Soul of Hajj #5
Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips - Soul of Hajj
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Kadeem, Allah, Allah was Hobie woman is standing as soon as he niomi. Deen operates due to a law and realize Peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
This is the fifth session on the series, which I called the soul of Hajj.
in this series, we began with the concept of Hajj, then we looked at the elements of Hajj
as each element
to be understood, in order for the sequence of Hajj to complete itself, we're not doing it
step by step. For a person making Hajj, we said that there are many books available which deal with the step by step.
rites of Hajj among the best ones, you know, is the one
by Davies from South Africa,
I think it's called
the getting the best out of hadr or something like this. But it is it's quite excellent. And there are many, many books available, that the focus of this series was more to understanding the
concepts behind the rights themselves, you know, which is a general principle, we said is necessary for understanding Islam itself.
Because Muslims today tend to be caught up in the rituals
and the rights of the various acts of worship that have been prescribed for us by God, by a law
but the spirit behind them and the goals for which they were prescribed
non attainable, or non understandable, they're not understandable people don't really understand what they are.
So they're just doing the rights and the rituals.
Believing that somehow these rites and rituals, even though not understood,
would earn them reward.
So the essence really of the Hajj, like the essence of salah and other rights that have been prescribed for us,
is missing. And because of that, those acts
are in fact,
not rewardable. We don't get reward for them.
They're missing that's why some people as a prophet SAW Selim said, would make salah
and nothing of it would be recorded for them.
They would go through the acts of Salah they would have made Voodoo they stood up said Fatiha and everything else, but nothing is recorded. For them some people 50% some people 20% some people zero.
So similarly Hajj, there are people who go to make Hajj and they come back with minus
They not only failed to gain the blessings and the rewards attach have in fact they come back with sins on their shoulders.
So we were looking at the Haram which is among the first things that we
are obliged to
When we reach the boundaries, we call them our fate and we talked about the market
and we talked about going into Mecca
and toe off
omura if we're making a combined Hajj Hajin hombre together or we're just making O'Meara ending it off with the shaving of the head.
Then on the eighth day, that is tomorrow,
people are required to go back out to Mina.
And in our last session, we discussed about Mina. And we pointed out that,
in spite of the fact
people treat Mina as just a transit point,
it's not looked at really as a rite of passage.
Reality is that, we spend more time in Mina than in any other location during Hajj.
So, the very fact that Allah has prescribed Mina
for such a length of time.
So many times we return to Mina, then it must have importance, because whenever a law prescribes something, he prescribes it because of its importance, the more time he gives to it means the more important it is.
Mina, we said, even though people tend to disregard it, not really consider it as anything.
It is among the most important days. First and foremost, as we said before artiphys preparing for alpha. And then we talked about what what then would we do in Mena, there are three main rights of Mina, we said we're formal prayers,
which are shortened
supplications and words of remembrance. These are the main three things or rites that we would do in Mena. And with regards to the shortened prayers, we said that they were not joined.
Normally, when we travel, we shorten and join.
Reality is actually joining is not specific for the traveler. shortening is specific for the traveler, only the traveller may shorten his prayers. Even if you feel sick.
You can shorten your prayers you can join them. If you're feeling sick, difficult for you to get up and pray. You may pray to have your prayers together. The hora Nasir mother Manisha, but you can't shorten them.
It's not allowed. It's not acceptable.
So in Mina, we shorten, but we don't join.
The shortening gives us more time to focus on supplication.
And Mina, as we said, is a place of supplication, form of prayer, supplication and words of remembrance.
And we also pointed out that, for those formal prayers that we pray in Mina,
we should strive to make them as best as we can, because Mina is a preparation for everything else coming after for the Hajj, the actual rites of Hajj. So just as Voodoo is preparation for Salah
Mina, his preparation for arafa and everything coming after whether it's stoning, it's slaughter. It's
the tawaf, too often father, all of the other acts coming. They're preceded by Mina. So our basic prayers in Mina should be done in the best way possible, because they set
the stage for the rest of our Hajj.
So if our prayers in Mina are sloppy,
haphazard, we're missing some we're doing some doing it in a hurry, not really.
Praying as we should pray.
