Alhamdulilah, it is by the will and grace of Allah that our brothers and sisters, which make up the AlBayan Hajj group for 2019, have arrived safely within Jeddah only a few days ago.
With this, I am delighted to share with you all a reminder of the importance of this Sacred Pilgrimage.
So we should all know what Hajj is. If not, here’s brief description:
Hajj, is a journey/visit that has been practiced for many generations, linking back to our Prophet Ibrahim (AS), through the times of Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and until the Day of Judgement. This journey allows a Muslim who is able, to visit the house of Allah and worship him for an opportunity that wipes out all sins and start fresh.
A Hadeeth you may have heard before, but which clearly reinforces the significance of an accepted Hajj:
Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (SAW) was asked, “Which deed is best?”
The Prophet (SAW) said, “Belief in Allah and His Messenger.”
He was asked again, “What is next?”
The Prophet (SAW) said, “Jihad (striving) in the cause of Allah.”
He was further asked, “And what is next?”
He (SAW) said, “Hajj Mabroor” [i.e. Hajj accepted by Allah] – (Bukhari and Muslim)
Another Hadith which highlights the reward a Muslim achieves by successfully completing all actions of the Pilgrimage (as prescribed within the Quran):
Abu Hurairah (RA) reported that the Prophet (SAW) said, “The reward for a Hajj mabroor is nothing but paradise.” – (Bukhari and Muslim)
Do these Ahadeeth not give you comfort? Surely yes. So for those who are delaying the Hajj and are able (financially capable, are sane and healthy) to perform this blessed Pilgrimage, hasten to do so, as you will never know when Allah will call upon the Angel of Death to grip your soul.
For those who have conducted this highly notable journey, or are currently doing so, this year; May Allah accept your Hajj and grant you Jannah!
I’ll be posting an album of photos of the current 2019 AlBayan Hajj group during their journey very soon. Stay tuned inshAllah.