Hajj Reflections 2 – on Ihram, Tawaf and Saee
Spiritual dimension of Ihram (over the dimension of desires)
Hajj is a special journey to al-akhirah (the life Hereafter) just as salah is a journey to heavens.
When performing Hajj it is as though you are going to al-akhirah and you never know if you will return from Hajj.
You might as well not say to friends and family that you are going to Hajj, but instead inform them that you may be going to Allah Almighty. This is one of the wisdoms for seeking forgiveness before your journey in case you don’t return.
The significance of ihram
The prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned what he saw in his Mi’raaj to the heavens:
Then the Bait-ul-Ma’mur was raised up to me. I said: O Gabriel! what is this? He replied: It is the Bait-ul-Ma’mur. Seventy thousand angels prays in it daily and, after they come out, they never return again. (Bukhari and Muslim)
Shaykh Haytham Tamim – Tafseer Class 4th July 2022
- Connection and self-discovery
- Alone yet united
- Sincerity and obedience
- Transformation and tests
- Choosing between your will and Allah’s
- Waiting, being and having nothing
- Focus and forgiveness
- Emerging from humiliation
- Goodness from pain
- Have deep trust
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