Hajj A Spiritual Journey
Channel: Riyadul Haqq
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A beautiful talk detailing the various spiritual aspects of Hajj and how one can benefit greatly from this blessed journey.
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respected brothers and sisters, once again we
short run hedge the month of March
coming very close
to the beginning of the blessed month of the hedger.
Already people have started to converge on the holy city of Mecca.
With intentional performing this year's hatch
there are many of us who are still destined to travel there this year.
And if not ourselves, and we surely know many individuals family amongst family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances who will also be traveling for Hajj this year or who have already departed.
Hajj is one of the pillars of Islam.
And although the
Avada the act of worship of Hajj is restricted to a particular time and a particular location,
and not everybody will be performing hajj at the same time. It's a still an act of worship and the pillar of Islam, which affects all of us every year,
and which holds a great meaning for every single Muslim regardless of whether they are traveling or not.
In fact, regardless of whether they ever managed to find a path to the house of Allah,
the message of hope
is not restricted to Makkah and its vicinity.
The meaning of Hajj is not restricted to just the month of March. The meaning and message of Hajj are both universal and perennial.
They are applicable
for all Muslims in all locations at all times of the year.
Like with any of the acts of worship in Islam,
hedge has an exterior.
What really matters is its interior on the surface. Like other acts of worship in Islam, there are certain rites and rituals,
movements, postures, modes of dress,
certain external prohibitions, injunctions, prescriptions and prescriptions, things to do things to avoid
and on the surface.
The truth is that
some of these rites and rituals of hedge may seem strange
and this is evidenced by something which say that
the alarm said and did
But before I share that with you, just to remind ourselves that hedge, like sulla likes aka, like sleep, fasting. Hedge has an inner dimension. And it says this inner spirituality and a deeper inner meaning a message, which is actually applicable to all people at all times, and not just restricted to the months of home and to the places.
Even for the pajamas, the pilgrims themselves, there is a much greater meaning than these external rites and rituals. And this is illustrated by a very beautiful story of a scholar
who was visited by someone who had just returned from hatch.
And the pilgrim
related to the scholar is joy,
and his gratitude to Allah for having been able to complete the obligation of Hajj.
So the scholar asked him,
when you were at such a location,
and you were performing this one,
when you were at such and such a spot, and you were performing this ritual,
when you were saying this when you were doing this, when you were moving from here to there, and he mentioned all of the rites and rituals, and the locations and the stops of hedge. On each one, he asked him, did you feel this? Did you experience this?
That Is this what you thought?
And every question that he asked about the way the person felt about what he thought, had nothing to do with the apparent external ritual,
but an inner feeling, an inner experience.
And eventually, when the pilgrim answered in the negative to all of his questions, the scholar said to him, You have not performed Hajj, go back next year.
Now, he wasn't denying that the obligation of Hajj had been fulfilled.
Rather, what the scholar was trying to say, is, Hajj isn't just about
having oneself and two simple pieces of cloth, traveling to the holy city of Mecca, and the vicinity, performing the rituals and the rites in a very routine mechanical ritual fashion.
Even if someone does that, the obligation of Hajj is lifted.
Just like for instance, someone who performs
extremely late, almost close to sunsets
and when they perform the assets a lot close to sunset.
Although the person reads and resides and completes the external rituals of Salah in a very rapid manner
the obligation of Salah may be lifted no one will argue and say that the Salah itself wasn't valid. But how does the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes such as himself. He says the look of Salatin would have been DeLuca salata, Muna 14 tilaka salatu wa,
thrice he said, this is the Salah, the prayer of the hypocrites, this is a prayer of the hypocrites. This is the prayer of the hypocrites. You listen
to chanson Being Earnest shavon
shavon bomb, burn la escuela de la Polina. This is a prayer of the hypocrites. This is a prayer of the hypocrites. This is a prayer of the hypocrites. One of them remain seated until when the sun is
between the two horns of shade
or in the horns of shape. I close to sunset.
He rises from Aruba and then He pecks four times. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam actually describes his prayer as the fourth paragraph he describes as the full packet
of a chicken or poultry. And he says He pecks four times.
He likens his falling into frustration rapidly
As the packing of the poultry, and then he says, He packs four times he does not remember much in these four packings. So no one will argue that such as Salah is not valid, it may be valid in the sense that the external rituals have been completed and the obligation has been lifted. And yet even the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes such a prayer as a prayer of the hypocrites. And he likens afford a gap to the full package of support.
And the same will go for fasting
in a heading is province and the law in many hats, essentially, we learn that the fast merely becomes a shell, an empty rides an empty ritual.
And then to mechanical performance devoid of meaning, if the fast is not so fast. So this is what the scholar meant, in the same sense that hedge
may have its external rites and rituals. But the truth is, that hedge has an inner dimension, which if not fulfilled, then although the obligation of hedge has been lifted, the reality of hedge has not been realized. And that's for someone who actually travels to hedge. And as I said earlier, regardless of whether we travel to hedge or not, the inner dimension, the inner spirituality, the inner and more profound meaning and message of Hajj is applicable to all of us, regardless of whether we are pilgrims or not.
And as I said earlier, the external rites and rituals of Hajj may seem odd, to an onlooker, or to a newcomer.
And this is evidenced by
the words of
And Mr. Muslim, and most of the other authors of headings
have related, let's say you that Barbara de la approached the unnatural sweat, the Blackstone.
and then addressing the black stone, he said, I know.
But you are just a stone.
You can now either harm or benefits.
And if it wasn't for the fact that last messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had kissed you, or would have never kissed
anyone who had no Muslim and the other authors also relate another had a similar one in which say the normal people and this is the wording of
the law here. They
the law one approach the unnatural is what the Blackstone and then he did. It's the law, which is without the kissing, just the raising of the hands.
Well, the touching and it's the law.
It's a form of greed.
So he did this that arm he agreed to the Blackstone. And then he said, I know that you are merely a stoner rock, you can either benefit or harm anyone. And if it wasn't for the fact that was sort of Lutz alarm, Riley who was some of them had done your Western arm he agreed to do, I would have never breached you, and then see then it would have been a bubble. The alarm continued,
referring to the Roman
Roman is the swaggering that's a pilgrim performs in the first three rounds of the tawaf
after which there is a sorry.
