Hajj – Summary of Events (Hadith No. 1450)
This here is a brilliant summary of the events of Hajj. May Allah reward `Abdullah ibn `Umar and other companions who have narrated such detailed accounts of the incidents that took place in Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)’s life. I sometimes try to imagine what it would be like if the Quran and Sunnah weren’t preserved like they are right now.. I fail to imagine.
May Allah join us with them (prophets, companions, martyr, truthful ones, righteous ones) in Jannah. I, for one, would love to sit down with them and hear about their life stories from them. If autographs would be the ‘thing’ in Jannah, I wouldn’t mind taking a few (read: a lot!). And if it’d be cool to ‘party’ with them, I’d love to be the host. May Allah take us all there.
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):
During the last Hajj (Hajj-al-Wada’) of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) he performed ‘Umra and Hajj. He drove a Hadi along with him from Dhul-Hulaifa. Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) started by assuming Ihram for’Umra and Hajj. And the people, too, performed the ‘Umra and Hajj along with the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam). Some of them brought the Hadi and drove it along with them, while the others did not. So, when the Prophet arrived at Mecca. he said to the people, “Whoever among you has driven the Hadi, should not finish his Ihram till he completes his Hajj. And whoever among you has not (driven) the Hadi with him, should perform Tawaf of the Ka’ba and the Tawaf between Safa and Marwa, then cut short his hair and finish his Ihram, and should later assume Ihram for Hajj; but he must offer a Hadi (sacrifice); and if anyone cannot afford a Hadi, he should fast for three days during the Hajj and seven days when he returns home. The Prophet performed Tawaf of the Ka’ba on his arrival (at Mecca); he touched the (Black Stone) corner first of all and then did Ramal (fast walking with moving of the shoulders) during the first three rounds round the Ka’ba, and during the last four rounds he walked. After finishing Tawaf of the Ka’ba, he offered a two Rakat prayer at Maqam Ibrahim, and after finishing the prayer he went to Safa and Marwa and performed seven rounds of Tawaf between them and did not do any deed forbidden because of Ihram, till he finished all the ceremonies of his Hajj and sacrificed his Hadi on the day of Nahr (10th day of Dhul-Hijja). He then hastened onwards (to Mecca) and performed Tawaf of the Ka’ba and then everything that was forbidden because of Ihram became permissible. Those who took and drove the Hadi with them did the same as Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) did.
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