Channel: Abdullah Oduro
Series: Abdullah Oduro - 5 Pillars Made Plain
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What is this hedge that we are talking about?
Well, linguistically, hedge means to intend something to go somewhere in this particular case, you are intending to visit the Kaaba, the house of Allah, which is symbolized as the house of Allah. Allah does not literally live in this house. But it was a house that was originally structured by Adam and the pillars of pillars of it were raised by Ebrahim and Ishmael and his man, may Allah have mercy on both of them. These two prophets are the ones that raise it as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the second chapter of the Quran, and when Ebrahim and Ismail raised the pillars of Allah saying, robinair, Taco Bell Mina, that Verily Allah accept from us, verily You are the all hearing the all
wise. So looking at this, that this was something that was built by Ebrahim and Ishmael to serve as a central point for the Muslims to direct their prayer to, if you remember, when we talked about the prayer, we called it the fibula. When you walk into the mosque, you'll see the indentation in the wall of the mosque where the Imam or the leader of the congregation usually stands. That is called the Qibla. That is the direction of where the Muslims pray. So it's all directing towards this structure being the Kaaba. This shows the importance of the mosque, if we think about it, that the mosque has been termed as the house of Allah by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and also by
Allah subhanho wa Taala, when he mentioned that in these houses are the places where the name of Allah is Exalted, and no doubt about it, when you're in the mosque with 20 you know, other people 20 3100 sometimes for just one prayer. All of you are praising Allah, prostrating, bowing to him. This is definitely a place of spiritual purification, spiritual renewal, as we talked about reflection, renewal and redemption. This is definitely the place where that happens. So when you are going to the Grand Mosque, the most holy mosque in the world, with a prophet peace and blessings be upon him, that it is one prayer in this mosque is equivalent to 100,000 prayers, if one is sincere,
going to this house of Allah, traveling 1000s of miles to come to this house, to show respect to it, to visit it, to circumambulate around it, to pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala and to perform certain other practices, and this season is without a doubt, an understanding of why this has chosen to be a pillar of Islam.