Importance of Hajj and Umrah in Hadith
Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): "Why Hajj has been named "The Hajj of God's House"? "Imam said: It means that the pilgrim has reached salvation.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Perform Hajj and Umrah rituals in order to be safe and sound, to make it better living for your
family and make a better life.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Pilgrim of God's House will be forgiven, and he is entitled to go to heaven and his family and
possessions will be safe and immune.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) stated: Everyone who wants the world and the hereafter should perform hajj rituals.
Abdullah Ibn Fazl says: " I said to Imam Sadiq (A.S.) that I have too many debts, I have a big family and I can't afford the Hajj costs. Teach me a prayer. Imam stated: Say after each obligatory prayer: "May the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his progeny, and pay my debts in this world and the hereafter."
I said to him, " I know what the worldly debts are but what are the debts of the hereafter? "
He said: "Hajj". The prophet of God (S.A.W.) looked at the strings of camels taking Hajis to the pilgrimage of God's House and said: They don't take steps unless it is taken as a good deed, they don't take steps unless it vanishes a sin of them. And when they finish their ceremony of Hajj, they will be told: "You have made a building, don't destroy it. Your sins are forgiven. From now on, do good deeds. "
Imam Baqir (A.S.) said : Everyone completing a recitation of the Holy Quran in Makkah won't die unless he sees the Prophet (S.A.W.) and his own place in the Heaven.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: The best ways to pray God include silence and going to His House.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: God does not accept the Hajj and Umrah whose costs have been paid for through illegal means property. (Religiously prohibited).
It's been narrated from Isaac Ibn Ammar that Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: O Isaac, everyone who circumambulates God's House one time, God writes down 1000 good deeds for him, vanishes 1000 of his sins, gives him 1000 rewards, plants 1000 trees fro him in Paradise, gives him mercifully the recompense for delivering 1000 slaves. When he reaches "Moltazem", 8 doors of Heaven open and he is told: "Enter whichever door you wish".
Isaac said: "I said to Imam that all of those are for a person who just circumambulates God's House"?
Imam stated: "Yes. Wouldn't I teach you a bigger recompense?
"I said: "Please, teach me.
"He said: "Everyone who does something for his faithful brothers, God will give him the recompense of 10 circumambulations."
Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: One prayer in the Masjid-al-Haram is 100000 times more valuable than one prayer in any other mosques.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: The most favorable place for prayer to God Almighty is Saay. (That is a holy place in Makkah) . Because there every
stubborn and proud person becomes meek.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said to Ibn-Abi-Yafour: Pray very much in the Prophet's mosque, for praying in this mosque is equal to same 1000 prayers in other mosques, except Masjid-al-Haram that same prayers in this mosque is equal to same 1000 prayers in the Prophet's mosque.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: Someone who visits a Hajj pilgrim and shakes hands with him, it is as if he has touched the Hajar-ol-Asvad.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says regarding " Ramye- Jamarat " : With every stone that a Haji throws at Jamarat, a big fatal sin is vanished from his soul.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain (A.S.) says: When Haji sacrifices in the desert of Mina (that is a place near Makkah) , his sacrifices will be the price of
his freedom from the fire of the Resurrection Day.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: As one of you perform Hajj and finish it with the pilgrimage to Madinah, that pilgrimage is the sign of Hajj's completion.
Imam Sajjad (A.S.) says: A person, who accepts responsibility for the family and financial matters of a Haji, has the same reward as a Haji has himself. It is even as if he has performed Hajj himself.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Religion will be living so long as Kaaba is living.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Respect people who had performed Hajj and Umrah, because you are obliged to respect them.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been quoted a saying: What is meant by obligatory prayers; Hajj rituals and other rituals is to
remember God, so what is the use of verbal praise whelming your mind, you don't think of the greatness of Allah.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: People who do Hajj and Umrah are justified to God. God will grant them whatever they have asked. If they pray he will
accept, if they intercede, He will accept and if they remain silent, He himself begins to give them generously His favor and He grants them
and instead of each dirham, He will grant them thousands of dirhams.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Hajis who return from God's House appear in three categories: One group are those who are free from fire of Hell.
