Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips - Hajj Chronicles
Hajj Chronicles – Day 03 (EID) – part 1 – Dr. Bilal Philips
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come to the lab was Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah
Today is day three of the hatch.
It is the day known as aid Angel.
And from yesterday,
having spent the night in New Delhi
as we recommended
avoiding collecting stones there, but instead joining your prayers of modern urban Asia
making some car and taking Rhett preparing for this momentous day
today on the 10th
It is advisable for you to pray salon for God in was Delica that was the son of Rasulullah sallallahu to pray Salatin fudger in was dead.
And after sunrise
remained remaining there after your prayer until the sunrise remembering the law because as we mentioned, when the Lord spoke about going to identify, he did say hey, that I found two men out of fat, fast guru lined and mesh added
when you leave remember a lot at was dead.
So, it is important that we do some as car here at modelica No, it is a transit point.
On the way into may now, after having left was Delica
it is preferable that we collect seven pebbles which will throw
at the gym or art or the Gema
Gema Gema in Nina, first wall or pillar.
The point is that on the way in rather than having spent our night collecting, chipping washing stones, gathering up enough for four days, 40 plus stones,
no need to do all of that. You make that those bags of stones and in the crowds you end up dropping the bag and misquote stones are scattered and you're frantically running around trying to collect them, don't distract yourself.
On the way into Mina. There are many stones, many pebbles
you know there is a paved road. And there are lots of
unpaved areas where stones are.
So collector stones, and as problems are asked in advance of the life and advice to collect up some stones for himself.
And he collected them and brought them and put them in the hand of the Prophet. God's peace and blessings be upon him. He looked at them. And he picked out of them and said like these, yes, these are suitable is the right size ones which were about the size of a fingertip.
And then he said beware of extremism in religion, meaning getting extremely big stones
or getting very small
grains. Both of these are extremes.
On one hand,
you're likely to have people to the rocks that you're gonna be carrying.
And something that is extremely small units right and you're not even sure if they did reach or they did not reach.
So it's really something in between.
And that's what the province stressed and Islam is the middle nation or janicoo mutton Why?
Somebody said we made you a middle nation, not going to one extreme or another, a moderate on the middle path nation. So this is one of the characteristics that is stressed from the collecting of the stones.
Now, having collected the stones you reached me now, you can go back to your tent
and take a rest there for a few hours
beforehand heading for the genre, the wall, the stone wall,
to make sure that you have full strength when you go from here on to the next set of rituals. However, if you choose to make further as car and law, there are a minimum instead of sleeping, that's perfectly okay. Also, there's nothing that says you should sleep. If you slept early in the night,
then it should be no problem shouldn't really feel a need for sleep. But
as often takes place, people end up going to sleep late at night, they get up early for fudger to try to stay out afterwards to leave. So they end up coming into me now tired
even though they did take some rest at night.
So, what is recommended is that we do the pelting or stoning of the wall, which used to be a pillar.
We do that before the door before the time for door. So this is the preferable time to do it.
And as we walk,
we should do so remembering a law and making law for the spiritual strength
of Prophet Abraham. Because this act that we're about to perform commemorates
prophet Abraham's resolve to sacrifice his son, his smile, based on the command of Allah. And it also commemorates prophet Israel's acceptance of a loss command.
And we recall, as the prophet SAW Solomon said, fortune in southern Africa would
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casting pebbles at the pillar was only to establish the remembrance of Allah. So it's all about remembering a lot. This is taqwa. This is the focus of the Hajj to build our consciousness of God.
We should note
that the wall that are going now to cast pebbles at called GMR, or jammer
is not Satan. Some people refer to three different locations where there were pillars before as the three Satan's and the two, the big, and the middle sized Satan's with a basin around it to collect
and catch the stones. Some people in the past especially when their enthusiasm, believing that they're actually dealing with these pillars, these locations are actually Satan, they will climb up on top of these pillars. And when they choose the beats the pillars believing that, you know they, they wanted to do more it wasn't enough for them just to reject Satan while throwing the pebbles. Remembering the law they needed to do something much more
severe, something much more strong, you know, but this is a mistake.
or jammers are not Satan.
