Reflections

 

Hajj and Umrah will Continue

Upon the authority of Abu Sa’eed Al Khudri – Radhiyallahu Anhu – who said: “Indeed Hajj and Umrah will be made to the House (i.e. the Ka’bah) even after Gog and Magog appear!”
(Collected by Bukhaari (1516))

The Virtue of seeking Knowledge in Madinah

Upon the authority of Abu Hurairah – Radiyallahu anhu – who said i heard the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi was salam – say: “Whoever comes to this Masjid of mine and he did not come except to learn or to teach something of good then he has the station of a Mujaahid in the way of Allah.”
(Collected by Ibn Maajah (227) and declared ‘Saheeh’ By Shaikh Al Albaani in Saheeh Ibn Maajah)

The Virtue of the Black Stone

Upon the authority of Abdullah ibn Amr – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu – who said “If it were not for the filth of the period of Jaahiliyah, there would be no one who is ill who would touch it except that he would be cured, and there is nothing on earth from Jannah other than it.”
(Collected by Al Baihaqi in ‘Sunanul Kubraa’ (9012) and declared ‘Saheeh by shaikh Al Albaani in ‘Saheeh Al Jaami’ (5334))

Yemeni Corner and the Corner of the Black Stone

Upon the authority of Abdullah ibn Amr – Radhiyallahu ‘anhumaa – the Messenger – Sallallahu alaihi was Sallam – said “Indeed the corner and the Maqaam are two rubies from the rubies of Jannah. Allah has removed their light and if it were not for the fact that Allah has removed their light, they would illuminate whatever is between the east and the west”
(Collected by At Tirmidhi (878) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by Sh Al Albaani)

Prayer in Masjid Qubaa

Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu alaihi wassallam) said: “Whoever purifies himself in his dwelling, and comes to Masjid Qubaa and prays therein will have the reward of an ‘Umrah.”
(Collected by Ibn Maajah (1412))
In a narration: “The Messenger would go to Masjid Qubaa every Saturday, either walking or riding, and prayer there two Rak’ahs.”
(Collected by Muslim (1399))

The Virtue of Tawaaf

Upon the authority of Abdullah ibn Umar – Radhiyallahu ‘anhu – who said i heard the messenger of Alah – Sallallahu ‘alahi was salam who said: “Whoever makes tawaaf around the house (i.e The Ka’bah) and prays two rak’ah then he will have like unto the reward of freeing a slave.”
(Collected by Ibn Maajah (2956) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani)

The Virtue of the Talbiyah

Upon the authority of Abu Hurairah – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu – who said that the messenger of Allah – Sallallahu alaihi was salam: “No one raises his voice with talbiyah except that he is given the glad tidings, and no one makes takbeer (whilst perform the rites) except that he is given the glad tidings!” It was said, “Oh Messenger of Allah! Of Jannah?” He said, “Yes.”
(Collected by Tabaraani in Mu’jam Al Awsat (7779) and declared ‘Hasan’ by shaikh Al Albaani in As Saheehah (1621))

The Virtue of Travel for Hajj

Upon the authority of Ibn Umar – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhumaa – who said: “The camel of the one performing Hajj doesn’t lift its leg or place it (on the ground) except that Allah writes for him a reward and removes from him a sin or raises him a level.”
(Collected by Baihaqi in ‘Shu’abul Imaan’ (4116) and declared ‘Hasan’ in Saheeh Al Jaami’ (5596))

The Delegation of Allah!

Upon the authority of Jaabir ibn Abdillah – Radhiyallahu anhumaa – who said that the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu Alahi wa Salam said: “The Hujaaj (individuals performing Hajj) and the Umaar (individuals performing Umra) are the delegation of Allah! He called them and they responded and they asked of him so he gave to them.”
(Collected by Bazaar and declared ‘Hasan’ by Shaikh Al Albaani in Saheeh Al Jaami (3173))

The Virtue of Tawaaf

Upon the authority of Abdullah ibn Uday Az Zuhri – Radhiyallahu Anhu – who said I saw the Messenger of Allah – Sallallahu ‘Alahi Was Sallam – standing in Hazwarah (A place in Makkah) and he said: “By Allaah! Indeed you (Makkah) are the best of the lands of Allah and the most beloved land to Allah, and if it were not for the fact that i was expelled from you i would not have left.”
(Collected by At Tirmidhi (3925)

The Virtue of Madina

Upon the authority of Ibn Umar – Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu – “Whosoever is able to die in Madina then let him die in it, for indeed I will intercede (in a version: I will bear witness) for the one who dies in it.”
(Collected by At Tirmidhi (3917) and declared ‘Saheeh’ by Shaikh Al Albaani)

Masjid Qubaa & Jerusalem

Upon the authority of Aamir ibn Sa’d and Aaisha Bint both said: we heard sa’d (their father) Ibn Abi Waqaas say: “For me to pray two rak’ah in Masjid Qubaa is more beloved to me than to pray in Baitul-Maqdis!”
(Collected by Haakim in his Mustadrak (4280) and shaikh Al Albaani agreed with Imaam Haakim and Ad Dhahabi that it is upon the conditions of Bukhaari and muslim. see Ath Thamar Al Mustataab (1/573)