Hadith Number Four

Chapter 07 - Concerning the Umrah, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj) / Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

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)

In Targheeb a Hdith reported by Hazrat Jabir R.A. it is related this way: “They who perform Haj and umrah are the deputation of Allah, whenever they pray to Him, He answers, and whenever they beg of Him, He grants.” Another Hadith in Targheeb: “Those performing Haj and umrah are the deputation of Allah. Whatever they beg, they are given, whatever prayer they make is heard, for whatever expenses they incur they are reward. I swear by Him in whose hand my life lies, whenever a person recites: ‘Labbaik’ from any high place or whenever they recite the takbeer, everything from around them till the end of earth echoes their cry.’

In Targheeb it is also reported: “The Haji and the one performing umrah are Allah’s deputation. Whatever they beg they are given, whatever prayer they utter is heard, for whatever expenses they incur they are rewarded.”

In another similar Hadith in Targheeb the following addition is reported: ‘For every Dirham they spend they are granted (the reward of) a million Dirhams. Further in Targheeb it is reported: “If the people of Mecca should fully realize the due they owe to the Hajis, they would run to welcome them, even kissing the animals on which they travel, because these people are the deputation of Allah.”

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