What Is Hajj

الحج: فضائل وأحكام
 
Summary
1)     Worship is the exclusive right of Allaah
2)     The virtues of worship
3)     The merits of this Ummah
4)     It is from the mercy of Allaah that He sent messengers and legislated different acts of worship
5)     Hajj is one of the pillars (of Islaam)
6)     The virtue of Hajj
7)     Hajj is proof that Islaam is the true religion
8)     Which is the perfect Hajj?
9)     The pillars and obligatory aspects of Hajj
10)      The virtue of the day of An-Nahr (sacrifice)
11)       Recommended acts and etiquettes
12)       The virtue of the ten days of Dhul- Hijjah
13)       Fasting the day of ‘Arafah
 
Fellow Muslims! Fear Allaah and be dutiful to Him, for piety is the best provision for the Last Day and by it, Allaah improves the affairs of His servants, as He says which means, “…And whoever fears Allaah – He will make for him of his matter ease.” (At-Talaaq: 4)
 
Brethren in Faith! Be aware that worship is the right of Allaah alone and it is an obligation upon mankind and the jinn. Allaah says which means, “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” (Adh-Dhaariyaat: 56)
 
Acts of worship are the best deeds with which Allaah honors His slaves and by which He elevates the pious among them. They illuminate the hearts, refine the souls, reform one’s manners and please the Lord; acts of reverence also raise one’s rank in Paradise, expiate the sins and multiply the rewards.
 
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