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    • HAJJ & EID-AL-ADHA (Pilgrimage & Festival of Sacrifice) Presented by: Ustaz Zhulkeflee Hj Ismail PERGAS (Singapore Association of Islamic Scholars& Religious Teachers) ©2003-ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
    • When did Hajj began …?
      • Focus on the Ka’abah or “Baytullaah” (the House of God) :
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    • When did Hajj began …?
      • Believed to have been the most ancient house of worship (Bayt-al-Aatiq) ever built on earth for mankind. Since Adam’s time.
      • Was lost or forgotten after the great deluge.
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    • When did Hajj began …?
      • ‘ Re-discovered’ when Prophet Abraham a.s. was guided to settle his descendent through Ishmael a.s. in the valley of Bakkah or Makkah.
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    • “ Islam” believed to be the religion of all the prophets revealed by the One and only God (Allah).
      • “ Say : We believe in Allah, and in that which has been been revealed to us and in that which has been sent down on Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and the prophets of their lord; we make no division between any of them, and to Him (Allah) we surrender (as Muslims).”
      • ( Qur’an : al-Baqarah : 2 : 135 )
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    • “ Islam” believed to be the religion of all the prophets revealed by the One and only God (Allah). “… . for We assuredly sent amongst every nation, a Messenger” ( Qur’an: Nahl : 16:36 ) ©2003-ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
    • ADAM (other nations) NOAH ( Nuh ) (Shem) (Ham) (Japheth) ABRAHAM ( Ibrahim ) (1st Born) (2nd Born) ISHMAEL ( Isma’i l) ISAAC ( Ishaq ) JACOB ( Ya’akub ) JOSEPH ( Yusuf ) MOSES ( Musa ) “ for We assuredly sent amongst every nation, (other nations) a Messenger” (Q: Nahl : 16:36) DAVID ( Dawud ) SOLOMON ( Sulaiman ) (many others amongst Israelite) JOHN THE BAPTIST ( Yahya ) JESUS CHRIST (‘ Isa al-Masih ) MUHAMMAD (The chosen Seal of Prophet hood) (The Quraysh tribe in Mecca, direct descendants of Ishmael) ©2003-ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
    • ABRAHAMIC TRADITION (as re-established & perfected by God through Muhammad(pbuh) – the last Messenger of Allah & the seal of Prophet hood)
      • TAWHID – belief in the Absolute Oneness of God, the Most Gracious Most Merciful.
      • ISLAM – man’s submission & obedience to God’s Will.
      • IHSAN – righteous piety through consciousness of God’s presence.
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    • ABRAHAMIC TRADITION (as re-established & perfected by God through Muhammad(pbuh) – the last Messenger of Allah & the seal of Prophet hood)
      • THUS AMONGST THE PILLARS OF ISLAM IS:
      • “… to perform the pilgrimage to the House of God (i.e. Ka’abah) for those who can make the journey”
      • ( Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad )
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    • ABRAHAMIC TRADITION (as re-established & perfected by God through Muhammad(pbuh) – the last Messenger of Allah & the seal of Prophet hood)
      • “… take the rites of pilgrimage from me”
      • ( Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad )
      • “ Then We revealed to thee (Muhammad): ‘Follow the ways (creed) of Abraham the true in Faith, and he was not of those who ascribe divinity to others besides Allah”
      • ( Qur’an : An-Nahl : 16 : 123 )
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    • ABRAHAMIC TRADITION (as re-established & perfected by God through Muhammad(pbuh) – the last Messenger of Allah & the seal of Prophet hood)
      • “ Behold the first House of Worship ever set up for mankind was indeed the one in Bakkah (Makkah): rich in blessings and a source of guidance unto all the worlds, full of clear messages. [It is] the place whereon Abraham once stood; and whoever enters it finds inner peace. Hence pilgrimage unto the House (Ka’abah) is duty owed to God by al;l people who are able to undertake it. And as to those who deny the truth – verily, God does not stand in need of anything in all the world.”
      • ( Qur’an : Ali-Imran 3 : 97)
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • PREPARATIONS
      • pure intentions & personal sacrifice.
      • THE JOURNEYING
      • Putting on the ‘Ihram’ – state of devotion as pilgrims journeying to return to his Lord, answer His Divine call.
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • TAWAF
      • Circumambulation around the KA’ABAH.
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • SA’I
      • Re- enacting the running between the hills of Mount Safa and Marwah of Prophet Abraham’s wife Hagar.
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    • Running between the hills of Mount Safa & Marwah (the SA’I) ©2003-ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • THE GATHERING
      • The gathering of over 2 million pilgrims on the plains of Arafah.
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • THE SPIRITUAL RETURN
      • On the way back, to pass by Muzdalifah and make spiritual preparation for the jihad against Satan (the avowed enemy of all the children of Adam).
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • STONING THE DEVIL
      • At Mina, pilgrims pelt the 3 stone pillars representing satan, and engages in deep remembrance of God.
      • “ Behold, satan is an enemy unto you: so treat him as an enemy.” ( Qur’an: al-Fatir : 35 : 6 )
      • “ O Believers! Surrender yourselves wholly unto God, and follow not satan’s footsteps, for verily , he is your open foe.”
      • ( Qur’an: al-Baqarah : 2 : 208 )
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    • Some of the important rites:
      • OFFERING SACRIFICE
      • “ And thus [it is]: unto every community have We appointed [sacrifice as] an act of worship, so that they may extol the name of God…. [But bear in mind]: never does the flesh reach God, and neither their blood: it is only your God-consciousness (piety) that reaches Him. It is to this end that We have made them (the animals) subservient to your needs, so that you may glorify God for all the guidance with which He has graced you.”
      • ( Qur’an: al-Hajj : 22 : 34,37 )
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    • For all other Muslims elsewhere:
      • PERFORMANCE OF EID PRAYERS.
      • ANIMAL SACRIFICE AND
      • FEEDING THE POOR.
      • CONTINOUS GLORIFICATION OF GOD THROUGH THANKS-GIVING.
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    • RENEWAL OF COMMITMENT
      • Say: ‘Behold, my prayer, and [all] my acts of devotion [sacrifices], and my living and my dying are for God [alone]; the Sustainer of all the worlds, in whose divinity none has a share: for thus have I been bidden – and I shall [always] be foremost amongst those who surrender themselves unto Him.”
      • ( Qur’an : al-An 'am : 6 : 162 )
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    • “ There is no reward for al-Hajj-ul-Mabrur [the blessed and accepted Hajj] other than Paradise.” ( Sayings of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w .) “ Then eat thereof, and feed the poor who does not ask (others), and the beggar who asks (others). Thus, We have made them subject to you that you may be grateful. It is not their meat nor blood that reaches Allah, but it is your Taqwa (piety & righteousness) from you reaches Him.” ( Qur’an : 22 : 36-37 ) ©2003-ZhulkefleeHjIsmail
    • THANK YOU ! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTION. ©2003-ZhulkefleeHjIsmail