They represent the place where Satan waylaid Prophet Abraham. As Prophet Abraham was walking
to the location where he was to slaughter prophet.
Satan waylaid him and tried to discourage him.
To get him to give up this idea to go and kill your son, this is your only son, your firstborn, you're going to kill this child, the dream you had is not from God, it's confusion. God never command you to kill your own child. So
trying to put doubt and discourage Prophet Abraham from fulfilling our last commandment, but each time Abraham rejected him, took some stones and threw them in his direction, telling him to get away.
So we, when we go,
saying the title via Rebecca Loma, bake all the way up until we reach the first and only gem rollin, that we're going to be stoning today, only pillar or wall stone
that we continue to tell me up until that point, and we stop it. But we go there, with the spirit of
efforts to divert us from following the commands of Allah.
And with each pebble of the seven that we throw,
we say Allahu Akbar, and again, reiterating a lot greater than whatever we can attribute to Satan. Satan is nothing in comparison to a loss.
as we throw and we're saying Allahu Akbar, we are reminding ourselves that Allah is greater.
Whatever Satan is offered, it's not worth it.
Allah is greater than that Allah can provide more or less is the provider. So we reject Satan suggestion, we reject all evil suggestions at the same time.
And as we go there and
do this act, we are also
expressing our own commitment to do whatever Allah has told us to do. Whatever Allah has decided, is good for us, then we seek to do it.
It should be noted that the Hajj as we said before is about purification. We're trying to purify ourselves to come back like the day we were born,
free from sin. This is one of the great benefits of the Hajj and purifies one from sin.
Prophet Mohammed Solomon said, As for storing the pillars, for every stone, you throw a major sin from among the deadly sins is removed,
throwing the stones properly,
sins are removed.
So, this is a means of purification and of itself and it fits into the overall
value or the overall theme of the hedge, which is one of purification and preparation to meet our Lord.
Prophet Mohammed Salah Selamat said as for stoning pillars, for every stone you throw
a major sin from among the deadly sins is removed
for every stone thrown
a major sin is removed.
Also, it should be noted that once the Ramy stoning is complete, we don't stand there and make law. We do do it in the following days and certain other points, but here and now we don't Some people go ahead and do it anyway because they know you're supposed to make drama. But the Sunnah was not to do anything now. And one may say, Well, what's the harm in going in and doing it making drop? You know, a lot tells us a lot. They couldn't
remember a law often. So why would you suggest that we shouldn't make dry? Well, following the suit now is not just about doing what the processor did, but also not doing what he didn't do.
That's the point. We have. So now
The things he did, and the suddenness of not doing certain things, when he didn't do them himself. So this is the essence of
obeying the law of command,
following in the footsteps of Prophet Abraham,
rejecting Satan, affirming that rejection, by
setting our intentions, to seek forgiveness from the law, and whatever puts us in that state,
having sought forgiveness from Allah for actually doing the acts of that state, state, which is displeasing to Allah.
Now, following that,
we have different options, and all the problems are setting them had allowed us to even delay that and to do the slaughter before or to do to off before, you know, we were allowed to do whatever order is convenient for us. So if we're moving on now to the slaughter, which is the next major act, and so did you know after the,
he went and did the slaughter. So the slaughter of horses in commemoration of Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son, and profit, the smiles, obedience to a law by accepting that decision based on a dream, a dream of Prophet Abraham, but as we know, he told us that the dreams of the prophets
what this has to do with is one's commitment, how committed are we, to Prophet Muhammad wa sallam and his way? How are they in relationship to the prophets of their own time.
And this is what is required that we are more committed to the
prophets and the message they brought, then we are to scholars, etc, of later times, we give precedence we give precedence to the sooner as it was revealed. So
in doing the slaughter,
what we're doing is fulfilling the prophetic instruction where he said, You have not truly believed until a lion is messenger become more beloved to you, than all else.
So prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son was to sacrifice anything and everything. Similarly, we shouldn't have that spirit that if we have the means we would make the sacrifice. But in the end, it is about the spiritual messages that are contained in the hatch itself in the slaughter of the animal. We know that the prophet SAW some of them and said, As for your slaughter, his reward is saved with your Lord. So we know we will not miss out on the reward of
the reward of that day.
