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Hajj Chronicles – Day 02 (Arafat) – Dr. Bilal Philips
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Today is day two
from the Hajj Chronicles,
which I began two days ago.
we looked at
and the rights of Marina.
And we stress that Mina was in preparation for alpha.
Today is the day of alpha
and had to alpha provinces element said that the alpha
is hedge, it is the essence of hedge, it is the most important rite of passage,
it cannot replace the rest of the rites. But without it, there is no such, there is no making the other aspects of the Hajj
if you didn't do one properly, or you missed out on one, others, it's possible to make up for those errors by slaughtering an animal, etc. But in the case of alpha, if you miss out on, there is no hatch. So now, our alpha on the ninth because Mina was the eighth, we said Mina was also the ninth in the morning, because the recommended time to go into our office is around the overtime.
But you will have to go according to the instructions of those who are guiding you through how much because though, it was the sun now to enter in, just after the war, at the time,
the movement of so many people because this is one of the places where you know everybody is in one place at the same time may require different sets of people to go at different times those timings may have to be arranged by the authorities. So don't argue this point. If they want you to go a little earlier.
There is no harm, no harm.
So if you've gone in before the war, then you settle yourself there and you
make dua etc.
You wait for the prayer and their lower is going to be made along with
us. So lower an answer are going to be combined there. There's major Masjid there where the problems are send them, you know, gave
a clip of a
very famous football. And
you may be able to hear it in the
tents where they have
some arrangements for broadcasting because it's broadcasted on radio. So it's possible in your attempt that they will have some radios picking up that broadcast. So you'll be able to listen to the football, the football is in Arabic.
there may be arrangements for translations. And you can listen to the hotbar of arafa.
While you're there, and
you should be aware that
out of his hatch the essence of hatch, and as such the privatised alum, had expressed
some of the unique features of alpha, which made it special. And it's also good for us to reflect on it to understand better the special qualities or nature
All of this time and out of
and this is the place where the verse a Leo Mark man to the moon Dino
This verse in which our law states that the religion was completed,
that Islam was complete, the message of Islam was complete with Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam the whole message was delivered to him, he conveyed that message, there is no one to come after him to complete the message.
There is no one to
bring a new message. No.
On that day, that verse from
sorry, that day from Surah Elia verse three, this
statement was made, actually, it's not verse three.
But it's from Swan majda I knew to lock in dinner.
Today I have completed for you, your religion.
And this also stresses to us important for us to be aware of the fact that
when a law stated that today, the religion was complete, it means then, that there is no room for innovation.
In religion, you can innovate in your
air conditioners, rugs, whatever, you can innovate in the necessities of life.
We can add, create, and we're encouraged to invent, develop, improve, innovate, wonderful, but not in religion.
Because the religion was complete
with the message of the Prophet,
same as in the case of Prophet Jesus, when he came, he delivered the complete message.
those who call themselves his followers,
change that message, they innovated, they modify, they
added, deleted, converted,
until the religion which came to be known as Christianity was no longer recognizable as the religion which was brought by Prophet Jesus.
So in order to protect,
to protect, the final message,
Allah made the statement
that is complete.
In the case of Prophet Jesus, there was a prophet coming after him, Mohammed may God's peace and blessings be upon him. So in spite of the fact that they change, distorted,
everything could be brought back on track by the last prophet of Allah. So, Prophet Muhammad SAW sanlam
reiterated this point. When he said, Man, I had asked that we amrinder Malaysia men who for whoever adds anything new to this religion, which is not a part of it,
is rejected by Allah.
Allah will not accept it. It's as simple as that. Allah will not accept. So no matter how nice it might seem, how reasonable and logical it might appear.
If it was not
a part of the religion.
When that verse was revealed, it can never be a part of the religion. That's the bottom line.
we also have the profits of asylum
relating to us, the Quranic verse, in which Allah swears by the day of alpha,
that verse is in Sora, and blue
rouge where a lot says was shy he didn't want
the witness which the call center explained was Friday and the witnessed day and he explained that that was
for last swears by alpha.
