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What Is Hajj & Why Do Muslims Perform It
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
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Hajj – A Pillar of faith
Hajj is proclamation of Allah to the muslim, it is one of the Pillars of Islam and an obligation.
Linguistic: Set out for a place
Legal: Set out for Makkah to visit the Kaabah (House of Allah)
Many ask why muslims perform Hajj?
It is: –
• First and foremost a command of Allah (swt)
• A further submission to Allah’s will
• The fulfilment of one of the pillars of Islam
• An amazing Ibadah wherein the muslim completely submits his will to Allah making it an unforgettable experience, a spiritual retreat-
Which helps in attaining Taqwa.
Celebrates Tawheed (Oneness of Allah)
Remembering Allah constantly, increasing the Iman and nourishing the heart
Perfect place for doing good deeds and seeking forgiveness and Allah’s pleasure
Helps us to understand our purpose further
A step towards righteousness because hajj demonstrates and programs us toward good.
A practical demonstration of universal brotherhood – we are all equal but for our good deeds
Reminds us especially of Muhammad (saw), Ibrahim and Ismail (as)
If one knows its value and has the ability (financially and otherwise) to perform Hajj, they will not miss the opportunity.
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In this episode, we shall take two aspects about Hajj number one, we'll talk about what is Hajj
and we'll address the question of the people of other faiths. Why do Muslims perform Hajj?
Hajj literally means to set out for a place in an Islamic context. It means to set out for a place and that is the house of Allah Subhana Allah. Allah Kaaba
Allah subhanho wa Taala has given this as one of the pillars of Islam Hajj, my dear brothers and sisters. It is the fulfillment of the pillars of Islam.
It is it is an unforgettable experience. It's an amazing ibadah it's an amazing rebounder and an experience my brothers and sisters hudge if you really know about it, and if you're able to do it, you will never ever miss it.
it is a spiritual delight. It helps you to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala the people of other faiths. They asked this question, why do Muslims perform Hajj?
Well, in order to understand why do Muslims perform Hajj first of all we need to understand who is a Muslim, a Muslim is the one who submits his will to Allah subhanho wa Taala he does all things in accordance to the will of Allah subhanaw taala and this is the supreme reason.
This is the fundamental reason why Muslims perform Hajj is because it is the command of Allah subhanaw taala Allah says in Surah Allah marohn surah number three, I number 9697 Allah Almighty says that it is obligatory upon us, it is a duty that we owe to Allah subhanho wa Taala if we are able to do so
Hajj my brothers and sisters
it yields so many so many benefits, so many fruits. But the first and foremost reason why Muslims perform Hajj is because it is the command of Allah subhanaw taala. Now there are so many aims, goals and wisdom behind performing hajj in order to understand in a broader sense, number one
Hajj it takes you
to gain the consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala we see God consciousness through Hutch
in homage people get so close to Allah subhanaw taala because he submits, he submits his will to Allah subhanaw taala and he goes he goes away from the people to seek the pleasure of our last panel and that's how he seek God consciousness. Number one, number two, he celebrates the unity of Allah subhanaw taala he celebrates the union
80 of Allah subhanaw taala he is there for no worldly benefits, he is there
to declare the unity of Allah subhanho wa Taala point number three, he is there to signify the unity of brotherhood, the feeling of brotherhood. When you see, it's an amazing experience that people from different parts of the world come together in huge crowd, the largest gathering, you will see that your brother who's there whom you've never met, he might be from any parts of the world. So that signifies had signifies the unity of brotherhood.
The fourth reason, or the fourth point to ponder why Muslims perform Hajj apart from being it's the command of Allah subhana wa Taala we know that when we do hudge
we develop a programming towards righteousness.
You see, Islam is a practical religion. It helps you understand your own strengths. It helps you to arrange and provide you an avenue to practically demonstrate and program towards righteousness towards good and has given us an opportunity to develop this righteous programming a programming towards good and abstinence from bad.
