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Religious Duties 4




Al 'Hajj wa Al 'Umra
Hajj & Umra
Pilgrimage & Sojourn


Al Masjid Al Haraam
                                                     Al Ka'aba                               Kaaba      

[3:96] The most important shrine established for the people is the one in Becca; a blessed beacon for all the people.
[3:97] In it are clear signs: the station of Abraham. Anyone who enters it shall be granted safe passage.
The people owe it to GOD that they shall observe Hajj to this shrine, when they can afford it.
As for those who disbelieve, GOD does not need anyone.


The Hajj is decreed by God for every mature Submitter who can afford it , once in a life time during the 4 sacred months. 'Umra is the second half of  'Hajj and can be performed anytime, any number of times.


'HAJJ


Overview:

- Duty on every Submitter capable of making it.

-Performed during the 4 sacred months of Submission.

-The Hajj begins by two circlings of Kaaba in Mecca and around the knolls of Safa&Marwa. Then the pilgrim proceeds to make the sojourn in Arafaat, and Al Muzdalifah and then offering the animal sacrifice back in Mecca to the sacred masjid (these last 3 steps are the part called 'Umra).                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


Start point: Mecca                                       


'UMRA


Overview:

- A righteous work that is not a duty. And is the second part that completes the obligatory Hajj&'Umra.


-can be observed anytime and doesn't require a state of sanctity.

- 'Umra involves a sojourn in the religious sites near
Makkah (Mecca) to commemorate God, namely Arafaat  (Mount AlRa'hma) and the sacred location, Al Muzdalifah. This is followed by a visit back to Mecca to present an offering to the sacred masjid, Ka'aba.

(If performed alone without Hajj, a circling of Safa&Marwa is also permissible before offering)


Start point: 'Arafaat

The 4 sacred months:

Same as the route of Hajj was distorted (discussed below), the timing also was distorted. Rashad Khalifa by God's leave gave us the correct sequence of sacred months,

  Altering the Sacred Months*
[9:37] Altering the Sacred Months is a sign of excessive disbelief; it augments the straying of those who have disbelieved. They alternate the Sacred Months and the regular months, while preserving the number of months consecrated by GOD. They thus violate what GOD has consecrated. Their evil works are adorned in their eyes. GOD does not guide the disbelieving people.

*9:37 The Sacred Months according to the corrupted Muslim World are Rajab, Zul-Qe`dah, Zul-Hijjah, and Muharram (7th, 11th, 12th and 1st months of the Islamic Calendar). A careful study of the Quran, however, reveals that they should be Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, and Rabi I (12th, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd months). See Appendix 15. (from the authorized english translation of Rashad Khalifa)

God gave us a confirmation of the right sequence that Rashad delivered:

910 406 469 563 = 19 x 47916129977

First sacred month is: 12th month of the Hijri lunar calendar of Submission: "Zul Hijah" = TGV. 910
Second sacred month of Hajj is the 1st Hijri month: "Muharram" = 406
Third sacred month is the 2nd Hijri month: "Safar" = 469
Fourth: 3rd sacred month: "Rabi Al Awal" = 563

[2:197]
Hajj shall be observed in the specified months......

 
Hajj & Umra Route


If we connect Mount Al Rahmah (at Arafaat) with the Kaaba by a straight line, we get a distance of 19 kilometers. This path is bisected by the sacred location of Muzdalifah.

Thus the correct path of Hajj & Umra is Mecca-Arafaat-Muzdalifah-Mecca.

Sequence of Hajj & Umra:

Al Hajj (TGV.101):

Makka = 166         
Al Ka'aba = 267
Al Safa wal Marwa = 799
Al'Umra (TGV.515):
Arafaat = 876
Al Muzdalifah = 404
Al Hadya (Offering at Mecca) = 168


Confirmation of the sequence of sites and rites:



                                       Safa&                        Muz
    Mecca    Kaaba       Marwa    Aarafaat   dalifah      Mecca    Offering
 166267799 876404 166168
= 19 x 8750936835600219272


Click on this link to witness a historical crime of diverting the offering away from the Kaaba:

Why Mina is a Satanic rite ?