Also, for those who are not unhatched fasting on alpha
earns the reward of purification from sin for the previous year and the year to come.
So today for those of us who are not
sorry not not in alpha men are heading out to alpha a technically speaking you could be in my car heading out to Minot waterfowl. Because if one did not spend the night in Mina,
violate or cancel the Hajj.
Mina is strongly recommended, but not obligatory.
So you will have people who seek to minimize the Hajj to as few days as possible flying in
today, heading straight out to out of. But anyway, the point is that
fasting for those of us who are not in out of fat today is strongly recommended.
And its reward is so great.
Remember that the reward of Hajj is purification from sin, its reward This is for those people who couldn't make Hajj. So the same object,
the objective of Hajj purification from sin
can also be achieved.
Through fasting on this day,
it may not have the full
Roman ramifications of Hajj.
But Allah is most merciful.
And knowing that the vast majority of Muslims would eventually not be able to make Hajj, he provided additional ways of purification. For those unable to make hatch, having the intention, desiring to make Hajj but not being able because of his other
his destiny, which didn't allow them too much. So this day, for those of us who are home should be a day of fasting we shouldn't be fasting today.
The fourth major point concerning the deal
is that it is the day in which a law took a covenant from Adam and all of his descendants. When a law created Adam, on the day of arafah, he took from Adam all of his descendants who would ever exist on this earth.
We were in that group, each and every one of us
in the spiritual form.
And he made us bear witness that he was our Lord, saying unless to be rhombic, who
am I not your Lord, and we all
agreed and affirm saying bilasa hidden we all witnessed it.
That is the covenant of faith, which every human being who has been created,
will be created,
created meaning in this world was the creation was from the time of Adam. All human beings are created in the spiritual form.
They remain the body
and the spirit is brought into the child
by the end of the fourth month.
live our lives out
to whatever period
Time a law as permitted
and the sentiment also said this is the day in which the most people are freed from the Hellfire
is a special day
May Allah bless all of those, all of you who are there on our farm
if you're watching this program,
this is Chronicles
for those of us who are home It is only for us to wish or to miss
if we have made Hydra before,
to wish that we could be there and May Allah give us the opportunity to be there again in the future. So as I said, we should be leaving Mina and going in to
out of around overtime that is the actual sooner going earlier and it later no harm
and rounds may not allow you to go at the
Now in our file we said we had our prayer to make lor is now joined with Asa we pray adore and answer together
for an answer together gives us then the rest of time until Mother's Day
to make law
we should be making the telethia
when we set out for Mina, actually while we're in Mina, we should be doing it.
Do it after fudger during a different times in the day.
Coming back to that albia
time and time again because the Tobia remains a rite of the Hajj all the way up until the stoning of the jamara the wall
that will be tomorrow.
So continue with the delvia
so from time to time, during this day in arafa we should repeat the telopea love bacolod mullock de la Vega la sharika McCullough Bay, in Hamza when near Metallica whoo
sharika. We should repeat that, reflecting although on its meaning, we are answering the call of Prophet Abraham, who was told to announce to humanity
to come and worship a lot
there in Mecca.
We also should reflect on the dua and of course, we mentioned that
this period of time in our file from the time we arrive the war until sunset is a time fundamentally for for supplication.
We pray the form of prayers we complete them the rest of the time is basically a time for supplication, don't pick up the Koran or pick up Islamic book and start reading these things you can do anywhere, anytime. Unless you are picking specific draws from the Quran.
To read and reflect on
just reading Quran, yes, it's an act of worship.
We do the crime is pleasing to Allah. Allah contains guidance, but your focus here should be your individual.
And the prophets I send them I'd said I'd drop who la vida de la is the essence of worship.
And this is why I'll hydrographer because I'll have Judah
and do our is a bother. So it is completely valid.
So we should be focusing as much as possible on the DA we should have prepared ourselves from Mina.
We should have added up
and listed all the various areas we wanted to make blog about.
And we should note
that the prophet SAW Selim had said
The best da
is that done on the day of
the best dog
that can be made
is the ones done on the day of.
