Don’t Reject Hajj

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For some time now, doubtful resources have been whispering in Muslim ears to reject Hajj, i.e. Pilgrimage, putting it this way: why make Hajj seeing the presence of disbelievers near its sites! Not only this but one flyer claimed that Hajj is made obligatory in the Sunnah only, which should not be accepted as an Islamic source because, it is claimed, that it was only compiled three hundred years after the death of the Prophet [sallallaahu alayhi … [Read more...]

The Fifth Pillar of Islam

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by Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Saheb R.A Reformative Role of Islam Islam has also played a reformative role of profound significance in the sphere of Pilgrimage. The Pagans had introduced numerous pervese innovations and rituals in the Hajj destroying its spirit and doing a tremendous harm to its aims and advantages. Paganish pride, tribal vanity and the … [Read more...]

The Fifth Pillar of Islam

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by Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Saheb R.A PILGRIMAGE IN OTHER RELIGIONS There is no religious group or community which may not have its holy shrines and places of pilgrimage. In every faith there are some sacred places to which its followers travel at a certain time and as an act of religious devotion. This is so because it fulfils a great human need and … [Read more...]

The Fifth Pillar of Islam

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by Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Saheb R.A Farewell Hajj The holy Prophet had not performed the Haj since his migration to Medina. He set out for Mecca with the intention of performing the Haj in the month of Zil-Hijja in the tenth year of Migration. The whole of Arabia was stirred as the news spread and about a hundred of thousand of Muslims thronged to Mecca to … [Read more...]

The Fifth Pillar of Islam

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by Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Saheb R.A Sanctity of Time and Space God has bestowed two special `sanctities' upon the Haj, the sanctity of time and the sanctity of space, due to which the pilgrim remains alive to the grandeur of the occasion and the solemnity of his own responsibility. He is zealously vigilant in his conduct and never becomes neglectful of the … [Read more...]

The Fifth Pillar of Islam

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by Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Saheb R.A Provisions of the Shari'at The holy law has provided the Haj with an environment which is basically conducive to self-realisation and inner upliftment. It has encompassed it with worship and endowed it with sanctity and spirituality. The journey of the Hajj, for most people, is long and tedious. In it they have to pass … [Read more...]