Imam’s Corner August 12th

Hajj is a Representation of Tawheed!!!

Alsalamualaykum dear respected brothers and sisters,

May Allah grant us His Mercy so we become Merciful towards one another, Ameen.

I learned many lessons from Hajj. The first lesson learned from this obligation is Tawheed (Monotheism) of Allah, the Exalted. Allah is one who has no partner. The lesson of Tawheed is seen in our Talbiah (the statement we say to start our Hajj journey after taking a shower and wearing Ihram). We say “ I am at Your service my Lord, I am at Your service. I am at Your service, there’s no partner with You, I am at Your service. To You belong all the praise, Favour, and the dominion. There’s no partner with You”. This Talbiah is a manifestation of Tawheed. It indicates how humble the Muslim is when it comes to starting an act of worship. It is a sign of Monotheism.

When I start my Hajj journey by this statement and leave everything I love behind me and put Only Allah forward, this is a sign of Tawheed. When I take off my clothes and put on my Ihram, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I arrive at Makkah and perform Tawaaf around the Ka’bah ? and remember prophet Ibrahim PBUH, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I kiss the black stone and know that it doesn’t benefit or harm me , it is a sign of Tawheed. When I perform two rak’aa salah in Maqam Ibrahim after Tawaaf, it’s a sign of Tawheed. When I perform Sa’y between Safa and Marwa and remember Hajar and Ismail PBUH, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I drink from the Holy Water of Zamzam and ask Allah beneficial knowledge, more provisions, and cure for all diseases, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I stay in Mina and shorten and combine the Salah with other pilgrims and pray in congregation, it is a sign of Tawheed.

When I go to Arafaat and spend the day in supplications and Dua’a for my self, my family and friends, and all Muslims, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I go to Muzdalifah at night and look around me to see all Muslims coming from different countries, different cultures, different colours and speaking different languages, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I go to Jamaraat to throw the stones and say Allah Akbar remembering Ibrahim PBUH stoning Shaytaan and obeying Al Rahaman, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I sacrifice an animal and say in the name of Allah and remember prophet Muhammad PBUH sacrificing Udhiya, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I shave my head for Allah, it is a sign of Tawheed. When I go back to my country and meet my family and friends and tell them my Hajj story and how did this journey change my life and made me to a better Muslim, this is a sign of Tawheed.

So, Tawheed is a great lesson I learn from Hajj and I have to practice my faith to confirm my beliefs in Allah, the One and Only God I worship.

Let’s talk about our Lord to learn Tawheed and teach it to others.

Jazakum Allah khayra
May Allah grant us all the opportunity to go for Hajj , Ameen.

Alsalamualaykum

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