Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips - Hajj Chronicles
Hajj Chronicles – Day 01 – Dr Bilal Philips
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So I'm not going to lie to you about a capital loss Peace and blessings beyond each and every one of you
it's day one of the Hajj Chronicles
as we allow our guests those of you who are watching this broadcast
for those who are
and will watch the broadcast expecting me online basically an hour and a half ago I'm very sorry.
for the rest of you, I hope this timing is okay. Anyway,
they won, basically, for you, they're in Mecca
is getting out to me now, they won is about reaching Mina
that day one has certain preliminaries
because you should be
putting on a forum
and you should have
made an intention
before setting out
you are doing hedge tamatar that is the hedge with has joined
Amara, along with hedge
that had you meant that you already came in to Mecca. You already did Amara,
you took off your ROM, you came out of the state of a harem and you are now going to re enter it Today's the eighth of the lecture.
it's necessary for you to make the intention Allahumma the bake hijab
or law I'm answering your call
or for hedge.
So, having made that intention
and that can be said before after putting on the harangue garments because the issues of me hot
the boundaries with surround
where if you are coming from outside of those boundaries, you're coming from outside of the country
when you first enter into
before going landing in Jeddah because it does within the main part or the boundaries
you needed to have made that intention there
when you first came in or coming by car or by plane from other directions, you know you make this intention at that point you have made the intention for aamra.
And as I said, After completing your overall you came out of the state of Iran and now on the eighth day, you are sitting off to Mina to make hatch. So, you put on the her arm garments and
on a physical level. Those garments are put on for males.
Your body should not have any clothing.
No underwear, no undershirt, no socks. No
nothing should be worn.
You could wear a watch.
Then you put on what seems like a towel. It was originally just a cloth. It's become a towel like garment
Which is absorbent to absorb sweat,
you wrap that around yourself. Right? That is your EHR.
And then you put over both your shoulders, the other piece called the radar or
you put over your shoulders, you can pin them, you can bring them together and put a pin. Some of them, maybe they're even
press that you can stick them together, you know, you stick the ends together, and it holds it in place. There is no harm. You know, some people think that because you're not supposed to wear
stitched garments, there shouldn't be any kind of stitching in it.
No, actually, if you stitched on a button, and you made a buttonhole, and you put the button through, it's no problem.
When when they're speaking about stitching, it means where it is stitched, until you now have a clear line which makes a shirt like garment. Right? You've stitched it in this way.
So that's what's meant by stitch said that it's not a garment for normal use. It's just a piece of cloth. So you're
most fundamentally simple dress, such a simple dress
you should have before doing this, or if you're doing it now,
go ahead and clip your fingernails, toenails.
Remove whatever here from your body, you want to remove, you know according to the sun, and you can put on
whatever oils or whatever you want to do initially now enough that you can't do anything else. Right. So you after this, you can no longer once you put on the garments, you make the intention. Now none of these things can be done again, prior to putting it on you can. So that's basically on a physical level of the ROM on the psychological level of that ROM.
You are in this state that you're entering, supposed to avoid argumentation, fighting, abusive language, course language,
outbursts of anger.
You should give up any kind of lewd or
Avoid lustful glances.
This is the state that you're entering into one which is free from
any kind of sexual overtones.
And on a spiritual level,
having entered into this state, where you are reduced now just to the simple garments, you have now become like everybody else.
You can wear fancy clothes which distinguish you from others and give you status. There are no designer arms, you know, so you can stand out from all the others. It's just a basic garment. This is ready to bring you to the common denominator
of enough to cover yourself when you came into this world you wrapped up.
When you leave this world you'll be wrapped up again. So it's it's spiritually humbling shouldn't be, you should feel humbled.
Humility shouldn't be one of the characteristics that you will carry throughout your hatch.
Because without humidity, then your haughtiness will cause you to say and to do things which are inappropriate, which will ruin can ruin your house. So very important. For Women of course you avoid gloves niqab
other additional go reduce your clothing similarly to the minimum that you have to wear
You have an outer garment should cover you. And then minimum that you wear along with it, you shouldn't normally be wearing fancy clothes, etc. So that when you go into the tent and now and you're amongst other women, and you take off your outer garment you're wearing you know, party dress, this is not a party. This is not an event for showing off. And, you know,
lobbying yourself over others, etc.
