And Status of Pilgrimage.
this great Sura which inspires the necessity of unity and co-operation
between Believers (Muminin) as well as confidence in each other; and calls
this great Sura in which Allah produced His evidence unto mankind, as
stated by Imam Shafi’e (May Allah’s Mercy be upon him) if no other
evidence had been revealed by the Creator this sura would have been
indeed, with this verse of the Holy Quran, we present these Islamic
directives, which we trust with the help of Allah, will be useful to them.
Allah bless His choicest Prophet Muhammad, the Redeemer and Beacon of
enlightenment; his relatives; companions and those who followed his
footsteps to the last day.
have left the worldly ambitions behind, renounced the world’s fascinated
pleasure and sacrificed your precious money, and valuable possessions so
willingly for the sake of Allah. and for the sake of Pilgrimage to His
Sacred House to perform one of the fundamental bases of Islam. Ever since
you left home, you felt exhausted throughout restless travel by Air, by
Sea, by Land or on camelback. Whatever means of transport you maintained,
yet fatigue and lack of comfort cannot be avoided:
all difficulties you have set aside all kinds of worldly pleasures to
perform an important Pillar of Islam, placing the love of Allah above the
love of your homeland and the performance of the Pilgrimage ritual above
have given up your relatives and children, who are the most delightful
sources of life, and preferred the spiritual enjoyment as well as the
encounter of your Muslim brothers around the Sacred House to mention with
them the Name of Allah and to perform together the duty unto Allah, than
other pleasures of Life.
so doing, dear pilgrim, you are under the protection and hospitality of
Allah during your visit to His Sacred House, for Allah has secured to
pilgrims either a safe return home or a domicile in Paradise for those who
pass away while on pilgrimage. The Divine hospitality provides for the
response of Allah to the call of pilgrims and the reward for their