So, a pilgrim, the male pilgrim will, in the first three rounds of the tawaf perform a ramen, and rumble means a combination of things. One, he will quick in his pace.
Furthermore, he will walk with a swagger,
with protruding chest, swaying swaggering shoulders and bearing his arms and shoulders. So this is known as a ramen. So say that the lover who said,
What connection do we have? What do we have to do with Roman?
It was something
that we did to intimidate the pagans.
And Allah has
cause them to perish.
But we only continue to do it because it was something the messenger some of the love it was send them dead and told us to do. And we will not leave the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu.
So the points I wish to make from these three narrations have saved them a lot of the hubbub of the law, one,
that they all have an exterior, they all have an exterior, the kissing of the Blackstone, the greeting of the Blackstone, the performance of the Roman in the first three rounds of math, and yet there is another reason for all three of these things.
So, what are the inner diamond? What are some we cannot encompass all of them? But what are some of the inner dimensions and the in spiritual in the meaning and message of and the in the spirituality of hedge? What are some of the things that we can say about this? Well, first of all,
hedge is a great journey.
But in reality, it's a reminder and a preparation for a greater journey than the journey itself.
hedge is a reminder and a teach, and a practical demonstration, and application of the egalitarian principles and teachings of Islam, in that all people are equal, regardless of ethnicity, color, complexion, background, social status,
political position, or lack of votes, we are all equal.
And hedge is a practical demonstration of that equality.
is a reminder of number three hedges a reminder of the reality of life.
Hedge is a reminder of our lonely reality of our humble beginnings of who we truly are.
Hedge is a reminder of our dependence on the last panel.
When we perform all of these external rituals of hedge, they have a very different meaning. And if we imagine if we just simply and quickly recollect what person doesn't hedge person makes intention embarks on a journey, clouds oneself into simple pieces of cloth in the case of men, males, and then once the person enters into the state of harm, there's no clipping of
the nails, no trimming of the hair, there's no removal of
there's no usage of perfume, fragrance, soap, etc.
There's no covering of the head. There's no wearing of normal stitch clothes.
Now, all these prohibitions of things are normally halaal and permissible anyway. And then when the person travels in the state, to Makkah, Tomoko Rama, upon arrival, a person does the laugh
around the garba greeting the unnatural us with the Blackstone doing istilah drinking from the well of Zamzam
running to and fro between the two Hilux of Safa and Marwa performing the surgery,
in the days of hedge, camping in Milan,
performing Salawat, just camping in the simply cloud state
and then proceeding to the plane of out of
and then just praying that all day long then Tim was
just simply moving from one location to the other stationing oneself. And in all of these locations, remaining in that simple cloud state camping and praying to Allah and worshiping and constantly supplicating to him. And then on the 10th day of lecture
on the third day of Hajj, what does the person do?
perform certain rites and rituals such as the hell the slaughter, and then slaughtering the animals sacrificing animals again returning to Makkah, performing the
rites and rituals of Hajj and then return to minang, camping again for two to three days,
and partaking of the means that one has slaughtered in hajj. All of these rituals on the surface may seem rather strange, especially to among a person who's not aware to a newcomer time onlooker, who's completely unaware of the teachers, regardless.
And yet, this isn't the meaning of the Of course, these are the external rites and rituals of hedge, which are an obligation which have to be performed, without which cannot be complete. But they have an inner meaning an inner dimension and inner reality. And these are some of these realities. When a person does a run, start pelting the jamara.
Then again, is it just simply pelting these pillars the stones?
Or is it commemoration of something, it's a commemoration of something? What does that commemoration itself stand for?
On the 10th day of the picture, on your map, on the day of sacrifice, which we also know as day or even the day of sacrifices,
all over the world, people people were performing the sacrifice, and this is related to hydrates connected to hedge. And even of that there's an external rites and ritual, which is what we know as the sacrifice the urbani that would here
and yet even of that, just as I was saying earlier, about all the rites of Hajj that they have an external reality, which are these external rites and rituals are meaningless if the inner reality is not realized. Similar. Similarly, when we perform the sacrifice that will pay on the Autobahn with the slaughter of the animals, Allah azza wa jal himself says of these, of the sacrifice in general, Leonardo la Hall, how will our demand How will our key and our local woman
that never will, the flesh and the blood, of these animals reach Allah.
What will reach Allah is taqwa from
So, simply performing the ritual of blood and flesh
and the skin of the animals?
Allah says that the this flesh and this blood will never reach law. This is merely a symbol.
What will reach a law is taqwa from within.
And in a similar manner, all these rites and rituals are ultimately symbolic.
One more thing about hedge which is very different to the other Pillars of Islam
is that Hajj
is related and deeply connected to one family.
If we look at sola, sola, is sola, it's prayer. It's not connected to any individual
or group of individuals. Same with fasting.
Same with xhaka. With Hajj
almost, the whole of Hajj is ultimately connected and the same will go for the lesser pilgrimage, the smaller hedge hedge is connected to one family.
And that family is a family of see you them at your Himalayas.
And there's a story and a message and the meaning in that too.
So let's begin with the first message. What does Hajj remind us of what should it remind us of
Hajj is a journey
and people make preparations for the chair.
And we should make valid preparations for the chair.
Remember, the law when it relates to live births. There'll be a lot
there were a group of people or some Muslims from Yemen at the time of the Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Some of the people of Yemen, Southern Arabia they would travel to hedge
without making any preparations, or carrying any provisions for the journey
and that belief was that we are the guests of Allah, Allah will look after us.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the verse of the Quran, what is a woofer? In
that what is a word
take provisions for inhalers are the taqwa. For indeed, the best of provisions is the
what's the meaning of that verse?
First of all, simply when you travel,
you must make the necessary preparations and take your provisions of food and drink necessities. Of course, we rely on law. However,
we tie the camel and then rely on a law, we adopt them in the ASVAB. And then we rely on
we can't show them the means.