You should be as simple and as humble as possible. So your inner dress should be like what you would call a house dress, the lowest level of house dress possible. Simple,
single color if possible, you know, faded, not bright, shiny, flashy, we're getting away from all of that.
Reduce yourself down to the basics. So you don't have to be thinking about dressing these matters anymore.
You're going to make a patch.
So from your apartment, or hotel room, or whatever the location you are staying.
Today, the eighth, you are now going to set off for
getting to me now
could be by foot. Depending some places are close enough to midnight, you can walk it
and it may be easier to walk it than to get catch a bus. Because sometimes the buses are all setting off at a particular time. And you can sit on the bus for hours and the bus goes nowhere.
So if you're
Hajj guides, advisor, let's get off the bus and walk then it's better for you to walk.
Don't start to argue. While I've paid my money, I should have had a bus ride. I don't see my need to walk here now.
We need to stay focused on this hatch.
Hatch guides. They're trying to do what is best.
And I try to make life difficult for you. Okay, if you have difficulty walking, they need to get your wheelchair whatever let them get to the venture. But try to be patient. Though you have paid for certain amenities that you should have. They should. Sometimes these things even though you've paid for them, they don't come through. So it's necessary for you to be as patient as calm as possible. Stay focused.
After making that intention, then
you start to repeat the
or the anthem of
how much I love bacon mama bake, love bacon, Ashley Caligula bake, and no Hamza, when near Matta laka will move
shikara black so you repeat this in an audible voice. You don't have to scream it. It should also not say it so lightly can nobody can hear you.
This you repeat throughout the hatch. Until
now until you reach the stoning on the 10th.
On the 10th of hedger, they have aid.
When you begin the stoning, you will stop
but for now you try to do it every so often.
You don't necessarily have to get into saying it in unison with everybody else.
You say it for yourself. If you happen to join in with other people, no harm, but don't make it you know a sing song
where you feel that you have to be singing along with everybody else. If it coincides it coincides doesn't it doesn't. You know you just tried to do it whenever remember and of course, you know when you're saying it love bake along love bake. We should be conscious that we are responding to
The call of Prophet Abraham, a lot told Prophet Abraham 1000s of years ago to invite people there to Mecca to make Hajj at a time when there was nothing and nobody,
but it was for a time to come. And we are part of that time, responding now to the call of Prophet Abraham, much of the rites of Hajj are related to himself, his wife
hajer, or Hagar and his son is my age my in English is made and
the Prophet prophet Abraham's bringing his wife to Mecca and leaving her there at the command
of Allah law.
going out to me now,
but very important for us to keep in mind the importance of minute
because the tendency for people making hedge is to treat Minar as nothing,
Mina is just transit. Actually, we're going to alpha tomorrow.
So artiphys what we're going for, because probably moms had jobs
without other fathers no hatch. But at the same time, if you only went to alpha, that doesn't give you a hug either. We didn't do anything else just went out of fun for the time and out of La you left you wouldn't have had either. So had you out of five means that out of five is an important element, perhaps the most important individual element
But right now
our hedge rights begin with me now
we are to go to Milan and we will be in Milan today. The eighth
and we'll be there tomorrow the ninth
will leave around midday
and we'll be there on the 10th
and we'll be there on the 11th and on the 12th and on the 13th if we stay to the 13th
so we're talking about
six days or five days
in which we will be in Mina each and every day. So
for a lot to have made Minar
time spent in all the various locations that will be going to
for a lot to have made Mina
important that we're going to be spending all this time then we have to also treat it as important that must be important. It isn't just
a transit point we're just passing through
no we're going to spend time in now. If we have set out early today
as the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salim did the earlier the better we go to minute and we in Mina, prepare ourselves for alpha. This time in men are now for the eighth and the ninth is preparation for alpha.
we are in Mina, performing the rights,
Hajj rights of Mina.
what do the hydrides of Mina consist of? Well, for the most part, they consist of our formal prayers
will be praying the Lord as a mother in Asia fudger tomorrow morning
and possibly though depending on when you're
hides group leaves
so praying the
Formal prayers, the Salawat
is a critical element of Mina
and they set the tone of Hajj.
If we do the formal prayers properly, correctly,
then the rest of Hajj will be proper and correct.
Because we will have established principle,
a principle for our heights of correctness, doing it the right way, not just doing it.
It's not about just doing it. It's about doing it correctly.
