Soul of Hajj #1

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim. Allah Allah was hobby woman is standing una de la oma Deen All praise is due to a law and laws Peace and blessings around the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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Today

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begins the workshop on the soul of Hajj rule for the Hajj

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you might have seen it within as sulan Hajj, because some people when they heard soul, in their minds, or soul sounded closer with soul meaning the foundations, right so there are advertisements for it using both phrases. The basic phrase is

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the soul of hatches is the correct title. Now

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the Prophet sallahu wa sallam, he himself had said, Allah had you arafa

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the core of Hajj is out of

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so he had already defined

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a critical point of Hajj, without which there is no Hajj

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you've missed

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arafa you have no hedge, there is no making up for missing alpha.

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so alpha plays a pivotal role in the hedge itself. But when we speak about the soul of hedge because if you just came to arafa

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and left

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Do you have had no.

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So though our of our pay plays a pivotal role, it is not so

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critical that if you did it alone, it would be sufficient.

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So when we're talking about the soul of hedge, what are we talking about?

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We're using the imagery of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he told us

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that

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the body

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has a core a critical core in FL Jessa de moda in the body, there is a clump of flesh is a solid,

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solid Jessa Dooku if it becomes good,

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if it is reformed,

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if it is righteous,

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then the whole body becomes righteous.

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And if it goes bad,

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then the whole body becomes bad.

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And he ended up saying allow here.

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Indeed, it is nothing but the heart

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is work referring to the heart, the core, and again from Islamic imagery. When the heart is used, it is referring really to the soul.

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The heart and the soul

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in Islamic usage are one in the same

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because the Prophet Mohammed Salah sanlam

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is referring to the heart when using the term heart is referring to that place in your body, not the physical heart itself, as mentioned in the Quran, because we know people get heart transplants, do they change

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this they become different people

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know, so we know that the physical heart itself

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is not the core

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But it is the location where the soul links with the body.

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It's talking about the soul.

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So as with the individual, if his soul

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is good, he's a good soul, then all of his actions will become good.

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But if he is an evil soul, a bad soul,

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then all of his actions will be bad,

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even if they appear good, their intentions or bad intentions behind them, so they become evil.

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So, the prophet SAW Salaam, using this imagery is giving us a way of looking at Islam and all of the various things connected to Islam.

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Looking at the body

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and looking at the soul,

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the outer and the inner,

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that the inner is the core.

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It is what has to be attained.

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It is what has to be

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corrected, done correctly in order for the structure to be of any use.

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All of Islam can be looked at in the same way

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and the last one to Allah

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in the Quran,

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when he told us

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of Allah tada Karunakaran Will they not reflect, contemplate

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on the meanings of the Quran, Allah, Lubin, UK follow her or are their hearts locked up.

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So the reading of the text of the Quran

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that is the body

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but understanding that text

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that is the soul.

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And without that understanding, then the physical exercise is useless.

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It is of no benefit. Though we have

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turned it into something very elaborate. And we have, you know, embellished it and made it seem so beautiful. We have our clan reciting contests and the different recitations and, you know, it becomes such a huge

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affair.

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But the core

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understanding the Quran isn't there.

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So all of that fanfare and

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issue that we raise for that event. Without the contemplation

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It's of no avail.

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It does not really benefit.

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It's like a screen. You can't see what is really going on.

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You're think you're doing what you're supposed to do, but you're not.

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So that is a principle

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that

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exists in all the various aspects of Islam.

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Hajj is no different. Hajj is just one among the five pillars

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among the various acts that the law has instructed us to do, either in the Quran or through the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. But everything ultimately has to be looked at, in this same way. Where is the soul?

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We should always ask ourselves, when we're doing various acts, have we found the soul?

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Have we understood the goal?

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Because that's what the soul is talking about. The soul is addressing what the goal of that act is.

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Because if we haven't identified the goal, we don't know what the goal is,

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how we're going to attain it.

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That's this just common sense. This is not Greek philosophy. It's just common sense. If you don't

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Know what the goal of the act of worship that you're doing is?

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Are you likely to, to do the act the way it is supposed to do? Be Done?

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No.

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That's the great likelihood. And as such, for Muslims all over the world,

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they are caught up in the body,

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in the external.

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And

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they look at it, for the most part, as a burden.

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Allah has put this burden on them. The burden of Islam.

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You have to carry every Muslim has to carry this burden.

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But that's not what Islam was supposed to be.

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Islam was the liberated

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from burdens.

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And we only can be liberated if we have understood what the goal and the soul of that act of worship is.