And rely on a law without adopting the necessary means and a superb
and indeed, when we travel, we make preparations we take provisions for the journey, and look how much preparation the person makes, even when going for how much
the items of clothing that are required for
but apart from
normal clothing for the Gen. Men, private documents, provisions for food, drink, accommodation, even shopping
for everything, travel,
imminent immunizations, injections, medicine, a person makes all these necessary preparations
and of course wishes.
However, there's a reminder and a message even in that we make all these provisions and we travel. Now on the journey, we already have a mindset
from the very outset that not everything is going to go to plan.
We will be prepared
for emergencies. For inadvertent for inadvertent
occurrences, we will be we must be prepared for sudden changes. We must be prepared to face discomfort, disruptions.
even dangerous times maybe not so much today, but in the olden days of Panama. For those who travel to hedge, it was a task in itself. They had to travel through the deserts, braving natural dangers, the elements, he leads cold, hunger, thirst, highway robbery, robbers, dacoits.
And if they managed to reach the city of Makkah, eventually, especially when they traveled on the seas, storms, the fear of drowning. For them, it was a journey of many weeks or months, which involved the dangers of possibly dying, struck by disease.
A person is prepared for all of this on the journey. Even now, we despite all the modern day amenities and comforts. We know that our food will be disrupted, our sleeping will be disrupted, our whole routine will be disrupted.
And when we travel, maybe we stop at the airport. We wait when we arrive at the hedge terminal. We are willing and ready and mentally prepared to wait for hours on end.
And the reasoning and all of this is that ultimately this is a journey. We've come for a particular purpose, the airport lounge, the Hajj terminal, the bus stop, the train station, the intermediary stop the point of transit. All of these locations are not our permanent abode. But we are on a journey and we're traveling. We will put up with all these things in the knowledge that ultimately when we have fulfilled our purpose, we will return home to our original about then we can rest
Then we can relax, then we don't have to worry about these dangerous or these privations. That's the reasoning. And with this reasoning, a person puts up with all of these things and tolerates them.
The message for us is
that just as we make preparations for this journey, and we have this mentality for this jet, we should make preparations and take provisions and create this and have this mentality for our greatest which is our journey to that.
And that's actually what the verse alludes to. Sort of last panel without us he's What does a what and take provisions I on your journey for Hajj from Yemen to Makkah, from any of the region to Makkah.
Then Allah says, For in the haters are the taqwa. For indeed, the best of provisions is the meaning once making all your preparations and carrying your provisions to Makkah and beyond. Don't forget your greatest necessity, your greatest provision, your greatest currency, your greatest documents, your greatest food and drink, which.
And just as you need all your provisions for this journey, you will need your documents and your currency for your greatest journey of the earth. And there, there will be no dinner or pound or dollar there the only currency will be.
That is the only provision. So for in the high desert taqwa for Indeed, the best of all provisions is taqwa.
And the inner messages, that just as we tolerate all these disruptions and all these privations and all these troubles and comforts,
in the knowledge that this is not our permanent abode, and we are traveling, we are in transit, a person should create such a belief about his or her state in this world, and have that same mentality for this journey of life and our original abode, to which we shall return and our final destiny and destination which is that
and that's exactly what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught the companions and the believers in which he practiced himself there are many generations to this effect and in some clear words in my humble in the mountain with the law here they can both relate from see them Abdullah in this room there'll be a lot learn and in my humble relates is also from Abdullah, bustle the Allahumma
that underlying the school there'll be a lover who says that we visited the prophets the love it who was selling them and
she he had laid down on a strong maps
and the maps
had left it marks its imprints
on the body of us Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one direction on his side
of the line, but I'm sure there'll be a lot more essays when we saw it. I explained our messenger of Allah. If only you had indicated to us, we could have laid out some bedding for
soprano Allah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam laid down on a strong max
and the max left it imprints on his noble body,
the Sahaba of the love Despite
living a tough life in the desert and the cities of Mecca, Medina
even they took pity on Rasulullah sallallahu It was one of them, seeing him in the States and the condition. And they said O Messenger of Allah, if you have mean indicated to us, we would have laid down some better a sort of last and the love it was replied to that one's
it wasn't that no, it doesn't matter.
Or maybe next time.
I'm delighted Masuda the alarm and he said O Messenger of Allah. Why didn't you indicate to us so that we could have laid out some bedding for you? Last Friday? immediate reply to that was Molly will it do Mia? Mamma mia in la que esta la Tamara taraka but what connection Do I have with the world?
My only relationship with the world is that of a traveler
who took shape beneath a tree
Then when he was rested, he rolls left he rose went and left the shade of the left the tree and he
is that that is my connection. That is my exam
in one duration that is my exam
No ma'am How do you know Haley relates from seeing them Abdullah? Allah.
He says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam other women QB he took hold of my shoulders Pamela imagine the scene. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam takes hold of the shoulders of Abdullah
and facing him fully holding his shoulders so that he can
attract and arrest is complete and total attention. He says to him, oh, Abdullah Abdullah couldn't fit dunya couldn't even
be in the world,
as though you are a total stranger.
Oh, as though you are a traveler.
the wording of the Hadeeth is unique in itself. That is a progression from a stranger to a wayfarer.
So first his his words are being the world as though you are a stranger.
Abu Dhabi, or a wayfarer, a traveler, but the meaning of all over here is not all but it means nay. So arm de la being the world as though you are a stranger named a wayfarer, a traveler. The progression is that a stranger? You can have a stranger in the city in which he has made hits in which he has made his home. That is his permanent abode. But he's still unknown, relatively unknown. He's a stranger to the people, he keeps himself to himself, but still he has made it his permanent abode. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Be in the world as though as though you are a stranger, but not a stranger who has made in that he is not connected with the people. He shuns
the world and its people and he keeps himself to himself. No, even more importantly, be as though you are a traveler, in that even a stranger can make a place permanent. You are not to make this place and this abode permanent, you are merely a passerby on the track.