So those of you that are there
should strive your best to make your do the best you can possibly make it.
Cry in your
manager, certainly weeping and making you know sounds and things like this but to yourself, let chairs come to your eyes.
force yourself to cry, make yourself
think about whatever can bring you to tears
whatever it will touch you and cause you to cry.
This is the time
the special time that we need to be crying and
it's the best time to make
why I'm stressing crying because the profits are Southern told us that among those seven, who would be shaded by the throne of on
a day when there would be no shade.
That's the Day of Resurrection. They have judgment there are no other shade, but the shame is thrown among those people will be one who remembers a lot and tears come
to his or her eyes.
Those who cry in remembrance of Allah because our dry is about remembering Allah.
Those who cry will earn the reward of being among those in the shade of a loss.
If you're in the shade of a drone, it means you are among those chosen for paradise.
So this we should strive for.
There in alpha, we should strive our hardest
This is a chance for us.
So don't let this time go.
Focus on the DA and the prophet SAW Selim and Ghana to say the best supplication which prophets before me and I said is La Ilaha Illa la vida whoo Nasha de cada novel Malone Hamed, worldwide, a cliche in
no one has the right to be worshipped except Allah, Who is alone and without prior
to Him belongs all praise and serenity. And he's able to do all things. This bar contains a declaration of faith La Ilaha Illa law.
There is no god
worthy of worship besides a law
that is our
that is to heat
What the Who lash airikkala, he is alone. Without partner he has no partner. We should not add,
put any intermediary between us and him. He is alone. He alone here is us. With Rooney as the gibble aacomas he told us call on me and I'll answer you don't call on anybody else.
Do not be tricked by the words of Satan
whispered into your ears, by those who would convince you that you cannot call directly on a law
that you have to go through an intermediary.
They may say to you that you are dirty with sin. Allah is pure. How can you are filthy sinner approach God.
This is the logic which is commonly used, but it is false logic.
We are not dealing with a ruler of this world who you need intermediaries to get to that ruler to get your your complaints heard.
To get your needs met? No, we're dealing with the creator of it all.
He needs no intermediary, no intermediary will benefit us.
So we should call on him.
After recognizing that none deserves to be worshipped besides Him. We should not call on Him through anyone else. Because some people will tell you well no I'm not worshipping Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam when I call on Him to ask the Lord to do something for me. Yes, you are. The problem is Salim said, Do I is worship. supplication is worship. So if you supplicate to Mohammed Salim you are worshiping him
with supplication to a saint say, you know, I will posit the Gilani or whoever you are worshipping Him. You're not worshiping Allah.
sovereignity is his
everything belongs to him, all of creation is his.
So if there's anything to be done, he does it.
If anything you need to be done, he can do it.
And if anything you feel you're going to lose if you don't do what he has, if you do what he has asked you to do.
If you don't disobey His commands, you will not achieve something of his milk. When your food yourself, you have been deluded by Satan.
It all belongs to him.
So if your circumstance seems to demand you to disobey Allah,
that your success is in obeying the law. And whatever it is that you thought you would lose, if you didn't disobey Him, you will not
you will not lose it.
It all belongs to him.
While I will hand and he deserves to be praised, and fans, gratitude should all be directed to him.
Alhamdulillah we begin our daily prayers every day, 17 times a day
we should have the attitude of gratitude.
We should be grateful, there is so much to be grateful for
one hawala coalition is Able to do all things.
With him, there is no impossible the impossible becomes possible through him.
The Impossible becomes possible through him.
We have to believe that.
So this is the door that he should repeat and reflect on as much as we can, during our of La ilaha illallah wa, ooh, la sharika, Lahu, Walla Walla,
Walla Walla, Michigan.
We might think that that's not really
that's like a glorification statement. But this is the purpose or some said it is.
When you glorify allowing yourself to have a law
ask that a law in our thoughts, be free from any weakness or negativity or whatever is attributed to him. He's glorified above it all. When we state that,
yes, it's your education, but it is also
when we say Allahu Akbar, that is also the law. It is supplication.
All of it. When hamdulillah This is all I
do is not just Allah give me this. Allah protect me from that. That is by them do I do but it's all included. So this day,
should be dedicated to do
do not allow the day to go in sleep because
Maybe you stayed up late, you left out early, whatever. So you're a bit tired. Whatever, if you go to sleep for a bit, to regain your strength, please have those around you wake you up. So you don't spend out to find sleep. Some people go to Alibaba, they stopped chatting, they're carrying on all morning. And by the time they get into drydock, they're exhausted and tired, and they go to sleep. So they sleep away the whole of the time, and maybe only an hour before sunset, they wake up.
They were there. And they may as well not have been there.
They were given our alpha. They were blessed with alpha. And they just threw it away. So don't get fooled.
Struggle forced yourself. Stay awake. Make do I keep making do I cry in your do I make the do I as sincere as possible from the bottom of your heart. Don't just read through our books, where you're just reading Arabic texts, like you commonly read the Quran and you don't know what it's saying? No, this is of no value. You are blowing your alpha.
Know what you're saying.
You don't have to have it within our
reach into your heart
and ask Him
to forgive you. Because remember, this is about forgiveness and repentance. Hajj is purification. So we have to have at the bottom of it remorse for our sins. Reflect on those sins. feel bad about those sins. There you are an artifact, carrying with you, all of those sins. Ask the Lord to clear those sins for me.
Sincerely hate them.
feel sad about them.
feel disgusted at yourself.
And ask Allah to purify.
Don't let your time be wasted looking for Java rock.
Climbing up on top of Java rock Now, some people go there you may as well be climbing Mount Everest, you know everybody's trying to get to the top of Mount Everest. So you can say you're on the top. You go up on the top of out of Javelin rock might take a selfie of yourself. And you know, there you are at the top of Java. Doing what?
Okay, put your hands up. You finally, you know a few minutes before sunset, you've put your hands up at the top of Java
all day trying to find rock climbing,
fighting with the people to try it.
This is not
the province Arsalan didn't stand on top of Java. He didn't climb on top of it.
It's not from the sun that the climb on top of it, people have made it so
he never instructed he never encouraged. It's there. It's there in the plane of alpha.
But it is and he
on the back of his gamma
sat there and may draw
near that location but not on the top of it.
So it is not an object
to be achieved.
There is no objective in climbing up Jabara.
If you climb to the top, it doesn't mean you're closer to Allah. Some people might have in their mind, okay, I'm at the top, you know, Allah is above so I means I'm closer to Allah than if I stayed at the bottom.
Then why did the officer sometimes stay at the bottom?
So put that out of your mind. Leave jabarah It doesn't matter where it is. If you happen to be next to it or near it, okay, fine. You can go in the blink of an air it no harm, but climbing up it making that the objective of your RFI experience is a waste of time.
staying in your tent, standing outside your tent, even lying down in your attendance.
arafa is to
do art is worship
arafa is worship.
So stay there until the setting of the sun.
When the sun is set, don't pray Margaret there.
That's what you normally do sunset time to pray mother, but you are not supposed to pray Mother
You should delay your mother till the time of Asia and pray it in was that
that is a part of this day, the day of alpha ends at sunset
because according to the lunar calendar
the days begin the night before.
So the 10th starts from sunset.
the 10th of the ledger eight starts from sunset today.
So, though we're talking about alpha,
you will be in alpha until sunset,
you will be there until sunset.
after sunset, I mean, you're still thinking this is the day of I don't know, this is the night of eight.
According to the calculation, how the months, the days etc are calculated in the Arabic tradition.
The Jew is also calculated the same way lunar calendar, people calculated the same way. People will follow the lunar calendar. So
your time ends at sunset. From that point you should be on your way to identify. And what we will do we'll look at Mozilla for now, though today is really the day of arafah we'll look at was identified Why? Because
is the day of ait, in terms of the major rights of that day.
We would be
stoning, going into Mecca, too often the father and all the other things so we will tackle that tomorrow. On the third day.
And I need to tell you about was deadlift today, because if I wait until tomorrow, this time
was done if I would have been finished.
what is Metallica?
