Channel: Asim Khan
Uncovering some of the wisdom, benefits and lessons behind the epic Hajj Journey
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smilla Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad Yusuf vs Marina My bad. Haleakala once again Islam, Allah Kumar la hora carto. This is a short lecture in Sharla about the secrets of Hajj.
What does that mean? It means that the objective of this lecture is not to go through the the fitclub hatch, the do's and don'ts and the technical rulings, but to elaborate on the wisdoms and the lessons that we can learn from this amazing monumental journey is tradition of Ibrahim al Islam what kind of benefits are there behind the legislation of the hedge trip.
So, let us begin inshallah by speaking a little bit about the Kava. You see, the Kava is mentioned inside the Quran, but the way it's mentioned, Allah alludes to one of the secrets behind establishing the camel Allah says in the Quran
Giada loan capital beta, Rama, Tia manliness, Allah He made the Kava, and then he celebrated it by calling it albedo hot on the sacred house, tr manliness for a particular reason. The word clear man Inacio, I'm proud to be said it means Allah made the Kaaba
in order to bring the people together, so they could reform and rectify themselves. And that is why Allah made maccha which was a barren desert, a place of safety and security where people from all over the world could come to and visit okay. And so somehow this is, in fact something that we all know how many people do we know personally, that have been on Hajj and been deeply affected by it? Yeah, for example, Malcolm X, is had strip made him into Malik Chavez, he has made him see what was a true Islam. Many people want to go Hajj, they are overwhelmed with the science of Hajj, the ritual of Hajj and all of the acts of worship Allah Subhana Allah has legislated and it transforms them.
This is something alarming for our now what is amazing about the caliber is that the amount of people that visited the whole year round, on top of that the impact that it has on the people now you think about it, is there anything else in the world, like the caliber and attraction, a theme park or something that has the power to pull people from all around the world to come to it every single day of the year. And moreover, in their millions, and on top of that, to be able to affect them in the way that Hajj and Umrah affects people. Now there isn't. This is one of the secrets of Allah subhanaw taala.
building this house here in MK macabre MK tr manliness to be able to to bring his slaves closer to him. And it shows us that Allah has many ways to bring the slaves close to him. And one of the you know, really monumental ways is in the legislation of the Hajj journey. It is designed to develop and reformed people. In many ways. This is one of the objectives of this lecture to show you how hedge gives Terbium to the human being. What does that mean? It means how does the hedge reform and develop a person in many different dimensions from the perspective of their love for the money from the perspective of the body because the Hajj has so many rituals, which are physically demanding
from the perspective of spirituality? Yes, making the Tobia and all of the rituals making the bow off they all have especially the out of us handler as a huge spiritual impact on a person. Yeah, so in short, these are some of the ways that the hedge we will speak about how it impacts on a person.
There's one very interesting Hadith, the processor and he said that a loss of how the he sends down 120 pounds of mercy to an Kava every single day. 60 parts are given to the people making bluff 40 parts are given to the people making salah and 20 parts are given to people just staring at the cowboy
just staring at the cow You know how sometimes you make him fall off. There's people just standing there talking about people making taking selfies and all the rest of it. I'm talking about people just staring and amazement at the cat we're like, wow.
Yeah, the process that have said that they said they have to report this to us. And they said the chain is hassle.
There'll be the this is what Allah sends down every single day 120 parts of Rama
also we noticed upon a lot actually many of you may not know this
That there is actually a very scary Hudis about people who can go hatch but they neglect to go hatch. And in fact there's many people like this. The process of said read to you what that person said he said my mother will let me judge whoever dies and he had not performed Hajj while and we have not been Delica model don't have the sun also Barnum vardaman and there was nothing preventing him like being sick. Or an oppressive ruler who was preventing him. Oh, how to LA him or there was a pressing need? Thalia motala. He had insha in Sha, Yahoo, D and o in Sha nasolabial. He said if that that person, it doesn't matter whether he dies as a Christian or a Jew.
Imagine, yes. And this Hadith, a Shogun, he, he said it is has a new lady, meaning there are many different wordings of this Hadees which come together to support it to make it a good Hadith authentics Panama. What are the interesting things I found out as well about shibani police that in the very beginning when he spoke to Allah, and he asked a lot to give him some time on this earth. He made it very clear that his mission is going to be to misguide human beings. Yes. But there's one verse the scholar said that he believes in particular wants to make people neglect to perform the hatch.
