Does Hajj Forgive Zina? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “does Hajj forgive Zina?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important points about “does Hajj forgive Zina?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. What Is Hajj?
  2. The Virtues of Hajj.
  3. Does Hajj Forgive Zina?

What Is Hajj?

The first important thing about “does Hajj forgive Zina?” what I will explain now is “what is Hajj?”. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanation in this article. Why? Because that is the first thing you have to understand if you want to understand the focus of our present discussion.

“Hajj” is an Arabic word. The writing is الحِجُّ. Literally, the meaning of the word “Hajj” is:

قَصْدُ الشَّيْءِ الْمُعَظَّمِ

Go to something great.

The meaning of “Hajj” in Islam is as follows:

زِيَارَةُ مَكَانٍ مُعَيَّنٍ، فِيْ زَمَنٍ مُعَيَّنٍ، بِنِيَّةِ أَدَاءِ مَنَاسِكَ الْحَجِّ بَعْدَ الْإِحْرَامِ لَهَا

Going to a certain place at a certain time with the aim of performing the rituals of Hajj after Ihram.

What is meant by a certain place in the explanation of the meaning of Hajj in Islamic law is the Kaaba and Arafah. While what is meant by a certain time is in the months of Shawal, Dhul Qadah, and Dhul Hijjah.

In Hajj, there are several rituals that must be performed by Muslims, such as Tawaf, Sa’i, Wuquf, Ihram, and so on.

You can call male Muslims who have performed Hajj as “Hajj (الحَاجُّ)” and female Muslims who have performed Hajj as “Hajjah (الحَاجَّةُ)”.

The Virtues of Hajj

The second important thing about “does Hajj forgive Zina?” what I’m going to explain now are “the virtues of Hajj”. I want you to understand that so that you understand the premise of our current discussion.

In general, we can find explanations of the virtues of Hajj in several verses of the Quran and hadith. Of course, I’m not going to quote them all now. In this article, I will only quote two hadiths to explain the virtues of Hajj as it relates to our current discussion.

As for the two hadiths about the virtues of Hajj that I mean are as follows:

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : الْعُمْرَةُ إِلَى الْعُمْرَةِ كَفَّارَةٌ لِمَا بَيْنَهُمَا , وَالْحَجُّ الْمَبْرُوْرُ لَيْسَ لَهُ جَزَاءٌ إِلَّا الْجَنَّةُ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “One Umrah to another Umrah is an atonement for sins that are between the two. There is no other reward for Hajj Mabrur except only Heaven.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيُ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ : بَيْنَمَا رَجُلٌ وَاقِفٌ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِعَرَفَةَ ، إِذْ وَقَعَ عَنْ رَاحِلَتِهِ فَوَقَصَتْهُ ، أَوْ قَالَ : فَأوْقَصَتْهُ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : اغْسِلُوهُ بِمَاءٍ وَسِدْرٍ ، وَكَفِّنُوهُ فِي ثَوْبَيْنِ ، وَلَا تُحَنِّطُوْهُ ، وَلَا تُخَمِّرُوا رَأْسَهُ ، فَإِنَّ اللهَ يَبْعَثُهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مُلَبِّياً . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Ibn Abbas radliyallahu anhuma, he said, “There was a man doing wukuf at Arafat and fell from his animal vehicle so he was trampled on. (or he [Ibn Abbas] said), “So that person died instantly.” The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Bathe him with water mixed with Ziziphus leaves and the shroud on his body with two pieces of cloth and do not give perfume and do not put a headgear because he will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment in a state of doing Talbiyah.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

That is a brief explanation of the two hadiths about the virtues of Hajj. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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