And your mom did with the law here they relate to the same idea from time to light in the room or the Allahumma. In the duration of Demeter, there is an additional fee there are additional few words and a lot of the A lot of my southern province a lot riding with some said to me Oh Abdullah, being the world as though you are a stranger named a wayfarer, a traveler was
a little overboard, and count yourself from amongst the people of the graves. ie from now consider yourself already one of the dead
consider yourself dead. And this is why man which I think that I had to learn you lay the students arm to live normal. And I'm delighted that I busted the law. Other companions. He says Abdullah Omar of the Allah Allah would say that when you rise in the morning, do not wait for the evening and when you arrive in the at the evening, do not wait for the morning because you do not even know what your name will be tomorrow.
Anyway, the beginning part of the Hadeeth is a main part relevant as noun to this discussion of Hajj, which is fasudil La Silla love it who seldom lived as a traveler and a wayfarer. He considered the dunia a place of transit. And this is what he taught the companions and the believers if we treat
our journey of life just as we consider the journey of hatch.
And if we make preparations for our journey of the earth era, just as we
adequately make preparations for the journey of Hajj, then we can say that our journey will be a worthwhile
apart from the remainder of the journey.
One of the main things which actually escapes us about the Hajj
sanctified sacred states that a person enters into when they travel to hatch
the last panel with the other Satan's at the beginning of the verse in which this sentence is also mentioned what there's a little thing the haters that that were and make tape provisions were indeed the best of provisions that were a lot more than essays and shorter manual math. Hedge is the time of known
IE these three months offshore world for garden and
so on Hydra mama is a time of nine months in front of the fleet in the hatch. So whoever makes the hedge obligatory in these three months
in these months of hedge fund are off,
then let there be no
What are for soon.
And let there be no transgression.
What are Judah, and let there be no currently
law and whatever good, you do a lot of nonsense. What does a word for inhale, reserved taqwa and take provisions for indeed the best of provisions is the law.
and fear me be conscious of me, of those who possess intelligence.
The verse ends on top.
That's the most important thing.
Take provisions of law,
and have been quite in relation to me fear me, be conscious of me, of those who possess intelligence.
The beginning of the verse speaks about something which, like said, whose reality actually may escape.
Last Carnival without essays hedge is a time of nonlin. So whoever makes hedge obligatory in these months, the meaning of making hedge obligatory in this verse is, by entering into the state of Iran, by actually see how you can become a bigger tree long before the
months of hedge if someone accumulates sufficient wealth, and they have the means and the resources to travel to hedge and the path is clear, there are no impediments, then hedge becomes obligatory. And that could happen at any time of the year, not just in the month of hedge. So the meaning of them and follow the thing and whoever makes hedge obligatory in these months is the enactment and the fulfillment of that obligation of hedge. And how does a person enact and fulfill the obligation of hedge the meaning of this verse specifically, is a person enters into the state of Iran.
Now normally, when we say Iran, the common meaning of Iran is
Now, of course, it is correct, because of
excessive usage to call the clothing around, but that's not the original meaning of the word. And the clothing was not actually known as
wrong is a state
Iran is a state
and this this is what I mean, but this is what I mean by the reality, this reality escapers a home is a state,
a transforming into a particular state for a certain amount of time.
And this state,
this sacred state and condition
is actually present in hedge enforcing uninstaller
and the wording is similar for all of them.
When a person begins their Salah
they do so by facing the Qibla and saying Allahu Akbar.
This first B
is known as
the home that we're at.
so, what does it mean?
It means that the company
that that be of sanctification
that that be of
creating a sanctified state.
What does that mean? When a person says Allahu Akbar, that is a game that we're playing around, a person enters into a harm sacred state.
Now in that sacred stance,
in that home state and harm not in this, in fact, this is where the word harm actually comes from.
How means forbidden,
it means sacred,
just as we call the head of the sanctuary, the Secretary is known as a harem of Mecca and the heroine of Medina.
So, this is a sanctuary because so many things are forbidden there in.
So, this is also a sacred state of Salah, in this sacred state. So many things which are normally handled because
talking, drinking, eat
In fact, even turning one's chest away from the dibbler violates the Salah.
So a person enters into a sacred state in that sacred state. Not only should a person perform the external rituals, but there should also be an inner reality to that law. Law says but Menon and Levine open FISA law being harsh.
Indeed successful are those believers who
who are humble and devout in their prayers.
What's the meaning of horseshoe horseshoe theory?
You may all have heard the phrase horseshoe
horseshoe Commodore insula. It's a famous famous phrase, we pray people say to each other pray that Allah grants me horseshoe and hold your insula.
So what's for sure and hadoar both means submission and humility
means submission and humility means submission and humility.
Being Arabic, there's a very subtle and beautiful difference. hadoar means physical
submission and humility of something physical, ie external. And cushaw means the submission and the humility of the heart.
That's right, another verse and sort of look at the last panel Diana says, Adam yet Linda Dina Armand de Sha,
has not yet arrived for the believers, but their hearts submit and humbled themselves to the remembrance of Allah and to that truth which has come down
here last panel with the other essays, but in order livina will feel sorry for him harshly. The apparent humility is not sufficient, the whole door is of the limb.
But what is really required in Salah is the horseshoe, the submission and the humility of the heart,
the total concentration so the external rituals of Salah ha not sufficient, there has to be this inner reality in this inner dimension, without which Salah can the reality of Salah can not be realized, in fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala curses those who pray, but don't pray as they should, not those who don't pray for a little mousseline living in Houma. insalata himself aladeen whom you're
so won't be unto those who
But when they pray, they merely do do suffer show on ostentation.
You know, this is these are the hypocrites with a farmer in the salad the farmer pasar Posada euro una Nast what is called La La Liga, and when they rise to prayer, they rise indignantly in a lazy manner merely to show the people they do not remember a lie in this Allah. So Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have both condemned the external ritual and the apparent performance of prayer without that inner reality. So insula, you have this sacred states which must be realized
And when does that sacred state end with the Salaam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. That's what we call the lien. That's why de la sala Salim says the dream of Salah is that the bead and the Helene of Salah is that the sneem the salon. So in reality, Allahu Akbar means consecrating oneself into that sacred space, and ceramah alikum that the scheme is clean. It's the unraveling, and the ending and the opening of that sacred state. Now that's as far as Salah is concerned. cr is a similar thing, when a person begins or fast and ends eating and drinking. Islam doesn't say this is merely a time of starting to have beginning to remain hungry and thirsty. Now, when a person makes the
intention of fasting and then ceases eating and drinking, a person actually enters into a sacred state.