The verse where he says, Fatima, Hawaii, Danny, the upper Odin, Allah home surah topple Mr. Payne. He says because of how you misguided me as foreigner This is the police. He said he blamed Allah for his own mistake. He said because of how you misguided me I will sit in ambush for them. Serato pal Mr. key on your straight path. Some of the scholars of the city said he believes was referring to the paths that lead to the destination of Hajj
is because he believes he knows how beneficial the Hajj trip can be for a believer and based on that he is very eager to prevent people from making the Hajj now on the on the flip side you know the professor also he also said an authentic hadith Sahih Bukhari
that whoever performs a hedge Okay.
All I'm yes. Okay without any kind of immorality, or I'm your foot what am your foot without any kind of being intimate with his spouse, then Raja koyomi, while added to omo that he will return home like the day his mother gave birth to him which means what? Which means he will return home with guaranteed forgiveness from every mistake he ever made in his life. It was part of some some scholars, okay, and they said this is a hadith alarm. They said that there are some sins a person cannot get forgiveness from except on the day of alpha.
That's the only time you can have certain sins forgiven. If you come on alpha, that is the day where you will be able to find the forgiveness of those sense of problem Allah give us Sophia to make this journey and to make it over and over again menial of anatomy.
Historically speaking the Hajj, though, it is one of the five pillars, it is the last of the five pillars. Yes, we know that the person whom he only made how many had in his life.
know one, one and only has the person who meets okay. You will know which year he made 100.
And I don't have any chocolates on offer today. Let's still try.
What do you think?
Was it at the beginning when it came to Medina
in his final year?
Okay, this is an opinion actually. There's an opinion that it wasn't a 10th he did end in the final year of his life and only after a few months, okay. The person actually passed away. Yes. Now what we know is that Allah Subhana his spot he sent a verse down on the day of alpha Aloma committed to Allah convenor komitmen to Allah Kumar Mati or Aldi to recommend Islam, Deena, this verse inside circle nine, I believe, verse number three or four, Allah said today, and this is the day of alpha and the person who is addressing all of his followers here. They said there were 100,000 Muslims, they're a great spectacle to have been seen. And he said, This verse came down with Allah said,
Today I have completed my attempt to I have completed for you your religion, and I have perfected over you my favor.
And I am satisfied for you Islam as your religion, meaning the only religion I am satisfied for you with is the religion of Islam.
So the scholars said that Allah chose to complete his religion with the legislation of the hatch. And he chose to seal the mission of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam with the legislation of the hatch, this is how important that is, historically speaking on the perspective of the five pillars from the perspective of rewards and from the perspective of the sin of neglecting it as well.
There's another beautiful Hadith is well, the person said Allah should judge you will learn Mao was the love. This is one for people that are going to visit soon. The person who said that they should judge people that making Hajj one, or mom and the people making Ramadan, they are the special guests have Allah in their own agenda. If they call upon Him, He will respond, why this stuff are over for Allah. And if they ask Allah to forgive them, Allah will forgive us. Based on this amount of azealia Rahim Allah He said that, you know Cipolla, just speaking about this makes me want to go live
in Malmo has actually said that if the person who said that we are like the guests of Allah, and Allah called that place his house, then when a person a believer comes there, he should feel like he's in a guest in the abode of Allah. And when a person is inside the abode of another,
and doesn't find the company of that person, he only longs to meet him. So he said, those who make the journey to hatch, they are the guests of Allah. And that should only increase them in wanting to see a lone European that being they're going around the Kaaba, doing all the rituals should only increase the V said in a show, the yearning to see a lot of hands on Yeoman pm.
This is one of the benefits of this Hadeeth is well, they said about this, how deep it is, it has a strong chain of narrators.
Now, this is the real discussion we want to have now. How does the hedge impact on a person? And how does it develop them? How does it change a person here, your mama has an irrational law in here Luma Dean, he said that a human being he struggles with three things in his life, meaning These are three most common
difficulties, spiritual difficulties that a person will face in their life. Number one, is arrogance. Number two, obsession with the dunya. And number three, is the constant need to enjoy and gratify himself. What were they again? Number one,
obsession with dunya. And
yes, the constant need to gratify themselves. If you just think about this for a split second you think you know that's all true is people they struggle with Arabs, they find it difficult to be humble people and one of my relatives he said last year,
one of his colleagues, okay, she's a teacher.
