Hajj: A Training School for Sound Morals – II

Hajj: A Training School for Sound Morals – II
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… Continued

Pardon and forgiveness are among the benefits of Hajj:

Hajj is a school for teaching pardon and forgiveness. Some clashes often happen in times of crowdedness that require good behavior. Hajj disciplines and trains the pilgrims to control themselves when they are angry and to say only good words. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {…So whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein [by entering the state of Ihraam], there is [to be for him] no sexual relations and no disobedience and no disputing during Hajj….} [Quran 2:197]

When ‘Aa’ishah  may  Allah  be  pleased  with  her was asked about the morals of the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) she said, “He was never immoral or foul or a noise-maker in the markets. He never rewarded evil with evil; rather, he used to forgive and pardon.” [At-Tirmithi: Hasan Saheeh]

The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) said: “Whoever suppresses his anger while he is able to give vent to it, Allah will call him in front of all people on the Day of Resurrection, and let him choose from the Hoor and marry him to whoever he pleases.” [At-Tirmithi]

Allah The Almighty Says (what means):

Ø  {Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant.} [Quran 7:199]

Ø  {Who spend [in the cause of Allah] during ease and hardship and who restrain anger and who pardon the people - and Allah Loves the doers of good.} [Quran 3:134] This is stated in the context of enumerating the qualities of the believers.

Ø  {If you show [some] good or conceal it or pardon an offense - indeed, Allah Is ever Pardoning and Competent.} [Quran 4:149]

Ø  {And those who avoid the major sins and immoralities, and when they are angry, they forgive.} [Quran 42:37]

Patience is one of the benefits of Hajj:

Hajj in its three types (Ifraad, Qiraan and Tamattu‘) is the school of patience and endurance. If you reflect upon Hajj from the beginning to the end, you will find that all its conditions and rituals require patience. Travelling, wearing Ihraam, Tawaaf, Sa‘y between As-Safa and Al-Marwah, over crowdedness, moving from one place to another to perform rites, staying in ‘Arafah, and so on, require extreme patience. Hence, the pilgrim learns one of the most needed traits in life which is patience to obey Allah, to remain away from disobedience and to accept the Decrees of Allah.

Allah The Almighty Says (what means):

§  {O you who have believed, persevere and endure…..} [Quran 3:200]

§  {O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.} [Quran 2:153]

§  {And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We Have Made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect.} [Quran 18:28]

Seriousness is one of the benefits of Hajj:

Hajj instills in the believers’ souls that seriousness is a way of life and that frivolous jest and play have no room in our lives. All the rites of Hajj involve hard work and strenuous efforts. Thus, whoever is not serious or lazy in his actions cannot fulfill Hajj rituals and reach the goal. This applies to the affairs of the world and the Hereafter that cannot be achieved without seriousness.

Piety is one of Hajj benefits:

Piety is the provision of the righteous and an address for the success of the believers. It is an instruction from Allah The Almighty to all people in past and future. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And We have instructed those who were given the Scripture before you and yourselves to fear Allah…..} [Quran 4:131]

Piety combines all sorts of goodness and the guide to every righteous act. Allah The Almighty accepts the deeds of the pious people and He guides them and sets right their conditions. Whoever wears the garment of piety will realize goodness and achieve happiness. Whoever takes off the garment of piety is outcast. Piety drives the person to fear Allah The Almighty and the consequences of the sin, so he does righteous deeds.

(To be continued)


Hajj: A Training School for Sound Morals – III 

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