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Is is the general concept. And that's why the prophet SAW Salaam

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when the time for prayer came, he would say to Bilal rnrb, solubilized

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give us rest.

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Peace, comfort,

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by calling

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the call to prayer.

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overlap.

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But is that how we look at prayer?

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Here comes a chance for us to

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be relaxed,

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rested, peaceful, connecting with a law. Is that how we look at the prayer?

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Time for prayer again?

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Okay, let's go make will do and just do it and done. Okay. hamdulillah.

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So what happened to the prayer?

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Was that the prayer which was prescribed?

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Are we doing a law of favor?

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Or was the prayer for our benefit

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that we can only attain if we have understood the goal and the soul of prayer.

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So looking at the Hajj.

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This presentation

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addresses the fact that there are a number of books on Hajj.

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And among the best of the books that I've come across is one written by smile Davis,

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a scholar from South Africa.

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And he has been very comprehensive in providing all of the details of hatch.

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So the question is,

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why would one can contemplate

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doing another

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presentation on Hajj? Why don't we just use that? Well, because

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that book like most books, focus on the rules. He does go into in different points, getting the most out of different aspects of the hedge. But for the most part, the book is set up like most books are hatched telling you do this at this time. Don't do this at this time. Do this don't do don't.

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It's a do and don't thing.

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But why do you do?

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Why don't you do? It doesn't get into I'm sure you've picked up books on hygiene but it doesn't go in to explain to you why do and why not do

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it just tells you do don't do.

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So there is a need for us to understand the whys.

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Because

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that makes the act of worship meaningful.

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We can then

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embrace that act of worship in the way that we should.

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We feel good about it and the likelihood of us doing it the right way.

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is great, if we have understood, what is the goal? Why are we doing this? What am I supposed to be getting from this?

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How should it affect me?

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Because ultimately, all of our acts of worship are for our development. We are not doing a law any favors, are we? Does the Lord need our Hajj?

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Is he benefited if all of us make Hajj? Or is he harmed in any way if none of us make Hajj? No.

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So therefore, who was it prescribed for not for himself, it was prescribed for us. We are the ones who need to make Hajj

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It is our need that the law is fulfilling by prescribing the hedge for us. So therefore, we have to approach hedge from that perspective of identifying what

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needs need is being fulfilled what

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moral principle and character is being built through that

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principle or element of the Hajj.

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Because Prophet Mohammed Salah Salam had told us

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in the marblelife to live with Jemima macadam, Allah Allah,

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I was only sent to perfect for you. The highest of moral character traits, Prophet Mohammed wa sallam summarized

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all of Islam in terms of morality,

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morally correct behavior.

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It is about doing and not doing

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with particular goals in mind.

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So, whatever we're doing of Islam

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should keep in mind this

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powerful statement of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam

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which is telling us that Hajj is about change.

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changing our moral character,

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making us better people.

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That's why when we look at what is the results, what is promised by the prophet SAW solemn for Hajj when a person does Hajj. You know,

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what was promised? What was promised was

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purification from sin.

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Salvation.

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Jenna, these are all the things that the prophet SAW Selim spoke about as

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the product of Hajj.

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So how can that be? How does that become what do we need to do to make it that

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is the hedge that we're doing? One which will give us that? These are the big questions.

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So

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what we're going to be looking at

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in this

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series of workshops, is the soul of Hajj.

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We will touch some of the rituals and the rights. As the prophet SAW Selim did tell us, Hulu and Neiman asika calm, take your rites and rituals of Hajj for me, meaning there are rules.

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You know, we don't forget all the rules and say, Well, I'm just going for the soul.

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I'll do it anyhow, I feel like doing it just as long as I keep focused on the soul,

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the core, the goal? No,

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you need both.

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Both need to be in place.

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The rules and the principles guide the individual to be able to address and to reach to attain

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the core values, principles that are

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enshrined within the Hajj. So

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if we are going to get the most out of Hajj

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we need to look at it from the perspective of the journey itself. Most of the Hajj is a journey

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and in

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Our lives, we have different kinds of journeys.

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We have journeys to earn a livelihood, most of us here

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are here on a journey to earn our livelihood.

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That's what brought us here. Young people are in school, whatever they came here to go to school. This journey is about

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livelihood. We also have journeys

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to escape from danger, the refugees, all we read about people in Syria now, other countries warrant war torn countries where people are fleeing, traveling,

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going out on a journey to escape death or to escape harm in their own countries. They're refugees.