That fasting is a sacred state,
in which it's haraam state, it's a sacred state, a sanctified state, during which those things which are normally held or become.
for a specified period
is similar to how much when a person enters into the state of harm. It's not simply about putting on an item of clothing. It's about entering into a sanctified state sacred condition, similar to similar similar to fasting, and I'll tell you how similar it is to fasting, a last panel who with their analyses, showed a man or woman from unfollow the Phaeton that had fallen off of that one hour for salt, but one larger data for hedge. Hedge is a time of non months. So, whoever makes obligatory upon themselves the hedge in these months, then there should be no liens, there should be no transgression, and there should be no calling in March.
Allah mentions three things about the facade and Judah, lewdness,
and this is why in a hideous later bamboo cardian among Muslim and others from see then I will have a lot of the law one law some of the law it was some salesman had Julian law film You're welcome you have sold Roger, to me whether that
whoever performs the Hajj for the sake of Allah, and then from eautiful He is not lewd.
In the Hajj, one of the gifts and he does not transgress
and I'll explain I'll explain the meaning of transgression. philomela actually love whoever does hedge for the sake of Allah film yourself, and then he is not one of them you have sought and he does not transgress I he does not sin,
or jack they owe me when he shall return. Like the day. His mother first gave birth, in a state of purity
with a cinch shed,
but the person must abstain from these three things. First of all, our office ended up as I said, See how closely related these acts of worship. Ah, Allah says about Hajj, that when you enter into the sacred state of Iran.
There should be no refer for soup or Judah. Now quarreling, no transgression, and no leanness in backward order.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says and these leads by Manmohan Singh and Mr. Muslim and others from seeing them the Allahu Akbar, and this is the wording of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam relates from Allah subhanho wa Taala that law says, Good Lord, I'm eliminate Adam Allahu illicium. For in Lee were an exhibit. every deed is for man, except fasting.
every deed is for is for the son of other except fasting, it's for me, and I shall reward it was Yama Jin the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues, or seomra Jimena and fasting is a shield.
way that Garner Yama saw me
and when it says the day of fasting for any one of you
follow your faith.
And so when it says the day of fasting
For any one of you, he should not believe
what is nor should he raise his voice
and if anyone verbally abuses,
fights within the polls of him
for the intimate side, then he should say I am a fasting person will let the innocent human being by that law in his hands rest the soul of the human some of the law
firm is signing me up, you're breaking the law misc that the old of a fasting person is more fragrant Allah than even this fragrance of Miss.
woman for the fasting person or two moments of joy, either after a fairly heavy fitfully when he breaks this fast he is joyous over his fast with her lucky, fetish and a soulmate. And when he still needs his Lord, He shouldn't be overjoyed at his fast.
When he breaks as fast he's overjoyed. It's his food that is breaking when he meets his law, his will be overjoyed over his fast.
But the point of the Hadeeth that I wish to discuss is what is that gonna yomo saw me I had to confirm what I asked
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when he is fasting, when it's time fasting for any one of you, then let him not be viewed.
Let him not raise his voice.
And if someone abuses him or fights with him, then he should merely say in reply, I'm a fasting person
last season, and that when a person enters into the sacred state of harm, there should be no leanness no quarreling, no transgression or setting for sort of loss of the love. It says, when one of you enters into the sacred state of fasting, and there should be loneliness and no quarreling
or the raising of one's voice. This is the meaning of that inner reality.
A person should think purely
breathe purity, feel purely,
have pure emotions, pure deeds, pure thoughts, pure words, and persons should abstain from lewdness, immorality in decency, and transgression. And the meaning of transgression in all of these verses. And words, actually simply means sinning. But the meaning is called true for so the original meaning of assault in Arabic means to go beyond the limits, to transgress, to come out of the limits. That's why in Arabic, a mouse is called voice
A little mouse is called the little facet. Voice it is a diminutive is a facet. Now facet means a sinful person. So why is the mouse called the voice and the little facet
simply because it comes out of its hole.
So this is the meaning original meaning of for soul
to come out, and that's the meaning of transgression. When a person comes out of the limits, set by law, and is assumed Salalah alayhi wasallam. That person is a first and that's an inherent in fasting it means any kind of sin for long is messengers a liar and even some are forbidden, it's, it's the same.
So when a person goes for Hajj to Panama, there is this inner reality which must be observed. And this is something which escapes us, not only in hajj, but in CRM, and even in Salah. What escapes is the realization that we are actually in a sanctified condition and a unique sacred state, which must be observed, and the sacred state lasts for that period? So it's not simply a question of saying Allahu Akbar Salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah. It's not simply a question of stopping eating, and then beginning to eat again that far. And it's not simply a question of putting on two pieces of cloth. Rather, these are all symbolic. What really matters is the realization that we are now entering into
a sacred states before lost power.
And even that harm means so much. What does it harm remind us of what should it be?
Mind is off to Panama equality.
When a person
wears the simple pieces of cloth,
they cannot be normal stitched clothes.
When a person wears these simple pieces of cloth and maintains them for that whole period of Hajj and remains in them in that state of Iran,
it should be a reminder to the individual and to everyone else.
That this is my reality, this is who I am.
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simplicity, for that is why ham bareheaded hum. And devout before my create.
And we are all equal. The king and the Knave, the Prince and the Pauper, the rich and the poor,
the wealthy and the impoverished, the high and low, the mighty, and the meek.
people of all backgrounds, all ethnicities, all languages, all colors, and complexions from every region of the earth.
People of all stature, people have every status of every background from every walk of life.
The truth is, they are all equal before the last panel with the honor in the plane of arafa.
Just in their multitude, a see an ocean of people mingling
indistinguishable from each other.
That plane, that scene that signs should remind us of the plane of reckoning before our last panel data on the Day of Judgment.
