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Forty Hadith on the Importance of Hajj

1- Importance of Hajj

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Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him) has said, By Allah, by Allah, keep the House of your Lord in mind. Do not disregard it as long as you remain (alive) because surely if it is ignored, then He shall not look towards you (with His Mercy).

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 16


2 - The Hajj and Focusing on Allah

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It has been narrated from Abi Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali] al-Baqir (peace be upon him) that in regards to the words of Allah, the Glorious and High:
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So then hasten towards Allah, surely I (Muhammad) am a plain warner to you from Him. (Suratul Dhariyat (51), Verse 50)
The Imam said, Struggle towards Allah (perform the Hajj).

Maaniul Akhbar, Page 222


3 - The Talbiyyah and the Sacrifice

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It has been narrated from Ali [Ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) that he said, Jibrail descended to the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) and said to him, O Muhammad! Command your companions al-Ajj and al-Thalj. The Ajj is to raise your voice in pronouncing the Talbiyyah (Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk) out loud, while the Thalj is to slaughter an animal (on the day of Eid).

Maaniul Akhbar, Page 224


4 - The Major Hajj (Hajj al-Akbar) and the Minor Hajj (Hajj al-Asghar)

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It has been narrated by Muawiyah Ibn Ammar that he said, I asked Aba Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) in regards to the day of the major Hajj (Hajj al-Akbar) and he said, This is the day of the sacrifice (Eidul Qurban), while the minor Hajj (Hajj al-Asghar) is the Umrah.

Maaniul Akhbar, Page 295


5 - The Benefits of the Hajj

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It has been narrated from al-Ridha [Imam Ali Ibn Musa] (peace be upon him) that he said, I have not seen a single thing which makes a person free from want (financially secure) quicker, nor which is more effective in removing poverty, than continuously performing the Hajj (year after year).

Biharul Anwar, Volume 74, Page 318


6 - Dying While on the Way to Hajj

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It has been narrated form Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, A person who dies while proceeding towards Makkah or while returning back (from Makkah) will be protected from the great distress of the Day of Resurrection.

Maladhul Akhyar, Volume 7, Page 223


7 - The Sanctity of the Guests of Allah

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, Those who perform the Hajj and the Umrah are the guests of Allah. If they ask Him for something, He will grant it to them; if they call upon Him then He will answer them; if they intercede (for others), their intercession will be accepted; if they remain quiet, then He will begin to speak to them; for every dirham which they spend (in their trip to the Hajj), they will receive one million dirhams in return.

Maladhul Akhyar, Volume 7, Page 223


8 - Preparing for the Ihram

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It has been narrated from Himad Ibn Isa that he said, I asked Aba Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) on how to prepare for the (wearing of the) Ihram? The Imam replied, (One should prepare for wearing the Ihram) by cutting the nails, trimming the moustache and shaving the pubic hair.

Maladhul Akhyar, Volume 7, Page 307


9 - Looking at the Kabah

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It has been narrated from al-Baqir [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali] (peace be upon him) that: As long as a person is looking at the Kabah, good deeds will be written (in his record) and ones evil deeds will be erased until one turns away ones glance (from the Kabah).

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 65


10 - Intention for the Hajj

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that, Hajj is of two types: Hajj for the sake of Allah and Hajj for the sake of people. A person who performs Hajj for Allah, surely his reward will be with Allah - Paradise; and a person who performs Hajj for people, surely his reward will be with people (to give him) on the Day of Resurrection.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 24


11 - Fasting on the Day of Tashriq in Mina

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As-Sadiq [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) was asked, Why is it discouraged to fast on the days of Tashriq (11th, 12th, and 13th of Dhul Hijjah)? The Imam (peace be upon him) replied, Since people are visiting Allah and are His guests (during these days), it is not advisable that a guest should fast in the presence of the One whom he is visiting.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 34


12 - Hajj or Jihad?