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So these two types of journeys are very common.

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Then we also have

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the holiday journey,

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all of us,

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we either dream about it, or we get a chance to do it. We go on a holiday, we journeyed to other countries, other cities, other places, sightseeing as tourists,

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the pleasure

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of the holiday.

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These are the main journeys that we take, however, we have Additionally, the spiritual journey called Hajj.

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And Hajj is different from all of these.

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Yes, you can earn some livelihood while on the Hajj. Some people bring goods to sell from different parts of the world.

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And Islam doesn't forbid it. You may do that. But if that becomes the goal of your had you are selling off all your goods, then likely you're going to miss out on the purpose of the Hajj itself.

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If we look at our system of worship in Islam,

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they come

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under two basic

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headings

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or categories. One is the physical,

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physical like what, like Sala. So

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these are physical access ally as a physical act.

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Fasting is a physical act. Primarily that's what we do, but it doesn't mean that

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that's the core the goal, but

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that's the type of Act.

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It doesn't involve finance.

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Right. So the other area is the monetary acts of worship. And that's like Zakah and charity

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Sadako.

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These are monetary acts of worship. In the case of Hajj, Hajj combines both

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both aspects are included.

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We

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have a physical journey that we have to take

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right

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tawaf around the Kaaba that's physical side walking between Safa and Marwa that's physical going to mina arafa was Delica it's all physical.

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So

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the benefits that come from those physical acts of worship,

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which for the most part

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are

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humility

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and obedience found in both salah and fasting

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This is also involved in the Hajj,

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the monetary aspects of Hajj Of course, everybody knows. Soon as we have to make had you go to the hedge,

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group hedge

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body institution you ask them what how much

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do you want to know how much is it gonna cost and every year the money goes up. It's getting more and more costly.

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So

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that is the model

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aspect, we have to also make animal sacrifice during the Hajj, etc.

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So Hajj combines both of those

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aspects of the other acts of worship. So Hajj is like the summary of everything. The prophets Allah mentioned Hajj, last. He began with the principle of faith

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where Islam begins, and that is the Shahada.

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Then, after the Shahada, he went to the next most important thing and that is

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Salah, critical

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and following Salah. Sometimes he mentioned fasting

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and sometimes he mentioned the car if you see the various statements of the prophets I saw them, he switched between the two saying these are interchangeable.

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But always the last was hij

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because it is the summation of everything else, I just got it all.

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And for Hajj, the prophet SAW Salaam identified benefits

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among them

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the reward of prayer in Makkah.

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100,000 prayers elsewhere,

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with the exception of

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Masjid al haram and masteral officer because they both mustard in Haram.

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Sorry, mustard in Nebo. He, the prophet SAW salams Masjid, it has a value also.

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What is the number what is the value of prayer in Masjid? nabawi

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50,500 1000

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it's 1000

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right.

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So, when the prophet SAW Selim said it's worth 100,000 the prayer in Makkah, it It didn't mean 100,000 of the prayers in Medina, it meant 100,000 in the general messages.

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Then, the prophet SAW said Ahmed also said that the person who makes Hajj pilgrimage to a law's house without committing any acts of indecency or disobedience to a law will return home as pure from sin. As he was on the day his mother bore him

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like a newborn child

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purification from sin.

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So now, this is telling us

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what the goals of Hajj are.

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On one hand, it is earning rewards to prayer.

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On the other hand, it is purification from sin.

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So whilst we're doing it, we should also be conscious.

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asking ourselves is what we're doing going to purify us from sin.

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What is missing? The third category is as a bouncer Solomon said that the reward for the accepted Hajj alleged mob rule

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is nothing less than paradise. So here are the goals set right there.

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purification from sin,

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rule, reward,

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accumulated

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and paradise at the end of it all.

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So

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when we're performing the various acts of Hajj

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these have to be kept in mind we have to ask ourselves, is this going to get me to paradise the way I have done this, the various acts that I'm doing? Is this going to help me to get the paradise or is this going to hinder me

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is going to purify me from sin or is it going to add sin on myself as we have to ask ourselves constantly, because there's so many different choices that we have to make throughout the Hajj. It will be between these two, adding sins, or cleanness cleaning us up from sins, taking us to paradise or taking us to hell.

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So we're between these two and we have to keep these

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in mind, as we

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do our hatch.

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So as you can imagine,

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getting the reward of 100,000 prayers

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isn't easy. Just like catching Laila to other

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the reward of 1000

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nights of worship,

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days of worship

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a lifetime 1000 nights, two days is a lifetime. 83 years.

