How to do Hajj (Pilgrimage);

By Ijaz Chaudry

 

These are all the verses from the Quran which illustrate do’s and don’ts about Hajj (Pilgrimage  in Mecca).  These verses explain all we need to know about Hajj.

 

Some aspects are also explained using the miracle of 19, which is part of the Quran and a clarifying tool (74:30-35).

 

    Hajj Pilgrimage

 

[2:158]  The knolls of Safa and Marwah are among the rites decreed by GOD. Anyone who observes Hajj or `Umrah commits no error by traversing the distance between them. If one volunteers more righteous works, then GOD is Appreciative, Omniscient.

 

The traditional Muslims believe that (2:158) is associated with the incidence where Hager (Abraham’s wife) was looking for water for her son and she traversed many times between Safa & Murwa. This is not true, first because all our religious practices should be devoted to God Alone and by associating Mothers love for her child and endurance there from is not devotion to God Alone, secondly when you concatenate gv of Abraham 251 and Ismail 211 with the chapter and verse (2:158) we get multiple of 19, confirming the fact that it was Abraham and Ismail’s deep devotion to God which set as an example for us to follow which is associated with this verse. Both Abraham and Ismail had to endure the heat of the desert to continue building Kaaba in the cause of God, similarly we should endure ourselves to traverse these hills in the cause of God during Hajj.  

 

2 158 251 211 = 113592169 x 19 or 2 158 251 211 / 190 = 11359216.9

 

The Temporal Connection is the chapter/verse left most which implies today and future, gv of Abraham next which implies that he was there before Ismail and then gv of Ismail who came later.

 

Position 9 describes Provision, indeed this rite mentioned in (2:158) is for our benefit because we are rewarded for any righteous work and doing what God asks us to do is righteous work and this indeed is command from God .i.e. traverse between Safa and Murwa, thus this is a great spiritual provision for the believers.

 

The Level is 9 which is Theme “Misconceptions clarified”, indeed the above code clarifies the old traditional belief that it was Hager’s love for her child which is set as an example at the knolls of Safa and Marwah.  The code clearly states that it was Abraham and Ismail’s devotion to God in pursuit of love of God and building Kabaa a sanctuary.

 

The following verse confirms that all our religious practices should be devoted to God Alone, and thus Hager’s story relating to (2:158) is not appropriate reason for traversing Safa & Murwa as explained earlier above.

 

[6:162]  Say, "My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to GOD alone, the Lord of the worlds.

 

[2:189]  They ask you about the phases of the moon! Say, "They provide a timing device for the people, and determine the time of Hajj." It is not righteous to beat around the bush;* righteousness is attained by upholding the commandments and by being straightforward. You shall observe GOD that you may succeed.

 

     Hajj and `Umrah Pilgrimage*

 

[2:196]  You shall observe the complete rites of Hajj and`Umrah for GOD. If you are prevented, you shall send an offering, and do not resume cutting your hair until your offering has reached its destination. If you are ill, or suffering a head injury (and you must cut your hair), you shall expiate by fasting, or giving to charity, or some other form of worship. During the normal Hajj, if you break the state of Ihraam (sanctity) between `Umrah and Hajj, you shall expiate by offering an animal sacrifice. If you cannot afford it, you shall fast three days during Hajj and seven when you return home - this completes ten - provided you do not live at the Sacred Masjid. You shall observe GOD, and know that GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.

 

     The Four Months of Hajj

     (Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, & Rabi I)

 

[2:197]  Hajj shall be observed in the specified months.* Whoever sets out to observe Hajj shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments throughout Hajj. Whatever good you do, GOD is fully aware thereof. As you prepare your provisions for the journey, the best provision is righteousness. You shall observe Me, O you who possess intelligence.

 

   *2:197 Hajj can be observed any time during the Sacred Months: Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, and Rabi I. Local governments restrict Hajj to a few days for their own convenience. See 9:37 The distortion of these months by the disbelievers is stated in this verse and the proof of correct months are as follows;

 

     Altering the Sacred Months*

 

[9:37]  Altering the Sacred Months is a sign of excessive disbelief; it augments the straying of those who have disbelieved. They alternate the Sacred Months and the regular months, while preserving the number of months consecrated by GOD. They thus violate what GOD has consecrated. Their evil works are adorned in their eyes. GOD does not guide the disbelieving people.

