Channel: Bilal Philips
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Hajj Chronicles – Day 04 – Minaa – Tashreeq (Part 1) – Dr. Bilal Philips
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
we are looking at
our Hajj Chronicles, the four,
day four, therefore, it's focused on
the first of the three days of tashlich.
These are like extensions of the Eat, eat here on the 10th
is followed by three days of the ship, two of which need to be completed by those performing hajj. A third is voluntary, and they can stay. But these days are the days of may now.
It doesn't mean you can't go
back to Mac, some people
stay in the meccan vicinity, they go to midnight just to stone and then they tried to do their other prayers, etc. in America.
not really wasn't the Sunnah of the civil laws. One may say, Well, you know, in his time, the you know, going between Mina and Macau was very complex,
you know, took time, not easy distances, etc. Now we can after stoning, you know, busing to Mecca, spend all the time
till the next day, and then just bust back out again, for the stoning in Minot. So it just goes to men out for stalling. We're just going you know, after the horse, before we get out there do I stoning and then back into Makkah. So these become days of Mecca
with only a brief visit to Mina for stoning. But this really
is not the way of a small loss of
these days of Mina
in which the profits are large.
After completing the offer the father and decide
he didn't say but everybody else. We're doing hatch the Moto ad.
After completing the father
and shaving, he went back to MIT.
So went back to me now from
actually from the morning,
from the morning of
the eighth, from the eighth, he didn't stay
In spite of the rewards of prayer and maca. He didn't stay there.
He went back to MIT.
And this is what we said.
The days and the nights of Mina
We have made them nothing.
So much so that we don't even spend the days in the nights there.
We just go there for stalling and back. But this was not the heritage of the prophet SAW something and he said, although I'm the monastic aku take your rites of passage from
so the logical arguments about transportation all these other things? No.
They really have no place here.
It's just us really we want to get all the rewards from praying and mustard ramen. Mecca has more meaning than a minute so why spend that time and
why no need
if we're not following the Hajj of the province, yeah, I guess there's no need.
But we came trying to follow his hatch and there is every meet
I'm not saying
that while in May now. We may not go in for a prayer in Mecca and come back
I would say there's no harm.
But we don't turn it into Mecca. Instead of Mina.
Our greater time should still be in
this is still to hatch. And min, I will be different from when we stay in our hotels. in Makkah, there is comfort there, you know, we can relax, we can really take it easy. We just go out stone, back there again, brand maccha. So Mina is not as comfortable as
Mina, you're an attempt.
The tents are
not so comfortable. Maybe you're on a cot.
Or maybe you're on one of the
chairs that open out into beds, and you can make them back into chairs.
You know, some people have that some people's may be more comfortable. But the bottom line is that
Mina is where we're supposed to meet.
We have these next three days, let us spend them.
Where are the profits? A lot of
Yes, it's true in his time, people could go there
and stay there as long as they wanted our times are different. Maybe once this shift over, you know, the arrangement that we have with our heads boop is that you have to leave immediately after that you only have but know that your intention to follow the way of the slow loss
will break will offer and provides far greater reward
then you doing your own thing.
No matter how logical it might seem to you, you doing your own thing will not carry the same reward. Even though it involves matka.
I may even Medina
the hand you
have following the civil law. So a lot.
So don't throw away that word.
Stay with it.
Do it as the Prophet saws did it.
Let this be the days and the nights of
where we only have stoning. Formal prayers, supplication and
words remembering a lot.
And we have to use our time.
responsibly, we have time,
we have the 11th, the 12th and the 13th.
Three days or it could be two
laws allowed us to leave early after the two
but at least 11th and 12th give that time to
and follow the way
we use that time.
Not that spare time. It's not
time to worship Allah in Mina,
which is something more similar to the way we will be at home.
So in that sense, we are preparing to return
fitting back into the norms of life
the spiritual development that has taken place over these past three days.
This is preparation for our return.
If we can't do it right,
doing these next two days, because now that's what's happening. We had reached the height the 10th. yesterday.
and we didn't need to go into Mecca to pray. There are a lot of people, you know, their thing is to go and catch the bears. No, no, this is not from the Sunnah. We didn't have to go into Mecca to braid.
We are on hatch, those of us on Hadji does not on us in prayer is not an otherwise we would have made it maybe there.
