She Goes On Hajj and Umrah

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She goes on Hajj to the sacred House of Allah (SWT)

 

The true Muslim woman intends to go on Hajj to the House of Allah (SWT) when she is able to do so and it is easy for her to travel. Before she sets out on her journey, she takes the time to study the rules (ahkam) of Hajj in depth, so that when she begins to perform the rituals of Hajj, her actions will be based on true understanding and her Hajj will be complete according to the conditions laid down by the shari’ah. It will also be the equivalent of jihad for men, as the Prophet (PBUH) described it in a hadith narrated by ‘A'ishah (May Allah be pleased with her):

 

"I [‘A'ishah] said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (PBUH), can we (women) not go out on military expeditions and fight in jihad with you (men)?' He said, ‘You (women) have the best of jihad, and the best of it is Hajj, a blessed Hajj.'" ‘A'ishah said, "I should never stop going for Hajj after I heard this from the Messenger of Allah (PBUH)."

 

She goes for `Umbra

 

Just as Hajj is obligatory for the Muslim woman, so also is ‘Umbra, if she is able to go – especially ‘Umbra during Ramadan, the reward for which is equivalent to that for performing Hajj with the Prophet (PBUH).

 

This is seen in the hadith narrated by Imam Bukhari from Ibn `Abbas (RAA) who said:

 

"When the Prophet (PBUH) came back from Hajj, he said to Umm Sinan al-Ansariyyah, ‘What stopped you from going to Hajj?' She said, `Abu so-and-so - meaning her husband - has two camels; he took one to go to Hajj, and we need the other to irrigate our land. ‘He said, ‘When Ramadan comes, go for ‘Umbra, for ‘Umbra in Ramadan is a Hajj.'" According to another report also narrated by Ibn ‘Abbas, the Prophet (PBUH) said: "For ‘Umbra in

Ramadan is equivalent to (performing) Hajj with me."

 

Sources: The IDEAL MUSLIMAH The True Islamic Personality of the Muslim Woman

 

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