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Thursday, November 4, 2010

HAJJ CHRONICLES - I

BISMILLAH IR RAHMANIRRAHEEM....

26-AND REMEMBER THEWHEN WE PREPARED FOR ABRAHAM THE PLACE OF THE HOLY HOUSE, SAYING: ASCRIBE THOU NOTHING AS PARTNER UNTO ME, AND PURIFY MY HOUSE FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE ROUND(THEREOF) AND THOSE WHO STAND AND THOSE WHO BOW AND MAKE PROSTRATION.

27-AND PROCLAIM UNTO MANKIND THE PILGRIMAGE. THEY WILL COME UNTO THEE ON FOOT AND ON EVERY LEAN CAMEL; THEY WILL COME FROM EVERY DEEP RAVINE:

 It seems like yesterday when we had received letters regarding our hajj program. It was in ramadaan that we were informed of our class schedule. And now alhumdulillah we are through with all the sessions and pre-hajj dinners, all set to fly a week from now inshAllah!


I have probably maintained a scrapbook for all important events in life. In fact, once on Mother’s Day I had compiled a picture album for my mom showing all the important people in her life (mainly her mother, siblings and children)… it is all thanks to Allah swt that He showed me this day when I started my Hajj scrapbook!

It starts off with the minutes of my first Hajj class, which look somewhat like this:

BISMIHI

HAJJ CLASS I                        MOLVI ABDUS SAMAD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       GROUP 3110

*Aadaab of deen (mannerisms of deen);

*Aadaab of salaah (mannerisms of performing salaah);

*Purpose of Hajj;

*Purpose of a Hajji.



-Pilgrimage to Mecca is like the journey of a lover; he faces obstacles and problems.

-The Hajji is like a lover.

-The hajji is in search of his love; he is desperate in his search.

-He has disheveled hair and does not care about his clothes.



-Space for comfort ordained by Allah swt during Hajj:

* In spite of all difficulties and discomforts, hajj allows a lot of ease in salaah and other ibaadah.

* Problems encountered and funds spent in hajj are equivalent to those of jihad in terms of rewards earned from Allah swt.



-Mercy of Allah swt for choosing us!



-Degrees of Eimaan and the “feeling” of eimaan.



-The noor of eimaan.



-The essence of eimaan:

Worshipping the Unseesn;

Believing and implementing the 5 pillars of Islam.



-The essence of ihsaan:

Worship the Unseen believing that you see Him while He watches you!



-The signs of the coming of Yaum ul Qiyaamah.



- Please your parents to earn the pleasure of Allah swt.



- Eimaan is within you;

Islam is about us;

Ihsaan lasts forever in our lifetime.



- Definition of Islam in one word:

Fairness, Justice (Insaaf)



Lower your gaze and make sabr to make your Hajj successful inshAllah!

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2 comments:

  1. Assalamoalikum warehmatullahi wabaraktu!
    Alhamdulillah you have not left yet!! I have been wanting to tell you about hajjcoach.com. It's a website by sheikh Muhammad Alshareef for those who are going on this blessed journey. I have signed up for the video series even though I am not going. They are absolutley heart-warming MashaALLAH!! do check them out, if its possible for you, InshaALLAH! And if you have facebook, you can join his page where he gives his emanrush moments hajj edition. They are very, very eman boosting, ALhamdulillah
    And I am so happy for you:). I hope you have a mabroor Hajj and that you find what you are going for. ameen. AND please. please remember me in your duas. Ask hasnah for me in this world and akhira. Ask HIs pleasure for me and that HE invites me, too. Please.Just remember me in your heart, Allah(SWT) will know who you are talking about :) barak ALLAH feeki.
    PS:You will find many of us waiting for an eman filled, heart touching blog about Hajj when you come back, InshaALLAH!

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  2. wassalaams dear sister!
    i was looking forward to hearing from you:)
    and yes alhumdulillah i did sign up for the hajj coach sessions too alhumdulillah! they certainly are wonderful and, as you said, emaan boosting!
    Ameen to your lovely duaa dear!
    inshAllah i hope to return with lovely, eman filled stories!
    keep me in your duaas please; you shall always remain in mine inshAllah!
    i will certainly join the fb page you have mentioned... jazakAllah!

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