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Section : Pilgrimage: A general definition, its excellence and prerequisites.Allah, the Exalted One, says: "The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka; (Bakka is one of the names of Makkah) full of blessings and guidance for all kinds of beings: in it are signs manifest (for example), the station of Abraham … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.001.

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Section : Definition of Hajj.The majority of the scholars hold that Hajj was prescribed in the sixth year after Hijrah (Migration of the Prophet (peace be upon him) from Makkah to Madinah) for it was then that the following verse concerning it was revealed: "And complete the Hajj and 'Umrah in the service of Allah" … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.001A.

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Section : Hajj - One of the Best Deeds.Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was once asked: "What is the best deed?" He replied: "To have faith in Allah and His Messenger." The enquirer asked: "What next?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "To strive in the cause of Allah." … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.001C.

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Section : Hajj: A Form of Jihad.Al-Hasan ibn Ali says that a man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: "I am a coward and a weak person. Is there anything I can do?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "You may go for a jihad (striving) that involves no fighting, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.002.

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Section : Hajj Wipes Off Past Sins.Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "He who performs Hajj for Allah's pleasure and avoids all lewdness and sins will return after Hajj free from all sins as he was the day his mother gave birth to him." (Bukhari and Muslim)'Amr ibn al-'As says: … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.002A.

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Section : Pilgrims are Allah's Guests.Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Pilgrims and those performing 'Umrah are Allah's guests; their prayers are answered and their supplications for forgiveness are granted. This is reported by Nasa'i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn Hibban in their collections of Sahih hadith. In the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.003.

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Section : The Reward of Hajj is Paradise.Abu Hurairah says the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "All sins committed in between the performance of one 'Umrah and another are expiated and erased, and the reward of Hajj Mabrur is nothing save Paradise." (Bukhari and Muslim)In another sound hadith Ibn Joraij relates from Jabir that … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.003A.

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Section : Hajj is Obligatory Only Once in Life.There is consensus among Muslim scholars that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim, unless someone vows to perform extra Hajj, in which case he must fulfil his vow. Whatever is done over and above is supererogatory or optional.Abu Hurairah narrates that once, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.003C.

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Section : Can the Performance of Hajj Be Deferred to a More Convenient Time or Must It Be Performed Immediately after One is Able to Do So?.Ash-Shafi'i, Ath-Thawri, Al-Awza'i and Mohammad bin al-Hasan are of the opinion that Hajj may be performed at any time during one's life, and there is nothing wrong if someone, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.004.

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Section : 066 Prerequisites for Hajj There is a consensus among jurists concerning the prerequisites that must be found in a person for Hajj to be incumbent on him:1. He must be a Muslim.2. He must be an adult.3. He must be of a sound state of mind.4. He must be free.5. He must have the … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.005.