One group who are purified of their sins as if they are born again. The third group are the people who come back with the guarantee of their
families and properties, and this is the least a Haji enjoys.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When you decide to go to Hajj, free your heart from anything that may keep you away from God.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: In 4 occasions the doors of sky are opened and prayers will be accepted ; on the occasion of
coincidence of the rows of fighters in the cause of God, when it rains and in the time of getting up for saying prayers and at the time of looking at the great Kaaba.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: As long as a person is looking at Kaaba he will receive rewards and his sins are forgiven.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: There are three things that are headed by God. His book, which is His order and light. His House which is the Qiblah
(that is the direction to which Muslims turn in praying) and He just accepts full attention to this direction and the Etrat (that is the household of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) ).
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: God has provided 120 types of blessings around Kaaba, 60 of these blessings will be given to circumambulators, 40 of them will be given to prayers and 20 of these blessings will be for people who look at Kaaba.
Regarding settlement in Arafat Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: None of good and wicked people would settle on the Arafat's mountain unless
God accepts their prayers ; the chaste benediction for the mundane and afterlife matters will be accepted but the wicked prayers will be
accepted just for their mundane matters.
A man asked Imam Sadiq (A.S.) in Masjid- ul- Haram: Who commits the greatest sins?
Imam said: "Someone who settles in Arafat and Mashar, and he does the ceremony of Saay between the mountains of Safa and Marveh, and
circumambulates around the God's House, then he prays at the back of the Maghame Ibrahim (A.S.) but doubts whether God forgives him or
not. This person commits the greatest sin.
Imam Hussain ibn Ali (A.S.) says: Shake hands with Hajis and the people whom have performed the Hajj rituals and Umrah and salute them
before they make sin.
Muhammad ibn Sannan has been quoted a saying that once Imam Reza (A.S.) wrote to him, " The reason why Mina (A place near Makkah)
was named Mina is that Gabriel (A great angel) said to the Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.) in this place: Ask God whatever you wish. "
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Haji will have the light and mien of Hajj as long as he has not committed a sin.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: O people perform Hajj rituals with full awareness and religion and don't come back from Hajj unless you decide to give up committing sins and repent instead.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: The reward of Hajj is Paradise and the atonement of any sin is Umrah.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: There are some kinds of sins that are just forgiven in Arafat.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : Frequenting between Safa and Marwah is a means to underestimate a tyrants.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Begin your Hajj from Makkah and finish it to us.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Looking at Kaaba is an act of worship.
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: Don't abandon Hajj rituals because you will be punished.
The Prophet of God (S.A.W.) said to Imam Ali (A.S.): O Ali, someone who is able to do Hajj but he avoids doing it is a great sinner.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) said to Imam Ali (A.S.): O Ali, someone who postpones Hajj rituals until he dies, God will send him as
Jewish or Christian in the Resurrection Day.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: If people abandon Hajj of this House, they will be immediately punished.
The Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: the fighters in the way of God and the Hajis and those who do Umrah are
guests invited by God.
The Holy Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been quoted a saying: Hajj resembles Jihad (which is the Holy war in the way of God) .
Narrated from the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) that he said: What a nice Jihad is Hajj. Imam Ali (A.S.) says: Four heavenly places exists on
earth: Masjid -ul- Haram, the mosque of the Prophet, the mosque of Bayt -al- Muqaddas and the mosque of Kufah.
The Holy Prophet of God (S.A.W.) says: Perform Hajj in order to be independent.
The Holy Messenger of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: Sustaining wealth for the journey of Hajj is like sustaining in the way of God and God will reward it 100 times more.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: If someone gives Eftar (which is a meal eaten after fasting) to any person fasting or sends a Muslim into Hajj, or mobilizes a fighter or accepts the responsibility of his family, he is entitled to equal spiritual reward.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Entering Kaaba is like entering into God's Mercy.
The great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: God forgives a Haji and whoever that he asks forgiveness for.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: God is the guarantor of someone going to Hajj. If God wants him to be alive, he will come back to his family and if God gets his life, he will enter the Paradise.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When a Haji enters Makkah, God puts two angels for him to keep his prayer, Saay and circumambulation, When he
stands in the Arafah, they beat on his right shoulder and say: " Don't worry for the past, see what you will be in future.
