The Obligation of Hajj – Lesson 1

Omer El-Hamdoon

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Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato ask Allah subhanaw taala that you are in the best of health. This is a short series about Hajj, the virtues of Hajj, the blessings of Hajj, the obligation of Hajj. What are the necessary actions in terms of pillars and actions, the obligations, the recommended things, and the general meanings and inner dimensions of hygiene and I shall I hope through this short series, to just cover those essential points to help those who are going for hygiene, but also to help those who ongoing for hijra and to give them a better understanding of this great pillar of Islam. Hatch and Amara are both great acts which Allah subhanaw taala ordained

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when he said we're a team Mohajer, while on military law, you must attempt to perfect or complete Hajj and Umrah for a loss of Hannah Horta Island, and they are great acts of a bother

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because there's so much great reward received in doing these acts. First of all, Hajj is a pillar of Islam in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where he said when you in Islam or Allah humps Islam is built or founded on five things the five pillars, which he said are Shahada to Shahada de la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah apama sila to establish sila it has occurred to us occur where hygiene debate was on mute on the line to do Hajj to the house, meaning the house in Mecca and to fast Ramadan. So Hajj is an important pillar of Islam, and it's an important obligation, which no doubt all the Muslims throughout time have accepted this reality of the obligation and is to be

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performed once in a lifetime. There's so much great reward related to Hajj as well. The prophet SAW Selim said in a hadith you know the five prayers and Jumanji Jumanji, Ramadan, Toma, Yvonne, the Amara to ombre these are all they will all atone for the sins that are done in between them, and there is no reward for Hajj less than agenda. And then another hand is the one who goes to Hajj and does the Hajj correctly without doing any wrongdoing, no abuse, no commotion, no arguing, no evil practice, then he will come back like the day his mother has given birth to him meaning free of all sin and all burden that comes with sin complete slate clean, that's for the sins obviously but all

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the good deeds inshallah will remain for him to make use of. So hedge is a great act linguistically had means to,

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to actually intend something, you know, to do the hedge means to intend with purpose to intend, in this case, the house to intend the house to do the necessary actions and obligations there. Under Armour means a visit to visit. And obviously, it's a form of,

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with with visiting here, there's almost like an indication of a construction that's happening. Because of this great visit here. It's more like constructing your good deeds in attending the visitation of the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So had a great deed, a great practice. It's also known as a form of jihad. Jihad which the prophet SAW said and was asked when he was asked by I shall do it, he said, and she, she asked him, Do us women have a form of jihad? And he said, yes, you have a Jihad which has no fighting in it. The Hajj and Umrah So this first of all indicates that there is great

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reward in hajj similar as there is a reward in jihad. Now today's societies, especially in the West, today, they have tried to construe the whole meaning and understanding of the word Jihad to make it to make it almost synonymous with terrorism. And that's obviously a big misconception and a great Ill actually done to a disservice to Islam and Muslims by doing this because Jihad isn't just about fighting. It's not it certainly isn't about terrorism, it has about struggle, it's about strife and Hajj, because it has that struggle element, it has that strife, it has that element where you have to struggle against yourself. So it is a form of jihad. And it needs a person to struggle with their

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self with their money with their abilities to go on to do this great pillar and act of Islam.

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And in fact, I mean today, it's not so hard to get to to Mecca, you know, we have with with the advancements in travels, you know, we can get to my car within within a day usually, you know, but in the past people travel for months and sometimes even years to get

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to the house of a law, so it was very much a journey of a lifetime, it was very much an act of lighter and in some cases, or in fact, many cases people will leave for Hajj expecting that they may not return. That's how that's how they understood it.