Method of Hajj & Umra


The TGV of "AlHajj wal 'Umra" = 655, this number preserved for us the number of steps, sites and rites of Hajj&Umra as follows:

6 Steps: Entering a state of Sanctity, Circling of Kaaba, circling of both knolls of Safa & Marwa, commemorating God at the valley of Arafat, commemorating God at AlMuzdalifah, Returning to Mecca to offer a sacrifice to the sacred masjid.

5 Sites: Mecca, Safa, Marwa, Arafaat, Muzdalifah

5 Rites: Circling (Kaaba), circling (Safa&Marwa), commemoration (Arafaat), commemoration (Muzdalifah), animal offering (Mecca).


Steps:

0- Sanctity:

In Mecca, The Hajj & Umra begin by entering into a state of sanctity, where the pilgrim cut or shorten his hair then : 1-abstain from earthly vanities, sexual intercourse, cutting the hair, arguments, misconduct and bad language [2:196-197] and 2- decorate his offering (livestock) with beautifull garlands to mark them in preparation for the last rite of Hajj.

There is no dress code for this duty, the best garment is the garment of reverence of God [7:26], [2:197], as for women, the general code applies which is modest dressing, covering the chests and lengthening their garments, no veil is decreed in Quran [24:31], [33:59], the pilgrims shall obey God's commandment of not staring at each other lustfully [24:30-31].

Fighting is forbidden during the four sacred months except in case of an all out war against the believers [9:36].

Hunting on land is forbidden during Hajj in order to conserve the natural resources of the area. All fish of the sea is allowed [5:95-96] as well as the milk of the offerings.

Seeking provisions from God through Commerce during the pilgrimage is also allowed [2:198],[22:28] given that the above prohibitions shall be carefully maintained.

1- Mecca:

The pilgrims perform two circlings (Tawaf), the first one is in Mecca around the Ka'aba, the second one is around the two knolls close to the Ka'aba, the Safa & Marwa starting from Safa then to Marwa then back and so on.


Makka + AlHajj = Al Ka'aba
                                                          166    +   101  =     267


2-Safa & Marwa:

The circling of the Safa & Marwa is confirmed in [2:158].

Al Safa + Al Marwa = 310 + 450 = 760 = 19 x 40

[2:158]
The knolls of Safa and Marwah are among the rites decreed by GOD. Anyone who observes Hajj or `Umrah commits no error by circling around them. If one volunteers more righteous works, then GOD is Appreciative, Omniscient.

The Arabic verb for circling is (Tawafa), the verb is connected with the number 6, thus 6 laps around the Ka'aba and 6 full circles around the Safa & Marwa (a distance of around 6 miles or 9.5 kms).



"Al-Tawaaf" (Circling) = 261


1- Around the Ka'aba: 

 

261    +    6   =   267

Tawaf                       Ka'aba 
                                                                      


2- Around Safa & Marwa:

 



799   = (261 + 6) +  19 x 28

                 Al Safa      Tawaf   
            wal Marwa



The number of letters in the above words confirm the 6 laps instead of the seven practiced now, AlTwaaf (6 Arabic letters), AlKa'aba (6 Arabic letters), AlSafa wal Marwa (12 = 6x2 Arabic letters).


During both circlings, the pilgrims are to commemorate God using a simple formula that has been preserved for us by God.

"Labbayka Allaahumma Labbayk"
    I have              My God         I have   
    responded                             responded
 to You                                    to You
 

The phrase is composed of two words "Labbayka", TGV.172 and "Allahuma", TGV.246:   172 + 246 = 418 = 19 x 22
Also the same phenomena of "La Illaha Illa Allah" occurs here, if we replace the words by their numerical values side by side, we get a confirmation:


    172 246 172        =   19 x 9065588
                                             Labbayka Allaahumma Labbayk



3- Arafaat:
(lit.meaning: (n.) Knowledge)


Then the pilgrim heads to Arafaat to begin the 'Umra part of Hajj, the confirmation that the 'Umra start from Arafaat is given in the following proof.


