The Virtues and Importance of Haj

The Virtues and Importance of Haj

HAJ means to visit the sacred house of Allah in Makaah Mukarramah during the days of Haj, (i.e. 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12th of Zil Hijjah). This is the fifth of the religious duties of a Muslim.

“Pilgrimage to the house of Allah is a bounded duty unto mankind for him who has the means to find the way here unto, and whosoever disbelives, then verily Allah is free and independent form the entire universe.” (al-Qur’aan: Surah Aale Imraan, verse 97)

Rasulullah (S.A.W.) is reported to have mentioned:

  1. Verily Allah has declared Haj Farz upon you, therefore perform Haj”.
  2. “Hasten in performing Haj, for verily one never knows what will befall him.”
  3. “One who dies while on his journey for Haj, Allah will record the reward of Haj for him upto the day of Qiyaamah, and one who dies while on his journey for Umrah, Allah will record the reward of Umrah for him upto the day of Qiyaamah”.
  4. “For an accepted Haj, there is no reward besides Jannah (Paradise). “
  5. “One who possesses wealth and has all the means by which he could reach the Sacred House of Allah (the Ka’ba) and yet does not perform Haj, he then may either die as a Nasraani (Christian) or a Majoos (fire worshipper)”.