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Is that easy? Is it just we know the 27th? You know, we can fool around all during Ramadan, do whatever you want to do. And you know, when the 27th comes, we make sure we there in the masjid and we just were there that night to me pray that night, all night long. 27.

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And we got it. Is that how it is?

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I'm sure nobody is deluded into thinking that that's how you get the reward for 1000 nights of prayer, prayer for a lifetime.

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But in our ignorance, you see, this is how it's propagated. In our ignorance. People act that way. Even though if they stopped to think for a minute, it doesn't make sense. This is not good to give me the reward of 1000 nights of prayer.

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But we do it because everybody's doing it. Everybody's looking at it the same way. The 27th That's it, that's the night.

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Similarly,

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in the case of Hajj and what Hajj does,

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it's not going to purify of sin. It's not going to earn for us Paradise

00:32:09--> 00:32:10

by just

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doing what they call a five star Hajj, you know,

00:32:18--> 00:32:19

five star

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fast food Hajj

00:32:26--> 00:32:32

you fly in just for alpha. You make your toe off everything the next day and boom, you're gone again.

00:32:34--> 00:32:35

Today hedge

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it's not gonna happen.

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So people are just working on the technicalities. Yes. When you ask the scholars, if a person did not spend the time in Mina, and they went straight to arafa is the Hajj still valid, this is

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still valid.

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But when a person deliberately

00:33:02--> 00:33:07

avoids Mina and just flies in Florida,

00:33:12--> 00:33:13

we have to question

00:33:14--> 00:33:16

is, are they really gonna get the reward?

00:33:19--> 00:33:22

Yes, technically, the Hajj is still valid,

00:33:23--> 00:33:27

but the reward for that Hajj of purifying one from sin.

00:33:30--> 00:33:31

paradise.

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That's delusion.

00:33:36--> 00:33:41

We have deluded ourselves into believing that we will achieve that

00:33:42--> 00:33:44

by only doing this little thing.

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So we can be certain

00:33:50--> 00:33:52

that for us to attain

00:33:54--> 00:33:58

what Hajj was prescribed for we have to work.

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We have to work on it.

00:34:02--> 00:34:06

It's an effort that we have to make. It's not easy.

00:34:08--> 00:34:09

We have to strive

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and for each human being as they get the reward of what they have striven for.

00:34:19--> 00:34:21

They're not just given things.

00:34:22--> 00:34:25

Yeah, we are given when we have striven.

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So for Hajj to be accepted as a general principle.

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We have to consciously seek the spiritual goals behind the physical rites and rituals.

00:34:47--> 00:34:48

We have to seek those goals.

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Because without seeking those goals, as we said in the beginning, we will not achieve them.

00:34:57--> 00:34:59

To seek the goal you have to know what the goal is.

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If you don't know what the goal is, how can you achieve it?

00:35:08--> 00:35:10

Then the negative

00:35:12--> 00:35:14

actions and reactions

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can corrupt the Hajj.

00:35:21--> 00:35:27

fala Rafa wala for suka wa je de la fille Hajj, Allah told us clearly,

00:35:28--> 00:35:31

we should not be arguing fighting,

00:35:32--> 00:35:36

speaking l speaking corrupt corruption

00:35:38--> 00:35:40

because that will undo our hedge.

00:35:43--> 00:35:44

It will

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devalue, it may be all the way to zero.

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And there is another element of hedge,

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which is necessary.

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And that is that we don't isolate ourselves from the people in hajj.

00:36:20--> 00:36:21

We cannot

00:36:24--> 00:36:31

isolate ourselves go off by ourselves, escape people in hajj

00:36:33--> 00:36:36

like the monks will go off into

00:36:38--> 00:36:43

their monasteries cut off from society and worship God.

00:36:45--> 00:36:47

This is not the way

00:36:48--> 00:36:50

the Hajj is about

00:36:51--> 00:36:53

interacting with people

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as life is life is about interacting with people. But doing it in such a way

00:37:03--> 00:37:24

that Allah is pleased by how we have interacted. That's why the prophet SAW Salam had said the believer who mixes with the people, or the masses, and patiently bears their insults and offenses is better than the one who neither mixes with the masses nor patiently bears their offenses.

00:37:27--> 00:37:28

mixing with people

00:37:33--> 00:37:36

dealing with the trials that come from it.

