وصايا للحُجَّاج في خِتام الحج

Commandments for the pilgrims at the conclusion of Hajj

Sheikh Saud ash Shuraim

October 18, 2013 ~ Dhul Hijjah 13, 1434   

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Praise be to Allah with whose graces good deed are accomplished. We praise Him and ask for his assistance in the bygone and the forthcoming events. I bear witness that there is no deity worth worshipping except Allah alone with no associate. With His Grace the pilgrims to His House have been able to complete their Hajj having stood on Arafat soil. I equally bear witness that Muhammad is the Servant and Messenger of Allah; he was sent down by his Lord with guidance and lucid Qur’ānic verses. He who follows the straight path will be saved; he who rejects it will be doomed and done for. May Allah send His Salat and Peace on him, his righteous and immaculate family, his wives –the Mothers of the Faithful– his Companions and all those who follow them in righteousness till the Day of Judgement.

Now then, O Muslims! Observe taqwa of Allah, for taqwa is the best sustenance on the Day of Promise. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is taqwa. So fear Me, O men of understanding!” [Surah al Baqarah: 197]

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مظاهر العبودية لله في الحج

Manifestations of Servitude to Allah during Hajj

Sheikh Usaamah Khayyat

September 27, 2013 ~ Dhul Qadah 21, 1434   

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Praise be to Allah the Sovereign, the Pure, the Peace, I thank Him (I) for His ample favours and graces, and I bear witness that there is no deity worth worshipping except Allah alone with no associate. He ordered that Hajj be made to His House and made it a religious obligation for all Muslims. I also bear witness that our Prophet Muhammad is the Servant and Messenger of Allah and that he is the best of all those who performed prayers, gave zakat, practiced fasting, and stood at ‘Arafa and Al-Mash’ar al-Harām[1]. We beseech Allah to send His Salat and Peace upon His Servant and Messenger Muhammad, his family, Companions –the honorable and obedient– the tabi’in and upon all those who followed them in righteousness.

Now then, servants of Allah: I enjoin you to fear Allah and to remember that you will stand before Him on “the Day when man will see that (the deeds) which his hands have sent forth, and the disbeliever will say: “Woe to me! Would that I were dust![Surah An-Naba’: 40]That Day shall a man flee from his brother, And from his mother and his father,And from his wife and his children. Everyman, that Day, will have enough to make him careless of others.” [Surah ‘Abasa: 34-37]

O Muslims!  In every Hajj ceremony and rite, servitude to Allah assumes its most perspicuous form. Its effects and features can be clearly seen and sensed in observing these rites such as ihram,[2] uncovering of the head, circumambulation of Ka’bah, touching its corner, kissing the Black Stone, the fast walking between Safā and Marwā, standing at ‘Arafa, spending the night at Muzdalifah and Mina, casting the stones, and animal slaughtering.

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مقاصِد الحج و شواهِدُه

The Objectives of the Islamic Pilgrimage and its Witnesses

Sheikh Saalih aal Taalib

November 2, 2012 ~ Dhul Hijjah 17, 1433

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Verily all praise is due to Allah. We praise Him, seek His help and seek His forgiveness. And we seek protection in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the evil of our deeds. Whoever Allah guides, there is no misguidance for him. And whoever He misguides, there is no guidance for him. And I bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone. He has no partner. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and messenger. May Allah’s salutations, peace and blessings be upon him, and upon his family, companions, those who succeed them and those who follow them in goodness until the day of Judgement.

Thereafter:  Verily the most truthful of speech is the Book of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad – peace be upon him -, and the worst of affairs are the newly invented ones. And every newly invented affair is a bid’ah, and every bid’ah is a misguidance, and every misguided one is in Hellfire.

Behold verily the best advice after praise and greetings, is the advice of fearing Allah, the Great. “O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) he has indeed achieved a great achievement.” [Surah al Ahzaab: 70-71]

Surrender leadership to Allah, and prepare for the day of Returning, and be sincere to Allah in private and public; for how many a person (with) much clothes (is) naked of reward; mentioned on earth; unknown in the heaven.

O pilgrims on these plains! O you who have traveled from every direction and field, here is the watering place, so enjoy; and here is fresh water, so drink. Allah has honoured you by your accomplishment of a great day of the days of Islam; and a majestic event of the events of the Muslims, so you have completed your pilgrimage and fulfilled your prescribed duties. And surely Adam; Nooh; Ibraheem; Moosa; Eesa; many prophets; Muhammad, the noble prophet; his companions: Abu Bakr; ‘Umar; ‘Uthman; ‘Ali; the great companions; the leaders of the schools of thought and the pious Muslims have preceded you in these steep hills.

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نصائح للمسلمين في يوم العيد

Advices to the Muslims on the Day of Eid

Sheikh Saalih aal Taalib

October 26, 2012 ~ Dhul Hijjah 10, 1433

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All praise be to Allah. All praise be to Allah Who is glorified in His Loftiness, and Unified and Unique in His Lordship. For Him is Everlasting Eternity. And for Him alone is Honour. There is no god but Allah, everlasting and Ever-Existing, and He makes miserable and He makes happy. Glorified and Holy is He. The praise on Him cannot be counted, and there is no escape from Him except to Him, and there is no hoping for good except from Him. “And say:  ‘All the praises and thanks be to Allah, Who has not begotten a son, and Who has no partner in (His) Dominion, nor He is low to have a Wali. And magnify Him with all the magnificence, [Allahu-Akbar (Allah is the Most Great)].” [Surah Israa: 111]

Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest of the great, and praise be to Allah much, and glory be to Allah morning and evening. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. There is no god but Allah. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and for Him is all praise.

Allah is the greatest the amount of (times) the Ihraam is donned at appointed times of the pilgrims. And Allah is the greatest the amount of pilgrims flowing in the valleys. And Allah is the greatest the weight of the water of the seas, and the amount of gushing of the waves. Allah is the greatest, a takbeer that brightens this king and that kingdom, and Allah is the greatest of the great, the possessor of Honour and Might. And Allah is the greatest, the Ever-Living Who never dies. Allah is the greatest the amount of blood flowed of sacrificial animals. And Allah is the greatest on the plains and in the ravines and in the districts.

Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. There is no god but Allah. Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and for Him is all praise.

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الحنين الى البلد الأمين

Yearning for the Secured Land (Makkah)

Sheikh Saalih aal Taalib
January 7, 2005 ~ Dhul Q’adah 26, 1425

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All praise be to Allah. He raised the symbols of Islam and He clarified for His creation the clear methods and signs. He contrasted between the months and days and He made the pilgrimage (one) of the pillars of the great religion. I praise Him – Glorified is He – and I thank Him and I ask Him of His gift of beautiful pardon and I seek His forgiveness from errors and sins and I ask Him for guidance and ability and entering in the group of the one who says my Lord is Allah and is then steadfast. And I bear witness that there is no god except Allah alone. He has no partner. He is Ever-Living, the Sustainer, the One Who does not sleep. And I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger, the preferred over the rest of the creation and beings. May Allah’s salutations and peace be on him and on his noble family and companions.

Thereafter: “O you who believe! Fear Allah and keep your duty to Him. And let every person look to what he has sent forth for the morrow, and fear Allah. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what you do.” [Hashr; Verse 18] “And know that Allah knows what is in your minds, so fear Him.” [Baqarah; Verse 235]
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