Hadith Number One

Chapter 02 - Grave Warnings For Not Performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj) / Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Hazrat Ali R.A. says Rasulullah’ (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said: “Whoever possesses the provisions (for the journey) and the means of transport to bring him to the Hose of Allah yet he does not perform Hajj, then there is no difference in him dying as a Jew or as a Christian.”

To substantiate this, Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) recited the verse “Pilgrimage to the House (of Allah) is a duty.”
This Hadith according to the strict code of the Muhadditheen (experts in Hadith) has a weak sanad, yet the verse of the Qur’an quoted above as well as numerous Ahaadith substantiate the contents of this Hadith.

Hazrat Imaam Ghazali R.A. also writes about this Hadith saying that this Hajj is indeed a very important form of worship that the defaulter is regarded equal to a Jew or a Christian in the sense of being misguided.

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