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And hedges such that

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you must mix

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the as you're making a five star had, you want to avoid the crowds and they have whatever that they're going to try to get you in and out. And so you don't have to deal with too, but you still have to make the off and the toe off is filled, you're gonna be in the middle of it. And if you are about just, you know, avoiding people and all these other kinds of things, then your toe off is going to be horrendous.

00:38:07--> 00:38:25

Because you're going to be pushed, you're going to be pulled, people gonna step on your feet, elbows are gonna hit you in your back in your side, all kinds of things are going to happen. You can't help it. Sometimes when you're making too often you'll see people screaming and shouting just going mad

00:38:27--> 00:38:28

in the middle of it all.

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So

00:38:33--> 00:38:38

to attain that hedge mob rule or the accepted Hajj

00:38:39--> 00:38:47

we have to be able to navigate our way through all of the trials of Hajj

00:38:55--> 00:39:04

How do we know people always ask well, how do we know if we ended up making that hedge mob rule or not? When you come back people say hedge mob rule.

00:39:06--> 00:39:07

May or hedge be accepted.

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But how to know whether you had an accepted had you're not somebody to say okay, cat No, it's just up to Allah. Allah knows. No. There are signs.

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Among the signs is that the Hajj has a lasting effect. Some countries when you make Hajj, the men wear a cap. There's a hedge cap that only people who make hijab allowed to wear this cap.

00:39:38--> 00:39:47

So other countries, the women, women normally not covering their head, but after they make Hajj. Now they wear hijab

00:39:48--> 00:39:55

their different outer things that people and they get the title. Now your hygiene and hygiene. You know

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that is

00:40:00--> 00:40:02

symbolic of you having done it,

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but really

00:40:06--> 00:40:08

this is stuff we've made up.

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You know how just not like a PhD. You study at the end of it, you get a doctorate. You know? Now your hedge. Bilaal

00:40:20--> 00:40:22

al Hajj, Khadija

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hacia.

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Know

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how we know, is the impact of the Hajj on the individual.

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Did he change? Did she change or is she just came back and went back doing whatever they were doing before.

00:40:42--> 00:41:01

If that's what happens when we come back from Hajj, all of the things that we know really are not good things, but we were doing them anyway. We come back where we didn't do it to unhide because it's not possible. So we came back from Hajj and then we're back doing the same things again.

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Some people actually in hajj you will see them doing the things man will be making so often he's got his cell phone by his areas. Yes, sell that and buy this and

00:41:14--> 00:41:18

brother, you're making Hodge you're making toe off, you know, can you put your phone away

00:41:20--> 00:41:21

as his business

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is lost.

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Hedge has no impact.

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Hedge will cause a deep spiritual transformation to take place within the individual.

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And this will be observable in how they conduct their life after Hajj.

00:41:47--> 00:41:49

They are changed people.

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Because Hajj, as we said in the beginning is about change.

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If there is no change, there is no Hajj.

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Simple as that.

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Because if you didn't need Hajj, I mean that your your Islam your relationship with the Lord is so good, so perfect, that you came back from Hajj and you're the same as you were. You didn't need Hajj.

00:42:21--> 00:42:22

That's a false.

00:42:24--> 00:42:28

That's a delusion. False understanding.

00:42:30--> 00:42:33

It's a delusion shaitaan has deluded us.

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So there must be change.

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And this change should be lasting. It's not changed for the first week you came back from hygiene after the week, you know, you start to slip back into the other stuff and you know after a month, there you are back where you were.

00:42:56--> 00:43:03

That's the sign that the Hajj was not accepted as the proof so we can see it in how we respond.

00:43:05--> 00:43:06

So hard should

00:43:07--> 00:43:12

produce a form of God consciousness taqwa.

00:43:13--> 00:43:17

God consciousness is taqwa, which will cause

00:43:19--> 00:43:19

the

00:43:20--> 00:43:23

pilgrim, the Haji

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to reform himself

00:43:27--> 00:43:30

and call others to Islam.

00:43:32--> 00:43:33

invite others

00:43:34--> 00:43:36

to that new understanding.

00:43:37--> 00:43:41

That new sense of awareness

00:43:45--> 00:43:50

to me transformed as he was transformed or she was transformed.

00:43:52--> 00:44:03

That's how we know that the hedge has been accepted. Change, real change, permanent change has taken place.

00:44:05--> 00:44:06

That's the sign.

00:44:10--> 00:44:11

On the other hand,

00:44:13--> 00:44:17

Hajin COVID cultural Islam. What we spoke about in the beginning

00:44:19--> 00:44:23

focuses on just the legal obligations.

