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Re: Hajj by Ibn Battuta, Begum Bhopal, Mohammad As
By:Waqas, London UK
Date: Friday, 31 July 2020, 7:14 am
In Response To: Hajj by Ibn Battuta, Begum Bhopal, Mohammad Asad & (Dr. Aslam Abdullah, CA)

I recommend the following:

al HaJJ ~ the symposium/feast/homage/commemoration

A summarised reference list of the information extracted about the HaJJ from Quran is shown below:

occurs within the ashur(plural of shahr) well known i.e. the four inviolable/restricted months [2:197, 9:2-5]
the crescent/new moons are used as set times for it [2:189]

the principal requirement: the position of the shelter and of those hosting it is that nothing is associated with God i.e. monotheism [22:26, 22:31]
can take place at a shelter wherein this criteria is met [3:96, 22:26]
done for God [3:97, 2:196]
during this time there is an amnesty/truce in place if there are warring parties (self-defence is still allowed however) [9:2, 2:191]
this type of event will nurture a sense of brotherhood amongst monotheists/believers, provide opportunity to witness benefits, remember/mention/thank/magnify God, spend in the way of God and do good [2:195-198, 9:18-20, 22:25-28, 22:35]

it is open to all mankind (who are willing to abide by the laws of the land) - for whoever is able to make a way to it [3:97, 9:18, 22:27]
if you wish to go but are prevented then send whatever is easy of gift/offering (with a representative) - if unable to do this then one can redeem by way of abstinence/charity/sacrifice [2:196]

Undertaking HaJJ
for monotheists - those wishing to uphold the salat/bond and bring forth betterment [22:31, 22:35, 9:18, 9:28]
no sex/wrongdoing/quarreling - this may aid the positive atmosphere and one's spiritual experience [2:197]
bring provision [2:197]
one's state of mind should be piety/conscientiousness/forethoughtfulness/taqwa and sincere/straightforward [2:189, 2:197, 2:203, 22:32, 22:37]
can be done in 2 days but typically would be 3-10 days, and one's obligation is fulfilled after the act of animal slaughter and feeding those in need [2:200, 2:203, 22:29, 22:34]

if you enjoyed in the visit to the HaJJ then give whatever is easy of gift/offering - if unable then abstinence 3 days during + 7 when you return = 10 complete [2:196]

one may seek bounty (i.e. worldly benefit, e.g. trade), get to know one another, go about the place, remember/mention/thank/magnify God, if doing HaJJ slaughter an animal to eat and share with the needy [2:198, 2:200, 2:203, 22:28, 22:34, 22:36]

The HaJJ seems to be a vehicle through which commemoration of God, spending in the way of God, experiencing benefits for oneself/others and brotherhood are actualised.

Messages In This Thread

Hajj by Ibn Battuta, Begum Bhopal, Mohammad Asad &
Dr. Aslam Abdullah, CA -- Thursday, 30 July 2020, 8:10 pm
Re: Hajj by Ibn Battuta, Begum Bhopal, Mohammad As
Waqas, London UK -- Friday, 31 July 2020, 7:14 am
Hajj by Ibn Battuta, Begum Bhopal, Mohammad As
Khalil Khan (moderator), Jamaica -- Friday, 31 July 2020, 8:17 pm