And last month, the Allies did stress that the goal is ultimately the intention that we have no intention, a consciousness of a law. So he said, land, the another law lahoma when I demand
while I can innaloo a taco.
Neither their flesh, the flesh of the animals, nor their blood reaches a lot in the time of the pagans prior to Islam. The Americans used to slaughter the animals and then throw the blood from the slaughtered animals on the Kaaba itself, put the carcasses in and around the Kaaba
that was cleaned up with the slums taking over of the Arabian Peninsula. Anyway, ally stressing here that it's not about the flesh, nor their blood, which which is a lot. It's neither.
But it is the fear of God that
we are able to earn
So much reward for having done the first part of the stoning.
But we won't get the full reward unless we complete it with the latter part.
And that latter part
emphasizes for us that the Hajj is not for an individual for a law, or for a book, etc. No, it is ultimately for ourselves, because Allah doesn't need these animals that are slaughtered.
He's not eating them.
He's not in need of them, it's us. So
we should know that what is going to allow the sacrifice is, in fact,
not the animals that we sacrifice,
as the courage blindly is to sacrifice for the blood. So the corpses on the
Kaaba itself, we should know that
the goal is to reach a lot spiritually.
But it is your fear of God, that which is your level of God consciousness that we are not the flesh and blood of the animal that you just killed.
So very important for us to keep that focus.
the prophet SAW sentiment said, As for your slaughter, its reward is saved with your Lord, this is a reassurance. And if we don't see the reward, we don't hear it, don't feel it, then we judge that it's not their upcoming, it's not for you, whatever. So you just let it go. That's what we tried to train ourselves to do rather than running around, upset
like a chicken without a head, when there is a simple solution of getting a head, another head and
applying it to the camera, and then we can carry on.
as the last element said, as well, your slaughter, its reward is saved by our Lord. Allah will give us the slaughter, reward through the prophets, I send them guidance, we will get the reward.
this reward is saved with a lot there's an aspect of it, which you may receive which manifest in this life. But the major
on the major element here is that of slaughtering the animal
passing on as much of it as you can to your neighbors, to your relatives, to your
cousins, or whatever, maybe distant relatives, whatever. But you try to help them as well as helping others around you not limiting your help only to them. So you end up in a form of nationalism.
with regards to the animal that we're going to slaughter
in the past, we had herds of sheep and goats that you have to go in and choose which ones you want to start. Now that is more or less cut off. People can only go and find the stock to slaughter through the coupons, coupons, which are sold people buy them and then the companies that handle the coupon slaughter arrangement would then take an animal out slaughter it, put your name on it and have it cut up and distributed where you want it distributed. So, we are removed from the process of choosing the good animals. The best animals are those which have
like the Samsung which we're using here. It has
identifying features which are common to each and every camera.
the job of choosing the best animals has been taken out of our hands. No, not necessarily. There may be amongst
them from the Tigris Euphrates.
rivers that pass through that region.
what we're focusing on here is the herds of sheep, choosing the best ones.
The best ones are those that are not sick. They're not damaged in any way.
And this was what the pilgrim would normally have to do. But with the introduction of the coupons, then
that was taken away.
It's no longer a requirement.
The government chooses the best and acceptable animals. So only the best are chosen, the only the acceptable ones are chosen, and then the details as to how old they are, it's a trade off to get into all of that. It's just done for you. So we're spared that, but we should make the intention, make the intention for the slaughter of the best animals etc. When we pay that money, we do it with that individual intention, of slaughter. So a lot can reward us for the tension, even though we are not able to actually fulfill it.
And then we should praise a lot.
thank him for his greatness, generosity and mercy.
Through giving us these animals,
animals, which have been subjugated to us, for our benefit, not like the wild animals who can train you can domesticate certain animals have come, ready programmed for death, for subjugation and domestication, so that they would serve us on a regular basis, not think about being in the wild. So that is a blessing from Allah, Allah, for certain animals, and there are many others that we cannot control them, we cannot domesticate them. So Allah went on in the same verse, chapter 22, verse 37, to say
canonica, Sahara Lagoon, little cap below law, adapted for Bashir him, thus see subjugating them, the animals for you to glorify Allah
so give glad tidings
So we find a love for subjugating animals. For us.
It's a great blessing
which makes human life easier.
we are reminded of these blessings in the Hajj.
The last of the major rites
which signifies coming out of the Haram is that out shaving help, and we didn't cover that.
Earlier for those who attended my course when we did the oma
And for those who are doing the matter, who came into Mac Australia to Mecca, they needed to complete the TOEFL to do and the all the rights to AF
whereas those now
making the Hajj directly, they only have to focus here now on shaving to come out of the Haram while still continuing with the rights in the case of those doing O'Meara who shave then that's the end of the umbra.
Whereas here, it's about shaving. How and the process and
on three occasions, said May Allah bless those who shave
and the companions asked, what about us who trim? Can you ask the Lord to bless us to our messenger of Allah and he ignored them a couple of times and finally said and those who trim but shaving is a
It is more humbling than Jimmy. And problems are Solomon said, for every strand of hair you shave, a reward is granted and a sin is erased. That's
every strand of hair from your head of Tommy beard.
And it ends the round.
We should keep in mind that this
shaving that we're doing
is or has similarities with the peacock. On the seventh day, when our heads were all all of our heads were shaved.
That shaving of the hair that here which was on your head, when you're in the room, that's what the Akita is, actually. So without it, you don't have an aka. So what we should remember when we shave that we're shaving, ending that stage of our lives that we spent in the womb. So we're moving that moving forward and entered into a new life, which is exemplified or is done through the REITs
surrounding the next phases of the hatch, will shave and we still continue. That's the tau alpha, which is coming with mentioned that.
Anyway, as I said, in the same way that we did in the upgrade, or shave off the hair from our head, signifying and coming into new life, we've come into a new world, you know, our situation has changed. Similarly, when we shave here, in the Hajj, we're also
signifying that we have ended that phase of the Hajj, you know, we are also trying to create a new life state for ourselves. So this shaping at that time, also,
is a revival of that thought and that spirit.
And of course, when doing so we should do so beginning with the right signs of our body
could be done in your tent, back in minutes. It could be done in the hotel room in Makkah, it can be done on the sidewalk, or anywhere where people are sacrificed who are shaving, you can do so. Now, once you've completed two of the major rights of the Hajj, then
doing the Hulk is permissible. So if you did the stoning.
And following that, you went ahead and did for example, the toe off
or you did the slaughter either of the two, you may
at that point, remove your garments, signifying you're leaving the consecrated state where it's forbidden for you to trim your nails, your hair, etc, etc. Now, the last of the major or almost last of the major acts of Hajj would we could say it is the last of the major acts of this day, the 10th. That is the tawaf toe often the Father,
the toe of the father or the tawaf
of the arriving.
Where people arrive at a particular location and gather there
is it is the same action in fact, as to offer paluma to offer the ombre is done exactly the same. There's no side with it. Just go off and prayer behind makonnen Brahim
and taking Zamzam
and we should keep in mind as we do this thought off,
that we should make the draws from ourselves. Not use books and just recite blindly as we recite not understanding what we're saying and remembering
Process elements said in the authentic heavy in the majority the tawassul
they accommodate the decree law.
Indeed, the circling of the house was only preserved to establish the remembrance of the law.
So, we should remember a law in a way which is going to be acceptable to him and rewardable to ourselves, and that is by being conscious of everything that we say.
So, that concludes the major acts of the 10th and we'll be looking at the 11th 13th in the next
they for which could be the four or five, six
anyway insha Allah,
we are clear as to what needs to be done today.
So, be patient, remember the time they are all the way up until the stoning
and try to control our temporaries etc because for sure,
things will not go right all the time.
But they are not things whatever happens things which require us to be so worked up and we start declaring others, disbelievers or a stray misguided etc, etc.
So inshallah, we will see you tomorrow
for the for and that will be
back to me now. from Mecca.
To further stone,
and to spend the time
reflecting and praying etc. In May now, so until then,
we'll see major, Allah bless you or Eat, eat of today.
Protect the Muslims.
Grant our parents paradise
and keep us firmly on the straight guy. So I want a