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: someone who goes to Hajj and Umrah, he is in fact going to God and God honors his guests and forgives them.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: The fighters in the way of God and the people performing Hajj and Umrah are God's guests. God invites them and they accept and they ask God and God grants.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: three groups go towards God: Fighters, people who perform Hajj and people who perform Umrah.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: One Hajj is better than the world and everything that is in it and an obligatory prayer is better than 1000 Hajjs.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: No act is better than the Hajj except for Jihad and martyrdom in the way of God.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: There is nothing better than Hajj but the daily prayer.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: Paradise is the reward for an accepted Hajj.
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) was asked: "What is the best work? He said: "Faith in God, Jihad in the way of God and an accepted Hajj.
The great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) said: Hajj is a minor Jihad.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : Saying an obligatory prayer is better than going to Hajj for 20 times and going to Hajj is better than a House,
full of gold which is given away as donation and alms.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: One Hajj is better than releasing 70 slaves.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Hajj and Umrah are two bazaars of the hereafter. The person who does Hajj and Umrah very often is the God's guest. If
God keeps him alive, he is kept forgiven and if God gets his life, he will enter the Paradise.
Imam Reza (A.S.) says: Hajj and Umrah vanish sins and poverty as a furnace vanishes impurities of Iron.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: There are three things which their spiritual rewards include both afterlife and this world: Hajj; which vanishes poverty, alms; which removes poverty, and goodness; which makes life last longer.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : A Haji never becomes poor.
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) says: Travel to have a healthy body and do Jihad to gain booty and go to Hajj to be independent.
The Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: Someone who wants to go to Hajj should hurry up.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: If someone can afford Hajj but he postpones it without any logical excuse until he dies, he has violated one of
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been quoted a saying: Someone who doesn't perform his obligatory Hajj rituals without any severe illness or essential need or any other reasons until he dies, he has died as a Jewish or Christian.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : No one will be deprived of Hajj rituals unless because of a sin, and this is under conditions when God forgives
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said to Isa, the son of Abi Mansour: O Isa, if you can eat bread and salt and go to Hajj, do it.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: If someone performs Hajj twice, he will be in mercy and blessing as long as he is alive.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Someone who goes to Hajj for three times, he never becomes poor.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Someone who goes to Hajj for ten times, God will forgive all his sins.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: In every month of the year people can go to perform Umrah, but the best month is Rajab. (The 7th lunar month).
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: To God Makkah is the most favorite place.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Feeding in Makkah is like fasting in other places and fasting one day in Makkah is equal to fasting one year in other places and walking in Makkah is a prayer itself.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Someone who prostrates in Makkah is like the person who sheds his blood in the way of God.
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: No days are like the first ten days of Zul-Hajjah (12th lunar month) when God likes people to pray in.
Narrated from the great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) a saying: Touching the Hajar al-Asvad (which is a holy black stone in Makkah) and Rokne Yamani will vanish all sins.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: When the night of Arafat and the first hours of the Mina day come, God presents his dearest
Angels to the people standing in Arafat and Mina.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When people rest in Mina, a proclaimer on behalf of God proclaims that, if you wish my satisfaction, I am satisfied.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: The major Hajj is day of sacrifice.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: Ramye Jamarat (that is part of Hajj rituals in which pilgrims throw stones at satans) will be rewarded in the resurrection day.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: If someone dies in one of these two sanctuaries (that is Makkah or Madinah), he will be appointed without any fear in the
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: God likes serving food and sacrificing of sheep in Mina.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When a faithful man shaves all his hair in Mina and buries it. In the resurrection day, every hair will recall its owner's
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: The Zamzam's water (which is a holy well near Kaaba) is the best water on earth.
The great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: Someone who circumambulates God's house seven times and says two units of prayers in the back of Magham (which is a holy place in Kaaba) and drinks Zamzm's water, all his sins will be cleared.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: Drinking the Zamzam's water is a cure for every illness.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Nothing but daily prayers is better than Hajj.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: When you finish Hajj rituals, you are so pure as if you have been born again.
