Hajj With Your Heart – Lessons From Hajj

Ibraheem Menk

Channel: Ibraheem Menk

Topics: Hajj

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Illa Allah al Amin Wahby Hina staring

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on also live on Sallim ala ha Jamil Ambia. You are immobile, more serene Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine Allahu Melissa Hala Illa morality tiempo Salah teta, JAL Luna has an either she salah or BS zero Allah to us zero hmm Bill Hiro a big canister in we thank Allah herbalism he will JLL for having gathered us here once again. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the mullah ICA and to cause his mercy and his Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the Gambia. alayhi wa Salatu was Salam and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,

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indeed, we have all heard of the Hajj

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and we have heard of the Hadith el hijo Arafa. Hajj is artha which means that without the day of Arafa, there is no Hajj. If a person misses the Day of Arafah then they Hajj cannot be accepted on it under any circumstances. So Allah had Giraffa, but Hajj has many many different parts. And if we take a look at it as a whole, then we will come to realize that it is Allah or Buddha desert you will Jellal inviting us to him himself. Allah subhanahu wa taala inviting us on a journey that leads up to here bull is that you will general you see al Hajj means a cast which means an intention. It means that you go with a heart full of yearning to meet your makeup boulerice That you will Jalan

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Allahu Bucha is that you will Jarrell has made it far upon us once in a lifetime. While in

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June btw many Stellata Isla de sebelah and upon Allah subhanahu wa taala or for Allah subhanho wa Taala upon the people is hajj for the one who is able to do so. Let me eliminate delta or LA Usabilla the one who is able to reach to that hedge. You see, when the Hajaj go from the homes, they leave their homes with trembling hearts tearing eyes and the move towards Mecca tomo Karana singing chanting away something love bake Allah who made a bake. Here We Come Oh ALLAH here we come. We come to you we are present we are here for you. Oh Allah, that is what the Toby means. Love Baker law Sherry Keller Keller bake. We are present for you Oh Allah, there is no partner with you we are

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present for you oh Allah.

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And at the end in Al Hamdulillah, net Mehta, laka on Malik, luxury kalloch indeed all of praise and all of the Dominion belongs to you, Oh Allah, there is no partner for you. So already from the slogan of Hajj, we can see that Allah subhanahu wa taala is inviting us to worship Him alone. And not to associate partners with him whatsoever. Love bake, who are we saying that love bake to none other than the one who created us, the one who fashioned us the one who made us the one who brought us into existence. So we go to Allah Allah bless Zeti will Jellal knowing that we are going to our maker, knowing that we are going to the One who created us, and when the Hajaj reach Mecca tool,

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mocha Rama, which is member will ye the place where the ye sprang forth from then you find that the first thing that they do is a power of a tawaf, which is encircling the house of Allah subhanho wa taala. And this bluff is actually something that if a person looks at it, they will not make sense of why we are required to circle a stone house seven times does it make sense? No, it doesn't. But we do it regardless because Allah or Buddha is that you will Jalon is the one who is commanding me to do it. So these people reach the Haram and they make behalf of this house and this

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House is known as the house of Allah subhanho wa taala. The House of Allah subhanho wa taala. That does not mean that Allah Allah boulerice That you will Jellal resides within the house. No, but it means that that is an honor for that house. That is the Kibler of all the muslimeen. It is the only house that we are allowed to do tawaf of in fact, it is the only place that we are allowed to do power ever. Have you thought of that. There is no place on earth, that you can go and do tawaf around. There is no home, no grave, no shrine, that you can make tawaf off except for the house of Allah Allah Boulez at you and Jalan so when a person decides to make power off of a grave or have a

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shrine or have a house, then what they are doing is placing that shrine with the same level at the same level of the house of Allah subhanho wa taala. The shrine and the house of Allah subhanho wa taala. What have we done as a result, we have associated partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala by revering a place that does not actually deserve that reverence. So the reason why they make the lover around the grave is because the person of the grave so they look up to that person, are you saying that that person is equal to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala his command is equal to Allah Allah Bucha is that you will jellen Is that what you are doing? You are equating the two. So

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we are only allowed to do tawaf around this around this house of Allah subhanahu Attallah. Now if we take a look at the origin of this house, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us well easy out on Pharaoh Ebola he will look our Idi Amin el tema is Mary Nora Bennett and then mean Rob Bennett Jakob Bellman in

