Importance Of Hajj, Among the 5 pillars of Islam, the most divine is the ritual of Hajj. Hajj means to intend the Holy Ka’aba to perform the Islamic rites. It is obligatory to every Muslim in this world to perform this journey once in a lifetime if their physical and financial condition allows.
Hajj became mandatory to all Muslims who can afford it. It is performed annually in the month of Dhul-Hijjah from 8th to 12th by accomplishing the religious rituals accordingly to the conditions and methods of Islam.
“Hajj shall be observed in the specified months. Whoever sets out to observe Hajj shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments throughout Hajj; whatever good you do, God is fully aware thereof. As you prepare your provisions for the journey, the best provision is righteousness. You shall observe Me, O you who possess intelligence.” (Quran 2:197)
Importance of Hajj
Importance of Hajj, Hajj plays an important role in emerging the Muslims of all kinds, colors, and nationalities. It enhances the quality of being equal among mankind; Arab equal to non-Arab, white equal to black and rich equal to poor people.
Hajj despite being an obligatory religious ritual, it is seen as spiritual merit that provides the opportunity of self-renewal to Muslims. Hajj provides a feeling of patience and fear of the day of Judgement.
Benefits of Hajj
Benefits of Hajj from the Quran “But those who believe and do deeds of righteousness. We shall soon admit them to Gardens, with rivers flowing beneath, to dwell therein forever. Allah’s promise is the truth, and whose word can be truer than Allah’s?” (Qur’an 4:122)
Hajj expires the sins
It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Whoever performs Hajj for the sake of Allah and does not utter any obscene speech or do any evil deed, will go back (free of sin) as his mother bore him.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1449; Muslim, 1350.
The reward for Hajj is Jannah
It is, however, promised by Almighty Allah that who perform Hajj with purest of heart will get the reward of paradise.
“From one ‘Umrah to another is the expiation for what is between them and Hajj Mabrûr has no reward except Paradise.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hajj brings the reward of jihad to women
In Islam, jihad is a struggle to fight against the enemies of Allah. When it comes to previous Islamic wars where our Prophets took part, they’re said to be a quote by Hazrat Aisha R.A for Muslim women that “O Allah’s Apostle! We consider jihad as the best deed.” The Prophet said, “The best jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur.” (Bukari; Haj; 595)
Hajj is the soul purifier
Hajj helps to educate the believer to do good deeds, and have better moral senses. It polishes the consciences of a firm believer that every deed we do produces immense social benefits as well as encourage positive vibe among Muslim individual and society.
Hajj as character building
A pilgrim during his journey to the Holy city of Mecca might faces difficulties and hardships to settle in the new environment. The rituals of the Hajj are not easy but this makes the pilgrim build up his patience throughout. The submission to please Allah teaches him to stay calm and compose.
ILink Tours congratulates all the aspiring pilgrims for Hajj this year, let ILink help you grab all these spiritual and individual benefits of hajj –check out our famous Hajj packages for a serene and soulful.