Al-Hajj (Pilgrimage to the House of Allah In Makkah). Dr. M.Shahid siddiqi, Retired tax consultant, Ex-President professional Compilers of Canada
Hajj is obligatory on those who posses the money for the Journey. This very important pillar of Islam, manifests a unique unity by dispelling all differences, cultural or socio-economic, that may exist among Muslim brothers and sisters.
Muslims from all corners of the world
respond to the call of Hajj in one voice and language: LABBAIK ALLA HUMMA LABBAIK( Here I am at your service O Lord!), dressed in the same attire.
In Hajj there is an exercise of strict self discipline and control where not only sacred things are revered, but even the life of plants and birds is made inviolable so that every thing lives in safety:
“And he that venerates the sacred things of Allah(God), it shall be better for him with his LORD”(22:30), “And he that venerates the way marks of God, it surely is from devotion of the heart. “(22:32).
Pilgrimage gives an opportunity to all
Muslims from all groups, classes organizations, and governments from all over the Muslim world to meet annually is great congress where the timings of this congregation has been predetermined by Allah( swt).
The invitation to attend us open to
Every Muslim and no one has the power to bar anyone. Every Muslim who attends is guaranteed full safety and freedom as long as he himself does not violate other’s safety.
Thus worship is in Islam, whether ritual or non-ritual, trains the individual in such a way that he loves his Creator most and thereby gains unyielding will and spirit to wipe out all evil oppression from human society and make the word of God dominant in the world.
With Best Regards
Dr. M.Shahid siddiqi, Retired tax consultant, Ex-President professional Compilers of Canada
Compiler Of Book series our life in the light of islam Author of several tax letters & bulletins on Canadian & US taxes Author of several books on Canadian and US taxes Author of several books on Finance, Budgeting & Marketing Recipient of Gaurav award from India