Harms of Delaying the Hajj - II

Harms of Delaying the Hajj - II
  • Publish date:31/10/2010
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Those who have no money and neither hope for Hajj, nor think about it nor long for it:

This type is in danger as well. We would advise these people to have a good intention and always long for seeing the Sacred House of Allah. When Allah The Almighty knows about their good intention and will to perform Hajj, He might provide them with what enables them to visit His House for their true intention.
1-    Consider the statement of the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) in the Hadeeth narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, in which he said: "It is incumbent upon Allah The Almighty to help three (types of persons): the one who intends to marry seeking to maintain his chastity, the Mujaahid (who fights) in the cause of Allah, and the Mukaatab (slave who has a written deed of emancipation for a certain sum of money) who wants to pay (what is due on him for manumission)." [At-Tirmithi]
Since Allah The Almighty knows their true intention, He helps them to do what they sincerely want to do.
It is sufficient for you to have a good intention to get reward for the deed even if you could not do it. It is sufficient for you that Allah sees your true devotion to do the deed although you fail to do it.
2-    Regard also the statement of the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) in the Hadeeth narrated on the authority of Anas, may Allah be pleased with him, who said that when the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) set out for the Battle of Tabook, he said: “‘In Al-Madeenah, there are people who, whenever we cut a valley, trample a place that fills the disbelievers with rage, spend a spending or are stricken by hunger, they share with us (the reward of) that while they are in Al-Madeenah.’They asked, [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] ‘How is that, O Messenger of Allah and they are not with us?’He said: ‘They were prevented by an excuse (that is valid under Sharee‘ah thereupon they participated with us with their good intention).’”
3-    It was further narrated on the authority of Abu Ad-Dardaa’, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) said: "Whoever goes to bed with the intention to get up to offer night prayer and then is overpowered by slumber until morning, (the reward of) what he has intended would be written for him, and his sleep would be a charity on him from his Lord." [An-Nasaa’i]
4-    It was narrated that the Messenger of Allah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) said: "Whoever asks Allah for martyrdom and he is true (to his wish), he would be elevated by Allah to the ranks of martyrs even if he dies in his bed." [Muslim] 

Harms of Delaying the Hajj - I

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