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Noble Goals of Hajj (Part 2)

๐Ÿ”—ย Read Part One of the three part series ‘Noble Goals of Hajj’ – Part 1

In part two of the series, we look at two more goals behind performing Hajj.ย 

๐Ÿ’Žย Fourth goal: Establishing the Remembrance of Allaahย 

From the goals of Hajj is to establish the remembrance of Allaah, as is the noble purpose behind all other righteous deeds.ย 

Allaah (Taโ€™ala) says regarding the prayer, in Surat Ta-Ha (20:14):

ุฅูู†ู‘ูŽู†ููŠ ุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ุงู„ู„ู‘ูŽู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ุฅูู„ูŽูฐู‡ูŽ ุฅูู„ู‘ูŽุง ุฃูŽู†ูŽุง ููŽุงุนู’ุจูุฏู’ู†ููŠ ูˆูŽุฃูŽู‚ูู…ู ุงู„ุตู‘ูŽู„ูŽุงุฉูŽ ู„ูุฐููƒู’ุฑููŠย 

“Verily! I am Allaah! La ilaaha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As-Salaat Iqaamat-as-Salaat) for My Remembrance.”

Similarly, Hajj, fasting, and all acts of worship have been prescribed for the purpose of establishing the remembrance of Allaah. Therefore, Allaah (Taโ€™ala) says in Surat al-Baqarah (2:198):

ูุฅุฐุง ุฃูุถุชู… ู…ู† ุนุฑูุงุช ูุงุฐูƒุฑูˆุง ุงู„ู„ู‡ ุนู†ุฏ ุงู„ู…ุดุนุฑ ุงู„ุญุฑุงู… ูˆุงุฐูƒุฑูˆู‡ ูƒู…ุง ู‡ุฏุงูƒู… ูˆุฅู† ูƒู†ุชู… ู…ู† ู‚ุจู„ู‡ ู„ู…ู† ุงู„ุถุงู„ูŠู†

“Then when you leave ‘Arafat, remember Allaah (by glorifying His Praises, i.e. prayers and invocations, etc.) at the Mash’ar-il-Haram. And remember Him (by invoking Allaah for all good, etc.) as He has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were astray.”

And in Surat al-Hajj (22:27-28), Allaah (Taโ€™ala) says: Read the rest of this entry