We don't make in prayer isn't enough. So it's telling us He is not a requirement, the prayer for those on hatch. So the point is that
we have these days,
these days, which become the test
of the degree
of transformation that has taken place within us during
the core of the issues of hygiene.
if we pass out of fun successfully,
and then throw off of the Father successfully
shaving slaughter, we've taken the full reward from this. Now me now becomes
can we apply it?
Can we apply it? Before we go back? We have a chance to
prepare ourselves for returning.
So that is Mina. Don't neglect
don't turn Mina into just stoning.
The rights of men, I just don't even we take the bus out there or walk out there just to do the story and get back out of there again. No.
Don't make that mistake.
Yes, scholars will tell you, you know, it's permissible
to do that.
Guys, being there through the Knights of Mina is not obligatory.
Yes, technically speaking, if you are not able and this was a circumstances, yes. Okay. It's understandable. But you're fully able. And you don't that's something else. That's something else. So
from yesterday, you went back, you didn't go back. You're only going back today My advice is stay
if yesterday afterthought for the follow your site, etc. You didn't go back to me now. You missed out last night.
Don't miss out tonight. And tomorrow.
Don't do that.
and fulfill hatch as closely as possible to the way that
you still charge in your prayers and join them. No, you don't join them right here. You join them only in alpha. But here pay them on time but their shortened.
Time is there for you.
for praying as the Prophet saws
you still have to often without
that toe off before you leave Mecca you still have that.
So when the time comes to one do that often without you want to be fully prepared. That will be your last off before leaving.
So prepare now
gained from those lessons that you have learned so far in your hatch.
of this is the time when people spend most of their time just complaining, this happened to me and that happened to me and I don't find was you know, out in the sun and, and fell down and you know all the different things that happened.
It's done it's past it's gone.
You know some people that just the whole of the hatches just a big complaint. Don't let that be.
Don't let that be because no matter how bad that hatch can get,
it's still better than a lot of people are living today.
Muslims around the world I live in, in all kinds of conditions are far worse than anything we will face on Hajj.
When we think of our brothers and sisters in Syria, and what is happening to them.
in Burma, the Rohingya does what they're suffering.
Hajj is nothing.
Hajj is nothing Hajj is relief. If they were able to come to join us in hajj that would be relief for them. relief from the trial that they're facing
violence then Iraq,
other parts of the world
Muslims are suffering
embrace you know.
Take ownership of
like profit margins.
So use your time wisely.
Don't spend it complaining complaining.
Remember a lot
here you can read. You have time
to read crime with understanding
reflect on its meanings.
Use this time to worship Allah to build on what you've achieved so far. In your Hajj.
so if you were there from last night, this morning was a morning of Mina.
You trade your father
to Sunnah prayers, units of prayer before father You did it. You did it on time.
And you did it in the best way you could.
You prayed a lot a lot
to rock art.
Now is the time to go for the second story.
And in this second stoning.
We begin in the last
stalling on the 10th we stone what was
known to be referred to as
gemera to Napa
or the big
gemorah. Not that big Satan. Again, people have this idea that the gemorah the pillar The wall
is Satan. No, it's not.
This time around, we're going to be stoning of three, there are three of them.
One just called the smaller pillar. Second called the middle sized pillar and the third the biggest.
you collect up seven stones, now you can collect it in your tent, you can lift up the run that's there on the ground, and underneath it, there's all kinds of stones that you can take out. Seven for each of the pillars.
So that's 21 you may take a couple of extra in case you lose or whatever.
21 but the trouble of finding stones even there because a lot of people throw mistakes after they're on the ground. Somebody said you can't throw with somebody else.
Stone is not really somebody else's. Any stone you find no restrictions.
It's not like once you've used it can be used.
So you choose. Remember, as Rob Solomon said, she chews pebbles that are small, about the size of your fingertip.
Not saying when you throw it, you're going to hurt somebody, if you miss
something which you can throw, it will reach not too small and it's not going to reach there, the wind might blow it whatever note
should reach its mark.
And you should make sure you get close enough to do it. Some people, they get halfway there, and they take all seven and it's early one time.
So one pebble at a time, saying Allahu Akbar.
