Hajj, one of the most important religious services in Islam

Hajj, which is considered one of the most important religious services in Islam, is honored by all the messengers of Allah from the time of the first man and the Prophet Adam (a) to the last Prophet Hazrat Muhammadul-Mustafa (p). This service always occupies an exalted place in the souls of men as an example of the Day of Judgment in this world, as a means by which the mystery of “death unto death” can be known.

Hajj has many wisdoms related to this world and the Day of Judgment. The true Hajj is a blessed and majestic worship performed with admiration, faith and love by Muslims, blessed with the infinite mercy of Allah.

To perform Hajj is to taste the feeling of hope in Allah Almighty and submission to His providence, which the Prophet Ibrahim (a) and his son Ismail (a) felt, to tame the internal enemy called “desire” and to overcome external satanic temptations, to find refuge in Allah, moving away from class differences, shuddering at the presentation of the horrors of the Day of Judgment, gathering in one place Muslims who live far from each other, in different corners of the Earth, to create a single brotherhood of faith. That is, in another sense, Hajj is a plunge into spiritual depths, moving away from material obstacles and overcoming passionate desires. The sacred places where the Hajj takes place are the spiritual home of the heavenly worlds.

Since the time of Adam, these sacred places were cherished by the faithful, watered with tears of their love. Sages who made hajj to these places often searched for and found traces of the prophets. These blessed places, which are the only source of blessings, are filled with precious memories of a number of prophets. In general, the Hajj pilgrimage is a religious service that leads Muslims to religious perfection.

Hajj is a religious service filled with spiritual manifestations, where a person achieves true dignity, his soul, cleansed by the rain of moral blessings – harmony.

Arafat is a refuge and a place of forgiveness. Arafat recalls the Day of Judgment, when crowds will rise from their graves and flock to the Square of Answers. Then all the servants of Allah will expect forgiveness from Him, the helpless, the needy and the grieving.

Due to the fact that Adam (a) and Eve came close to the forbidden fruit, by the will of Allah, they were expelled from Paradise and lowered to the Earth far from each other, aching for separation.

Adam (a) asked for forgiveness and was forgiven. Allah sent an angel who showed the way to Mecca. Through the prayers of Adam (a) Eve, who lived in Jeddah, an angel was also sent to show her the way. On the Day of Arafat at noon, they met in the valley of Arafat, wept and repented. After this meeting, at the command of Allah, Adam (a) and Eve settled where Mecca is now. For this reason, Mecca is called “Ummul-Hura”, that is, “mother of settlements.” As described in the Qur’an, Muzdalifah is a place where the spirit of Mash’arul-Harem lives and the manifestation of mercy.

Mina is the place where Ibrahim (a) and his son Ismail (a) defeated Shaitan by relying on Allah and obeying Him.

The heights of Safa and Mervi, between which the well of Zemzem is today, is the place where the mother of Ismail (a) Hajar, in confusion and excitement, searched for water and walked between the two blessed heights in search of water. At the same time, these heights are reminiscent of how the helpless Hajar found refuge with Allah, and in the Hajj ceremony, walking between Safa and Merwi is called “sa’y”.

The Kaaba is a reference point, where the person who turns to perform namaz. At the same time, it is the point to which all Muslims turn, in other words, it is the pulse of the Islamic world. The divine manifestation in a person is the soul, and in the universe – the Kaaba. That is, the Kaaba is like a soul in a human body. Therefore, Hajj is a sensual worship performed with a moved soul. There is a trace of Ibrahim Khalilullah (a) who fulfilled his word. Allah ordered all past and future generations to follow in his footsteps and perform Tawaf (circumventing the Kaaba).

What is in the Kaaba “Hajjarul-aswed” (Black Stone) is a sacred stone that is greeted and kissed when swearing to Allah. To welcome him is to give the word to get rid of satanic teachings and overcome your sensual desires.

The Qur’an speaks of the obligation of people who have this opportunity to worship the Kaaba, known as Betullah, since it has been considered a sacred place of worship since the time of Adam (a): “There are clear signs there – the footprints of Ibrahim (a). It is in security got there. The opportunity has (for sustenance, transport and health) must necessarily perform Hajj, bow down to this house, it is the debt of the people before Allah. Subjecting himself to punishment denies it. Surely Allah does not need anything!” ( Surah “Ali-Imran”, verse 97). “Indeed, the first house erected for the worship of people is the house in Bekah. Undoubtedly, it is a source of grace and a righteous path for all the worlds” (surah “Ali-Imran”, verse 96).

A person should be very strict with the manifestations of contempt and indifference to Hajj. In this regard, the warnings of the prophets of Islam are serious and frightening: “Whoever has the ability to pay for provisions and transport to go to Baitullah, but has not performed Hajj, will die as a Jew or a Christian.”

