MAIL OF ISLAM






The Path to Paradise
Hajj

♣ Allah's Apostle sallallahu alaihiwasallam said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):
​1. To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) is Allah's ​ Apostle.
2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.
​3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .
​4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)
​5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Narrated by Ibn 'Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​
Book - Sa​hih al Bukhari - Volume 1, Book 2, Number 7


♣ The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) was asked, "Which is the best deed?" He said, "To believe in Allah and His Apostle." He was then asked, "Which is the next (in goodness)?" He said, "To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." He was then asked, "Which is the next?" He said, "To perform Hajj-Mabrur. "

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​
Book - Sa​hih al Bukhari - Volume 2, Book 26, Number 594
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♣ (The mother of the faithful believers) I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We consider Jihad as the best deed." The Prophet said, "The best Jihad (for women) is Hajj Mabrur. "

​Narrated by Aisha (RadiyAllahu Anha)​​
Book - Sahih al Bukhari - Volume 2, Book 26, Number 595


♣ The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, "Whoever performs Hajj for Allah's pleasure and does not have sexual relations with his wife, and does not do evil or sins then he will return (after Hajj free from all sins) as if he were born anew."

Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​
Book - Sahih al Bukhari - Volume 2, Book 26, Number 596


♣ Allah's Apostle (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) said, "(The performance of) 'Umra is an expiation for the sins committed (between it and the previous one). And the reward of Hajj Mabrur (the one accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise."

​​Narrated by Abu Huraira (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​
Book - Sahih al Bukhari - Volume 3, Book 27, Number 1


♣ Ikrima bin Khalid asked Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) about performing 'Umra before Hajj. Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) replied, "There is no harm in it." 'Ikrima said, "Ibn Umar (RadiyAllahu Anhu) also said, 'The Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) had performed 'Umra before performing Hajj.'"

Narrated by Ibn Juraij (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​
Book - Sahih al Bukhari - Volume 3, Book 27, Number 2


♣ ​​​​​I asked Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu) how many times the Prophet (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) had performed 'Umra. He replied, "Four times. 1. 'Umra of Hudaibiya in Dhi-l-Qa'da when the pagans hindered him; 2. 'Umra in the following year in Dhi-l-Qa'da after the peace treaty with them (the pagans); 3. 'Umra from Al-Jr'rana where he distributed the war booty." I think he meant the booty (of the battle) of Hunain. I asked, "How many times did he perform Hajj?" He (Anas (RadiyAllahu Anhu)) replied, "Once. "

Narrated by Qatada (RadiyAllahu Anhu)​​
Book - Sahih al Bukhari - Volume 3, Book 27, Number 6