00:44:25--> 00:44:27

When a person reaches the age of puberty,

00:44:28--> 00:44:30

maturity, according to Sharia,

00:44:32--> 00:44:33

Hajj is obligatory.

00:44:34--> 00:44:37

However, in the

00:44:38--> 00:44:40

cultural understanding of Hajj

00:44:44--> 00:44:47

It is recommended that people delay

00:44:49--> 00:44:52

don't make hadj while you're young.

00:44:55--> 00:44:59

You want to make had your parents would say Wait, wait, wait, wait is not the time.

00:45:00--> 00:45:01

Don't do hedge now.

00:45:03--> 00:45:21

Why? Well why shouldn't you go into hedge notes obligation? You have the money you have the means Why should you go make hedge? No, no better, better you don't do it now. Why? Because we said that had wipes you from sin like the day you were born. So now if you go and make ads now you young,

00:45:23--> 00:45:26

white yourself from sin, you come back and then you're back into sin again.

00:45:30--> 00:45:36

You wasted your Hajj. So the time to make Hajj is at the end of life.

00:45:39--> 00:45:42

When you've got one step left to the grave.

00:45:44--> 00:45:47

You can't do any more since you've run out of energy.

00:45:48--> 00:45:53

Now is the time to go and make Hutch. clean it all up.

00:45:55--> 00:45:57

This is the delusion.

00:45:58--> 00:46:03

This is the delusion. Satan has diluted us.

00:46:05--> 00:46:18

And that's why you hear of so many people dying in hajj. Even if there isn't a fire or there isn't, you know, Stampede or whatever. You still hear of people dying.

00:46:19--> 00:46:23

Because people are going almost at the point of death.

00:46:25--> 00:46:30

They're trying to walk up the steps to get on the plane, they fall and they die.

00:46:31--> 00:46:39

Or the plane lands in Saudi Arabia and they're walking down the steps that slip up, they die. Everywhere people are dying

00:46:40--> 00:46:43

because they have left the Hajj

00:46:44--> 00:46:48

to the last moments of their lives.

00:46:49--> 00:47:05

course to office a chore, they don't have the energy, the prayers, everything that the Hajj becomes really a major burden for them. They have to have wheelchairs after all these different things because the Hajj

00:47:06--> 00:47:09

has been left to the end of life.

00:47:11--> 00:47:12

But this is not the way

00:47:14--> 00:47:20

Hajj became an obligation when puberty set in.

00:47:22--> 00:47:26

Once you became you became mature, physically mature,

00:47:27--> 00:47:36

then Hajj was an obligation of you, of course, Lehmann esta la Sevilla, the one who has the means if you don't have money to take yourself on Hajj then okay.

00:47:38--> 00:47:40

But once you have that means

00:47:43--> 00:47:48

and you have reached puberty, then it is a sin, it is sinful really to delay it.

00:47:55--> 00:48:02

So, of course, this is based on the misinterpretation

00:48:03--> 00:48:15

of that Hadith we spoke about earlier, that whoever makes a pilgrimage acceptable to Allah hajima Brewer will return home free from sin like the day his mother gave birth to him.

00:48:18--> 00:48:21

But it's interpreted in the wrong way.

00:48:23--> 00:48:33

shaytaan has deluded them into thinking it means delay or hatch don't do it early. So the reality of

00:48:34--> 00:48:38

the hands of those who have delayed it to the end of their lives

00:48:39--> 00:48:43

is that they will just be

00:48:44--> 00:48:47

stressed trying to do the rituals

00:48:48--> 00:48:49

that will be the

00:48:51--> 00:48:52

focus

00:48:54--> 00:48:58

the spiritual elements will be lost.

00:49:00--> 00:49:06

And that's why you will be surprised to find people you know

00:49:07--> 00:49:11

all people who are very rough in hajj

00:49:12--> 00:49:16

you know somebody steps on their foot and they're ready to meet them and

00:49:19--> 00:49:25

you know, you think okay, this is a older person mature, they've understood they would be more,

00:49:26--> 00:49:28

you know, controlled.

00:49:31--> 00:49:39

humble. But no, you find all kinds of arrogance. Because they're doing the Hajj

00:49:41--> 00:49:43

missing the spirit of the Hajj.