They have been colleagues, okay, for a long time in this in this school, she got a promotion. And she became head of department. And he said since that day, until today, it's been a year. She doesn't speak to me in the same way anymore. She will speak down to me. Okay. She will say the most silly things sometimes in order to try and undermine me. What happened? He didn't change. She changed. Why? Because of a little promotion. Here, human beings a struggle with this big time, arrogance. The second one is obsession with the dunya how many people they panela they just love to shop and love retail therapy. And the people the biggest ambitions in the life is to see is to have
great holidays, ie nice foods, okay, and to wear nice clothes seriously, out for how many people is that their main ambition in life, to do those things have been done your obsession with the world. And the third thing constantly to please and to gratify themselves here. Human beings. They love to spend most of the time doing what they call hobbies, okay, enjoying themselves from one enjoyment to another enjoyment for most people that is the routine in their life. They don't like to do anything except that which gratifies them
To the point that they don't like to help other people, because they don't find it something which satisfies the onus is so, then Mr. mahasaya, want to read, read to you what he said, basically, this, he said, a person needs to be clear, and know that the only path that leads to Allah is through the disciplining of the soul from his desires, and the need to constantly satisfy it. Such that one becomes content with living with the bare necessities and favors instead devoting himself to the worship of Allah in every moment of activity and rest. Yes. So he's, he's basically laying down a premise here, that this is what human beings struggle with. And the way they're going to
reach Allah is on a path
whereby they have to control all of these things, they have to overcome these desires, and they have to favor instead living with literal and devoting themselves to the worship of Allah, how is a person going to achieve this?
This is where the Hajj comes. Okay, this is where the Hajj discussion comes. So for example, let us begin discussing some aspects of Hajj, the main part in the harem Okay, now people can just get a show of hands how many people are STB normal before?
Of course. Is
that gonna help sir? Nobody has any how many people? Okay, so most most of you, Mashallah have been? Yeah, like separate from you all.
We know that when we go if you're going to Makkah first we go to didn't get that you have to
assume that you have to get into the state of Rome. If you come from Medina.
What is that all about? Why is it that you know when you enter into that area, things have to change. You have to dress in a particular way for men, and certain things become haram which will which were completely fine to do. You see, one of the wisdoms behind this is to show you that what takes place inside this area
is more valuable and meaningful to Allah. And for you to recognize that you have to change something about yourself.
When you wear the clothes themselves, okay for men, the two unstitch garments, what's the purpose behind that?
He says follow this going back to the idea about a mugger in particular being a very unique place where things they mean much more to Allah is very scary and durational. So that are the long term
in the Massoud said, okay, that there is no place in this world where Allah holds you to account for just intending to do a sin, except for Makkah. And then he recited the verse and certain hedge, may you read the law, who may you read the fee Bill had the middlemen do the other when Allah said, Whoever intense to violated with some oppression, we will let him taste a painful punishment. Notice the words may you read whoever intense.
You just think about doing something bad is possible that Allah would punish you just for that is that is how sensitive that is. And you know, it's probably not our job when the hedge was over. Okay. He would try to chase you chasing the people out of Makkah.
He would go to people of Yemen, you say people of Yemen, go back to him, people Iraq, go back to Iraq, or Syria, go back to Syria. And then he said, Hashi to a year and a sinasabi had a bit he said because I fear that people will lose the novelty of this place. They will just think of this place as another place but it's not another place This place is unique. So, he will literally tell people not to come to leave straightaway after they hatch. So this is the for the wisdom the headmaster or the long term.
Okay, so they have Okay, what what are some of the wisdoms behind wearing these unstitch garments from the wisdom of the ashram, my brothers and sisters is in order to remind the person okay to be a humble human being. This is very powerful, in fact, because the way you dress affects your psychology agree or not.
Imagine for example, for a moment that someone dressed you up like a king, put a robe on you. Fantastic crown, made you sit on a throne, you know what would happen? You start to order people around as if you're a king. Okay? You're not a king. It has been dressed up like a king. But you know what, you will start behaving like a king. Do not. Yeah. So here are the schrom wearing those garments. Okay? Is
way of breaking your knifes and making you into a more humble human being. Now what is amazing is that the Hajj requires you to wear it for a number of days. Okay?