So, formal prayers
should be done in a reduced form. That is our four unit prayers of the war in Asia, to be reduced to only two units.
But in Menna, where we go there now, we will be praying them at their individual times, we shorten it, but we don't join them.
praying those formal prayers,
as I said, will now set the tone
of Hajj for ourselves.
So what do we need to do?
The profits are solemn. I told us, son, Lou salata, Medina, pray a farewell prayer. This is the prayer that we should be striving for the farewell prayer. What is the federal prayer? It is a prayer that we make. As if it is the very last prayer we have to make before we leave this world.
And if somebody told you, you have one more prayer,
that's it. After that, you're dead. You're finished from this world?
How are you going to make that prayer? Is it like any of the prayers you've made before? No.
It's going to be one in which you strive to get the maximum out of everything you say, everything you do, everything you think,
your whole being, will be focused in the prayer.
So that's the prayer that you want to be doing in
your formal prayers need to be like that.
Or the form of prayer has to be like that, then
the preparation for the form of prayer has to be a sincere and clear preparation.
So we have,
as we all know, what do we do is our basic preparation for prayer. Without Whoo, there is no prayer
will do washing ourselves ablution washing ourselves
should be done. Again, as if we are making a farewell we'll do.
You know, somebody told you you only have one more we'll do to make
two before making that prayer.
You your life has ended.
How are you going to?
You're going to say this?
Because you should say this, before we do. That said authentically recorded that one who doesn't say Bismillah before the EU has no do. So saying Bismillah is critical. say this
but not Bismillah like you say Bismillah before you eat.
You're not even thinking about it. But this means
really doing it
for a loss pleasure.
The name of Allah.
recalling that the prophet SAW Solomon said that when one makes will do,
the sins that the limbs have committed, are washed off and fall from the body. With each drop of water that falls through the body,
it's purification from sin
So we have to think, because we wanted this had to be purification,
we all aware of that great reward for hides that we may come back from the highest life pure from sin, like the way we're born.
This is something we're striving for preparing ourselves for paradise
in this life, here, and now.
So that will do needs to be of that quality.
So as we wash our hands,
and we reflect on the purification,
the sins that our hands have committed, are being washed off
our mouths, what our mouths, what we have set
our eyes what we have seen in our ears, what we have heard our feet where we have gone
the citizens that our body parts have taken us to add our own command and our own instruction.
We're seeking to purify ourselves.
it means then that they will do that we are making as one which is truly a purifier.
And the problem is our solemn, you know,
said that we'll do you know purifies one from sin. It is a pure purified.
that is reiterated
at the end of the womb. When we say allama Jana Minato been or lawmakers from among those who are repentant what Jana nominal Tata Harrier make us among those who have been purified, who remain poor.
And we repeat our Shahada. Also, we say a shadow of a lie.
I will a witness, there's no God worthy of worship.
And I deal with this and Mohamed is the Messenger of Allah, we repeat that declaration, because it is as if we are newly coming back into this world. After that we'll do which is remove the sins from ourselves.
Then we repeat, our we state, our declaration of faith. And we asked the Lord to keep us in the state
to purify us to keep us.
And then when we now go to make salaat
standing before a law saying a law,
our state of mind will be completely different.
We're trying to make that farewell prayer after making a farewell will do.
I'm not saying that the prophet SAW Selim called this will do the farewell to do this. I'm just calling it that. Because we're making will do for the farewell prayer. So it makes sense that we will do should be like a farewell will do.
So we're doing this. We'll do like a farewell we'll do
in order to be prepared for this farewell prayer.
And then, again, in the prayer, we need to know what we're saying.
In this preparation we needed to do before we even came for how much
to learn what all the things that we say prayer meeting,
so that the prayer becomes meaningful, it has meaning each and every thing we say each and every action we do. It has a meaning.
And we are trying to live that meaning.
So it is such a prayer
that is going to purify us again.
From prayer to prayer the prompts that Solomon said it's purification for sins in between
the whole prayer
As we'll do is a purifier. Prayer itself is a prayer for purifying and purifies us pharmacy. So we need to strive to make sure that our prayers are in fact,
ones which are going to help us achieve the goal of hash
We also have
while we're here in Mina
supplications, to make
words of remembrance to do the car.
So we try to utilize our time, after the prayer is between prayers. We utilize it in remembering a law. When we do that at home.