00:49:44--> 00:49:55

They're just completing the ritual, believing that having completed the ritual, you can now die free from sin

00:50:07--> 00:50:09

And because this is the

00:50:11--> 00:50:14

common misunderstanding, cultural hedge

00:50:15--> 00:50:17

This is why why you find

00:50:19--> 00:50:27

people tend to focus on the outward thing so we had the Hajj gap, the hijab, the title Haji

00:50:30--> 00:50:44

these are added because this now made up for the missing elements of hedge they feel some kind of accomplishment you know I'm now hedging and if you're not caught referred to as hedge so and so

00:50:48--> 00:50:53

you know it's you feel your have been insulted so and so didn't give you your title of Hadji Hadji

00:50:55--> 00:50:58

because the goals

00:50:59--> 00:50:59

were missed.

00:51:05--> 00:51:11

And those who are doing Hajj in this way delayed etc. Then

00:51:12--> 00:51:15

they treat the Hajj like that

00:51:17--> 00:51:18

holiday journey,

00:51:19--> 00:51:20

tourism

00:51:22--> 00:51:33

they spend time on an effort on those aspects. And of course, there will be a lot of distractions there. people

00:51:34--> 00:51:36

making good business

00:51:37--> 00:51:45

for those who are focused on these ritual aspects connected to the Hajj.

00:51:46--> 00:51:47

So trinkets,

00:51:49--> 00:52:00

prayer rugs, you know, so you can say my prayer rug was from Hajj was made in China. But no, I bought it in Mecca, right? It has special value,

00:52:02--> 00:52:03

and so on and so forth.

00:52:06--> 00:52:21

And these are the people oftentimes who get involved in what we call the Express Hajj, you know where you shoot in and shoot out the minimum possible days. You're making Hajj over three days Max, that's it.

00:52:27--> 00:52:31

So in order for us to attain the goal of Hajj

00:52:33--> 00:52:38

and we said that goal is a moral

00:52:39--> 00:52:39

goal.

00:52:40--> 00:52:45

Because the prophet SAW Solomon said that all of the pillars of Islam, all of Islam

00:52:47--> 00:52:50

is about reforming

00:52:51--> 00:52:54

human morals, creating

00:52:55--> 00:52:58

better human beings.

00:53:02--> 00:53:03

Hajj builds

00:53:05--> 00:53:07

an international character,

00:53:08--> 00:53:09

a character

00:53:10--> 00:53:19

who is free from nationalism, tribalism, clan ism.

00:53:20--> 00:53:22

And all those connected isms.

00:53:24--> 00:53:28

He or she looks at the oma as an oma.

00:53:30--> 00:53:34

They are not proud to be a Pakistani.

00:53:38--> 00:53:45

But people say well, why not? Why shouldn't you be proud to be a Pakistani? Why did you determine where you are going to be born?

00:53:47--> 00:53:51

So you can say, you know, I earned it, I did it know.

00:53:54--> 00:54:02

Allah determined, so it means it has no value. The fact that you are born on a piece of the earth called Pakistan

00:54:03--> 00:54:05

is not something to be proud about.

00:54:07--> 00:54:08

But

00:54:10--> 00:54:11

nationalism

00:54:13--> 00:54:14

has been promoted.

00:54:16--> 00:54:18

Coming from the colonial era

00:54:19--> 00:54:28

when the Muslim oma was chopped up into little bits and pieces, controlled by various colonial powers.

00:54:29--> 00:54:34

We were given flags and anthems and things which

00:54:36--> 00:54:39

gave us a unique separate identity.

00:54:40--> 00:54:42

lines were drawn on maps.

00:54:45--> 00:54:46

In the middle of

00:54:48--> 00:55:00

tribes, one tribe happens to be on that side. You're Ethiopian. If you're born on that side of the border, you are Somali. If you're born on the other side, you're Djibouti if you're born in this other corner,

00:55:00--> 00:55:02

You are Sudanese if you're born in this

00:55:04--> 00:55:05

nonsense,

00:55:06--> 00:55:07

this is nonsense.

00:55:09--> 00:55:10

This is not Islam.

00:55:12--> 00:55:14

The Prophet Muhammad Salah Ahmed said

00:55:16--> 00:55:26

regarding nationalism got hot for in the harpoon Tina. Give it up leaving because it is rotten.

00:55:28--> 00:55:30

It's rotten, it stinks.

00:55:34--> 00:55:42

Woman de la la Samia, la semana whoever calls to nationalism, tribalism clan ism

00:55:44--> 00:55:45

is not of us

00:55:47--> 00:55:48

is not a true Muslim.

00:55:49--> 00:55:50

it contradicts

00:55:52--> 00:55:52

Hajj.

00:55:55--> 00:56:03

Hajj is the place where we are put in the midst of Muslims from all corners of the globe,

00:56:04--> 00:56:07

reminding us that we are one oma.

