Shaykh Yasir Qadhi discusses at length the very important topic in the Seerah – the Farewell Hajj of the Prophet ﷺ. This was the first and final Hajj of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.
The Prophet ﷺ left on the 25th Dhul Qa’dah in the year 10 H and reached Mecca on the 4th Dhul Hijjah.when he reached Dhul Hulayfah,he prayed two rakat and entered the state of Ihram. This Hajj was called Hajjatul Wada’a. There are three types of Haj which are Jaaiz:
- Hajj Qiran – Umrah and Hajj with one Ihram.
- Hajj Ifrad – only doing Hajj, no Umrah.
- Hajj Tamattu – separating Umrah from Hajj with separate Iihram for each.
Meanwhile, the Prophet ﷺ sent told Ali RA to bring 100 camels from Yemen to Mecca for the Hajj.hence,Ali arrived with 100 camels and he immediately entered into the tent of Fatimah RA. What happened next? Listen intently.
On the morning of the 8th of Dhul Hijjah, the Prophet SAW prayed Fajr in the Ka’bah and started his journey to Mina. The Hadith of Jabir ibn Abd Allah RA is as detailed as it gets explaining the entire procedure of Hajj as done by the Prophet ﷺ. It is truly a revelation with many Fiqhi doubts being put to rest and also our unintentional assumptions and mistakes can be rectified once in for all.
The Prophet ﷺ gave during Hajj, three Khutbahs: he gave a khutbah on the day of Arafat and Khutbahs in Mina too on the 10th and 11th or even the 12th of Dhul Hijjah. The 9th dhul Hijjah is the day of ‘Al Hajj Akbar’ which is the Day of Arafat which is when Allah revealed Wahi to the messenger of Allah ﷺ which says -‘This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.’
The Prophet ﷺ after three nights in Mina, left on the 13th Dhul Hijjah.
The prime benefits of the Sermons of the Prophet ﷺ are the abolishment of the old customs of jahiliya, demonstration of preaching by commencing from his own family, annihilation of racism and jahiliyyah tribes, strengthening of ties and relations amongst the Ummah, emphasis on the rights of women and many more.