All will be equal.
Just as a home makes us equal.
Those simple pieces of cloth makers equal death will make us equal. Death is a great level
and the Terminator of all pleasures, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said in the heavy accent or
excessively remember, or make excessive the remembrance of the demolisher of all pleasures, death.
Death is a great level.
And that's why when a person works so hard to earn so much, and to accumulate so much wealth, all it means at the end of the day, is that the person will be one of the richest buried in the graveyard.
That's what it amounts to at the end of the day.
But there's no point being the richest man in the graveyard for none of that wealth will be of any use whatsoever. So death is a great leveler. And we are reminded of that, in the hedge in the simple state of Iran before last quarter other bareheaded disheveled, unkempt, this is the whole idea of being of not
clipping our nails, trimming our hair or applying fragrance is that we enact we act out and we make very apparent and we observe in ourselves and in the rest. Our
reality of being unkempt, disheveled, unwary, worth meaningless before last panel.
This is something else that hedge and the state of harm and the clothing of Iran should remind us of and
we should practice this humility not just in the clothes of hedge not just at the time of hedge, but at all times.
Last round, who has told us in the HELOC Nachman Dockery Monza which are not insurable mokaba
in Nakama, komenda law yet,
in the La
Jolla law says oh people, verily we have created you from one man and one woman
and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may come to know each other
In our list,
our backgrounds, our titles,
our names, the names of our forefathers of our families of our clans, of our tribes and of our nations. what purpose do these names and tags and title serve? The only purpose they serve is
a tag and a form of identity. That's all so that we may know each other. Oh, he is from
this tribe. He is from that nation, he or she is from that family he or she's from that clan, a tag of identity no more belonging to a clan, a family or a tribe does not make us any better or holier than anyone else. So much so that Allah subhanho wa Taala said to the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in sort of as a youngster and being a student admin in the sight
of wives of the prophets, you are quite unlike any other women, if you adopt the law,
and the meaning was a wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do not think that by merely marrying into the family of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam by being his know, by being his wives, by being the wives of the most beloved messenger of Allah, that you automatically
have a greater privilege and status than anybody else. But yes, indeed, a wise of the profits, you are quite unlike any other women, you will be greater, you will be superior, you will be more aware the unvirtuous in it, if you adopt
and that's why instead of being alone, the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam citing the example of
the wives of Prophet knew and looked at it ravensara lots of water Allah sees a lot strikes the parable.
But of a love method alula Dena cafaro, Morocco, Morocco loot Canada, they eliminated in the Hadith hanadama for a mutiny nkhoma mina la Latina Cora narrow Magdalene, Allah strikes the parable for those who didn't believe of the wives of
mu la masala.
They were in the marriage of two of our parents servants, but they betrayed them. And their betrayal was not in the sense of honor and dignity. Their betrayal was an email, that they oppose their husbands in faith. And they mistreated theirs.
For a new linear in home in the law, Sharia law says they not a lot, and even was Salam did not avail or save these two wives of theirs in the least. And they were both told to enter the Hellfire along with the rest. That's a verse of sort of him. And not this sort of thing with this message was actually a warning to the wives of the Prophet some of the love it some of them. So belonging to a family, belonging to a clan, or a tribe, having a certain surname or a title or label is only for the purpose of knowing each other, identifying each other, it's a tag of identity, no more
later on, so that you may come to know each other, you may identify each other. So then, what marks a person Allah continues in that verse, what sort of job in kurama come in the La Jolla Arkham. Verily, the most noble honored amongst you by Allah is the one who is the most fearing of Allah, and the most God conscious of you, the one who has the most.
That's what the reality of hedge should remind us of, not just in the time of hedge fold.
I also mentioned the hedge is intricately linked with one family and this is something to reflect on. It really is.
Unlike Salah unlike Zika, unlike CRM,
fasting hedge is for some reason is for a number of reasons, uniquely connected with one family.
And which family is that the family of the Prophet Ibrahim?
When we travel to hatch,
we respond to the call of Satan
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with Grossman law via young madman
law essays addressing the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam
announce to the people,
they shall come to you on foot on every lean camel,
which shall come
in Coleford, generally, from every deep ravine, ie from all paths from all valleys from all reveals, people will make their way to hedge. And we witnessed that today.
And the verse continues, so that they may witness and be present at benefits for them. And so that they remember so that they may remember a law for a select number of known days.
And we witnessed that spectacle
at the time of hedge locker, people from all over the world, on every form of transport, by air by sea, by public transport by private transport.
Even those who travel by private jets will land there. And even before they land, they will have already entered into the state of Iran before they disembark. From the exclusive private jets, they will have already humbled themselves and equalize themselves with everyone else, even those have come on Fox
in the States.
So by air by ship, by sea, by road, on foot by car, by animals, they shall come from all directions from all planes at all elevations. And they shall all swarm and converge in the holy city of McGahan in the plains of arafat and was deliver and Minar from
and yet, when See you then Ibrahim alayhis salam built the garba for Allah azza wa jal along with his son, Elijah his sedan, there were very few people and before that, there was nothing but the foundation see them around him really his salon
he left his family.
So when we travel for hedge, we are actually responding to the call of seeing them at his salon, when he built the gamma along with the sun. Alas crown horadada told
the purify my house
by obey the wife in which he
will Aquafina fee what hookah is to do that purify my house for those
who will come
for the form tawaf around a circular member circular member later around it for those who do Attica and remain in the masjid.
For those who were bound cross Strait, and announced to the people they shall come to you on foot on every lead.
We learn from the narrations
Abdullah, although it's not a direct Hadith I'm delighted not a burst of the Allahumma he related this and the famous imams amongst their been Mr. Machar, he demands either image of a man or a grandma. All of these were towering students of the nodal companions, they have all said the same.
So surely there must must be a basis for this. For they especially I'm delighted now but the a lot. He would not have said something without some basis from Rasulullah sallallahu.
I'm delighted my boss of the lover and Homer, and these are the moms from amongst the Fabien say that when Allah has his original toll so you then Abraham alayhis salaam, what have been financed with a hedge that announced to the people the hedge, they will come to you say that Ebrahim alayhis salam asked Allah, Allah Allah,
how and who.