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just send me your own lighting. And when Ibrahim and Ismar eel were raising the foundations of the house, they made a dua Oh Allah except from us, oh Allah except from us. You are the one who hears and you are the one who knows everything. You see how that acceptance of Allah subhanahu wa taala led to millions of people. In fact, to date billions of people perhaps have made Hajj to the House of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Why? Because there was sincerity within their hearts as they raised the house of Allah subhanahu wa to Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala made it such that we go to that house year in year out, and we encircle and circle that house. And after

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that, we come to the site. What does the site you have to do? Where did it come from? Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam leaves his family, at the Kaaba, in a house in a land that is barren. There's no vegetation, no sign of life, no water, nothing. He leaves who heard your me smell yield right there. And he turns around and begins to walk away from them. So hi, Joe follows him. What are you doing? Where are you going? And he keeps quiet and continues to walk. And then she repeats the question, Where are you going? And he continues to walk. And at the third instance, she asks him, Allahu America we have is it Allah that commanded you to do this? And he says, yes. So immediately she

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submits to Allah subhanho wa taala. She leaves him and she says, carry on them. Then Allah subhanahu wa taala will look after us. And she goes back with this still will heed this Oneness of Allah subhanho wa Taala in her heart, goes back to where it's Mary Lila in salatu. Salam is not long passes, and the child's throat is parched. The child is thirsty, the child wants to drink. Where's the water? There is no water. So what does she do? She runs around and she goes up the hill of suffer and down into the valley and once again up the hill of marijuana. And today we commemorate that. So we go up and down as well. Now, what happened to the child? There is no water. So Allah

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subhanahu Attallah sins Gibreel Alayhi Salatu was Salam strike the Earth and the Earth gushes forth with water can

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rushes forth with water were in a barren land, there's no water, there's no vegetation, there's nothing. The Earth gushes forth with water. Why? Because when she heard Allah will America be Heather? Is it Allah that commanded you to do this? She submitted immediately she knew that this was Allah subhanahu Attallah he will look after me. So from that submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanahu wa taala provided for her. But did she just sit back and say I will not look for the water. There was no water in sight. But she ran up and down looking for that water OSI you assert you assert you means to work to make an effort. She made an effort until today it's called OSI. And

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the lesson that we can learn from this is that in our lives, as we go around, yes, we trust in Allah subhanahu wa taala. But we also make an effort. We also make an effort where the sustenance testaments comes from, where the help comes from. Only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows but we make an effort and we bear in mind that it all comes from Allah horrible is that you will Jalan and there is none that will provide for us besides Allah subhanho wa taala. So ha Jarrell Alayhis Salam found the water and from that water. There was so much of it that gushed forth, that she actually reached a point where she said zamzam stop stop. It's enough. She was worried that it would flood the entire

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plane. You see when you trust Allah subhanahu wa taala He not only gives you but he gives you more than you need more than you can imagine. Low anma content our calluna Allah Allah he had cut our coup de la Rosa Zuko tyre doesn't do the mouse on Oh tell who who will be Atlanta that if you are to trust Allah subhanahu wa taala in the manner that you are meant to trust Him, then He will provide for you in the manner that he provides for the bird. It goes out in the morning, empty belly and it comes back at night, full belly, you see trust in Allah subhanahu wa taala but it makes the effort and it goes out and he tries and it works. So it comes back with a full belly provided by who by

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Allah horrible is that you and Joanne

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and then if we take a look at two or three more aspects of Hajj, we will come to realize that hajj is full of Tawheed full of the remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa taala and this Hajj is not only for five days, the person is going there for five days is going to learn a lesson that will carry throughout his lifetime that he will learn and continue to implement in his life forever. And that's why we spoke about the site. Why because our day to day lives are basically going around looking for sustenance trying to earn something as you are doing that don't forget Hola Hola. Hola is that you Angela. Don't forget that he is the provider he is the owner, he is the Nourisher he is the one who

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will protect you. And so the Hajaj move along and the go to what is known as Minar. And after Mina, there is alpha and the alpha as we said is an homage. If you miss Arafa you have missed Hajj altogether. And what happens that herefor all of the hood judge gather in the plane of alpha in two pieces of cloth in the same clothing that they will return to the Lord Allah Hora Boulez that you will July so that a haram is a reminder of the cloth that you will return to Allah subhanahu wa taala with Have you ever thought of that? It is two pieces of cloth and that is the same manner that you shall be buried exactly in that manner. And the plain of Arafa is a stark reminder of the day

