Muslims Celebrate The Life Of Ibrahim (AS) Every Year During Hajj and Umrah, And We Also Know His Special Status With Allah [SWT] As Khaleel-Ullah. We are made to remember Ibraheem (AS)’s struggle so we can renew our loyalty and devotion to Allah by sacrificing in His name during Eid-ul-Adha. Ibraheem (AS) and Ismaeel (AS) were rewarded with building the house of Allah, the Ka’aba.
Allah honored both father and son by letting them re-built the Ka’aba, the house of Allah, the most esteemed place on earth. And the biggest opening and victory came to him when Allah asked him to call people to Hajj. Ibraheem (AS) asked Allah how people are going to hear him and Allah responded to him saying his job is to call and it is Allah’s responsibility to get his call heard. Till the end of time, every soul that is written to perform Hajj is actually responding to the call of Ibraheem (AS). Allah SWT Elevated Hajar By Making Her Struggle Of Survival And Reliance In Allah A Ritual Of Hajj In The Form Of Sa’ai (Walking Between The Mountains Of Safa And Marwa).
How can we not realize the mercy of Allah SWT when He provides us with so much wealth and forgiveness during Ramadan, giving us nights like Laylatul Qadr. Gives us the chance to perform Hajj and Umrah and has promised to forgive the true Hajjis who sincerely perform Hajj and Umrah for the sake of Allah SWT alone.
You add to that another important point. Today We call ourselves Muslim, We try to be religious, We go to Allah SWT and We try to be a good Muslim, but you will be amazed to find that We go to Allah to help me in my degree, or to look for a job, or to find a house, or a wife or a husband or to get a child or to move overseas and get more money! This is same when we go to Hajj and Umrah. We are still stuck and beg Allah to fix our material status. And in the end…Jannah too.
By this way, I’m not going to Allah to please Allah or be a true servant or to elevate the deen of Allah or to work for Allah. No. I am trying to reach Allah for my own selfish material life.
So my sincere advise to all of us and first to my own self, we should perform Hajj and Umrah with its true purpose and meaning instead of just as a ritual.
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