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It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) who said, There is no path from the paths of Allah which is greater than Hajj, except when a person comes out with his sword and strives in the way of Allah until he is martyred.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 49


13 - Reward for the Tawaf

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The Noble Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, A person who circumambulates this House (the Kabah) seven times and performs the two Rakat Salat (of Tawaaf) in the best form possible will have his sins forgiven.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 49


14 - Hajj and the Renewal of the Pledge

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Abu Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) has said, The Hajr (Hajrul Aswad the Black Stone) is like the pledge (of Allah) and rubbing the hand over it is like making a pledge of allegiance (to Allah). Whenever the Imam (peace be upon him) would rub his hand over the Hajrul Aswad he used to say:

O Allah! I have fulfilled my trust and have renewed my pledge so that it (the Hajr al-Aswad) can bear witness that surely I have fulfilled my responsibility.

15 - The Success and Perpetuity of Islam

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) who said, As long as the Kabah is standing, the religion (of al-Islam) will remain standing.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96 Page 57


16 - Philosophy Behind the Name Al-Kabah

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It has been narrated that Abi Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) was asked, Why is it (the Kabah) named Baitul Atiq (the Emancipated House)? The Imam replied: Because this house is free and emancipated from people and was never under the ownership of anyone.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 59


17- Three Sacred Things

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) who said, Surely Allah, the Noble and Grand, has made three things sacred and there is nothing else equivalent to them: His Book (the Quran) which is His Command and Divine Light; His House (The Kabah) which He has made as the focal point (Qiblah) and He will not accept from anyone facing any other direction; and the family of your Prophet.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 60


18 Donations to Maintain the Kabah

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It has been narrated from Ali [Ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) who said, If I were to possess two valleys flowing with gold and silver, I would not donate a single thing to the Kabah because it would reach the (unworthy) people who maintain the Kabah and not to the poor and deserving people.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 67


19 - The Safety of the Sanctuary (Haram)

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It has been narrated from Abdullah Ibn Sanan from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he asked, What is the meaning of His words:
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Does this refer to the Kabah or the entire Sanctuary (Haram)?
The Imam (peace be upon him) replied, A person who enters into the Sanctuary (Haram) seeking protection, shall remain protected; whoever from amongst the true believers enters into the Sanctuary (Haram) seeking protection from the wrath of Allah shall be protected from it; and whichever wild and domestic animal or bird enters into the Sanctuary (Haram) will be protected from being disturbed and bothered until it leaves the Sanctuary (Haram).

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 74


20 - The Four Chosen Cities

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The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, Surely Allah has chosen four cities from amongst all others, just as He, the Noble and Grand has said (in the Noble Quran):
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I swear by the fig and the olive and the Mountain of Sinai and by this protected city.
The fig is the city of Madinah; The olive is the city of Baitul Maqdas (in Jerusalem); The Mountain of Sinai is Kufah; and the protected city is Makkah.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 77


21 - Performing the Hajj with Haraam Wealth

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Abu Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) has said, Allah, the Noble and Grand shall not accept the Hajj or Umrah of a person who performs them using haraam wealth.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 120


22 - Etiquette of the Hajj

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It has been narrated form Abi Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) that he said, It does not matter if one visits this House if he does not possess three traits: Cautiousness (Wara) which prevents him from sinning; forbearance which helps him rule over his anger; and good interaction with those who are with him.

Al-Khisal, Volume 1, Page 97; Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 121


23 - Exemptions for Women in the Hajj Rites

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It has been narrated from Abi Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) that he said, The following things are not necessary for women to perform in the Hajj: women do not have to pronounce the Talbiyyah (Labbayk Allahumma Labbayk) out loud; nor do they have to perform the Harwalah (act of briefly running) between the mountains of al-Safa and al-Marwah; the rubbing of the hand on the Hajral Aswad; entering into the Kabah; and the shaving of the head; instead, they only cut some of their hair.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 189


24 - Distribution of Mercy in the Vicinity of the Kabah

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, For Allah, the Noble and Grand, there are 120 parts of Mercy around the Kabah. From these, sixty are for those performing the tawaaf around the Kabah; forty are for those performing the prayers; and twenty are for those just looking (at the Kabah).