Who should I call out and how will they hear for that is no one
last panel with Allah told him, you announce, and I will convey your announcements and your voice to everybody.
So see the neighbor our humanity has Salaam gave the announcements and the invitation of hatch. It said
that even the mountains and the trees, and the rocks echoed the voice of say them Abraham.
his voice even reached
babies in the rooms and even the spirits that have not yet been born.
And all of them responded with the words love bake along with a bake
the bake lot.
So when say that Ebrahim alayhis salam gave this announcement, we all said the bank in one way or the other
and whether we go to Hajj or not, whether we are destined to ever travel to those holy lands, all moms, we have already said love bake
and people's travel to the Hajj is in response to the call of sia Ibrahim and as
they traveled to the gamma, that gamma was built by Ibrahim in sumeria. Lee he was the they drink from the well of Zamzam that sums them well was the Baraka of see you the nice marine alayhis salam and una hijo de la hora. And when we run between the two Hilux of Safa and Mandala that certainly that running this ritual is the enact the is the enactment of the desperate search for water or natural the alarm.
Alarm loved it so much. Allah made it a part and a ritual of hedging Mr. To yarmulke
when we do the run of the gym at ARB, we do so in memory of seeing them Ebrahim and
when we perform the obair, the urbani the sacrifice, whether it's in Minar, or whether it's in any of the parts of the world on the 10th of the page on the day of aid. We do so in commemoration of the sacrifice, we'll see you then Ebrahim alayhis salam, or his willingness to sacrifice his son, the sacrifice of both father and son.
The whole Hajj is so deeply connected with say the mighty Brahim alayhis salaam and
so much so that Allah has original says in the Holy Quran in debating with a really nasty lady back, Mubarak Odin adenine, V item v not Muslim mahkamah
that very very first house that has been established
for mankind, ie for their guidance
shortly that one, which is in buck, which is an alternative name for MK the alternative pronunciation maka is called Bukka.
house which is blessed and a source of guidance for the words there in fee. from Vienna there are clear signs. Now scan Allah Allah speaks about the gamma law speaks about his hours of law seasons, the first
house established for the guidance for the whole of mankind for their guidance for their success
for their blessing.
And it contains many clear signs. And yet last parallel with Donna mentioned, only one out of all of those clear signs of the Ganga and what does he mention Muslim? What about our him the standard of Ibrahim?
Why Why is the Hajj Why is the character? Why is ombre while all these rites and rituals of Hajj and Umrah the greater and the lesser pilgrimage and the location of Hajj while they also deeply connected with see them at Brahim Ali and his family on a hard drive of the alarm. His wife and
his son is smart he really hustler.
The reason is the submission and the sacrifice of saving the money Brian place.
This is the reason we think his submission and his sacrifice is restricted to the story of him being willing to sacrifice his son. But that is just one page of a whole book of submission and sacrifice on the part of Satan. I brought him in as Allah
His submission sacrifice began very early on. He was surrounded by hostile elements
amongst his people.
He believed many of them disbelieved.
they persecuted him, they pressured him. In the end he was in he was even threatened with torture death and being flung into the fire.
See them it Brahim alayhis salam
announced to his people that I am emigrating to my law.
And he emigrated he shunned and abandoned everything.
So, the Hitler is a summary of the ambientali emigration is a summary of that and the early
when he emigrated,
here prayed he was married, he prayed to Allah subhanho wa Taala for a child, not for one year.
Not for a few years, not even for a decade, but for many decades. He continued to pray to Allah all the way till the age of 80. For a son, for a child, love bless them at the age of 80 with a child.
As soon as the Lord granted him a child after decades of waiting scores of years of waiting. Immediately, Allah subhanho wa Taala told him, take your son and his mother to the barren valley of Makkah, and leave.
See the mighty Rahim Allah His Salaam took them to Makkah tomorrow. There was nothing.
At that time, there was no inhabitation not single has not single blade of grass, no vegetation, just the barren valley of Makkah, surrounded by its mountains, and its Hilux.
So you got it right here.
left on our hard drive will be a lot.
cradling her baby son is Mary. And he, he gave them some aeration and mahadi he gave her a bag of water, and a bag of dates, and leather skin of water, and a bag of dates. And then he turned around
his wife, the alarm on her asked him
as as mentioned in
a lot what America?
Did, Allah commanded you to do this? He said, Yes, her reply.
In that case, Allah will never allow us to perish such email. Such have been such faith, such reliance on the walk. And he turned and then at the edge of the valley, he turned around again with great emotion he prayed to Allah opener in the condom in the Rio de bois de la these are in the beta
robina up in Santa Fe, the two minutes that we lay him was in a thermal art school.
Oh our Lord, very, I have settled my family,
members of my family.
We weren't in radio, these are in a valley without any vegetation, by your sacred house, why are law Why? These aren't the words of the verse. This is my question, why his reply was the reason he gave in his robina your team Sana our load so that they may establish some
therefore, cause the hearts of the people to flutter towards
and sustain them and give them a provisions
In the hope that they may be grateful. See how Allah except to the do out of See you then it probably is
not a single blade of vegetation.
Not single blade of grass.
No birds in the air, because there was no water, no animals, nothing.
And how light accepted as there are so that they may establish some
cause the hearts of the people to flutter to them in love and in yearning and
yearning. What if john lennon beat them with that with john than the beat them atharva leanness
Allah says, and how remember how we have made the house of mythos a place of off returning
and security and a sanctuary for
The people, Allah has made Makkah homophobe. And the meaning of homophobia is when you go and you leave, you want to go back again. That's the meaning of a place of off returning, where you want to go and return again and again. And that's the meaning of Allah make the hearts of the people flutter towards them enough and indeed alive, accepted as they are, and
sustain them and provide for them of fruits. There's nothing that grows.