                                                         Safa &                                        Muz
                     Mecca    Kaaba        Marwa                      Aarafaat   dalifah      Mecca    Offering
101 166267 799 515 876404 166168
  Hajj                                               Umra


In the above, you can see how "Al 'Hajj" (TGV.101) preceeds all the rites, while "Al 'Umra" (TGV. 515) preceeds the part starting with 'Arafaat.

It is also noteworthy that at the Arafaat valley there is the hill of Rahma "Jabal AlRa'hma" (The mount of mercy), and has the same TGV as "Al 'Umra",

Jabal Al Ra'hma = 515 = Al 'Umra

At the valley of Arafaat on and around the mountain of Rahma, the pilgrims spend sometime (not specified) to commemorate God through contact prayers, meditation and glorification [2:198].



4- Al Muzdalifah:
(meaning: (adj.) the rite that draws the pilgrims nearer)


Same happens in Muzdalifah, the pilgrims commemorate God in the plain of AlMuzdalifah which is located halfway between Arafaat and Mecca, God calls it "The Sacred Location".

[2:197]
You commit no error by seeking provisions from your Lord (through commerce). When you file from `Arafaat, you shall commemorate GOD at the Sacred Location (of Muzdalifah). You shall commemorate Him for guiding you; before this, you had gone astray.


6132                          +         404       =  6536 = 19 x 344
             
When you file from `Arafaat,              AlMuzdalifah
you shall commemorate GOD
at the Sacred Location


No duration specified for this rite.



4- Al Hadya (Offering):

To begin the state of sanctity the pilgrim decorates the livestock he prapared for offering with garlands to mark them during the Hajj and show his appreciation of this rite, then the pilgrim may use this livestock throughout the Hajj for milk, and as a ride untill being offered at the sacred masjid, Kaaba [5:95] at the end of the Hajj. The state of sanctity is over only when this offering is accepted by God when the pilgrim finds a poor person to recieve it [2:196].

The Gralands :

[5:96]
GOD has appointed the Ka`bah, the Sacred Masjid, to be a sanctuary for the people, and also the Sacred Months, the offerings (to the Sacred Masjid), and the garlands marking them. You should know that GOD knows everything in the heavens and the earth, and that GOD is Omniscient.

Usage throughout the Hajj period:

[22:26] We appointed Abraham to establish the Shrine: "You shall not idolize any other god beside Me, and purify My shrine for those who visit it, those who live near it, and those who bow and prostrate.
[22:27] "And proclaim that the people shall observe Hajj pilgrimage.They will come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come from the farthest locations."
[22:28] They may seek commercial benefits, and they shall commemorate GOD's name during the specified days for providing them with livestock. "Eat therefrom and feed the despondent and the poor."
[22:29] They shall complete their obligations, fulfill their vows, and visit the ancient shrine.
[22:30] Those who reverence the rites decreed by GOD have deserved a good reward at their Lord. All livestock is made lawful for your food, except for those specifically prohibited for you. You shall avoid the abomination of idol worship, and avoid bearing false witness.
[22:31] You shall maintain your devotion absolutely to GOD alone. Anyone who sets up any idol beside GOD is like one who fell from the sky, then gets snatched up by vultures, or blown away by the wind into a deep ravine.
[22:32] Indeed, those who reverence the rites decreed by GOD demonstrate the righteousness of their hearts.

[22:33] The (livestock) provide you with many benefits for a period, before being donated to the ancient shrine.
[22:34] For each congregation we have decreed rites whereby they commemorate the name of GOD for providing them with the livestock. Your god is one and the same god; you shall all submit to Him. Give good news to the obedient.
[22:35] They are the ones whose hearts tremble upon mentioning GOD, they steadfastly persevere during adversity, they observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and from our provisions to them, they give to charity.
[22:36] The animal offerings are among the rites decreed by GOD for your own good.You shall mention GOD's name on them while they are standing in line. Once they are offered for sacrifice, you shall eat therefrom and feed the poor and the needy. This is why we subdued them for you, that you may show your appreciation. [22:37] Neither their meat, nor their blood reaches GOD. What reaches Him is your reverence. He has subdued them for you, that you may show your appreciation by glorifying GOD for guiding you. Give good news to the charitable.