Then it means that is the picture of our hedge
because if we can take care of basic
Whereas and that is the most important thing that will be asked about on the Day of Judgment. If we can't take care of prayers in Mina, then be sure we will make a mess of stoning. Rami will make a mess of arafa will make a mess of power from the Father, everything else will be a mess.
So very important for us to do those prayers in the best way possible. And to do them, of course, it means that we should precede them with Voodoo. Again Voodoo done in a way,
which is in accordance with what the prophet SAW Selim
prescribed, because he said that Voodoo purifies and we are seeking our goal from the Hajj is salvation, everybody knows that. The biggest reward
is that we come back home from Hajj, pure from sin, like the day we were born, as we talked about in the very beginning. So this is the huge reward that comes. A person who is purified of sin is a person who is ready for paradise,
they have been prepared for paradise. So purification from sin is a key thought
that we should have throughout the rites of Hajj purification from sin. And the prophet SAW, Selim said that when we make we do our sins drop off from our bodies with
the water which falls from our limbs.
He said that
it's kind of unimaginable, difficult to, to fathom how your sins can drop off from your body with the water drops, that fall away.
But the prophet SAW Selim informed us that with information he got from Allah,
so though we may not be able to grasp how that is, we accept it.
So when we are washing our hands, he told us the sins of our hands are washed off. So when we're washing our hands, that should be in our mind
that when we're washing our hands, we're not just okay, we just finished eating our hands are greasy, whatever. So we're just washing our hands. No, that's part of it. Yes, we clean up. But the greater part is washing our hands, from the sins of our hands, what we have written, what we have taken, what we have given
with our hands. Similarly, when we wash our mouth,
usually we just throw the water and we're gone. Hey,
what we should be thinking about is that the washing of our mouths is also washing out mouths, from the sins of our mouths, what we have said,
and how else do we commit sins.
The greatest sins that we commit are usually from our mouths, what we're saying, and our ears, what we're hearing, so on, so our eyes what we're seeing, these are our senses, through which we either do righteousness and earn reward, or we commit sins and
destroy our souls.
So in making wood do, we should be conscious of it. If we make that kind of Voodoo, then the chances of making a proper Salah will be good.
But if we're not making that kind of Voodoo, we're just splashing water everywhere and everywhere.
And running through? No Do I in the beginning Bismillah No. Dwyer the end.
Our Shahada repeated as Rob saw some thought none of that we just make we do physically quickly and we run to the prayer.
So naturally, when we go into the prayer, will be going into the prayer from a spirit from a physical purely physical perspective the spiritual aspects will be missing.
Difficult to concentrate
because I would was so quick
We really weren't thinking about
preparing ourselves, to communicate with a law to worship Him. So
naturally, the prayer that comes after that is going to be likewise deficient.
And the problem is our solemn had said, you know, according to the prayers, you know that if there was a river at someone's door and he took a bath in it five times a day, would you notice any dirt on him? He asked the companions, they said, Not a trace of dirt would be left. Professor Sam said, Allah removes the sins
with the five daily prayers in a similar way.
That the prayers themselves, the widow remove sense and the prayers remove sins. But if we didn't do our will do which removes sins and be sure that the prayer is not going to remove anything. We're likely adding more since.
The prophet SAW said love also said the five daily prayers and Friday prayer to Friday prayer, erases the sins between them as long as one avoids major sins.
So the prayers themselves purify us, and we're seeking a Hadji to purify us. So the hatchet purifies us is the one which is built on prayers which purify us.
So we can we see that all of this is interlinked.
You know, it's not like a separate thing that we do. We have treated it that way. Hajj is like something separate. We talked about that earlier. You know how people not understanding the real goals of Hajj and how they are achieved. They generally speaking in encourage young people not to make Hajj to delay Hajj.
Because if Hajj is supposed to clean us up from sin,
then you are still young. If you go and make Hajj now that you come back, you're still gonna make many more sense. So you're just gonna ruin all the good that you did from your Hajj. So better you leave the Hajj until the end of your life.
You do it at the end. When you've done all the sins you can possibly do.
you've run out of steam, no more sins left. Now is the time to make Hajj.
But reality is that if you have treated Hajj that way, mentally, you will not be able to make the Hajj purifies.
Your Hajj will be just like the rest of your life.
That's the reality. So
we have to keep this concept of purification
in mind throughout the Hajj, everything that we're doing is somehow related to purifying ourselves from sin, remembering Allah because it's glorification of Allah
and purification from sin.
We spoke about tahajjud and witr that should be done
during Mena and this is a time normally in our day to day life.
who prays tajin Witter very few people very very very few people but in men at least there we have the chance we should pray attachment
we have no excuse
back home now here we are. We're busy so many other things you've gone to bed late. You have to get up early for work whatever, get up early to get the kids to school whatever.
So we have all these excuses not to do it.
But now in Mina, what else do you have to do?
You have that time.
So minute shouldn't become just
time to kill as they say. You've just got this excess time. You know, you got to use it up. So you figure out one way or another either by chatting with other people talking about whatever.
roaming the grounds of Mina, walking around, you know, whatever, whatever is not going to help you in your hatch.
what is good for us is to
utilize that time.
Consider every moment that we have to spend there as priceless moments, which meant, never come back again, we may never get another chance. And if this is our first hedge especially, it is critical for us to do it
So we said that the rites of Hajj
with regards to Mina
throughout the rest of the days of Hajj.
We do it on the eighth,
we spend arafa on the ninth, this is the only day we could say the ninth.
the son of the prophet SAW Selim was to go to alpha
at the time, so really even the morning of the ninth, it's preferable to spend a minute. So basically, we're in min on the eighth or a min on the ninth, we go back to Mina on the 10th. We come back again on the 11th, the 12th, the 13th virtually every day of Hajj we spend in Mena.
ensure that the time spent there
doesn't become spare time, but becomes valuable time.
We did say a certain amount of socializing is allowed in Mina.
Getting to know the people who are making hijra with
meeting some other people.
But your conversations should be limited. Don't spend all the time in that.
Instead, if we're meeting and talking, we try to talk something reminding each other about the law, make that talk
vital, valuable, and put on a scale of good deeds,
then comes out of
we said that the hard time is the time to head out for alpha. and the prophet SAW Solomon said, I'll had you alpha, we said that in the very beginning.
Hajj is our alpha.
alpha is referred to as the woof arafa that we stopped there. Or we stand there you can also sit and lie there.
But most of the time spent his time spent in supplication. And we said that in one of the things we should do in Mina in order to prepare ourselves four out of five was that we should prepare a list
prepare a list of things that are important to us that we should be praying about.
Because artiphys a challenge,
praying supplicating for almost six hours
for almost six hours.
This is something we have never done in our lives.
So it is very important that we prepare ourselves. Otherwise, by the time we get into alpha.
After about half an hour or 15 minutes, we will run out of hours. And we still have in front of us another six hours ahead of us
who said everything we could think of
if we prepare ourselves, then it's possible that we can make dua spread over that period of time.
instead of having to
that becomes a subject
stitute right for many people, trying to climb Jebel Rama.
climbing Mount Everest.
This becomes a big point for Hajj. But Prophet Muhammad wa salam didn't climb. Jebel Rama.
It's not really a rite of Hajj. It's in the plane of arafa. So you can stand there and make dua, but it has no special civic significance in that sense.
we need to utilize that time.
In supplication and the prophet SAW Selim, it said the best supplication is that done on the day of arafah. And the best supplication which the prophets before me
said is La ilaha illallah wa hula de cada the whole Molko level hummed. Wahoo Allah coalition Kadir, no one has the right to be worshipped except a lot alone without any partner. To Him belongs all praise and sovereignty, and he is Able to do all things.
This to our we've all said it at some point. It's on the sheet which they put up in the masjids sheet of drawers to be said at different times in the morning, the evening. It's there.
It's a worthy do off for us to learn
whether we're on alpha,
or off of alpha, because the prophet SAW Sam said it is the best
it is the best because it summarizes
the essence of tawheed
it's all about our heat.
Of course, that's the beginning of our Shahada.
Why the hula shriek Allah by himself, he's alone, without any partner
that nullifies any intermediary,
law, whole milk, everything belongs to him.
While I will hand and all gratitude and praise belongs to him, he's the one who should be praised.
And he's able to do all things
that whatever is instructed us to do, we should strive to do.
And whatever we are faced with whatever difficulties trials we're faced with in life,
we should never let these things be excuses for not doing what Allah has commanded us to do.
Because whatever reason we come up with, why we don't want to do or why we're not going to do what Allah commanded us to do. Whatever reason it has to do with the dunya things that we want to get from the dunya. And
Allah says, he's able to do all things, through all those things we want to get, he is able to get them for us. That's the bottom line, we should never
to the needs of this world, over the commandments of Allah.
In terms of the day of arafah,
and that will be Sunday.
It was the day in which that verse a Leo Mark Mattila calm Deena calm, today I have completed for you your religion.
That verse was revealed
on an alpha, the day of alpha.
that verse is
significant in that
rejects all change in religion.
And the religion which are law has prescribed.
That verse, leaves no room for change.
Now the world today is caught up in change.
And in the material world, there's good
But in spiritual matters,
what God has revealed,
has no room for change.
Because human beings and their spiritual needs
have never changed from the time that Adam was put on this earth, nor will it ever change until the last person dies on this earth.
The needs are the same.
So that's why there is no need for change in the religion because the religion deals with human nature,
which remain virtually the same through all the various generations of the past, and will remain the same for those to come.
It's also the day
a lot sore about it in Surah borouge washa, he didn't want my food.
A lot sore about that day. The shy head is the witness prophesize lm explained that that is Friday.
And the mush hood or the witness day is the day of arafah.
Fasting on other files we said earlier, expiate for sins of the past,
and sins of the
future, one year past and one year in the future.
This is a special blessing which Allah has given to those who don't make Hajj
those who are going on Hajj, it's actually not recommended for them to fast.
It's preferable that they don't fast.
So for those of us who don't have the opportunity, this is the option. Additional reward that's given to us that those on Hajj don't have access to.
RFR is also the place
where Allah made the covenant with Adam and all of his descendants. Allah describes that in Surah, loud off verses 72 to 73, where he explained that he took from Adam all of his descendants, that's all of us,
all who are before us, and all who were to come, were extracted in the spiritual form from Adam.
we were all made to be a witness.
Allah asked us LS to be Rob become,
Am I not your Lord? And we all said Bala Shaheed now.
Certainly, we bear witness to it.
So that is the covenant we made with the law. Of course, we can't remember it. But
it is the basis of faith when we accept the message of the prophets of Allah. It's a reiteration of that covenant.
As we said, in order to give more time for supplication,
here and out of there shortened and joint.
They're shortened and joined.
And our main focus we said, was da.
And when we think of da,
we should think of the law and other
in that the prophet SAW Solomon said, the only thing that can change the change further is the law.
That's how powerful do our is.
And that's telling us that
if we are serious about change,
change in other change in what is ahead for us.
If we really want it to be good,
then the way forward is through the law.
can change other.
this is a subject of a lecture in and of itself. As people may want to know well, how is it that do I can change but
isn't covered what was written in lawful Mahfouz.
So if you make dr cannot change what is in your head mouthfuls? No, it can't.
So then how can do I change other? Okay, as I said that is a whole lecture in and of itself
enough to say that
the change in the other is the change in what would have been had you not made your law?
Yes, it's all written.
If you didn't make your da
what happens was written if you didn't make your dog
what happened instead of that is written
leave the house to Allah.
The point is that do our changes other
The only thing that can change other
and do our is the essence of worship problems as Solomon said a da
da da da. Da is the essence of worship.
That's why those people who say
we're not worshiping saints, so and so.
St. Abdulkadir Gilani, for example.
He's given the title in the subconscious and the subcontinent.
And how see Azzam
in Arabic, it's both of them.
The greatest source of help.
So when people find themselves in calamities and trials, who do they call on instead of calling on a law or law helped me they say, oh, Abdulkadir helped me.
You said this, and I say no, no, no, no, no. We're not worshiping any other causes. Besides the law.
We're not worshipping Him. We're just calling on him for his help.
Well, the prophet SAW Solomon said, I'd
call a Baba that do our that you make two other than a law is worship. It's the essence of worship.
And that's why the BA Sallam said, I'll had you arafa
that the essence of Hajj is arafah because if the essence of arafah is worship,
right, essence of arafah is worship.
supplication and the essence of
worship itself is supplication. RFI is subrogation. See, they've all become one. This is the most important thing. This is the most important element of alpha. It's not jumbo Rama. You have been diluted if you went and made Hajin your big strive on that day was just to climb to the top of Jebel Rama.
I ask Allah to forgive those people who told you that
and wasted your hatch.
do is what we have to focus on that day of arafah.
And crying into our is something that we should strive for.
Now, most of us,
we'll cry when our favorite cricket team loses the match.
tears will come down our eyes.
We'll cry when we watch a movie that has some kind of emotional
message. The tears will be all down our faces will be sobbing and wiping her eyes.
cry when you lose your job.
You know, men aren't supposed to cry, but that's when they cry. When they lose the job. They got fired. We cry forever.
Breathing, but crying for a law crying
while worshiping Allah, this one
we're hard pressed to do.
Meaning Our hearts
are hardened, our hearts have become hardened.
So this is among the things
if we're going to make Hajj next year, is among the things that from now we have to consider. Because we don't want to be stuck there on arafah you know raising our hands trying to make do and
no tears are coming, nothing is coming. It's just some words we're saying.
The prophet SAW sent him and said that among the seven groups of people who would be shaded by the throne of Allah,
on the day when there will be no shade, except for the shade of his throne will be one whose eyes become filled with tears when they remember Allah
from the lessons and the preparations of arafa
start preparing for now.
For the next Hajj insha Allah
and when we are there some people spend time reading Quran
reading Islamic books and reading some books is good.
reading Quran is good, it's excellent, but not in arafa
we don't need to be reading Quran in alpha unless you are reading the two R's of the Quran. This is helping you in your da
by just reading Quran because when they people do it, they're just taking it and reading it. Like you know people typically do after
Salah you know, people go and get a Quran and they start reading.
But it's just a ritual. They're just reading the text, they don't know what it actually says says what it means. So it's really has no impact on their lives. Just feel that's a good thing to do. So they do it.
So you don't want to be doing that there and out of
you want to give it its full. Right.
From out of
we leave for most Delica
and everybody is supposed to leave at Margaret.
We don't pray Margaret bin arafa. But you'll find some people staying back there. I'm praying Margaret there but actually this is wrong. It's incorrect. It's violating the Hajj of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
We are supposed to delay Maghreb and pray along with Asia in most Delica that's what we're supposed to do. In the past, the crowds sometimes would be so dense that you don't make it to must deliver
the buses, so many
that people get stuck on the bus.
You end up having to pray they're
sitting in the bus or if the bus is not moving, you get out in your prey and the grounds. Hopefully you have reached at least some of the area of mostella
Cosmo, Delphi's is really just a transit point.
To me now it's between arafa and Mina.
The sooner was to delay Margaret and pray it along with Asia it was Delica
and it was Danny for there are no tents.
There no tents.
People just take months.
It's just a place to rest your head.
You lay down
when you are there.
remember a law
What's required of us there in was Delphi is that we try to do it according to the way of Rasulo loss a lot of setup because that's that's the whole point that throughout the Hajj at each point we have to try to do
As the prophet SAW Selim did, he said, Whoa, Zhu Li Manasa come take your rites of Hajj from me. The way I did it, do it.
So what he did was he
joined his mcgarrybowen Asia
and he slept there.
Some people say, Well, you know, we want to stay up and do tajuddin but we have no record of the prophet SAW Selim doing tahajjud there he slept, because
Muslim iffa is also preparation now, for the heaviest day of Hajj.
The 10th day
that's the day we have
slaughter, to offer the Father, you know, so many different elements.
On that day,
the most intense day of the Hajj.
to be rested, it's far better than to stay up all night in prayer.
And then the morning you going, you're tired, you're sleepy, you're falling asleep. Now you have to go and stone and what's involved in stoning, we'll talk about that.
You're not properly prepared.
stoning becomes a trial for you.
And awfully father becomes an even bigger trial.
So we follow the son of the prophet SAW Salam
try to sleep as he did,
making the two hours before going to sleep.
Some people, instead of sleeping, they spend the night finding stones
you will see them climbing the hillsides there and with objects chipping away at the hillsides trying to find and create stones that they're gonna gather up 49 for the next three days, or 70 for the next four days, then they'll carry these bags of stones with them. And of course in the crushing thing of the rights of the next day, you'll find people's bags fall and the stones are all over the place and they're scrambling trying to find the stones and get it back in.
So as I said,
instead of spending the time trying to collectibles
this one now was to rest.
On the way to me now,
the province I sell them had told
us to live nav bars to collect some pebbles for him.
So this was the sooner
on the way into Mina.
And from Mina,
mostly Delica is not a place for collecting stones. But if you did collect your stones from there,
the issue of
where you actually collected them is not important.
Not important in the sense that your hides will not be violated even if you collected the stones from arafa
even if you brought the stones from your country with you,
but this is all
unnecessary things to do. There are plenty of stones there. Though you will find people getting stones and washing them and doing all kinds of stuff.
So people become obsessed with these stones.
But the prophet SAW Selim his approach was very simple.
He asked a blunderbuss to collect some
he looked at them and he conferred the confirm the right size because making sure that we're not too big that they would hurt people.
So when was Delphi we should stay
until the morning and pray fudger there, although concession was given for women and the old to leave after midnight to avoid the crush of the crowd.
So I'm delighted my boss
When he collected the stones on the way into Mina, and he gave them to the prophet SAW salami said, this size is fine, it's about the size of a fingertip.
And then he said, beware of extremism in religion.
For the people before you were destroyed by going to extremes in religion.
And this is important too, for people who are going to do Rami,
because people, for the most part, have misunderstood what the stoning is about.
in their mind, especially when it used to be a pillar, in the past, it used to be just a pillar.
And there was a basin around it, which the stones would be collected and removed.
And you would find people who would actually climb up the pillar.
While stones are being thrown,
there are the people who consider this was like a religious, you know, sacrifice they're making as they're climbing up, people are pelting them with stones left and right, they are climbed to the top of the pillar, they love the shoe, and they will be beating the pillar on the top.
in their minds, they're thinking this is Satan.
Because it's called the big Satan, the middle Satan, and the little Satan names that common people gave these pillars Jamaat. So in the minds of the ignorant masses, these were actually Satan's. So you have to just throw in a stone is not quite enough. You need you know, if you have some serious problems with Satan, then you know, you need to be giving him some serious
these are the extremes that people have gone to in ignorance.
And of course,
as I said, people are the prophet SAW Selim made that point, there are people who will want to take a rock because we're gonna throw you under have a little thing beside of your little fingertip here, you know, it's like you can't What are you doing with this Really? Throw it, it's just bouncing off? Well, you need a rock that you can really hit that thing with, it's gonna make a difference. This is this is what's happening in people's minds. But that's not what it's about. It's not about beating that pillar. Now the pillar has become a wall. hamdulillah some people complained about that, sir, look at the Saudis changing the religion.
The wall is safer, especially with the number of people that are going to make Hajj now.
In the past, when the numbers were smaller, yeah, okay, you can get by with just the pillar and people throwing, now you've got so many people throwing, and so many people missing.
So instead of hitting the pillar, they're throwing it's missing the pillar going over and hitting people on the other side. So the people on that side of pelting you when you're cutting them, you know, so the whole
issue of this rite of stoning is lost. We're hurting each other people come away from there was blood streaming down their faces and you know, it's very, very sad.
We can laugh about it now, but if you were there it would be a crying matter.
The time is before midday,
the 10th after we have left was Delica gone through Mina, in going through Amina you can drop off whatever you are taken with you to aerify you can drop it off there, you can refresh yourself, you know, even change a ROM whatever, and
head out for the stoning, right?
Because following the stoning, you have slaughtering, shaving, and toe off
on the way
to the gym rat.
We should do so remembering a lot
for spiritual strength,
to withstand or to hold Satan or satanic suggestions at bay.
Because we are in this process here, commemorating what Prophet Abraham did, Prophet Abraham, on his way to sacrifice his son
to slaughter his son, at the command of last month, Allah
was stopped by Satan.
At three points, three times, he was stopped. And Satan tried to dissuade him, discouraged him from going to slaughter his child at the command of God. So when we are going to do the stoning,
repeating what he did,
in commemoration of his willingness to sacrifice what was most valuable to him.
So this is what we should be going there, having in our mind.
And the prophet SAW Selim, I'd said in the majority Allah
Rahman, Mr. Li, a comet decorilla, casting pebbles at the pillar
was to establish the remembrance of Allah so it's about remembering Allah remembering Allah in this sense, here, remembering that we should be prepared to sacrifice whatever we have, for
the sake of a laws command, because whatever is commanded us to do is ultimately what is best for us.
When we start to stone, or to Prout, the
location, called the GMR or Jamaat
we should stop making the Tobia that we had been saying,
during the Hajj, love bake Allahu Allah bake. At this point, we stop.
And with each throw,
we only need to take seven with us with each throw, we say Allahu Akbar.
Allah is greater,
greater than whatever
stops us from doing what he has commanded us to do.
So this is symbolic of the soul's opposition to and rejection of evil.
And it indicates our own personal commitment to obey the commands of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the prophet SAW Selim it said as for stoning the pillars, for everyone or every stone, you throw a major sin from among the deadly sins
One major sin with every stone is removed. So again, the issue of purification is constant recurring theme throughout the various acts of Hajj
at the end of this first
stoning, there is no doubt you will see people standing and making dua. But this is actually done. Not on this day, it's done later.
At this point, from here, we should just proceed to
make the slaughter in the past that's what we would do.
Now, there is no animals to go and choose when I went to make Hajj for the first time in 1975 76.
And we had to go to a place where they had in Mena, where they had the goats, you choose the goat and slaughter, they were slaughtering and dropping the bodies there seems to be stepping over bodies, you know, dead animals with to get to the one you wanted with the whole
Now you just buy a coupon.
And the slaughter is supposed to take place on that day.
Some years back, it was possible to make arrangements through certain companies to do this slaughter. But now it's just a coupon. And that's made things simpler.
On one hand, because trying to do it on your own at that time is quite a trial
is reduced, because then the animals are slaughtered, they are packaged, they are sent out, you know, as
support aid to various needy countries
But the key to remember at least we have that intention when we buy the
buy the coupon, it's good to have the intention of the slaughter.
And a lot of judges your act of buying, according to the intention that you have in purchasing that animal for slaughter.
So what we should be reflecting on again, is further commemoration of a law.
Giving Prophet Abraham an animal in the place of his son, that what may have seemed like an impossible trial to deal with, we went ahead to try to do it as Allah has commanded us, Allah gave another way out.
As I said, we're Maya tequila, Jalla wa Maharaja, or whoever fears are law, trying to do whatever he is commanded him to do, a law will open away out for him. That's the case of Prophet Abraham. And prophet is smile, classical.
And of course, this is reiterated in the statement of the prophet SAW Selim, you have not truly believed until Allah and His Messenger become more beloved to you, than all else.
And of course, in the case of the sacrifice, we should also reflect on the greatness of last month Allah that He has given us these animals, animals, which she had made,
domesticated for us that we were able to domesticate them, and be able to slaughter them. Otherwise, there are many, many other animals out there that we couldn't do that to wild animals,
which you can't domesticate.
So this is also a blessing from last month Allah so we glorify Him and thank him from that perspective also.
And they have the rights on the 10th is shaving. And that comes after the slaughter, and after the stoning. Or it could come after the tawaf as long as you do two of the basic three acts of that day, you can come out of your harem.
So shaving is normally the symbol for ending your consecrated state of Iran, you're still on Hajj, still doing Hajj, but the state where you're not supposed to put perfume on and these are the things you know ends at that point. And the Renaissance Allah made a special prayer three times for
a Lord to bless those who shave
and he made one prayer for those who trim. So this is telling us, those of us going to Hajj shaving is better than trimming.
And the prophet SAW Selim it also said, As for shaving the head, here comes the big point.
There is a reward for every strand of here you shave. And a sin is erased with it.
reward for every strand of hair, you shave. So here again, purification again, as we said Hajj, this
thread, which connects it all, is the issue of purification.
We begin on the right side of the head, of course, for as the prophet SAW Salam did,
favoring the rightness so now
and while we're doing it, we should remember the akiha because shaving our head is similar to shaving in the Africa. Okay, we'll stop here. And there's only
another five minutes to finish of the material. So we'll come back right after those of you who wish can come back right after we'll finish off another five to 10 minutes max and then if you have any questions, we'll take the questions
afterwards. Bar coffee comm