And as you will if you don't if you only have one pair, okay, some people don't take a second
they're not wearing the same one, okay? Four days, what happens to it, it starts to come dirty, starts to become a little smelly. starts to fray around the edges, and then the person arrives on your way out
with this slightly dirty, frayed looking garment that he's only dressed in.
And then he calls out Allah subhanaw taala. Look at this Allah subhanho wa Taala the person told us a lot he boasts to His angels about your frail state. In the holidays, the person said this had a three reported by admission, bad news, say in the law, you bet he'd be any out of a summer. Truly Allah He boasts about the people on the plane of alpha to the inhabitants of the sky for your kulula home. And he says to them, all the little Isla de Burgh aegir only short earthen Oberon. He says look at these, they have come to me, short on Thorburn that they have come to me, disheveled and dusty. Yeah, disheveled and dusty, that Allah Jelani, he looks upon you, and he celebrates the fact
that you know, you have come to him in this state of humility.
Another benefit of the of the brothers and sisters is
the shrouding of the shout of the day you will die is very similar to the shroud that you will have to not is when it's called as to make a connection here that these you know the wrap yourself up with these two governments as a reminder that one day you will be wrapped up in them when you are being buried in your grave as well. sopran a lot.
then, is another discussion to be had, there's many rituals inside the hedge where a person he cannot use his mind to grasp the Musalia the interests and the benefits of them. Like what's the point of doing these things for example, making cloth around the cabin seven times why second emulate the cabin seven times that was was to do with that? What's the benefit behind that? We thought about that. What's the what's the benefit in you know, throwing the pebbles on the stone? pitous What's the benefit behind that?
Why do we do these things, certain rituals in hajj is very difficult for example, Zakat
that makes sense give you money, poor people benefit, okay and poverty alleviated fasting a lot harder said Do you already know Amarillo Kuta Bali coo coo coo coo coo coo coo coo
the tone the reason why fasting is prescribed is the hopefully you will attain a spiritual fruit called taco it makes sense you know, you leave your desires for food drink and intimacy and you end up becoming closer to God makes sense. But when it comes to hedge throwing the pebbles okay making glofx seven times even I remember spawn when you make the off especially in a hedge is all congested is dangerous people get squashed
I mean if you if you go for the Blackstone philosophy
but generally speaking the it can get so crowded in so hot you can start to suffocate people who are claustrophobic you don't feel sorry for you. So you know, despite that perceived harm Why did Allah Allah Allah legislate the dwarf off? Here? Okay, Mama zarahemla. He made an interesting point. He said the hatch has rituals, which no Apple can grasp. Okay? In order to teach a human being, that he needs to submit his intellect to the will of Allah subhanaw taala. A person needs to learn how to Allah will have to soon obey Allah and obey the messenger, a person needs to learn a la jolla animal and to let that Allah knows and you don't know. So Allah made certain acts of worship, almost
impossible for the human intellect to grasp the benefit behind them. And in that there is a benefit that a person learns to trust in Allah.
To trust in Allah to obey Him, even if he doesn't understand the wisdom behind why I asked him to do certain things. See, slowly, slowly, we're now realizing how the hedge will help a human being overcome those three you know,
Rate challenges that he faced in his life. Okay, so this is about some of the rituals, then about the journey. Okay? I mean you have to journey all the way there first, okay to Mecca and then within the Hajj you go from Mena, okay, to alpha, Muslim, back to Mina, all of these travel. What's the benefit behind this? What's the benefit behind this? Someone's got, as I said, Here, the benefit is number one,
because through journeying, the body becomes tired and fatigued. I mean, even if you take the coaches, okay? The congestion, okay? The long hours the heat, it ties a person, fatigues a person, and in that moment of weakness, okay, the slave, his knifes becomes weak as well. His soul becomes weaker. For example, if you if you if you find, you know,
people on on their deathbed, for someone who's very sick. Again, in those moments, they're more likely to say, you know what, I think I believe in Atlanta. Do you have a story of shahara Henry and his father, I don't know about this.
They said he said himself, my father and he very arrogant. He wasn't a good except my dour.
