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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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