00:56:11--> 00:56:23

So if we don't come out of the Hajj with that kind of an understanding, if we're still a nationalist that we missed out on, one of the major characteristics of Hajj

00:56:26--> 00:56:29

is the time when we meet with people from other parts of the world.

00:56:33--> 00:56:35

And we love them for the sake of Allah.

00:56:36--> 00:56:39

We build bonds.

00:56:41--> 00:56:59

Having worshiped a lot together, is what is supposed to happen. But we end up in camps. This is the Bangladeshi camp. You know, this is the Egyptian camp. This is the we're all sectioned off into I

00:57:00--> 00:57:10

was this Hajj in the time of the browser zombiu. were they doing that there was an area which is just for this clan, and another one for that clan and that tribe? And

00:57:13--> 00:57:14

now this isn't the Hajj of the prophets.

00:57:16--> 00:57:19

Yeah. Before the prophets would Yes.

00:57:21--> 00:57:37

And in the early days of the Prophet would the coronation the others they didn't have they didn't do that. That was their way they would divide up set up the best places for the correlation. other tribes would have lesser places and that was how they did it. And now we're back there again.

00:57:39--> 00:57:44

We're in the time of jania we're doing the Hajj of jaha. Leah.

00:57:51--> 00:57:53

So this is we're losing the spirit.

00:57:54--> 00:58:00

We have fallen into this. The divisions of the oma

00:58:01--> 00:58:04

The other is patience.

00:58:05--> 00:58:07

If we didn't learn patience from Hajj

00:58:09--> 00:58:11

then we didn't do Hajj.

00:58:14--> 00:58:31

We didn't do much, because Hajj is about patience. And Allah says for Basha Saberi give glad tidings of paradise. For those who are patient.

00:58:32--> 00:58:40

Hajj is about patience, because your patience will be tested. You will be tried and tested.

00:58:42--> 00:58:45

Whatever the hadj company promises you.

00:58:48--> 00:58:58

They're not going to deliver it all. Know for those of you preparing to go and make hides, they've told you they showed your brochures. They showed you pictures of the place there and everything.

00:58:59--> 00:59:03

And it looks nice. But when you get there,

00:59:04--> 00:59:06

things fall apart.

00:59:07--> 00:59:12

Your bathroom doesn't work. This happens there. No water did this.

00:59:13--> 00:59:17

The bus doesn't come on time you have to walk and all kinds of things gonna happen.

00:59:18--> 00:59:36

And if you're not focused on your Hajj, on the goals of Hajj, then you get off in these things, you become mad, you're screaming at the, you know, the Hajj company, they try to do their best, but you just cannot prevent everything from happening, things will happen.

00:59:37--> 00:59:57

So that's among the challenges that, you know, you have to be careful of when you go to make ajin. You know, you have to just let those things go. Yeah, it wasn't right. Shouldn't have been. That's not how they should be done. If you advise you advise in a nice way Listen, please

00:59:59--> 00:59:59

do

01:00:00--> 01:00:22

This way, could you try to do it that way to improve things a little bit? Whatever, you do it in a nice way. Not saying you just don't say anything, let them do anything to you. Yeah, should advise them. But then if it's stuff that's beyond their control, they're not able, then you just have to be patient. Because Hajj is about patience.

01:00:24--> 01:00:26

No patience, no Hajj.

01:00:27--> 01:00:37

Simple as that. No patience, no Hajj, your level of patience will determine the level of your Hajj.

01:00:39--> 01:01:04

So these are the two core characteristics that Hajj should bring out of us that we have a universal outlook. We see the oma. We don't see our nation, our city, our family, we see the oma as one.

01:01:06--> 01:01:07

And

01:01:08--> 01:01:09

we are patient,

01:01:10--> 01:01:23

patient with the trials that they're going to come in our lives because a lot of dollars will enable and accomplish a mental health journey. We're not consuming alcohol. Allah told us that he is going to try and test us

01:01:24--> 01:01:26

with lots of life, wealth,

01:01:29--> 01:01:30

all kinds of things.

01:01:31--> 01:01:36

That's how life is. We are constantly being tested.

01:01:37--> 01:01:55

And how do we pass this test? For by sheer disobedience and through suffering? It's with patience. Patience is the key to passing the test and Hajj having a successful Hajj, patience is the key

01:01:56--> 01:01:58

to attaining that

01:02:00--> 01:02:01

goal.

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Allah has promised paradise for those who are patient

Soul of Hajj #1
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