In the immediate region, even the dates come from afar. Other regions
bar if is merely 40 miles away. Five is the same distance from Makkah as
should that is to the
northwest West. And bhyve is to the south east east.
opposite directions 40 miles that we did there 40 miles
south east east, that is five, it's only approximately 40 miles away in five, the temperature, very moderate, hardly ever rises above 2526 beautiful climates, dairy, dairy animals, dairy farms in life, grapes, and all kinds of properties just 40 miles away.
And this is a question if that was the area, which was which had a moderate climates,
enough rainfall, where even dairy farms exist. And you had all kinds of fruits and properties and just 40 miles away? What was it that caused them to settle in the barren Valley
and see how it is occupied today. Elia accepted all of his hours.
And the reason was his submission and his sacrifice what he just done. He had left his what a family, his son and hurt his mother and the mother of that son with one bag of dates and a sheepskin of water, let the skin of water sorry. And that was the ultimate sacrifice of father and mother of the baby.
When the water ran out, that's when that's when the alarm rang to and fro in her search for water alarm made that certainly part of the rituals of Hajj. And
do you believe Mr. Lamb brought some for the sake of Satanism or even a Salaam till this day people drink of the water of Zamzam carry it taken away with them and itself replenishing. It never ceases to flow. And that's in the middle of Makkah in the middle of the desert. And not only that, but as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says Martin simsim and Mr. Shadi Bella, the water of Zamzam fulfills the desire for which it is drunk. That means any door Are you make at the time of drinking some some light except
zooms and the water of zum zum is a chifa It's a kill. It really is.
So the water from the burqa see the nice Mary lady, his salon not only nourishes not only irrigates not only waters but also kills mankind.
All of this Baraka because of the submission and the sacrifice of see them as Melanie has said and when he He then returned when he went back, why did he go back he only went back to build the house of lust.
And to long story about the sacrifice of seeing the name Rahim alayhis salaam, that sandwich he waited for so long and which he had to leave and now law tells him go back not to visit him. But go back to slaughter.
Father and Son agreed, father and son accepted. They both submitted
and we're willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of
that was their submission and sacrifice. His submission sacrifice. A last panel hoarder Anna says what is the Ebrahim I will be calling Martin for at the moon on in New Jersey locally NASA your mom.
And remember when a lot tested Ibrahim with many words, ie many tests
for at the moon. So he fulfilled all of them he passed off. Allah said I am going to make you an Imam and the leader of the people
because of his submission and his sacrifice.
When we do that, we'll hear the urbani and the sacrifice and the day of each
Which is ultimately connected to Hajj. It's not simply a sacrifice. This is merely symbolic. This is what law says, Leonardo, da, da da, da, da, da da da da mean come, the flesh in the blood of these animals will never reach law. What will reach a law his taqwa from
that isn't in an accident that it's that is a commemoration and an enactment of the sacrifice and the submission of seeing them Abraham and seeing them as he and
his whole life and the life of his son and the life of the sons mother. The life of that whole family was one of sacrifice and submission. This is why Allah honored him and elevated him so that the whole of Hajj and Umrah are deeply connected to see them at Ebrahim Ali Salaam and his family. He is so honored that when we perform Salah, the only name of a prophet to be mentioned in Salah along with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his family Allahumma salli ala Muhammad Ali Mohammed camasta layth Allah Ibrahim Radha and Ibrahim Majeed,
Mahabharata, Allah Ibrahim Allah Allah in
His is the only name mentioned in Salah. In the Quran, Allah says the first house that was established for them for mankind isn't but surely that one in bucha as a guidance and as a blessing for mankind, there are many clear signs that in of all the signs of the house of Allah, Allah only mentions Muhammad Ibrahim, the standard of Ibrahim such an honor.
Why? Because of his submission and his sacrifice, and that is one more lesson of hatch.
submission and sacrifice, a lot more can be said. I'll end with this. Just to recap, some of the things that hedge reminds us of should remind should remind us of should be a teaching of and should inspire us to is the realization of
our reality in this world, that we are in transit. This is a journey, and that we need to create and carry our provisions for the journey of the euro. And the only provision, the only currency The only documents that we require for the
Hajj should remind us of our lowly and humble origin, our lowly and humble status, our dependence on Allah, our being unkempt and disheveled. That's our reality. We may paint ourselves with cosmetics momentarily, we may apply a veneer and a sheen of shine, and a veneer of cosmetics. But that is only skin deep. We may apply fragrance momentarily. But all of this cannot hide the rottenness of our being beneath our true unkempt, disheveled state, which we reveal in hygiene and in the rainbow. We should be reminded about holy origins who we are.
This is why someone will said Do you know who you are someone else? Do you know who I am? Do you know who I was one of the people of the past? Do you know who I am? Yes.
You emerged from a place of urine
emerged from a place of urine
from your father and menu mother.
And even now you carry filth in your body.
That's who you are.
We should be reminded of our origins, our humble self, who we are actually our dependence on Allah. Hajj should remind us of the egalitarian principles of Islam, that we are all equal before Allah regardless of who or what.
Hedge should remind us of humility. We must be humble at all times for that's who we are ultimately.
And HUD should remind us that this is actually
a sanctified on the sacred states of harm. Just like we enter into a sacred and saints fights
insula, and NCR and in fasting,
that during that time, we are in communication with Larissa, which
they are all these lessons of hygiene and the greatest lesson is that the Hajj in all its rites and rituals is ultimately a commemoration and enactments and a connection with one mobile family, the family of the Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam,
why are they so honored, because of this mission and their sacrifice, that is what law requires. And finally,
these external acts, these rights, these rituals, may have an external dimension, but they are not sufficient in themselves, until the inner reality is not realized. And
that in a reality must be realized in hajj, in sacrifice in,
Salah in CRM, and as a last resort will say is even about the sacrifice that we will perform. And the bottom line is that we will do in
within a month.
Last round of without essays, the flesh and the blood will never reach a lot of these animals will reach allies.
And that's what must be our interstate. I pray that a large panel who will enable us to understand me allow me because amongst those who are people of taqwa May Allah accept our submission and our sacrifice. May Allah makers amongst those who follow in the footsteps of the prophets, Ibrahim alayhis salaam and our noble profits in the law it was in them was gonna have to be you know, human, while he was a huge marine