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And so they plan for that, and enhance the importance of preparation for the person to hash to make sure that they prepare it in themselves, and also to prepare everything related to their family. So hygiene are our obligation on the Muslim generally, as Allah subhanho wa Taala said, when he law he, Allah nasopharyngeal bait, limited supply list, Sabina and Allah has ordained on the people for him, that they should come obligation towards him that they should intend to house for the one who has the ability to do so or the one who has the path to do so. And by doing this allows pantalla is inviting the Muslims to really understand the importance of this great obligation obligation which

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connects people. It connects people in many ways it connects people in terms of place, you know, this is a time where everybody from throughout the world come they intend that central location a central point in the world today in the globe. It's a point where people are coming and connecting with time as well. They're connecting with history, they're walking the same footsteps of the great prophets of the past who also did Hajj to the house starting from Adam II Salaam who was the first one to construct the house and then later on with nor hand and after it was demolished by the flood flood and it was redirected by Ibrahim and to smile and even in the Hadith we hear how it was part

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of the process. It says here I can see you know, within sort of the his vectorization through time, you can say I can see Moosa standing here doing to hydrogen, there is Eunice and so on. So it was a continuation of all the profits going and intending that house, the house of our last pantalla. To do hi so you can imagine as you're going to Hajj you are going and walking in the footsteps of those great people over the past.

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But not only that, there's so great meanings related to Hydros inshallah, we will discover during this series that we are talking about things to understand about this great, this great pillar of Islam, the meanings that come with it, the practices, the references there in

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the also the inner sights that come with Hajj and the general objectives that come with Hajj as well. Now had is an obligation. But it's only obliged to those people who fulfill the conditions. Obviously one of those most most important conditions is Islam. If you're not a Muslim, you're not obliged to do Hajj because you're obliged to do something which is much greater than hide, which is to enter Islam prior to that. So Islam is an important obligation, but also that a person's

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capacity to be burdened with the rulings of Islam. And that means that a person has to be past adolescence, because anybody who's before adolescence, they are not obliged to do anything within Islam, they are commanded to your acts, but they're not obliged until they actually pass.

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puberty, also person has to be of withstanding mental capacity, meaning they have the ability to understand the rules and the regulations that have been passed on them. So those are the necessary obligations snam mental capacity and past puberty but obviously with housing, there's extra things that need to be done and that was what Allah subhanaw taala mentioned and the hidey hole process and there has to be the ability to do the Hajj and the ability to do the Hajj means that you have the financial ability to pay for the expenses of going to Hajj, the accommodation and Hajj, the food the necessary acts that come in hajj as well. But not only that, you also have to have the financial

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ability to sustain and maintain those who are under your care. Back home those people who you have to pay for their sustenance, your your family, your children, your parents, whoever is under your care, you have to also have enough finance to leave them so that when you leave for Hajj they have that now today obviously, people go into Hajj sometimes in a week sometimes two, so it's not as big as a burden as before but if you expect how some people used to do or go for months and years, then it does become an important concern they have to take into account.

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The dilemma also add in terms of this not only their ability financially but also physically because hard is very much a physical, a bad there's a lot of walking there's there's staying in places which might not be very comfortable.

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Obviously, the travel might not be comfortable as well. And today, you know, some of the aspects of that ability is the ability to travel, the ability to go, you know, to sit in a chair, some people might not have the ability to fly plane, for example, and they can't mount or get on a car or cultural ever. So, even though they might have the ability to move, but they might have certain issues which does not allow them to, to remain, and there must be also safety, the safety of that the path the way, if you're afraid that you go and hide, you're going to be you're going to lose things, whether it's on the path of Hajj or whether it's back home, you fear that you will lose

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something, then that removes that obligation

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from you an extra obligation as well as a condition as well for women as well because women also have to ensure that they are going in a safe, either a safe company, or they have somebody with them, who is going to support them. And that also goes in the general context that there must be safety and the ability to to hydrate out any risk to life or to honor or to one's wealth, etc. So those are the necessary aspects of hij which make hedge obligation and this has just been a small introduction to hedging Sharla. I'll be speaking more about the other aspects of hiding in the coming videos.