When we leave
and we're on our way back to Minot where we will do stoning
was Delica is a waystation between the two, there are no tents there.
You will only take a sleeping mat something to lie on, could be wrong or whatever.
that's all this is the
simplest point in our Hajj in the sense that we're in our ROM and we're now reduced to only a mat.
No tent even just only down to a matter of being humbled down to the most basic state.
That's all we have.
And the last element said be in this world like a traveler. You don't need to carry your home with you.
All you need is a map. So that's all that there is for you instead.
Now, the issues of movement may force you to be in the bus must a lot of the time or getting onto the train, you know may end up you may end up losing time. Try to find the shortest way to get to
The one that should eat up the least of your time.
Of course you need to go with your group. Hopefully, the group is trying to find the shortest way. And
you still need to be making your Tobia keep the telethia life.
When your mind starts to wander, go back to tell me. Let the Tobia keep you focused on your hatch. The baker law Mullah big love Baker lashley Cola, cola bake, and now Hamza, when Namah de la Coleman Lachey Kala let that be the reminder to help to keep you focused. Now, many people when they come to
Delhi, they end up spending the whole night in worship
and feel that this is the best thing to do. However, Prophet Muhammad wa salam he slept
he slept in was the elephant was Jennifer is a waystation a place where you will
take rest prepare yourself for
the day. The 10
Yamanaka is also called the day of sacrifice
follow the way from from home. He was the best example.
Don't stay up all night.
or other people they spend the night
looking for stones climbing up the mountains, the hills that are around there and was Delica
and chipping off rocks from the side of the mountain to add up all of the stones they can for stoning in Mira
maybe stone over the next three days.
Right, four days, we're staying on till the 13th
now that is not required. The problem was asylum didn't do it.
But you will see so many people scrambling for stones you'll hear you know as if you're in a quarry where they're beating away digging and smashing rocks and beating is all ignorance. People who don't know what hatches
the profits are sanlam collected the stones on his way to Mina he told of the life not boss to get up some pebbles family.
We'll talk about that.
So don't spend your time in finding stones.
Don't spend your time staying awake in LA.
your tell BIA you do make do after your prayers and then you take some rest
we remember Allah Vicar should be done because a lot did stay in sort of a congress 198 542 min arafat first guru la hora en de Masha Allah
when you leave out of remember Allah Atmos Jennifer
and Masha din haram refers to
so we remember Allah subhanho
Alhamdulillah wa Lai La la la la voce
these are amongst our supplications are words of remembrance etc. at that period of time, but we don't spend the night in supplication
take our rest.
And when we take our rest we do it according to the Sun navasota lotsa Salah, which we should have applied also a very minute the night before
going into alpha in meaning last night, we should have made our three equals before sleeping, blowing in our hands wiping over our bodies. We make the dog sleeping
and we also sleep on our right sides.
practices all of the various practices, we should try to do them correctly in the best way.
Bring alive all of the Sunnah
the daily sooner, that we can
This is our chance to bring it back into our lives.
And we should stay in was densify. Until
and leave out after sunrise.
Leave out after sunrise after breaking the fudger stay where we are remembering the law etc. You know until sunrise, we get also the reward of Hajj, if we do that, as promised
and promised. So
we should try to make the maximum of each of the rights that we are engaging.
There is a concession given for all people,
sickly, and women to leave after midnight.
After midnight tonight, it is permissible for them to be very clear. So if your hatch group has arranged that for the woman, and of course, for those women who are going early men, the Muharram the men who are with them to go along with them.
Not necessarily everybody in your group, you've got so many
men, if you have enough work related to the woman, while I'm with them, it doesn't mean everybody has to go then if the group is going into sections, it's better to stay back and spend that night for those who are on their own or they have others who are going along with their women and people who are in firm.
who's Danica tonight
remember the telethia
prepare for tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the most taxing day
May Allah accept
your prayers, your
May Allah grant you
and for those of us who have not gone to Hajj mail I accept your fast. The Fast of our
tour find the sins of our past year and of this year to come.
San Juan de la he