What is Hajj

Reward of Hajj and Umrah

Narrated Abu Hurairah  that Allah’s Messenger said, “An Umrah to another Umrah is an expiation for what is (all minor sins) between them. And the reward of Hajj Mabroor (the one that is accepted by Allah) is nothing except Paradise. Agreed upon.

Narrated Abu Hurairah  that the Prophet said, “Whoever performs Hajj of this house (Ka’abah) and not have marital relations (during Ihraam), and does not do evil or sins then he will return like he was on the day his mother gave birth to him. (free from all sins).” Al Bukhari

Narrated Abu Hurairah  that the Prophet was asked, “Which is the best deed?” He said, “To believe in Allah and His Messenger.” He was then asked, “Which is the next (in goodness)?” He said, “To participate in Jihad in Allah’s cause.” He was then asked, “Which is the next?” He said, “To perform Hajj-Mabroor (an accepted Hajj).” Al Bukhari

Hajj-Mabroor (a righteous or accepted Hajj)

There are five conditions for a Hajj (or Umrah) to be accepted:

a) That it be performed in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet.

b) There should be no showing off in it.

c) It should be free of any obscenity, sin and quarrel or bad language as Allah says: :So whosoever intends to perform Hajj (therein by assuming Ihrâm), then he should not have marital relations (with his wife), nor commit sins, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj.” (Al Baqarah 2:197)

d) It must be performed with Halal earnings as Allah says: “And take a provision (with you) for the journey, and indeed the best provision is At-Taqwa (obedience of Allah).” (Al Baqarah)

e) It should not be followed by any deeds of disobedience to Allah and His Messenger.