 

   *9:37 The Sacred Months according to the corrupted Muslim World are Rajab, Zul-Qe`dah, Zul-Hijjah, and Muharram (7th, 11th, 12th and 1st months of the Islamic Calendar). A code below proves that they should be Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, and Rabi I (12th , 1st , 2nd , and 3rd  months).

 

9 37 12 1 2 3 = 4932217 x 19 or 9 37 12 1 2 3 / 190 = 493221.7

 

****The code above confirms the correct sacred months which are 12th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. When these months are concatenated with (9:37) they are complete multiple of 19 the miracle of 19. The Temporal connection exists within the realms of the trend that is most recent to least recent from left to right respectively. As you can see the chapter and the verse pointed out this issue thus left most and the months are in order from the latest to the, earliest. Position 7 describes disbelievers, thus this code and the correct months would be and is disbelieved by the hypocrites and the disbelievers.

 

The Level is 7 which is Theme is “Disbelievers”, both the Position and the Level are “Disbelievers”, which is an overwhelming evidence that the code is valid and emphasize a fact beyond doubt that the ones who does not agree with in these Sacred Months are indeed the disbelievers.

 

[2:198]  You commit no error by seeking provisions from your Lord (through commerce). When you file from `Arafaat, you shall commemorate GOD at the Sacred Location (of Muzdilafah). You shall commemorate Him for guiding you; before this, you had gone astray.

[2:199]  You shall file together, with the rest of the people who file, and ask GOD for forgiveness. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

 

[2:200]  Once you complete your rites, you shall continue to commemorate GOD as you commemorate your own parents, or even better. Some people would say, "Our Lord, give us of this world," while having no share in the Hereafter.

[2:201]  Others would say, "Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell."

[2:202]  Each of these will receive the share they have earned. GOD is most efficient in reckoning.  

[2:203]  You shall commemorate GOD for a number of days (in Mena); whoever hastens to do this in two days commits no sin, and whoever stays longer commits no sin, so long as righteousness is maintained. You shall observe GOD, and know that before Him you will be gathered.

 

[3:95]  Say, "GOD has proclaimed the truth: You shall follow Abraham's religion - monotheism. He never was an idolater."

[3:96]  The most important shrine established for the people is the one in Becca;* a blessed beacon for all the people.

 

   *3:96 This is an M-initialed sura, and this peculiar spelling of "Mecca" as "Becca" causes the occurrence of "M" to conform to the Quran's mathematical code. The normal spelling "Mecca" would have increased the frequency of occurrence of "M".

 

[3:97]  In it are clear signs: the station of Abraham. Anyone who enters it shall be granted safe passage. The people owe it to GOD that they shall observe Hajj to this shrine, when they can afford it. As for those who disbelieve, GOD does not need anyone.

 

[5:1]  O you who believe, you shall fulfill your covenants. Permitted for you to eat are the livestock, except those specifically prohibited herein. You shall not permit hunting throughout Hajj pilgrimage. GOD decrees whatever He wills.

[5:2]  O you who believe, do not violate the rites instituted by GOD, nor the Sacred Months, nor the animals to be offered, nor the garlands marking them, nor the people who head for the Sacred Shrine (Ka`bah) seeking blessings from their Lord and approval. Once you complete the pilgrimage, you may hunt.* Do not be provoked into aggression by your hatred of people who once prevented you from going to the Sacred Masjid. You shall cooperate in matters of righteousness and piety; do not cooperate in matters that are sinful and evil. You shall observe GOD. GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.

 

   *5:2 Hunting and the cutting of plants are forbidden during pilgrimage for the conservation of natural resources. With thousands of pilgrims converging on Mecca, if hunting were permitted, the land would quickly be stripped of its natural resources. Animal offerings are made part of the pilgrimage to provide for the converging pilgrims, as well as the local population, and to replenish any depleted supplies. See 2:196.

