The Conduct Of The Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) During Hajj

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Faisal Bin Ali Al-Ba’adani
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 42 | Size: 2.5 MB

All praise is due to Almighty Allah. We praise Him and seek His assistance and forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and from our sinful deeds. Whosoever Allah guides, there is none to misguide him; and whosoever He leaves astray, none can guide him. I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship besides Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. May Allah bestow His peace and blessings upon Prophet Muhammad, upon his good and pure family, as well as upon all his noble companions and those who follow them in righteousness until the Day of Reckoning.

Hajj is one of the finest institutions of Islam that serves a multitude of purposes. It is a demonstration of the universality of Islam which attracts to it people from all walks of life and from the four comers of the world; it is the largest annual ‘conference of faith’ where Muslims get to know one another, discuss their common affairs and promote their general welfare; it is a reminder of the Grand Assembly on the Day of Judgement when people will stand equal before the Lord of the worlds; it also confirms the commitment of the Muslims to their Lord and their willingness to relinquish the material interests in His service. It is a course of spiritual advancement and moral uplifting, a course of exceptional devotion and disciplinary experience, and a course of humanitarian interests and inspiring knowledge.

Allah the Almighty commands His obedient servants to follow in the footsteps of the Prophet (pbuh) in numerous verses of the Qur’an. Allah says, “And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain from it.” (59:7) He made the Prophet (pbuh) an exemplary model to emulate: “Verily you have in the Prophet of Allah an excellent model, for him who fears Allah and the Last day and who remembers Allah much.” (33:21) He also informs us that obedience to the prophet (pbuh) is a clear indication of Allah’s love for those who do so: “Say, ‘If you love Allah, follow me: [then] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.'” (3:31) Besides, He points out that this obedience is synonymous with obedience given to Allah Himself: “He who obeys the Messenger obeys Allah indeed; and whoever turns away then We have not sent you to watch over them.” (4:80) For those who follow in the prophet’s footsteps Allah has prepared a great reward in the Hereafter: “And whosoever obeys Allah and the Messenger shall be among those on whom Allah has bestowed His blessings, namely, the prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous. And excellent companions are these!” (4:69)

Hajj is an act of worship which tests one’s true following in the Prophet’s footsteps. A number of Muslim scholars have rendered Muslims a good service by delineating, in sermons as well as in writing, its rulings, the common mistakes committed by certain pilgrims during the Hajj, as well as the acts that are bound to invalidate it. Talks and writings to this effect have benefited Muslim a great deal. The fact that these rulings are indeed important, even necessary, since the validity of the Hajj is largely contingent on them, has made many people forget other equally important aspects of the Prophet’s conduct during his Hajj. Consequently, a number of pilgrims nowadays perform many acts that are not exactly in line with the Prophet’s guidance. Therefore, the main aim of the present book is to give an accurate account of the Prophet’s conduct during the Hajj. The importance of knowing this neglected aspect is manifest in a number of points, the most prominent of all are:

a. Studying this aspect in the life of the prophet (pbuh) and acting upon the teachings it entails helps one understand the noble purposes this great institution could serve as well as realize the true worship and submission to Allah as it should be.

b. Many pilgrims are not aware of the Prophet’s conduct during the Hajj and only content themselves with knowledge of the rulings of the Hajj rituals.

c. The Hajj is a unique and very special act of worship in that the prophet (pbuh) dealt with people from a variety of social strata. He also met various people who had never before had an opportunity to witness his conduct in the course of a few days at a certain place and time. Therefore, it reveals many facets of his social dealings with people that do not exist anywhere else.

d. The Prophet (pbuh) accompanied his wives and a number of the weak members of his household on this spiritual journey, which revealed a bright aspect of his conduct towards them, in a manner not known before then.

e. His conduct during the Hajj revealed a great deal of significance not known-let alone acted upon-even by some students of religious knowledge who are concerned with the study of the Sunnah of the prophet (pbuh).

The present study attempts to give a general description and a lucid account of the Prophet’s conduct in Hajj. It does not attempt to provide a description of the rules and steps followed during the Hajj, as this is not the main concern of the book. For details showing this, the reader may consult the elaborate works on the subject.

Since it is next to impossible to cover all aspects of his conduct in the present work, only the most prominent ones will be stated. Regrettably enough, in giving examples of the Prophet’s conduct, only one or two examples are cited. In some other cases only the reference where such an example can be found is given. The reader may therefore refer to major works on the subject for more details.

Furthermore, given the enormity of the task and the limitations of space, it is impossible to produce an exhaustive study in a small book of this nature. The present work will attempt to give only general hints about the subject without going into details. For reasons of simplicity and better understanding, the present work will be divided into three main sections:

I. The Prophet’s Conduct towards his Lord
II. The prophet’s Conduct towards Muslims in general
III. The Prophet’s Conduct towards his Family members In particular

We pray Almighty Allah to make the present work beneficial to all those who intend to perform Hajj-or ‘Umrah for that matter-in the same manner the Prophet (pbuh) performed it. We also pray Him to make all our endeavors sincere and to accept all our good deeds. Surely, He is the Hearer of prayer. Continue reading

Important Fatwas Regarding Ten Rites Of Hajj And Umrah

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Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah bin Baz
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 53 | Size: 1.5 MB

These are some questions, concerning the rites of Hajj and Umrah asked by some of our brothers. The answers to these questions are as follow. Continue reading

The Manual Of Hajj And Umrah

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Mahmoud Reda Morad Abu Romaisah
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 185 | Size: 2.5 MB

