Thursday, 13 October 2011

Religious Duties A Gift From GOD - Submission to GOD


Once in a lifetime, Hajj and
`Umrah are decreed for those who can afford it. Pilgrimage commemorates
Abraham's exemplary submission to God (Appendix
), and must be observed during the four Sacred Months -
Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, & Rabi` I (12th, 1st, 2nd, 3rd months) (2:197; 9:2, 36). `Umrah can be observed any time. Like all other duties in
Islam, Hajj has been distorted. Most Muslims observe Hajj only during a few days
in Zul-Hijjah, and they consider Rajab, Zul-Qi'dah, Zul-Hijjah, and Muharram
(7th, 11th, 12th, 1st months) to be the Sacred Months. This is a distortion that
is strongly condemned (9:37).

The pilgrimage begins with a bath or shower,
followed by a state of sanctity called "Ihraam," where the male pilgrim wears
seamless sheets of material, and the woman wears a modest dress (2:196).
Throughout Hajj, the pilgrim abstains from sexual intercourse, vanities such as
shaving and cutting the hair, arguments, misconduct, and bad language (2:197).
Cleanliness, bathing, and regular hygiene practices are encouraged. Upon arrival
at the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, the pilgrim walks around the Ka`bah seven times,
while glorifying and praising God (2:125, 22:26-29). The
common formula is: "Labbayka Allaahumma Labbayk" (My God, I have responded to
You). "Labbayka Laa Shareeka Laka Labbayk" (I have responded to You, and I
proclaim that there is no other god besides You; I have responded to You). The
next step is to walk the half-mile distance between the knolls of Safa and
Marwah seven times, with occasional trotting (2:158). This
completes the `Umrah portion of the pilgrimage.

The pilgrim then goes to `Arafat to spend a day
of worship, meditation, and glorification of God, from dawn to sunset (2:198). After
sunset, the pilgrim goes to Muzdalifah where the Night Prayer is observed, and
21 pebbles are picked up for the symbolic stoning of Satan at Mina. From
Muzdalifah, the pilgrim goes to Mina to spend two or three days (2:203). On the
first morning at Mina, the pilgrim offers an animal sacrifice to feed the poor
and to commemorate God's intervention to save Ismail and Abraham from Satan's
trick (37:107, Appendix 9). The stoning ceremonies symbolize rejection of
Satan's polytheism and are done by throwing seven pebbles at each of three
stations, while glorifying God (15:34). The
pilgrim then returns to Mecca and observes a farewell circumvolution of the
Ka`bah seven times.

Unfortunately, most of today's Muslim pilgrims
make it a custom to visit the prophet Muhammad's tomb where they commit the most
flagrant acts of idolatry and thus nullify their Hajj. The Quran consistently
talks about "The Sacred Mosque," while today's Muslims talk about "The Two
Sacred Mosques!" In a glaring act of idolatry, the Muslims have set up
Muhammad's tomb as another "Sacred Mosque!" This is a blasphemous violation of
the Quran, and, ironically, even violates Hadith. The Hadith shown below
illustrates this strange irony:


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