 

[22:25]  Surely, those who disbelieve and repulse others from the path of GOD, and from the Sacred Masjid that we designated for all the people - be they natives or visitors - and seek to pollute it and corrupt it, we will afflict them with painful retribution.

 

     Pilgrimage, Like All Duties in Islam,

     Decreed Through Abraham*

 

[22:26]  We appointed Abraham to establish the Shrine: "You shall not idolize any other god beside Me, and purify My shrine for those who visit it, those who live near it, and those who bow and prostrate.

[22:27]  "And proclaim that the people shall observe Hajj pilgrimage.* They will come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come from the farthest locations."

 

   *22:26-27 Abraham was the original messenger of Submission (Islam).  See 22:78

 

[22:28]  They may seek commercial benefits, and they shall commemorate GOD's name during the specified days for providing them with livestock. "Eat there from and feed the despondent and the poor."

 

[22:29]  They shall complete their obligations, fulfill their vows, and visit the ancient shrine.

 [22:28]  They may seek commercial benefits, and they shall commemorate GOD's name during the specified days for providing them with livestock. "Eat there from and feed the despondent and the poor."

 [22:28]  They may seek commercial benefits, and they shall commemorate GOD's name during the specified days for providing them with livestock. "Eat there from and feed the despondent and the poor."One might ask a question how long should be a stay in Kabaa, Quran is fully detailed and answers this question as follows;

 

 Kabaa when visited by the outsiders should be a short visit. This we know by virtue of the word used in (22:28) “visit” which implies a short stay, than in the same verse it confirms that this stay is number of days. However, it says specified days because Hajj can only be done in four sacred months. So the duration is in number of days in the Sacred Months. At the moment Saudi Arabian government allow Hajj to be done in few days in a year and not all Sacred Months, which cause tragedies, many people get trampled over because of the sheer volume of people gathered in one place and because of the time constraint. If the Saudi Arabian government does what God asks them to do in the Quran, that is to allow Hajj in all four Sacred Months at any time, many batches of people would easily and comfortably do the Hajj without any fatalities.

 

The The commemoration of God during Hajj is mentioned in two verses (2:198) at Muzdilafah and (2:203) at Mina. This commemoration is reciting Salat or the Five Daily prayers. The reason there is emphasis on reciting Salat in these two places is because these are towns and not Mosques. Kabaa is a Mosque hence it is not mentioned. The main function of Mosque is to provide place of worship by doing Salat. Since Muzdilafah and Mena are not Mosques we are told to do Salat and Kabaa is a Mosque which implies that we will do Salat there anyway therefore we are not told to commemorate in Kabaa but to commorate in Mina and Muzdilafah. Following is mathematical proof which clarifies that commemoration in those two instances means Salat;

(20:130 – 131) are the verses where all daily Salats are implied;

[20:130] Therefore, be patient in the face of their utterances, and praise and glorify your Lord before sunrise and before sunset. And during the night glorify Him, as well as at both ends of the day, that you may be happy. [20:131]  And do not covet what we bestowed upon any other people. Such are temporary ornaments of this life, whereby we put them to the test. What your Lord provides for you is far better, and everlasting.

130 + 131 = 261, geometric value of Salat is 562, 20 261 562 = 1066398 x 19. This code confirms the fact (20:130-131) are addressing five daily Salat.

Now when you add 2 + 198 + 203 + 20 + 261 = 684 = 36 x 19 this code consists of chapter 2, verses 198, 203, chapter 20 verses 130 and 131 all added together. This code confirms the fact that the word used in (2:198 & 2:203) “commemorate” means Salat and nothing else.

Reciting prayers during Hajj would distract people around you; Hajj is ritual where one meditates on God through tranquillity and thought. Therefore Hajj should be done quietly and the only commemoration one has to do is to do daily Salats.

For approximate step by step guidance to Hajj please go to the following link keeping the criteria mentioned above in mind;

Simple steps to do Hajj