01 Dhul Hijjah 1437

Not a day passes without a flashback of these places. Not a reminiscence goes without reliving the urge to go back again and again insha Allah.

Over 2 million Muslims will prostrate toward the direction of this House and see it for themselves over the course of next 10 days insha Allah. Their Host is none but their Creator – the Almighty of the heavens and the earth – the One Allah ‘azza wajal.

May Allah sub’hana wa ta’ala guide and help His guests, fill their hearts with righteousness, accept their good efforts, forgive the conscious and the unconscious errors, and grant them all the Hajj Mabroor, for which His Messenger (ﷺ) has taught us, “there is no reward except Paradise”. (Jami` at-Tirmidhi 933)

These 10 days are of enormous significance for those who are not going to perform Hajj too, which can be understood from the words of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ), “There are no days during which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these days.” When his companions asked at this, “Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah?” Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) replied, “Not even Jihad in the cause of Allah, unless a man goes out with himself and his wealth and does not bring anything back.” (Ibn Majah book 7, Hadith 1799).

Allahumma a’inni ‘ala zhikrik, wa shukrik, wa ‘husni ‘ibadatik. Amin.

Masjid al-‘Haram

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