And I gave him now for a number of years. Until the very end where my father was on, okay was in hospital on his deathbed, basically. And at that moment, he said that the time has come down. You need to believe in Allah say the Shahada. And in that moment, he said the Shahada
so they said about the journey and Hajj is it designed in order to weaken, inquisitiveness in order to to break the knifes so it can come closer to Allah subhanaw taala. Also, they said the idea of journeying, okay, from place to place, is in order to reinforce the notion that we are all on our ultimate journey to Allah subhanho Donna, that just like you are traveling in hajj in order to gloat to get closer to Allah, don't forget that your life is a big one big journey in order to come close to Allah subhanaw taala also they mentioned spatola that when a person leaves his family and friends and relatives behind in order to go to hatch, that he should in fact be telling himself that I am
not leaving them behind. But I am also trying to leave behind my bad habits and my mistakes are made in my life. And I am now facing Allah subhanaw taala and a new life of obedience and worship of Allah subhanaw taala Okay, these are some of the reasons behind the journey. And finally, inshallah
finally is from the cell.
Going back and forth from Safa. Juan Manuel, what is what's the benefit behind this we know is a tradition
of hajat, the wife of Ibrahim alayhis salam, and the story of his family. But putting the history to one side, is there any benefit behind this going back and forth. I remember the first time I went for Ramadan,
my parents took us in Ramadan.
And that didn't really know too much about how to the Amara. So I was doing the Salah with my father, and my younger brother was doing it with my mother.
So Mashallah, we don't want to 34561 we on the other side, we saw my mother with my younger brother. And we said which number are you on? She says number two. So now can you hear number two? We are number seven. She said yeah, one two
is that no it's one
that okay is pharma
Sharma what's the benefit of this, especially the running in the middle as well. Some of the scholars panelists said, one of the benefits of the sanity
of tuning in first froing is a Think of it like a subject who goes back and forth to the cost of the king. He comes to the king with some need and the king gives you instructions and he goes away. After fulfilling them or making some mistakes, he returns back again. And this is his life back and forth. He said in the same way, the believer this his relationship with Allah. He comes to Allah to seek His forgiveness and to ask his blessing. And then he leaves only to return after making some mistakes and some shortcomings to once again seek the blessings and the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala and said this is the same reminder of these things. In conclusion, inshallah, we'll
leave it to some questions. What we learn from this short lecture, my brothers sisters, is that the Hajj is a monumental journey. And it is a tradition that has so many benefits and wisdoms built inside of it. And at the core is the idea of developing the believer in many different dimensions. I forgot one dimension and that is
Love for money. One of the brothers sitting in this gathering, Marsha is going on hedge is taking his family, big family and his mother and father as though he said I'm going to hedge my family's eight of us it'll cost us 45,000 pounds.
45,000 pounds, Marsha.
You know there's a verse in the Quran, Atlanta now a little bit.
Don't quote me metocean boon. Allah says in sort of Milan, you will not attain piety until you spend from that which you love.
See, the Hajj is always going to be a costly affair.
Fair enough is more costly today than it was before. No doubt, but the idea of having to spend your money in order to worship Allah, what does it do? It proves that you know what you truly do love Allah. Because as the saying goes, you put your money where your mouth is, right? So if you're truly going to spend 1000s of pounds in order to come closer to align the hedge, what does it do? It only illustrates that you know what inshallah, inside of you there is there is piety. So, the way it develops therefore, is it develops you on account of your relationship with wealth.
It develops you on account of your physical body, because in the hedge, you have to walk around a lot, okay, you have to enjoy a lot. This is another thing, it develops you on account of your spirituality. A person through all of these rituals will gain a closest to Allah like never before. But also it develops you on account of your
your character. Because Allah Allah said, the person said that you have to perform Hajj la ratha Allah for suka coffin hedge, you can't be immoral in decent during hedge. And that's the most difficult time because you know what? Meet people all around the vote. Okay. Some people that don't believe in the you know, what's the word I'm looking for?
discipline, courtesy. I don't believe in Thank you. Hi, bye. They believe in push and shove. That's very, very high and by.
Okay, so for you to keep calm, enhance, and to enjoy all of those difficulties. are either difficulties you experience at the hands of other people? What is that? What is that going to do that's going to build your luck or not, is going to build your tolerance for the annoyance of other people.
Okay, so all in all of these ways, there's the hedge it impact on a person to develop them, to bring them closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And to make them a better believer, we ask Allah subhanaw taala that those of us who have performed the hedge and armor to accept it from us, and to give us the trophy and the means to go again. I mean, those who have not been we asked a lot to guide them, and to give them the means to fulfill the Hajj journey, or there was a loss of Milan, Amina Mohammed, while he was here, the main balclutha.
