Why Is Hajj Very Important to Muslims? ~ Hi all readers! Hajj is an obligation for Muslims. In previous articles, I explained many things about it. One of the things that I have explained is that a Muslim who is required to perform Hajj is a person who is able to do that. Maybe there are some of you who are wondering, why is Hajj very important for Muslims? So, if you want to know the answer, you must read this article to the end!
Actually, there are many hadiths that explain why is Hajj very important for Muslims. Of course, I will not quote everything. In this article, I will only quote three hadiths.
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Hadith About Why Is Hajj Important
The three hadiths about why is hajj important that I mean are as follows;
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيْزِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ , حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيْمُ بْنِ سَعْدٍ , عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ , عَنْ سَعِيْدٍ بْنِ الْمُسَيَّبِ , عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ , قَالَ : سُئِلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : أَيُّ الْأَعْمَالِ أَفْضَلُ ؟ قَالَ :إِيْمَانٌ بِاللهِ وَرَسُوْلِهِ . قِيْلَ : ثُمَّ مَاذَا ؟ جِهَادٌ فِيْ سَبِيْلِ اللهِ . قِيْلَ : ثُمَّ مَاذَا ؟ قَالَ :حَجٌّ مَبْرُوْرٌ
Abdul Aziz bin Abdillah told us, Ibrahim bin Sa’ad told us, from az-Zuhri, from Sa’id bin al-Musayyab, from Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, he said, “The Prophet. once asked, “What are the main actions?” He replied, “Faith in Allah and His Messenger.” Asked, “Then what?” He replied, “Jihad in the way of Allah.” Then asked, “Then what?” He replied, “Hajj Mabrur.”
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 radliyallahu anhu, that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “One Umrah to Umrah to the other is the penance of sin which exists between the two. There is no other reward for Hajj Mabrur except only Heaven.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مَنْ حَجَّ فَلَمْ يَرْفَثْ وَلَا يَفْسِقُ رَجَعَ كَيَوْمٍ وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ
From Abu Hurairah, he said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,” Whoever, when performing hajj does not engage in sex and does not commit masses (sinning), then he will return (after returning from the hajj), like the day her mother gave birth to her.”
All Readers! If we have read the three hadiths above, then at least we can conclude a number of things as follows;
First; the first hadith explains that hajj is one of the excellent worships.
Second; the second hadith explains that the reward for the person whose hajj is accepted (which is mambrur) is Heaven.
Third; the third hadith explains that if when a Muslim performs the Hajj does not engage in sex and acts of immorality (things which are forbidden by Islam), then when he finishes the Hajj, he does not have any sins like when he was just born by his mother. The point is that all his sins have been forgiven.
All Readers! These three conclusions are the reasons why is Hajj very important to Muslims. Of course, the urgency of the hajj is not only limited to these three things. There are many other things that explain the urgency.
That is a brief explanation of why is hajj very important to Muslims. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen!
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