Hazrat Aa’isha R.A. reports from Rasulullah Sal’am: “Verily the angels shake hands with the Hajees arriving in Mecca mounted (on horses, camels etc), and embrace those arriving on foot.”
When Hazrat Ibn Abbas become sick, he said: “Nothing fills me with more regret and sorrow than the fact that I did not perform Hajj on foot.”
Indeed Allah mentioned those arriving in Mecca on foot in the Ayah of the Quran (Durre Mansoor)
This Ayah and its translation has been mentioned at the beginning of the book.
Hazrat Ismail A.S. used to perform Hajj on foot. (Durre Mansoor) Read more... (857 words, estimated 3:26 mins reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A reports from Rasulullah Sal’am who said: “Whoever goes for Hajj to Mecca on foot, and return; for him is written the reward of seven hundred good deeds performed in the Holy Haram for every stride taken.” The companions asked: “And what is the meaning of good deeds of the Haram?” Read more... (348 words, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
Any journey has its difficulty and sufferings. Our shariat having taken that into consideration allowed that any Salaat composing four Rakaats should be reduced to two while on travel. Rasulullah Sal’am himself said about travel: “travel is a portion of hell-fire.” Therefore traveling means inconvenience and difficulty. So come what may any traveler to the Holy Places will undergo some suffering enroute. But bearing in mind that this journey to the Kaaba is a journey in search of the Beloved One, one should behave on the road like a lover seeking the beloved who awaits him. So whether he hears abusive language directed at himself or whether he is being sworn at or whether stones are cast on him, no matter what difficulty he encounters the Haji should go ahead to the destination undeterred by any such obstacle. And by tolerating all sufferings and hardships with patience, ones reward is increased, (in case where such hardships are not contrary in effect to the interests of our Deen and health). Read more... (649 words, estimated 2:36 mins reading time)