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)
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)
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- To stand during the tahrimah without leaning on anything and without bowing the head
- To raise the hands to the ears (for men) before starting to say “Allahu Akbar”
- The palms of the hands and the fingers will be facing the qiblah when the hands are being raised
- To leave the fingers in a relaxed manner not closed to tight and not left wide apart
- To place the right hand over the left hand under the navel.
The following fifteen things are wajib in salaat. If you forget to perform any one of these things during namaz your namaz will be incomplete and you will have to perform sajdah sahw. If you leave off performing a wajib on purpose, then you will be a sinner and the entire salaat will have to be repeated. Read more... (329 words, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
- To begin the namaz with the special words “Allahu Akbar”
- To recite surah Fatiha in the first two rakaats of the fard namaz and in every rakat of witr and nafil namaz.