Imam Ali (A.S.) has said in his will that: For the sake of God, For the sake of God, It's the right of your Lord's home to not be left alone until you live, because if it is left alone, you won't stand a chance against God's punishment.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): No place is more favored by God except the place of running (Masaa) because there is where any selfish or cruel person will be humiliated and disrespected.
Imam Ali (A.S.) : Don't you see that the Glorious God ever since Adam's time till the end of the world has tested people with rocks that are
useless as well as harmless, blind as well as deaf, and with all his respect, built them into a place where people gather round. Then, it was placed in the most rocky, plant less, and harrow canyon which was between the toughest mountains, hottest pebbles, and waterless springs that was very far from plains, somewhere no camel, horse, cow, or sheep could grow fat. If the Glorious God with all his respect were to place his home and the Hajj's ceremonial place somewhere else that was in the middle of gardens, springs, plains full of trees, fruit, and close houses and villages, and where fields full of wheat, gardens full of flowers, fine land and sure enough however simple the examination is, the reward will be little.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) in answer to Hesham the son of Hekam 's question about the reason of achieving the Hajj ceremony and circumambulating the Kaaba, replied: God created humans, and commanded them to obey the religion and what's best for them in this world and placed Hajj to join his people from the east and west of the world (and so that they get to know what each other are up to) and so that the merchants that take goods from town to town would profit. And so that leaders and the camel keepers would gain something as well. And also so that the God's Messenger's traces would be known and his words would not be forgotten. If every tribe or person were to settle in his / her own city or land, they would banish, and their cities would be destroyed, they would have a financial decrease, and everything would be kept silent, this is the true reason of Hajj.
Imam Baqir (A.S.): Hajj is peaceful for the soul.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): I've never seen anything remove and replace poverty with wealth as fast as continuously going to the pilgrimage of God's home.
Imam Sajjad (A.S.): The right of Hajj for you is to know that through this you enter your God's bounders and you turn to him instead of sinning, and because of this your sorrow is accepted and you have achieved what God has asked you to do.
Imam Baqir (A.S.): Having complete Hajj is like meeting with the Imam.
Imam Kazim (A.S.): Following the verse: Whoever is blind in this world is also blind in the second world and even more mislead.
Imam Kazim (A.S.) commented: That's someone who postpones the required Hajj and keeps saying I'll go this year, I'll go next year until he / she finally dies, and we warp their body and keep eyes of people.
Abdur Rahman the son of Kosair: I went to Hajj with Imam Sadiq (A.S.) and on the way; his excellency went on a high mountain and looked
at people from up there and said: There's so much commotion and so little Hajis.
Imam Baqir (A.S.): Whoever comes to pilgrimage this house is not accepted if he/she doesn't have these three traits: 1. Self-restraint from sinning. 2. Forbearance to control his / her anger with. 3. Treating his / her companions properly.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): If someone goes to the pilgrimage of God's home with religiously prohibited money, and says,"Oh my Lord, I 'm here (Labake) (In return) he'll /she'll hear: No, you are not here and no you are not worthy. And if someone goes to the pilgrimage of God's home with religiously legitimate money will hear: You are here and you are worthy.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said: Whoever goes to Hajj with religiously prohibited money, then says: I'm here, oh God, I'm here (Labake Allahomma Labake) God will answer: No, you are not here and no your Hajj should be of your own.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): There are two kinds of Hajj: Doing the duties of Hajj for God and doing the duties of Hajj for people, whoever goes to Hajj
for God, is rewarded with heaven, and whoever goes to Hajj because of people, on the Judgment Day, his / her reward will be given
to those people.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): Whoever dies on the way to Makkah or coming back from Makkah will be rid of fright, fear, and nervousness on the Judgment Day.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): Whoever dies while wearing the pilgrimage's garb, will later rise saying I'm here (Labake) .
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): Regarding the verse (And whoever reaches there is safe) said, Any human that enters the Holy Shrine and turns to it is safe from God's anger and if any kind of animal or bird enters, they should not be annoyed or forced out until it has left the Shrine itself.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): People lose their Imam but his Excellency is present in the Hajj ceremonies and sees people, but people don't see him.