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 202


25 - Hijr (Wall) of Ismail

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Abu Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) said, Ismail buried his mother (Hajrah) in the (area) of the Hijr and then built a semi-circle shaped wall over it so that people would not step upon her grave.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 204


26 - Three Hundred and Sixty Tawaf of the Kabah

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) who said, It is recommended that a person does the tawaaf of the Kabah three hundred and sixty times - the number of days in a year and if one is unable to do so, then one should perform the tawaaf as much as possible.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 204


27 - Rubbing the Corner of the Hajrul Aswad

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The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, Perform the tawaaf of the House and rub your hand over the Corner which has the Hajr al-Aswad because this is the right hand of Allah on His Earth which He shakes with His creations.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 202


28 - Salat inside Masjidul Haraam

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Al-Baqir [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali] (peace be upon him) has said, Salat inside Masjidul Haraam is greater than 100,000 Salat performed in any other Masjid.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 241


29 - Water of Zamzam

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The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, The water of Zamzam is a cure for whatever (ailment) it is taken for.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 245


30 - Supplication in Arafat

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It has been narrated from al-Ridha [Imam Ali Ibn Musa] (peace be upon him): Surely my father, Abu Jafar (peace be upon him) used to say, There is not a single righteous person or sinner who makes a sojourn at the Mountains of Arafat and calls upon Allah there, except that Allah answers his call. For a righteous person (his call is answered) in regards to the needs and necessities of the life of this temporal world and the next life; while a sinner (is answered) in regards to the affairs of the temporal world (only).

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 251


31 - Importance of Arafat

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The Noble Messenger (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, The greatest sin of a person who goes to Arafat and then leaves is to think that he has not been forgiven of his sins.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 248


32 - Rewards for Stoning the Shaitan

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) in regards to the stoning of the Shaitan that he said, For every stone that a pilgrim throws, a major sin, which would have led to his destruction, is averted from him.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 273


33 - Philosophy Behind Stoning the Shaitan

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It has been narrated from Ali Ibn Jafar from his brother Musa [Ibn Jafar al-Kadhim] (peace be upon him) that he said, I asked (my brother) in regards to the philosophy of the stoning of the pillar and why this was enacted. He replied to me, Because Iblis, the despised, appeared to Ibrahim (peace be upon him) in the place where the pillar is and Ibrahim (peace be upon him) threw stones at him and thus, this act became a Sunnah (practice) in the Hajj.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 273


34 - The Sacrifice of an Animal in Hajj

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In a tradition, Ali ibnil Husain [Imam Zainul Aabidin] (peace be upon him) has said, When a person performing the Hajj slaughters an animal, it saves him from the fire of hell.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 288


35 - Burying the Shaved Hair in Mina

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It has been narrated from Abi Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) from his father [Imam Ali ibnil Husain Zainul Aabidin (peace be upon him)] that he said, al-Hasan and al-Husain used to ask that their hair (shaved on the Eid day in Hajj) be buried in Mina.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 302


36 - Ziyarat of the Messenger of Allah

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It has been narrated from Prophet Muhammad (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) that he said, A person seeing (visiting) my grave deserves my intercession. And a person who visits me after my death is like a person who visited me during my lifetime.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 334


37 - Bidding Farewell to the Kabah

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It has been narrated from Ibrahim Ibn Mahmud that he said, I saw al-Ridha [Imam Ali Ibn Musa] (peace be upon him) bid farewell to the House and when he intended to make his way out from the Masjid, he fell into prostration (Sajdah), stood up, faced the Kabah and then said:
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O Allah! I have reinforced my belief that there is no entity worthy of worship except Allah.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 370


38 - Importance of the Ziyarat of the Ahlul Bayt after Hajj

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It has been narrated from Abi Jafar [Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali al-Baqir] (peace be upon him) that: People have been commanded to come and perform the tawaaf around these rocks (the Kabah) and then come to us (the Ahlul Bait) and declare their submission and offer their help to us.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 374


39 - Welcoming People who Return from Hajj

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It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar Ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that: A person who meets one who has returned from Hajj and shakes his hand (welcomes him back) is like a person who rubbed his hand on the Hajrul Aswad.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 384


40 - Walimah - Feeding Others After Returning From the Hajj

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The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, Walimah is only in five occasions: in the Urs, Khurs, Idhar, Wikar and the Rikaz Urs is when a person gets married; and Khurs is when a child is born; and Idhar is on the circumcision of a baby boy; and Wikar is when a person purchases a house; and Rikaz is when a person returns from Hajj.

Biharul Anwar, Volume 96, Page 384


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