This warning of the prophets reminds us that he had the opportunity to perform Hajj, but showed contempt for this

oh, the wrath of Allah will fall. Because to have contempt for this worship is the same as to belittle its importance. It is a mistake to postpone Hajj, thinking that it “should be done only once in a lifetime.” As the Prophet commanded: “A person who has to perform Hajj, let him hurry!”

Baitullah is a famous place, rich in memories of how Ibrahim (a) and his family submitted to Allah’s providence and will. When we hear the words “hajj”, “humility” and “hope”, we think of Ibrahim (a) and his son Ismail (a). Because the Hajj will not be forgotten until the Day of Judgment only because of their sincerity. The word “tevekkul” (“hope”) literally means “rely on”, “hope”, “seek protection”. In theosophy, this is a reflection of how a person, full of love for Allah, hopes only in Him and seeks refuge only in Him. In the verses of the Koran, it is said: “Let the righteous hope only in Allah!” (Surah “Ibrahim”, verse 11). “If you are righteous, then put your hope in Allah” (Surah Maida, verse 23). “Allah will satisfy those who put their trust in Him” (Sura “Talagi”, verse 3). Of course, hope does not mean renunciation of action and initiative, on the contrary, when acting, one must rely on the power of Allah.

The meaning of the word “taslimiyat” (“submission”) means “to bow down, humbly accept the events that are happening and find well-being.”

Similarly, in the soul of Ibrahim (a) there was no place for anything but Allah. The angels said: “God! Ibrahim (a) owns a soul, a son and wealth. How can he become someone else for you (Khalil)?!”

Allah demonstrated Ibrahim’s (a) submissive submission to the angels three times. This exam and its results will be an example for all Muslims until the Day of Judgment. At the moment when Ibrahim (a) had to throw himself into the fire, the angels came to his aid, but he said: “I do not need you! Who gave the burning power of the fire?” – and said: “The best defender is Allah”, and relied on the will of God. In response, as a reward for his submission, Allah commanded the fire: “Fire! Be cool for Ibrahim and do not spoil him!”. At another stage of subjugation, when father and son went – one to sacrifice their son and the other to be sacrificed – stones were thrown at Shaitan, who was trying to break their connection with Allah. And at the last stage of submission to Allah, they were sent a sacrificial lamb as a mercy of Allah. According to the rules of Hajj, anyone who performs this pilgrimage must remember these events, perform actions similar to these, and thus gain enlightenment. When Jibraeel (a) mentioned Ibrahim’s property three times, he said: “Take it and carry it away!”.

True faith consists in submitting oneself to Allah. Because Allah does not want the believers to obey anyone but Him.

Humility is submission based on love. The grace of this submission is that neither soul, nor life, nor property, nor even a son became an obstacle for Ibrahim (a) on the way to Allah. Hajj is a symbol of this submission to Allah, which lasts until the Day of Judgment. The language of Ibrahim (a) was the same as in his soul when he said: “I obeyed the Lord of the worlds!”.

Hajj, which became a symbol of the humility and humility of Ibrahim (a) and Ismail (a), is the entrance to the world where sins are forgiven and material goods are renounced.

Hajj is a reflection of faith based on love. Hajj is a pilgrimage of believers, wrapped in two pieces of cloth (ihram), with their heads uncovered, barefoot, distanced from worldly differences, as if rising from the graves to the Answer Square.

The Hajj pilgrimage once again demonstrates that forgiveness of sins is possible only as a result of requests, submission and humility.

Rasulullah in Hajj Widah (farewell) and in his farewell speech gave an example of performing Hajj for Muslims who will live until the Day of Judgment. On the parting Hajj, the Prophet convened a meeting dedicated to Allah, the leitmotif of which was the determination of the mutual duties of Muslims. The best ornament, pleasing to Allah, is mercy.

In the following story by Mevlan Rumi, the possibility of performing the Hajj is reflected in this state of mind: “Bayazid was hurrying towards Mecca to perform the Hajj and died. In all the cities, he was looking for truly believing people, asking the people he met: “Are there any seers in this city? “, Because he knew that it is important to find friends of Allah in the journey.

Almighty Allah says: “What you do not know, ask those who pray.” And Musa (a) was ordered to meet the learned theologian Khizira (a).

Bayazid met a tall old man, pale as a crescent moon; the spirit of the friends of Allah was felt in him. He was blind to worldly goods, but his soul radiated light like the Sun.

Bayezid sat down in front of him. The old man asked: “Where are you going? Where are you dragging the load of a foreigner (your body)?”. Bayazid: “I gave Niyat to perform Hajj, I have 200 dirhams.” The old man gave an instruction: “Give this amount to the needy, the helpless in the name of Allah! Win their hearts so that the horizons of your spirit expand! Connect with eternity! Go first with your heart to perform the Hajj, then with an emotional soul set out on the road. Because the Kaaba – it is the house of Allah’s grace, that is, it is the house that must be worshiped according to the Sharia. The soul of man is a treasury