Nov
22
2009
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Hadith Number Seven

Hazrat Um Salmah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “Whosoever puts on his ihraam for an umrah from Baitul Muqaddas, shall be forgiven’.

This Hadith speaks for itself. One Tabi’iyya, (A Muslim woman who saw the Prophet Sal’am). Hazrat Um Hakeem R.A. hearing this hadith from hazrat Um Salmah R.A. undertook a special journey to Baitul Muqaddas to put on her ihraam there, for an umrah to Mecca. (Targheeb)

That was the spirit of those people that whenever they heard the commands and advices of Rasulullah Sal’am they immediately endeavored to put them into action, according to their means. They never cared about the hardship they had to undergo.

Nov
22
2009
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Hadith Number Six

Hazrat Abu Hurairah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: “The Jihaad of the aged, the weak and the females is to perform Haj and umrah’.

In the eleventh Hadith of chapter one this theme has already been discussed. Hazrat Aa’isha R.A. asked Rasulullah Sal’am whether Jihaad is also compulsory on woman? Rasulullah Sal’am replied: “Such a form of Jihaad has been laid upon their shoulders wherein there is no fighting and no killing; that is Haj and umrah’. (Targheeb)

Nov
22
2009
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Hadith Number Five

Hazrat Ibn Mas’ood R.A. relates that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘Follow up the Haj or the unrah (with each other) for verily they remove poverty and sin in the same manner that fire cleans away the dirt in iron, gold and silver’.

Nov
22
2009
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Hadith Number Four

Hazrat Abu Hurairah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said; ‘The Hajis and those who perform umrah are Allah’s deputation. When they pray to Him, He answers them, and when they seek His forgiveness, He forgives them.’

The Hajis and those enroute to perform umrah are a deputation with special duties towards Allah. In the same manner that we have deputation and delegations going to the courts of great men and rulers, these people go to present themselves at Allah’s house. And in the same manner that a delegation desires to be honored, these people are honored in Allah’s presence. According to one Hadith: ‘The delegation of Allah are of three kinds: ‘the fighters in His way, those who perform Haj and those who perform umrah.’ (Mishkaat)

Nov
22
2009
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Hadith Number Three

Hazrat Ibn Abbaas R.A. reports that a woman hazrat Um Saleem R.A, once came to the Messenger of Allah and said: ‘O Rasulullah Sal’am (my husband) Abu Talha and his son had gone to perform Haj, and left me behind.’ Rasulullah Sal’am replied: ‘O Um Saleem, to perform one umrah in the month of Ramadhaan is equal in reward of a Haj in my company’. This is not the only hadith in which it is stated that the reward of an umrah in Ramadhaan is the same as Haj in the company of Rasulullah Sal’am.

Nov
21
2009
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Hadith Number One and Two

Hadith Number One:

Hazrat Amr bin Absah R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said! ‘Verily the best of deeds is righteous and accepted Haj or a righteous and accepted umrah.’

In the first chapter (hadith number 2) we have already explained the meaning of the Hajje mabroor and this same meaning applies to a mabroor umrah. In one hadith we read: ‘Umrah is a minor Haj’. (Durre Mansoor)

In other words umrah contains within itself all the fruits and blessings of Haj but to a lesser degree.

Hadith Number Two:

Nov
21
2009
0

Concerning the Umrah

In the same way that there are obligatory (fardh) salaats, which must be, said at specific times and some voluntary (nafl) salaats for the devoted to present himself in Allah’s presence when he so desires. There is a specific time when it is compulsory to present himself at the Home of Allah for Haj and also a time when in a voluntary manner he may perform some of the acts which are also performed in Haj by performing umrah. Apart form five days (when it is makrooh from the 9th to 13th Zil Haj) umrah may be performed at any time during the year.

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