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LabaikAllahuma Labaik – (“Here I am, oh God! Here i am!”)

19 Nov

Allah Most High has assigned a great reward for Al-Hajj Al-mabrur, as evidenced by the saying of the Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) “…There is no reward for Al-Hajj Al-mabrur except Paradise.” (Al-Bukhari)

The meaning of “birr” (from which the word mabrur is derived) involves the following:

1. Demonstrating good behavior towards people, fulfilling one’s duties towards others, and giving them their rights. In a hadith: “Al-Birr is good behavior.” (Muslim) In the Musnad, from Jabir, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was asked: “What makes Hajj mabrur, Messenger of Allah?” He said, [Providing food to people and spreading (the greeting of) salam.] (Fath al-Bari, 4/446)

2. Doing much worship and having the trait of taqwa (piety, righteousness, and fear of Allah), as opposed to sinfulness. Allah Most High says: [Enjoin ye righteousness (al-birr) upon mankind while ye yourselves forget (to practise it)?] (Al-Baqarah 2:44).

To someone very close to heart and to ALL my brothers and sisters in the World who are going to or fulfilling your duty to Allah SWT, may you achieve Haji Mabrur! – “Successful Hajj”, insha’Allah.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2009 in Islam, Life

 

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