Any questions? anyone wanted to ask anything?
Again, this is not about the physical hedge. Okay, so don't ask me if you comb your hair too hard. What should I do?
Any questions? Yes.
The virtues of being hard for somebody else. So
insha Allah, if you do the Hajj for somebody else, okay. You will get a copy of the reward as well as that person as well.
Yes. Number two, if that person was from your family, like your father, your mother or relative, then you would have the added the added reward of Scylla to Russian Okay, of key of helping someone from your family is well, yes, he became a foreigner. He mentioned something very interesting, because some people they don't want for a better word, get into the business of doing harm to other people. How much better becomes like a business. So the football hat they said, is it permissible for a person to take money to do Hajj on behalf of somebody else? I don't know if you're aware, but this is like some people do this. Okay. They say give me the money. I'll do the Hajj for someone so
who wasn't able to do
everything? I said that if a person takes money, so he can do the Hajj for this other person, it is fine.
But if he does Hajj in order to make money, this is not right. This is the difference between the two.
In the first case he intends to get money. And this in the sorry in the first case he intends to do the hedge and the second case he intends to use the hedge in order to make money yeah
So this is this is something charged to make mention of Georgia law. Yes.
That's correct. Yes.
Okay, so we have a question here about doing more than one hedge. Is it
recommended for a person to do more than one hedge? A simple answer to this is Yes, it is. And the proof of this is that the scholars of Islam the companions, they will do Hajj every single year. Yes. And some of them would make the journey even if they were not living in Mecca or Medina to make the Hajj Eman, the fukuhara the Ummah, Malik Imam, Shafi hanifa. Okay. They will not do Hajj every single year. In fact, the scholars, they would make it a point of meeting other scholars during the hedge because they knew that they would meet them there, because they were always making hedge. The question, however, arises is, what if my extra hedge comes at the expense of somebody else's first
hedge? Is this what you alluded to perhaps?
Okay, let me get to that one by one, then the Sharma. The first question is, what if my extra hedge comes at the expense of somebody else's first hedge?
Their response to that? Is that even possible?
Think about it, each country, Muslim country has his quota, we have our quote. And once our coaches are reached, then the people of this land cannot go on hedge the extra people that kind of go and hatch, ie our hatch, and doing hatch, whether it's the first or second time, in a way, it doesn't really affect somebody else's hatch. For example, in Indonesia, the way they hatch works is that they have
a waiting list. And the waiting list is 10 years long.
So if you want to go hedge, you put your name down. Okay, they have a saying in Indonesia, if you want to be religious, you got to decide 10 years before?
Yeah. So if your name down, and then the government pays for you to do your hedge,
they pay for you to do. Okay, so will my hedge somehow stopped somebody else's? It seems very unlikely. Is it seems very unlikely to think of it like that.
However, the people who should think about that, and other people going on heads is the people in charge of the hatch. Yeah, to get the the people in charge of the hedge, they are the ones who need to look after the interests of the whole oma as a, as a whole basically, as for us, we should try to do as much as as possible. As the second question was spending $5,000 a hedge? And it's your second hedge? Why not give that 5000 pound to
some poor people? Isn't that better?
What do you think?
You shaking it away shaking it.
He had an odd reason.
he disagreed just for the sake of disagree. What do you think? Why is it?
Why doesn't that make sense?
Very good. Okay. Mashallah. So, at least we pride out.
So the answer, okay, from Ali, is that the way we define what's better,
is based on the criteria of the Quran and Sunnah.
And if the heart is going to give you the opportunity to have all of your sins forgiven, come closer to Allah in a way like never before change reform your character like never before, then, of course, this would be better than giving 5000 pounds to challenging unless, hypothetically speaking, giving that 5000 pounds to charity would have the same impact on us spiritually as going on Hajj, in which case it will be an individual judgment. But generally speaking as a as a hard and fast rule. Okay, how does all the way up there?
Just because you're not helping anyone else on a humanitarian basis, it doesn't mean that it is less virtuous than a humanitarian course. This is an important lesson. Sometimes the spiritual cause is more important than humanitarian one but you know what's better than that? Is to do both 5000 pound
Allah, Allah Yes.
yes, yes. Very good.