The offering should be chosen and decorated carefully and prepared for the final rite of sacrifice in Mecca, to be offered to the poor and needy in Mecca, around the sacred masjid, Kaaba as well as a food for the pilgrim himself.

This offering should be sacrificed by the male pilgrim as long as he is capable physically of doing it for him and his family (wife and children) if they accompany him [22:36]. In this the pilgrim overcomes his bond with the livestock (which he has prepared carefully and decorated with garlands and further used throughout the journey) same like Abraham who was willing to sacrifice his own son in order to obey what he thought was God's command, Rashad taught us that God never advocates sin, and that the command came from Satan, and God allowed him to whisper to Abraham in order to test Abraham's submission, then God saved Ismail at the last moment by sending a livestock to be sacrificed instead.

[108:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

[108:1] We have blessed you with many a bounty.

[108:2] Therefore, you shall pray to your Lord (Salat), and sacrifice (an offering).

[108:3] Your opponent will be the loser.


Therefore the pilgrim himself shall sacrifice the offering after mentioning God's name on it, and then thanking Him for His provisions and then feeding himself, his family and the poor and needy around the Sacred Masjid, ka'aba. Once the offering reaches its destination [5:95] (the poor around the Ka'aba) the state of sanctity is over [2:196].



Remarks:

1- For those who haunt and kill land animals during the Hajj, they shall be punished by the following:

Game Conservation

[5:94] O you who believe, GOD will test you with some game within reach of your hands and your arrows (during pilgrimage). GOD thus distinguishes those among you who observe Him in their privacy. Those who transgress after this have incurred a painful retribution.

[5:95] O you who believe, do not kill any game during pilgrimage. Anyone who kills any game on purpose, his fine shall be a number of livestock animals that is equivalent to the game animals he killed. The judgment shall be set by two equitable people among you. They shall make sure that the offerings reach the Ka`bah. Otherwise, he may expiate by feeding poor people, or by an equivalent fast to atone for his offense. GOD has pardoned past offenses. But if anyone returns to such an offense, GOD will avenge it. GOD is Almighty, Avenger.


All Creatures of the Sea are Lawful to Eat during Hajj:

[5:96] All fish of the sea are made lawful for you to eat. During pilgrimage, this may provide for you during your journey. You shall not hunt throughout the pilgrimage. You shall reverence GOD, before whom you will be summoned.

 
2- For those who are prevented of completing the Hajj&'Umra after setting to perform it, they shall do the following to expiate the undone part,

[2:196]
You shall observe the complete rites of Hajj and`Umrah for GOD. If you are prevented, you shall send an offering, and do not resume cutting your hair until your offering has reached its destination. ........

For those who cannot keep the state of sanctity and have to cut their hair, they shall atone by:

[2:196] .....If you are ill, or suffering a head injury (and you must cut your hair), you shall expiate by fasting, or giving to charity, or some other form of worship........

As for those who reverse the order of "Hajj then 'Umra" by starting from Arafaat first, they will have to make an additional offering:

[2:196] ......during normal times, if you continue the 'Umra to perform Hajj, you shall expiate by offering an animal sacrifice. If you cannot afford it, you shall fast three days during Hajj and seven when you return home - this completes ten - provided you do not live at the Sacred Masjid. You shall observe GOD, and know that GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.

As those who live at the Sacred Masjid they have more opportunity to observe Hajj & Umra in the normal sequence, thus they should not reverse the order.

515876404101166267799168 =  19 x 27151389689535066726272

3- As for the verse that was previously thought to be pointing at Mina [2:203], it actually talks about the whole Hajj & Umra, please think carefully about the following sequence of verses:

[2:196] You shall observe the complete rites of Hajj and`Umrah for GOD. If you are prevented, you shall send an offering, and do not resume cutting your hair until your offering has reached its destination. If you are ill, or suffering a head injury (and you must cut your hair), you shall expiate by fasting, or giving to charity, or some other form of worship. During the normal Hajj, if you break the state of Ihraam (sanctity) between `Umrah and Hajj, you shall expiate by offering an animal sacrifice. If you cannot afford it, you shall fast three days during Hajj and seven when you return home - this completes ten - provided you do not live at the Sacred Masjid. You shall observe GOD, and know that GOD is strict in enforcing retribution.

