The Muslim Woman at Hajj


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The rites of Hajj include many actions that commemorate muslim women. For example, Sa‘y between As-Safa and Al-Marwah commemorates what our mother Haajar, may Allah exalt her mention, did.

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The Muslim Woman at Hajj

The rites of Hajj include many actions that commemorate women. For example, Sa‘y between As-Safa and Al-Marwah commemorates what our mother Haajar, may Allaah exalt her mention, did. Zamzam water gushed forth from the earth by the mercy of Allaah The Almighty in response to her supplications to Allaah The Almighty in order to quench her and her son’s thirst.

Dear sister,

O you who has left for the Sacred City to perform one of the pillars of Islam; as you were treading the earth of Makkah, did you not recall the bright image of that believing woman who was so confident and had perfect trust in her Lord? Ibraaheem (Abraham) may Allaah exalt his mention brought Haajar and her suckling son Ismaa‘eel (Ishmael), may Allaah exalt their mention, to the desert area at the Sacred House where there was neither water nor any people around. Ibraaheem may Allaah exalt his mention left them with nothing but a bag of dates and a water-skin and then he went away. Haajar followed him saying, “O Ibraaheem, where are you going? Are you leaving us in this valley which has no humans or anything?” She repeated her question many times, but he did not look back. She said, “O Ibraaheem, did Allaah order you to do so?” He said, “Yes.” Thereupon, she said her eternal illuminating words, “Then, He will never fail us.” Do you see the firmness of her faith, the power of her trust in Allaah, her reliance on Him and submission to Him?

O Muslim sister, did you not recall the bright image of Khadeejah, the Mother of the Believers may Allaah be pleased with her while she was anxiously following the course of the call to Islam and the fruits of the message?

Do you not see in your imagination a glimpse of Asmaa’ bint Abi Bakr may Allaah be pleased with her the young woman with the two girdles, who used to walk for long distances under the scorching heat of the sun carrying food from Makkah to the Cave of Thawr, the hideout of the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), and her father Abu Bakr may Allaah be pleased with him? When she did not find anything to wrap the food in, she tore her sash into two halves to put one of them around her waist and carry the food in the other. Therefore, she was nicknamed “the lady with the two girdles”. She played an important role in supporting the truth and the success of the plan of Hijrah may Allaah be pleased with her.

Dear sister, while you were staying in the tent during Hajj, did you not remember your Mother ‘Aa’ishah may Allaah be pleased with her when she was with the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) in the Farewell Hajj? She narrated that she and her sisters among the Companions used to uncover their faces during Ihraam and used to cover their faces whenever non-Mahram men passed by them. Did you not remember this and follow her example? Sister, you do not want to come to Hajj seeking forgiveness only to become an aide to Satan in tempting the believers with your unveiled beauty. Let it not be the case that while people return with forgiven sins, you return with accumulated sins, Allaah forbid! You should be far above such faults as you are one of the modest, bashful and chaste women.

Dear sister, it is permissible to take your children with you in Hajj if there is need to do so. Ibn ‘Abbaas may Allaah be pleased with him narrated that a woman came to the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) raised a boy to him and asked him, “Can the Hajj of this young boy be accepted”?” The Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said:“Yes, and you will be rewarded.”[Muslim]

Another narration reads that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) was at Ar-Rawhaa’ and met a caravan and greeted them. He asked them:“Who are you?”They said, “We are Muslims. Who are you?” The people said, “This is the Messenger of Allaah sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ).” Consequently, a woman rushed to her Howdah and took the hand of her little boy and asked, “Can this young boy perform Hajj?” The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), said:“Yes, and you will be rewarded.” [Abu Daawood: Saheeh]

The Muslim youth at Hajj:

Many people postpone the obligation of Hajj until they become grey-haired. They view it improper to perform Hajj while they are young, if they consider performing Hajj in the first place. However, the youth among the righteous predecessors used to hasten to perform this ritual during their youth and strength.

Saalim may Allaah have mercy upon him narrated on the authority of his father that a boy came to the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) saying, “I want to go in this direction – meaning Hajj.” The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) walked with him and said:“O boy, may Allaah provide you with piety, direct you to goodness and suffice your concerns!”When the boy returned and greeted the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) the Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), raised his head and said:“O boy, your Hajj is accepted, your sins are forgiven and your expenditure is compensated.” [Ibn Khuzaymah and At-Tirmithi: Hasan Ghareeb]

Anas may Allaah be pleased with him narrated that a man came to the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, I want to travel so provide for me.” The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) said:“May Allaah provide you with piety, forgive your sins and facilitate goodness for you wherever you are.” [At-Tirmithi; Al-Albaani: Saheeh]

When the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), reached Madeenah during Hijrah, Muhammad ibn Anas Ath-Thafri may Allaah be pleased with him was two weeks old. The Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), wiped his head. Later, when this child was ten years old, he joined the Prophet, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ), in the Farewell Hajj.

Article by: www.islamweb.net

The rites of Hajj include many actions that commemorate muslim women. For example, Sa‘y between As-Safa and Al-Marwah commemorates what our mother Haajar, may Allah exalt her mention, did.
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My name is Mustak Kamboli and it is really a great honour for me to work as a travelling agent for Muslim Pilgrims, who are looking to perform their religious duties such as Umrah and Hajj, by going to Saudi Arabia. I keep track of the latest happenings in Mecca and Medina in order to keep the clients updated through British Hajj Travel

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The rites of Hajj include many actions that commemorate muslim women. For example, Sa‘y between As-Safa and Al-Marwah commemorates what our mother Haajar, may Allah exalt her mention, did.





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