After our regular prayers, we're doing that already we say some Hannah law 100 law, a law. But the way we did it at home was quickly we're trying to finish it as quickly as possible sales vamos vamos vamos
But that way, is a meaningless way.
Not even conscious of what we say with your lips, our tongues, our throat, we're making sounds, we're not really saying
We're not really saying
as if we meant it, with some understanding behind it. We're not saying it that way. So we're not saying it that way, rain is useless. There's no difference between that. And what Hindus do. For example, you know, when they go into temples, they have chants. And that chant they have own, that's their popular chant. They will make that chant
together own own own, they keep repeating it, the whole tempo repeats it. So you have this resounding sound.
What does all mean? Nobody knows.
It's just the sound
that's what you're doing. You're saying
so, but as for HANA law actually mean? What does that actually mean? What does the law walkabout actually mean? What should it mean in our lives, this is what we should be focusing on. Now.
And the point to note in Mina,
we said locations making law
and law is the essence of worship as a settlement said,
to is the essence of worship.
So we should make as much as possible.
Furthermore, we have to remember as we said, that
midnight is, at this time, a preparation for tomorrow's alpha.
And what is
going to detail tomorrow, tomorrow's session,
of the Hajj Chronicles, we'll be looking at Find more detail.
But fundamentally, we can sum up our five as
our alpha is
because two is the essence of worship
and out of our is da
then Hajj is our farm.
So RFI is about law, and we have almost six hours, five or six hours in order to make law.
Have you ever made draft for five or six hours
and what's gonna happen
from the time you get there and start to make do I make so whilst you're here and Mina, if you've reached or when you get there,
it's good to make a note of the most important
Things that you should be making to
dry in your own language is
Do eyes in Arabic
supplications in Arabic that you understand wonderful ones that the prophet SAW, Selim gave us even more wonderful.
But we need to have
a compilation have to be ready for alpha.
If we're used to making
drama over long periods of time, then it's okay, you're fine, no problem. But if you are like the rest of us, the average person who
usually doesn't make drama for more than about two to five minutes,
then you're going to need help.
It's good to take some notes, write down some points.
So you don't end up in audio file, run out of law. And you're just now wasting your time.
When hedges are found, and you're out of five is
you're not using it as you should end up sleeping, they're doing all kinds of other things.
let us try to make Mina fully focused.
Pay attention to the key rights of Mina that is formal prayer, shortened
but not joined.
glass application. And
it is birds of remembrance, it contains we should be remembering the law frequently throughout the time we're there in minutes.
It is permissible for us to socialize to some degree, we are traveling with a group
to talk with others get to know those who are making hatch with you. But not to allow socialization to take up all your time. So you now end up chatting about family or kids what's happening back in your own country and you know, naked into just a general socialization
that you can do after the hatch
that you could have done or should have done before the hatch. Now you're in had you don't want to be spending your time doing that because it's easy. It's easy to get into such conversations and just end up chatting, chatting, chatting and your time.
You end up tired and sleeping so just chatting, socializing and sleeping, maybe you get up on your own around midnight. Let's see all the other tenancy all the other you know groups etc. You're sightseeing, we're looking at the people. No, you don't want to spend your time if you have to go out okay you go out, get something to eat. Without you know get some air. Yes, you shouldn't be just sitting in one place for time but
hadj can easily run away from us. Market camel, not tide
guard your men
Let it be a platform for you to have a successful
and I asked the last one or the other
to bless this day for you.
For us at home here in our countries
that he bless our intention to want to be with there with you, too ought to be there in macro to make that hatch. Hodgman rule one accepted by a law
on a physical, psychological and spiritual level on all levels.
I asked a lot to give you
that hatch beginning with
your first rights in mind.
Going to Mina, staying in Mina
and on to our farm, it's preparation, so prepare yourselves well, but as always, for innovators
as I said, prepare yourself
in the best preparation
top one being conscious of the law
and all of the rites of Hajj
are to enhance that consciousness. So please do not do anything which will take away from the consciousness.
Strive your best to do what will increase that consciousness
help those around you who are wasting their time and chatter.
help them advise them gently
so that they also don't lose their hatch.
Powerful off equal. I hope to see you tomorrow at nine for the second day of the Hajj Chronicles. I might stop in later tonight
for a few thoughts
and then again I might not
as time permits,
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