Preparing or Hajj

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Preparing for Hajj & ‘Umrah
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Every year, millions of Muslims make the journey of their lifetime. They come from all over the world for the sole purpose of fulfilling one of Allah’s greatest commandments to mankind – the Hajj. Abu Hurairah deed?’ He narrated that “The Prophet was asked, ‘Which is the best ).’ He was then asked,

said: ‘to believe in Allah and His Messenger (

‘Which is the next (good deed)?’ He

said: ‘To participate in Jihad in Allah’s cause.’ He said: ‘To perform an accepted Hajj.” [Al-

was then asked, ‘Which is the next?’ He Bukhari]

For over 1400 years, believers have been making Hajj to the House of Allah in Makka. It is an obligation for each and every Muslim to perform Hajj at least once in his/her lifetime if he is physically and financially able.

Pre­Hajj preparations
Due to the importance of Hajj, preparations for it should not be taken lightly. Besides planning the actually logistics of the trip, the Muslim needs to prepare Islamically, physically, mentally, and financially for this great act of worship. Islamically, one of the most important preparations for this journey is acquiring the necessary knowledge for performing the rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah correctly and in accordance to the Sunnah of the Prophet . This means studying and learning about Islam, acquiring a high degree of Imaan (faith) in order to deal with the emotional and physical demands of Hajj, and learning correctly the actual religious rituals and requirements from the beginning to the end of Hajj and ‘Umrah. Studying and learning about the Hajj can be accomplished in a variety of fashions, from reading books on the subject or using computer programs which utilize a multimedia format, to actually taking classes offered by Islamic centers on the rituals of Hajj…...

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