[2:197] Hajj shall be observed in the specified months. Whoever sets out to observe Hajj shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments throughout Hajj. Whatever good you do, GOD is fully aware thereof. As you prepare your provisions for the journey, the best provision is righteousness. You shall observe Me, O you who possess intelligence.

[2:198] You commit no error by seeking provisions from your Lord (through commerce).
When you file from `Arafaat, you shall commemorate GOD at the Sacred Location (of Muzdalifah). You shall commemorate Him for guiding you; before this, you had gone astray.

[2:199] You shall file together, with the rest of the people who file, and ask GOD for forgiveness. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[2:200] Once you complete your rites, you shall continue to commemorate GOD as you commemorate your own parents, or even better. Some people would say, "Our Lord, give us of this world," while having no share in the Hereafter.

[2:201] Others would say, "Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell."

[2:202] Each of these will receive the share they have earned. GOD is most efficient in reckoning.

[2:203] You shall commemorate GOD for a number of days; whoever hastens to do this in two days commits no sin, and whoever stays longer commits no sin, so long as righteousness is maintained. You shall reverence GOD, and know that before Him you will be gathered.



As you can see above, the verse [2:200] marks the end of the rites of Hajj. Then [2:203] speaks about the whole period of Hajj, some may perform it in two days (as there is no specification for the length of stay at Arafaat and Muzdalifah) and some longer, each according to his own pace and capability. There is also no restrictions on the day of Arafaat as the corrupt Muslims put, the rite of Arafaat as well as the whole Hajj can be done anytime during the 4 sacred months, this assures that no crowding or accidents shall occur, since God will take care of the flow of people in and out of the sacred locations.

"Ayaamin Ma'adoudaat" (A number of days) = TGV. 808

    808       +    655     = 1463 = 19 x 77      ( 77 is the TGV of the word "Waahed, One" as written in Quran)
Number          Hajj&
of days            Umra


4- The Satanic distortions of Hajj are abundant, Stoning at Mina, timing, Hajj by deputation, Sacrifice an offering by deputation, Assigning powers to the Zamzam water, Kissing a meteor at the Kaaba (assigning powers to a rock), visiting the tomb of Muhammad at Medina, Performing Hajj with a guide (Mutawwaf), destroying the knolls of Safa & Marwa (and annexing them to the Ka'aba area), the myth that Hajj erases all previous sins by itself, facing the outer walls of Ka'aba when praying inside of it (praying inside the Kaaba should be in concentric circles towards the center), building extravagant towers around the sacred areas, as well as covering the area between the Safa & Marwa and many other transgressions.

5- As for 'Umra, it can be performed anytime, starting from Arafaat, then to Muzdalifah and then circling the Safa &Marwa and finally offering a sacrifice to the sacred masjid at Mecca. No state of sanctity is decreed for Umra.

Al'Umra    Muzdalifah       Offering
  515 876 404 799 168 = 19 x 27151389726272
         Arafaat         Safa
                                 &Marwa


6- The Ka'aba can be used as a prayer house (masjid, a place of prostration) by anybody during Hajj or any other time,

[2:125]
We have rendered the shrine (the Ka`aba) a focal point for the people, and a safe sanctuary. You may use Abraham's shrine as a prayer house. We commissioned Abraham and Ismail: "You shall purify My house for those who visit, those who live there, and those who bow and prostrate."

It is forbidden to fight in or around it at any given time, same as it is forbidden to fight during the sacred months.

[2:191]
You may kill those who wage war against you, and you may evict them whence they evicted you. Oppression is worse than murder. Do not fight them at the Sacred Masjid, unless they attack you therein. If they attack you, you may kill them. This is the just retribution for those disbelievers.
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