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that we will stand before a bull is that you will learn all of these people they're hoping wishing for the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the hearts yearning for Allah Allah Bucha is that you Angela Allah, Allah your mercy, yeah Allah your forgiveness. Yeah Allah without your forgiveness. We don't have anything yet Allah we need you. They go there sincerely for Allah subhanho wa taala. In the same manner, one day we will stand in the plane of young will piano before Allah who believes that he will Jellal needing that forgiveness from him need

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Seeing that mercy from him wanting it, but there is a difference between the two standings

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in this world, we have a chance to seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa taala. To call out to Him, to beg of him to place our heads on the ground for him. But on that day there is no more worship. On that day there is no more seeking in that manner. There is no more a bad for Allah subhanho wa Taala the books have been closed, the plans have been lifted. And today we will do the ASAP today's young soldiers. So you see how hard it is actually a reminder for us of Allah horrible is that you are jealous of our return to our maker. And lastly, I'd like to speak about rom Eulogio Murat, the stoning of the Jamaat, you know where we see the Pilgrims going and the stone at a

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certain place, and then they carry on to the second and the third place. Those places are actually a commemoration of how Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam, when he was commanded by Allah subhanho wa Taala to go and sacrifice his son. He was encountered by the devil. So the devil came to him and said, Don't do this. And Gibreel said stone him. So Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam stoned him, and then he carried on and he came to him again.

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And Gibreel ra Salatu was Salam cystone him the third time the same thing happens. And then he carries on to actually go and become ready get ready to sacrifice his son. Now you see how evil Iblees is. He saw that this man is going to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala has come on. So he didn't come to him once. He didn't come to him twice. He came to him three times trying to entice him yet this was a newbie of Allah subhanho wa taala. So in our lives, we will find the devil will come to us and entice us and call us out to that which is evil that which is haram. But what we have to do is not stone him physically, that stoning that you do at the Jamara that is a commemoration to show

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that I am believing in Allah subhanho wa Taala and disbelieving in you Oh shaytaan Bismillah who Allahu Akbar Allah militia. Yutani What do you call your Rahmani? I am saying Bismillah in the name of Allah. Allahu Akbar. Allah is the Greatest with the hatred of shaitaan with the cursing of the devil cursing the devil and making Allah subhanahu wa Tada happy. So every day in our lives, we've got situations where the devil comes to us entices us just to this. What do you do? You are meant to stone that devil from your heart, telling him I don't need you are all do bIllahi min ash shaytani R Rajim turn away from that which he is calling to you to and turn to that which Allah subhanahu wa

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taala is calling you to. So that is actually a very metaphoric stoning. You are not actually stoning the devil when you are there. And this is something that we should make clear, because that had received people picking up shoes and rocks, hey, let's kill this devil today. No, that's not what you're doing. And you actually end up hurting another person that's in front. So the rock or that stone or that shoe that you thrown, that object doesn't actually even reach the pillar, but it reaches somebody else. So you've harmed somebody else at hedge. So we should realize that this is very metaphoric. It's not actually where you are stoning the devil and he's being hurt. He's being

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hurt because you are following the Command of Allah subhanho wa taala. And lastly,

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when Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam finally got to the point where his son was now on the ground. Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us Furla um, lemme tell mouline Jabeen una de ina what he you belong he won't burden So who here in America then you can address anymore seening that when he reached the point where he had laid his son down, they submitted to Allah subhanahu wa taala ready to sacrifice his son? Allah subhanahu wa taala tells him You have been truthful to the dream that you saw in which you are sacrificing your son and Allah subhanho wa Taala gave him a ram to slaughter today. We slaughter that RAM today we

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slaughter that goat. Why as a commemoration of the sacrifice of Ibrahim Alayhi Salatu was Salam. When you sacrifice Allah subhanahu wa taala replaces you with more than you can imagine. Mantella kalila he che and a word of Allah Who are your Amin who are the one who will leave something for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah replaces it with better remember this, bear it in mind, bear these lessons of Hajj in your mind such that it will benefit you in your life, you will be able to navigate your life successfully. May Allah subhanahu wa to Allah grant us the ability to understand and may He grant us the ability to pray