Okay, go ahead. Yes, Daddy's mentioned was about the person saying or going on hedge, okay will not make someone poor person will not face poverty. Okay the question here will be accepted or have the same reward if you go without paying off your debts. Okay, so the question here is about is it even feasible to go on Hajj whilst you're in debt? Here the scholars speak about types of debt. Okay? The first type of debt is that which is due now, okay, someone gave you 10,000 pounds, you have 10,000 pounds in your account, the 10,000 pound is due to be paid back this year. And you go ahead. So you and you go on the luxury one is seven and a half 1000. Maybe there's a 10,000 pound load? No. Okay,
so you spend all your money on that, then it came to pay to pay the debt?
it's got to sit No. In that case, you are not obliged to go and hide in the first place because the debt has reduced your means to a point that you are incapable of going much as for long term debt, like for example, some paying the student loan or mortgage or something of that nature, then the person needs to see Can I make the payments necessary for this year? If I can, then I can go ahead.
And it's very simple
and honest one knows best. Okay, is that what Yes.
Okay, good question. As often the case when people go for Hajj, they usually send a WhatsApp message or text message
marfy one, you know, please forgive me for everything I've done.
I'm going on Hajj,
is this something from the sun or the process that came out menorah Mullah, he wrote about etiquettes of hygiene aroma and he mentioned one of them is to seek forgiveness from people before one goes on the journey. And he said this is in order to set you up in order to gain the maximum amount of benefit from the Hajj and Umrah possible. Because as we know if you have trampled over the rights of somebody else, then the only way you can have that forgiven is if that person lets go if that person says you know what, I forgive you for whatever you have done to me. So this is this is part of the wisdom Okay, in order to make you set yourself up to get the maximum reward and the
forgiveness on the hedge as for the length you should go, it seems as though if you know in your mind that there are certain individuals that you have wronged either by backbiting or stealing from them or anything, okay? And if you thought they forgive us sincerely, they would forgive you. Okay, if you told her brother You know what, you know,
a couple of weeks ago okay was with some friends and we were talking and one thing led to another I kind of said something bad about you, please forgive me.
Can you do that? And he says Yes, fine. Do that. If you think your secretary kind of says something bad about you and you forgive me what how D in front of those guys of all people hum and a new EULA that
in that case, what should a person do? Here this guy said you should speak good of that person who useful evil have in the presence of those very people who you spoke out of him to
because you detracted from his honor. And the least you can do is to replace that honor. So if he's back but if you did speak badly about him amongst your friends in the next gallery you say you know, to marshawn lots of Article liner amount of Southern gifts. I saw him making such the for like two minutes as an angel Mashallah.
I'm just exaggerating.
Okay, so that's one of the ways but generally speaking, if you tell people you know, I'm going for hugs please You know, I really need you to forgive me. Hopefully inshallah. You move in those kind of circles inshallah. Okay,
Two questions. Okay. Do yourself first and then we have
some time now. We have few minutes center. Okay?
Yeah, the brother asked question look, you know, you've been there you've asked forgiveness, the person's not letting go, you know, what should I do?
It's not the wife is it?
I've authentically obviously
the main point in Habibi is that you have to try your hardest. And you have to try it in different ways. Yeah, once
abubaker number they fell out with one another, okay? I walk or something mean. And then he regretted he asked forgiveness on top, so I'm not gonna forgive you. Okay, in the process of him, he was so distraught, he went to the process. And he said, you know, so like, this is what happened is not forgiving, what should I do? Okay, and the first time he made especially too often, but at that moment, I came back and he said, You know what?
overcome, he sought forgiveness, and I've been forgiven, I'm such a terrible person.
So he came back to the mercy of the person who said, you know, don't ever harm annoy this one of mine.
So the lesson from that story is that a person needs to go above and beyond to try and make things right. If you do that in sha Allah in sha Allah, okay.
On the day of Yamanaka in sha Allah, you will be you'll be free of Charla
or part of making it right when someone is to ask Allah to open their heart to accept to accept your forgiveness as well. Okay, last question.
In requesting for forgiveness for people
and it's up to the person to respond. Right? It's not one of those it's in your inbox.
It's not one of those you know, you didn't get the email isn't my problem.
You need to choose a means which is going to achieve the goal. If a WhatsApp message is going to do the trick hamdulillah it's not gonna be the trick you need to think about what we didn't show. Okay, Barack Rafi comes from Russia.