My brother pilgrim, as there is for every group a leader and for every journey a guide, the leader of the Hajj group is the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and their guide is his example and Sunnah, for he has said “ take from me your rites of Hajj”. Therefore it’s incumbent on everyone who approaches the House of Allah for hajj or Umrah to learn the way it was performed by the prophet (peace be upon him) through accurate guide books and by asking scholars about any uncertainties one may have. This book is written in clear language and has a new format which presents and simplifies for you the rulings pertaining to Hajj and Umrah which I hope you will make use of as your guide. Continue reading

A Guide To Hajj And Umrah

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Islamic Organization
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 84 | Size: 1 MB

This treatise was prepared by the Agency of Islamic Enlightenment in Hajj. Includes a discussion about those things which nullify a person’s Islam as well as common errors made by the commonfolk. Continue reading

Hajj Coach

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Muhammad Alshareef

Muhammad Alshareef was born in 1975 and raised in Canada. In his youth, he memorized the Quran and later graduated with an Islamic Law degree from the Islamic University of Madinah, class of 1999. He is the founder of AlMaghrib Institute through which he teaches university-level seminars on Islam. AlMaghrib Institute seminars have been conducted across the USA and Canada, as well as in Australia. While he continues to teach, Muhammad Alshareef now devotes much of his time to recruiting, training and advising other students of knowledge in becoming AlMaghrib Institute instructors. Being a true visionary with exceptional talents in motivating others, Muhammad Alshareef has also founded EmanRush Audioand Khutbah.com, and actively keeps in touch with the online community at the AlMaghrib Forums. Currently Muhammad Alshareef lives with his family in Ottawa, Canada. Continue reading

The Beginning And The End

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AbdulRahman Bin Abdulkarim Al-Sheha
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 122 | Size: 1 MB

The origin and creation of the universe is an issue which has concerned man throughout the ages, especially non-Muslims; since Islam has clarified and expounded all matters that need clarification. Therefore, Muslims are not puzzled or confused, (concerning the phenomenon that occurs in the universe) and they do not invent theories and hypothesis regarding these things, which may be discarded with the advent of a new theory.

We firmly believe that whatever is mentioned in the Qur’an and authentic Sunnah regarding these issues is the truth which all theories must conform to. All that differs with it would indeed be proven false.

Allah (SWT) the Creator of the seen and unseen worlds, is not in need of His creation; rather, His creation is in need of Him. Allah (SWT) says:

(O mankind! It is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), worthy of all praise. * If He wills, He could destroy you and bring about a new creation. * And that is not hard for Allah.) [35:15-7]

You alone would benefit from your belief and righteous deeds. Allah (SWT) says:

(If you disbelieve (then that is for your own harm), (for) Allah is not in need of you. (But) He is not pleased with disbelief for His slaves. And if you are grateful (by being believers), He is pleased therewith for you.) [39:7] Continue reading

My First Steps In Islam

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AbdulRahman Bin Abdulkarim Al-Sheha
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 103 | Size: 1.5 MB

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet, and render him and his household safe and secure from all derogatory things.

I sincerely congratulate you for the guidance Allah has granted and favored you with. I ask Allah that He keeps us and all Muslims firm upon this great religion until we meet Him, without changing anything from it and not being put through trials.

Indeed a true Muslim feels great joy when someone accepts Islam, for he wishes well for others and wants them to live as he does himself: a life of comfort and delight with spiritual joy and mental stability. This can only result from implementing the teachings of Islam. Allah (SWT) says:

(Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life, and We will most certainly give them their reward for the best of what they did.) (16:97)

This is because Allah (SWT) clarified the condition of those who do not believe in Allah and what He revealed. Allah (SWT) says:

(And whoever turns away from My Reminder, verily, for him is a life of hardship, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Resurrection. He will say, ‘O my Lord! Why have you raised me up blind, while [before] I had sight.’ He [Allah] will say, ‘Like this Our Aayaat [proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.] came to you, but you disregarded them, and so this Day, you will be neglected.) (20:124-126)

A true Muslim wishes that they live happily forever in the Hereafter, whose delights are never-ending. Allah (SWT) says:

(Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds shall have the Gardens of Firdaws (the highest level in Heaven) for their entertainment. * Therein they shall dwell [forever]. No desire will they have for removal there from.) (18:107-108)

The end is inevitable: either eternal happiness or eternal remorse. Whoever dies upon disbelief – and refuge is sought in Allah – he will enter Hellfire for eternity. Allah (SWT) says:

(Verily those who disbelieve from the people of the Book and the polytheists will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.)
(98:6) Continue reading

The Hajj: Tafsir Of Surah Ali-Imran Ayahs 96-97

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Imam Ibn Kathir
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 12 | Size: 1 MB

The Hajj: Tafsir Of Surah Ali-Imran Ayahs 96-97.

List of Contents:

The Ka`bah is the First House of Worship
The Names of Makkah, Such As `Bakkah
The Station of Ibrahim
Al-Haram, the Sacred Area, is a Safe Area
The Necessity of Performing Hajj
Meaning of `Afford’ in the Ayah
The One who Denies the Necessity of Hajj Becomes a Disbeliever Continue reading

Principles Of Islam

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Muslim
Language: English | Format: PDF | Pages: 28 | Size: 1 MB

An excellent book that covers the baisc principles and beleifs of Islam.  This book takes the reader through a brief excursion of Islams basic beliefs and Pillars and is an excellent introduction for anyone interested in the fundemental belifs of a mulsim. Continue reading