5 Pillars Made Plain – Why Do Muslims Perform Hajj, Pilgrimage

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So yes, this house was built by Ebrahim and Ismail and a Muslim and they were generations before the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. But through time as we see the Arabs came from the descendants of Ishmael alayhis salam because he married from one of the ancient out of tribes. And over time, yes, there was polytheism that was practiced. As a matter of fact, during the time of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon them. They still revered the Kaaba as a holy place. But there were polytheistic practices that they did around the Kaaba. I live in mentions in chapter number eight, verse 35, and their prayer was nothing more than hand clapping and singing. So this is what a

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Lhasa kinda Watada is talking about how they prayed. But consider this, when the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him, became a prophet and came around the Kaaba, with struggle, and with hardships and the companions that follow him in secrets in the beginning, the converts to Islam, they still revered the Kaaba, as the original house and structure of monotheistic practices. And they did this with struggle. So what's interesting is to see how the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him renewed what was originally there, the practice of Islam, worshiping Allah alone, and as a matter of fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala when he told Ibrahim he said thought hit obey to the thought he feels

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and to purify the house for the ones that make the bow off. The ones that circumambulate around the Kaaba. Well, Amina will rock St. Jude, and the ones that stand in prayer and prostrate, and go into prostration and bowing. So looking at the greatness of this Kaaba and understanding how the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him, renewed something and didn't bring anything new, which is a manifestation and worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, when looking at why we make the pilgrimage. Why do we make hunch? Firstly, as we've mentioned before, to mention that this is a pillar of Islam, and it being a pillar, looking at the beautiful, beautiful reenactment of the

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Prophet Ibrahim on a Salaam and that of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about this in the chapter of Hodge chapter number 22, verses number 27 to 29, where he tells Ibrahim alayhi salam to call the people to Hajj. Now let's stop here. Ibrahim Alayhi Salam was with his wife hajer and hajer was a maid servant. He had a child named his smile. He took them to a barren land in the desert, which is known as Mecca. When he left them there, this is when Ebrahim on a Salaam left them and he came over periodically visit Hajj on his main and a Salaam. They grew up in this area when his smile became older. This is when Ibrahim visited him, and

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they decided to build the foundations of the Kaaba, when his smile was older and married. And there was a civilization there. Upon this, Ibrahim Alayhi Salaam was ordered to call the people to make the pilgrimage when looking at this Ebrahim was in a barren land, nothing there no vegetation, and Allah subhana wa tada told him to call out to the people where he says after the lemony chiffon regime what oven vanessi Bill hiji he told Ibrahim oven finesse as we hear the event he said oven call the people call mankind and ness bill Hadji to make the Hajj to make the pilgrimage yet to curry Jalan while a coolie Domini yet Tina min Khalifa Jenna me mean they will come to you by foot

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on every lien camel through every distant Valley. Why Leah shadow Maranatha Allah whom to witness what is beneficial for them? And that is the answer to the question Why? The primary answer to witness what is beneficial for them when you go to Malawi a Yemen Malou mat and remember the name of Allah in the well known days. So let's stop here. Abraham was ordered to call the people to Hajj and it was even mentioned that Abraham said how am I going to call the people they cannot hear me, Allah subhana wa tada being the all hearing the all wise the all knowing the All Merciful, totally Ibrahim, do not worry upon you as the call and it is our responsibility to bring the people and as

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he said that they will come by foot till today. We see people come from distant lands and their only goal in life when they reach a certain age is to make Hajj you will see that there are certain nationalities that

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They have a sense of bragging rights or they feel proud and happy, not have pride of belittling people, but they are happy that they have fulfilled this pillar that they have performed hides to where they have behind their name, hygiene. The pilgrim so Allah subhanho wa Taala has mentioned that there will be people that come walking in I have seen myself, people that felt that they fulfilled their purpose in life, because they have done this last pillar, they've done all four, but this last one, and they've come walking to Hajj, and those that are unclean camels, by vehicles, at from every distinct Valley. Being that people from all races colors, the universality of Islam is

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manifest. With this pillar, you will see people from all cultures that you will never meet ever in your life,

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performing hajj, performing this pilgrimage, to witness what is beneficial for them, as he says, and that is the ceremonial practices of being with your brothers from all over the world, worshiping a lot together, praising a lot together, crying together, turning to a lot together. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in these well known days, which we'll talk about, and then distributing the meat, and they mentioned the name of Allah and distribute the meat because they have sacrificed an animal which is on the 10th day. And Allah subhanaw taala continues to say what up to him will bear itself or care for kulu how often will bear itself up here and eat from it and also distribute

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the meat to the distressed and poor people. So here Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned the Ebrahim what to do and why he should do it, because it is a beneficial practice for those people to where they will, for example, slaughter and sacrifice an animal which is one of the practices, feed themselves and feed those that are distressed and poor. May Allah bless you all in this performance of Hajj and bless you with this beautiful opportunity to fulfill this journey of a lifetime as salaam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh