Channel: Bilal Philips
Series: Bilal Philips - Soul of Hajj
© No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever. Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate. We are working on a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Karim. Allah Allah was Hobie woman is standing the vicinity here laomi Deen operates due to ally meals, meal as peace and blessings be on the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
Prior to the break for Salah.
We talked about the last of the major rites of Hajj, those are for the day of aid,
the 10th day of the ledger,
and we spoke about
the difference between trimming and shaving. And we had spoken about that earlier.
Shaving is more humbling.
And this is why it is preferred.
Trimming is allowed. But the greatest the greater reward is for those who shave. And this is specifically for men. For the women it is trimming
a portion of here gathered and cut.
Shaving was not prescribed for them.
Some scholars would consider it more cruel or disliked. Some have even made it Haram.
But we don't have any clear statements of the prophet SAW Selim with regards to it beyond, you know, telling the woman to trim and the men to shave.
And as we said, this symbolization that is there in the shaving
is linked to the other time in our lives, when our heads were shaved. And that was at the time of the article.
The ceremony on the seventh day that we do, it's not really a ceremony. And maybe there's certain things that the prophet SAW solemn
advise this encouraged us to do to shave the head of the child.
And the here that you shave from the head of the child is actually an Arabic called a peacock. That's where the name comes from. So the name is directly related to the Africa people call it the naming ceremony. And so sometimes they won't even shave the head of the child, you know, the
women may feel that
the girl and she doesn't have much hair on her head already. So it's better not to shave it, you know. So, you know, they may be resistant to the shaving but the whole point of the peacock is to shave the head of the child, you don't do shave the head of the child, you didn't do as
simple as that.
So shaving the head of the child, then you know, giving its weight in silver or gold as charity. And naming the child at that time slaughtering an animal
to four males, or one if that's what you can afford. And one for females.
The food is the it could be cooked up and given shared with neighbors and others eaten from yourself or the meat itself could be divided up and given. Anyway, the point is that
on this day, we are slaughtering an animal and shaving our heads.
It reminds us of that day,
when that head was shaved as a child. It represented a new stage in life.
Having been in the womb, that was the hair that grew on our heads when we were in the wombs of our mothers.
Now we are
doing the rites of Hajj
and concluding those rites or part of those rites. Again now we're slaughtering and shaving
and we know that the Hajj symbolizes a new start
Because we are supposed to be purified from sin, through performing the rites of Hajj, according to how they were prescribed.
So there is that link, like a new lease on life.
And part of what should remind remind us to be careful to stay on track after the hedge. So hedge is not just an event
with no real impact on our lives.
Following that, we have too often the father
and actually the tawaf and the father is the same as too often,
except there is no side
except there is no side.
And the two off, we can see we spoke about the significance of the two off in that it is
one of the most oft repeated rights of the Hajj. It's put at the beginning when we came in making the ombre
it's put in the middle here and thoughtfully, Father, and it will be put at the end again, we'll look at too often.
it as we said,
was the prophet SAW Selim said
is a walking prayer in our lives, prayer has has been standing, bowing, prostrating and sitting.
we pray while walking and the prophet SAW Selim actually said that
a tawaf is Salah, except that
we speak in it.
the Tavakoli father
should be done with the same spirit we spoke about, into Africa doom. This is worshipping a law, it shouldn't be done mechanically. We shouldn't be using
books that we just read from we don't know what is being said there, whether we make drugs from ourselves.
in making the trough,
we said that we should be seeking forgiveness from Allah Subhana Allah glorifying him.
So what we normally do in our prayers
with Fatiha and the sores after, and the transitional words that we say are phrases that we say,
send me Allahu lumen, Hamada, etc, all of these involve praising Allah or seeking His forgiveness. And the same way when we're making to show off, we should be doing the same. And it should come from our hearts.
repeating after somebody, which is the common practice, people get in groups, one person's buys the two off book, which tells you on the first off, and they've got different for every two off, you know, for every two off of Hajin, Omer and etc. When actually these are not prescribed. They have good meanings, most of them,
but they're not prescribed. So people have taken those to be
necessary to us to make, but the best two hours are the ones which come from ourselves.
we're calling on a law, we're seeking His guidance seeking His forgiveness.
It can only be done effectively.
And sincerely, if we know what we're saying.
And the toe off,
links the Hajj from beginning to end
and it addresses
the issues of change. That should happen in us. We should be calling on laws help
to make this Hajj acceptable and a means of change in our lives.
The last two have to offer without.
This is the concluding act of
Hajj before leaving Mecca.
We make tof
which is unique to masculine haraam, we don't make tawaf anyplace else. Although you will find, as we mentioned earlier, people making throw off, you know, in edgemere, around the tomb there in Egypt, and in other countries we have the tombs, or mausoleums of
saints, etc, that people go and make the off around.
Even writing notes,
putting them inside the cages that they put around the graves, believing that when everybody leaves,
the saint comes out of his graves, collects the notes and reads them, and does something for you.
May Allah guide the ignorant.
on the last day, because we're after the 10th, we have the 11th and the 12th, we go back to Mina.
And again, the rights of men are focused on the same three that we spoke about. We have added to it stoning.
on the third of those days, on the 13th, or on the 12th, we can leave Mina. And at that point, we should leave Mina feeling we have, we've left behind us
We shouldn't be leaving Mina, wiping our foreheads and saying, finally, it's over.
as so many people tend to do, you know,
if that's how we're leaving it, then it means we've missed out on the Hajj, it hasn't purified us. We have not benefited from the REITs we have not grown closer to our last month Allah
grown in our consciousness of the dean.
When we leave the holiday places that we go to, we leave there with a heavy heart,
going back home.
So it feels sad to go back home. But unfortunately, most people when they live in Mecca, and leaving the hedge, Mina,
they're treating it just the opposite.
They're happy to go home.
We've had enough.
And this is the sign that
we missed the boat.
The Kaaba is the focal point of prayer for Muslims all over the world.
It's not an object of worship.
Though people might be fooled into thinking that
who watch us from the outside non Muslims observing us might very well conclude that we worship the Kaaba.
But reality is, of course that we don't.
It's a means of organizing our worship.
The 1.7 billion Muslims around the world. We're all facing the Kaaba in our worship.
But the vast majority of Muslims will never see the Kaaba.
So those of us that manage to get there and actually see the Kaaba with our own eyes.
This should have real value in our lives, it should touch our lives. There are a number of figures
in the modern times of people from the west, etc, who
accepted Islam and came to Mecca. And they've written about their impressions, how it impacted on them. It's good to read some of their stories to better understand the way we should be feeling.
The Kaaba represents tawheed
there's only one
there's only one Allah there's only one GABA
One human race. And there's only one religion.
It's tawheed in its completeness.
Now, I'll give you a chance to ask some questions if you'd like to ask.
Also to mention that the
this course on the soul of Hajj is available on
the Islamic online universities website, among the free diploma courses, you can take it there
where I go into more detail, another course which I'd given here a few years back, and I've gone there into Medina also because for a lot of people Hajj is not agile unless you go to Medina. This time here I've just focused on maca, the actual Hajj. But that is added information most people who go end up going to Medina also. So there's additional information there about what is to be done there. The significance of the various places of Zahra and
the rewards and benefits from visiting Medina.
The Islamic online university
fundamentally, is a
providing free courses on Islam.
For over 250,000 students around the world.
It also provides courses at
almost free costs, costs which are just registration fees about $150 per semester.
Meaning that's about $1,200 here, for a degree, an accredited degree. We also
if you are in
one of the third world countries, it's only $70 per semester, or it might be $80. Three, it's the rates have been set according to the GNP of the various countries around the world.
So we do offer Islamic Studies, as you can imagine, it's called Islamic online university. So we have Sharia as a main bachelor's program that we offer, we also have Master's in Sharia
But we also offer a Bachelor's in education, as well as Islamic banking and finance.
Also in psychology, information technology, Business Administration, in Arabic language and linguistics.
These are the courses and we are adding new courses each year, ultimately, to be able to teach whatever can be taught online, make it available to the oma
the motto of the university is changing the nation through education.
And we are reaching out to various
communities, Muslim communities around the world right now we're focusing in Africa, as well as in Asia. And
we're trying to provide access to tertiary education to those who normally would not have it.
It's not merely to make it cheaper for those who could afford it. But fundamentally, it is for those who can't afford it.
And it will give them the opportunity to be able to get it.
So we are working with different communities, different parts of the Muslim world to try to promote the courses for the needy of the various communities. One of the areas that we're focusing right now is on orphanages. We have many orphanages which have been set up by charitable organizations, you know, across the Muslim world, for some communities, but these orphanages
while providing for orphans.
Once that orphan has completed his secondary education or her secondary education,
vision and support ends.
And they are left on their own.
And actually, finishing this job is critical. Because the time that they most need support is when it comes to tertiary education.
So we are trying to link up with some of the charter bodies that are concerned. And when this is brought to them, actually many of them haven't thought about it, they just took it for granted when you finished high school, that's it, you're on your own. We've done our part. And our people don't usually donate beyond that for them. So we have sort of tried to wake up these
charitable institutions to consider this seriously that we need to finish the job of educating the orphans of the oma.
inshallah, if any of you would like to help with this project, we encourage you to participate with us.
If you in your country, have contacts with certain charitable organizations that you would like to put us in touch with, we can help. We're only too happy to help barakallahu li comb. Thank you all for coming. And may Allah make whatever knowledge was shared, beneficial for you in your lives, and we hope that you will share it with others because I'm sure there are points that have been raised, which maybe you weren't aware of, etc, and many others around you are not aware. So please do share that knowledge because the greatest reward is in sharing the knowledge after getting it and pass on the word to others also to benefit from the recording of this series, especially your friends who
are planning to make hedge recording of the series is available at the Islamic online University website. barakallahu li comes in our Morocco obrigado Subhana Allah who mubychem deca shadowland and Stella Federico wanted to