Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A TRUE HAJJ

A man came to visit Junaid Baghdadi (rh), whose life reflected no change, even after having performed Hajj.

Junaid (RH) asked him: “Where are you coming from?”

“Sir, I have returned after performing Hajj of the House of Allah”, was the reply.

“So, have you actually performed Hajj?”

“Yes, Sir, I have performed Hajj “, said the man.

“Did you pledge that you would give up sins when you left your home for Hajj?” asked Junaid.

“No, Sir, I never thought of that”, said the man.

“Then, in fact, you did not even step out for Hajj. While you were on the sacred journey and making halts at places during the nights, did you ever think of attaining nearness to Allah?”

“Sir, I had no such idea.”

“Then you did not at all travel to the Ka’bah, nor did ever visit it. When you put on the Ihram garments, and discarded your ordinary dress, did you make up your mind to abandon your evil ways and attitudes in life as well ?”

“No, Sir, I had no idea of that.”

“Then, you did not even don the Ihram garments!” said Junaid ruefully. Then he asked; “When you stood in the Plain of Arafat and were imploring Allah Almighty, did you have the feeling that you were standing in Divine Presence and having a vision of Him?”

“No, Sir, I had no such experience.

Junaid then became a liltle upset and asked: “Well, when you came to Muzdalifah, did you promise that you would give up vain desires of the flesh?”

“Sir, I paid no heed to this.”

“You did not then come to Muzdalifah at all.” Then he asked: 0″Tell me, did you happen to catch glimpses of Divine Beauty when youmoved round the House of Allah?”

“No, Sir, I caught no such glimpses.”

“Then, you did not move around the Ka’bah at all.” Then he said: “When you made Sa’i (running) between the Safa and the Marwa, did you realize the wisdom, significance and objective of your effort?”

“Sir, I was not at all conscious of this.”

“Then you did not make any Sa’i!” Then he asked: “When you slaughtered an animal at the place of sacrifice, did you sacrifice your selfish desires as well in the way of Allah?”

“Sir, I failed to give any attention to that!”

“Then, in fact you offered no sacrifice whatever.”

“Then when you cast stones at the Jamarahs, did you make a resolve to get rid of your evil companions and friends and desires?”

“No, Sir, I didn’t do that.”

“Then, you did not cast stones at all”, remarked Junaid regretfully, and said:

“Go back and perform Hajj once again, giving due thought and attention to all the requirements, so that your Hajj may bear some resemblance with Prophet Ibrahim’s Hajj, whose faith and sincerity has been confirmed by the Qur’an :

“Ibrahim who carried out most faithfully the Commands (of his Lord).”(53:37)

11 comments:

eternal smiles said...

"For me DARGA-E-GAFFARIA is my HOUSE OF ALLAH"

mahammad ismail said...

"For me DARGA-E-GAFFARIA is my HOUSE OF ALLAH"

shaik said...

By reading the tail I come to know that The entire journey of Hajj is a spirituality excursion that covers three stages:

The First Stage: Cutting oft affinity from all things with the exception of Allah in order to reach to Allah.

The Second Stage: Continuing towards Allah and strengthening the alliance (with Him), until one reaches to Allah and (the true) essence of worship.

The Third Stage: Once a person has reached to the level of perfection and has arrived at the stage of (true) worship, he then returns (to the people) to guide the creations of Allah towards Him

Thanks for GAFFARIYA commity and sahebju bhayya as we know playing a vital role,i congrats him and hope that he will continue his service for islam and with guidance of Hazrath Zaheeruddin sha Khadri

shaikfaizul said...

ASSALAMUALIK WA RAHAMATHULLAHI WA BARAKATAHU
THIS IS THE REALITY OF HAJJ,BY READING ABOUT THIS ARTICLE ONE SHOULD KNOW THAT HAJJ IS NOT DONE BY TRAVELLING TO KAABA WITH OUT.THE HAJ MUST BE DONE WITH SOUL,WITH HEART,WITH SACRIFICING,WITH OBIDIENCY,WITH FEAR,WITH TRUE,WITH RESPECT WHICH IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH OUT A TRUE MASTER(PEEROMURSHID).
THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF REAL HAJ
KHUDAHAFIZ FROM
GHULAMANE GHULAM OF SHAIKUL MASHAIQ HAJI ZAHIRUDDIN SHAKHADRI

sahebju said...

assalamualikum moulana saheb,
very nice comment
reg. pictures of bakrid , insha allah , i shall
with salams
sahebju

FAIZ AHMED said...

assalamalaikum
by reading this , i came to know that with how much obidience and neatness of heart we should perform hajj . may allah come true my dream to do hajj with peer his holiness syedi al shaik zahiruddin shah khadri .
with regards
faiz

sahebju said...

dear syed faiz ahmed
well said
every mureed has same feeling to do hajj with peer-o-murshid

ZiauddinShaik said...

ASSALAMUALIK WA RAHAMATHULLAHI WA BARAKATAHU

By reading "A TRUE HAJJ" i get valuable information regarding HAJJ.

I expected Idul zuha photos and khurbani photos held in kamalapuram on bakrid festival.

Allahhafiz.

sahebju said...

insha allah, i shall post eid al duha pictures

SFA said...

ASSALAMALAIKUM
THE RESPECTED CREATOR OF THIS BLOG AND MY DEAREST BHAIYA , ADD MORE AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT REAL ISLAM AS GAVE BEFORE SO THAT I GET MORE KNOWLEDGE ,
YOURS OBIDIENT ,
FAIZ

imtiyaz hussain said...

assalamalaikum this is hussain saheb from banaganapalli. this is e of the most trusted site that every one has to visit .i thank u for establishment of this site .

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