Remember, remembering that these stones were throwing a rejection of
rejection of disobedience to Allah,
reminding ourselves to commit ourselves to obeying the law.
This is a reminder, it's time with
each one we throw, rejecting what is displeased.
what we try to do
is to reach close enough that we can hit that column,
we're dealing with a column now before it used to be a pillar. Now it's a column.
Sorry, before it was a column, or pillar, now it's a wall.
A large enough wall. And if you throw from anywhere beyond the edges, you cannot hit anybody on the other side, which is a good thing. I will say, oh, why? Why did they change it?
There is no harm, whether it's a wall, whether it's a, you know, pillar pillar, or spindle, something very narrow.
Now, the danger of missing and hitting people on the other side is far greater. So this is an improvement, to protect people from harm.
There is no specific form that it has to take.
So get ourselves close enough so that when we throw, it will reach there, that's the main problem, you don't have to worry about anything, anybody on the other side. But you have problems to worry about reaching it, don't just go and partway and then throw no get close enough to ensure that when you throw it, it will actually meet.
don't do as some people do. When they from the outside from the outskirts, they gather together in a brutal, they, you know, hold lock arms, and they work themselves up. And then they charge with a group follow up, charging through just knocking people outside, knocking them down, stepping on people, and so on until they reach there and they do this throwing and then they turn around again and they charge back out. hurting.
Please don't be a part of that in some communities, and it's become common for them to do it. You know, effective in the sense that you get there, you can put your woman in the center, and you know, you just mow everybody else down. So they have to throw with ease and they're protected, etc. But you have to consider the harm that you're doing to others. This is not a battlefield. We're not in a war.
No harm to lock arms around the women to protect them and to reach there together as a group of harm, but do it
properly. Respectfully consider your fellow judge
that is more important than getting there at any cost.
So we should
do this in the best way.
Throwing each pebble saying Allahu Akbar reminding ourselves that y is greater than whatever
We have design which is displeasing to
Allah is greater he can provide greater and better and whatever it is we desire, which is displeasing to him.
remember, as the prophet SAW, Selim told us with every stone that we throw,
it is purification.
from, from major sins, one sin, major sin is wiped away with every stone that is
one sin from the deadly sins,
make the best of this.
And it is this time now and we're finished. After the
the middle sized wall that we step aside,
face, maca face towards the Kaaba as best we can, and make
mentioned on the day
when we were strolling there that there wasn't any problems. So let me know if you did it does no harm, but it's not from the rights of hatch. It's another process of numbers to stone and
focus on getting into Mecca to do the twofer. Father slaughter the animal on the way.
So here, now,
we have the time we're in min.
We're not going anywhere. So now is the time that we make.
third largest, we had back, giving other people a chance. And not to slow up the whole process, we had back to our tent in.
And as I said, this should be done before the sun sets before mother, though f1 is prevented.
It could still even be done aftermarket, but rarely in your mind set between zohore. And so between bore and moderate, we have a stretch of time.
Now the hedge guides may advise you, it's best to go
immediately after the war because the crowds are less than, you know they have done their checking, etc. So you can follow their advice. A lot of they're not advising you to go after. No, don't make that a first choice. That's what happens when you're stuck. Things happen. You weren't able to reach there. And it's also in time, you're stuck on the way in all kinds of circumstances that could possibly arise. Otherwise, you want to try to get after the war between after the war after the war, they call it on bill.
And after you finished, go back to
Go back there. Don't run into
unless you're just going and coming. You're gonna go make some rock out there and then come back. No harm, but don't make this the goal.
Drive to this catch. It's your
a bye. This is our obligation to try to make it
in agreement with the way of consumer laws.
That's what's your response. He said, all the land, he managed monastic. take from me your rights
believe that his way was the best way.
So go back to the tent
make your prayers and prayers
continue to make
all those devices that you visit
intro off in your site, you know use those twice now.
Use them well
use them sincerely.
so that by the time you leave me your heart recycled.
You will have changed.
This has impacted on
a change of your life,
the change of your lifetime
let hands be that
and then you have made the hatch of the civil laws. You have made the hedge which are law prescribed. That is the one he prescribed the one which changes your life, the life changing hands, not the ritual and the rights a holiday a tourist visa visit
a lie except
and I'll see you tomorrow on the fifth day
reminding me about
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