Also, we perform hajj and we get the fruit, because we are in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Muslims when they perform Hajj during the time of Hajj, they are in the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala and the point is that we try to remind ourselves, the lives of the beloved prophets, especially Ibrahim peace be upon him is mine peace be upon him, and Mohammed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my dear brothers and sisters had such a beautiful ibadah of Las panatela such a beautiful act of worship, that we owe to Allah subhanaw taala and through which we also we also gain the the act of seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. You see, when we go out, only to seek His pleasure, we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala the Muslims, they know, they know. And
they have realized that we all sin. So we need we need to go back to our Creator and ask for our forgiveness for our sins, so that he may pardon us and you may develop our personality.
We, the Muslims, we do Hajj as an obligation,
if you're eligible to do so. So that we may remember, we may understand, we may ponder the day
that will surely come the day that all people from different parts of the world all the people will gather together and how much
it helps us to realize that day that we all will be gathered as we gather during the time of Hodge people from different walks of life, different backgrounds, they all come together in order
to declare the unity of Allah subhanaw taala and similarly, similarly people all the people they will be gathered one day and that is the day of the AMA. That is the day when all will be standing to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and give their accounts. Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed this beautiful act of Hajj as an obligation upon the Muslims
and by Allah, if the whole Muslim Ummah they perform Hajj
or if they don't perform hajj, it will never impact it will never, ever glorify or increase the glorification. Increase the status of Allah subhanaw taala if anybody denies or if anybody rejects this beautiful act of worship, even though even though he is able to do so, then Allah subhanaw taala says he is in need of any person. He is from his free from all needs. We do have to that we may develop in a better way.
so that we may become better Muslims so that we may become better human being, so that we may have and develop those understanding that we generally tend to forget. We perform hajj, we perform hajj, my dear brothers and sisters, in order, in order that we may get closer to Allah Almighty.
In this world where we are running and racing, and competing in the matters of world for this Jr, we need to retreat. Indeed, Hajj is a spiritual retreat. It's a spiritual retreat, which disconnects you from all the people which disconnects you from all the things and the engagements of the worldly affairs, and you go away,
only to seek the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.
So, there is so many things that we can understand and we can take the fruits from it, in order to convey to the people of other faiths. Why do Muslims perform hajj, as we have mentioned, my brothers and sisters, fundamentally, for a Muslim? For a Muslim, the command of Allah is enough. However, the impact that we have of Hajj on us is incredible. The benefits that we gain from Hajj is invaluable. My dear brothers and sisters,
Hajj is a duty,
that humanity, the Muslims, all to Allah subhanho wa Taala we, the Muslims are those who try to submit as much as we can to Allah subhanho data to the will of Allah subhanaw taala so that we may gain that spirituality, so that we may have the development in our God consciousness so that we can understand the purpose of our lives. Hajj, my dear brothers and sisters is a practical demonstration of universal brotherhood. It signifies it signifies that all the people,
all the people, they chant, the same slogan, they chant the same slogan love, bake, Allahumma bake your I am or my law. Here I am. Now we can actually Caligula bake, we associate no partner with you.
This is the slogan that they chant universally, they chant and through Hutch, we also cultivate the feeling that all are equal, regardless of their background, regardless of their status, regardless of their country, regardless of their color, regardless of their nationality. in the sight of Allah. Hajj also helps us to realize that all are equal in love with taqwa, except by God piety,
except by God consciousness, it is the only criteria that can take you up, that can increase and improve your status in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Hajj is an act, that if any person knows the reality of it, knows the importance of it knows the benefits of it knows the impact that he will have on it. He will never ever leave that act if he's able to do so. Allah Almighty, He provides
His mercy to those who perform hajj
and the criteria that the Muslims must do this obligation
are mainly two. Number one, he should be physically fit and he should be financially able to do so. If he has these two means there is no escape. There is no excuse for him not to do it. So why do Muslims perform Hajj is because fundamentally it is the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala with this we end this episode where aka Davina and it hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen
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