Daily Archives: December 6, 2010
Hajj is an awesome experience. Spiritual and physical factors involved. Usually what happens is, people don’t learn about its do’s and don’ts beforehand and as a result, they keep going through books on fiqh of Hajj. Or they keep asking others about its manasik (rituals). And they miss out on the spiritual energy that they were supposed to gain from it.
Fiqh isn’t the only important thing about religious rituals. You need to get spiritual boosts out of them too. So learn the fiqh before fulfilling the ritual! You’ll realize the importance of this once you read this Hadih..
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Amr bin Al ‘Aas:
Allah’s Apostle stopped (for a while near the Jimar) at Mina during his last Hajj for the people and they were asking him questions. A man came and said, “I forgot and got my head shaved before slaughtering the Hadi (sacrificing animal).” The Prophet said, “There is no harm, go and do the slaughtering now.” Then another person came and said, “I forgot and slaughtered (the camel) before Rami (throwing of the pebbles) at the Jamra.” The Prophet said, “Do the Rami now and there is no harm.”
The narrator added: So on that day, when the Prophet was asked about anything (as regards the ceremonies of Hajj) performed before or after its due time, his reply was: “Do it (now) and there is no harm.”
He always replied with “there is no harm”. Watch this for a better understanding of my point of view: