THE ISLAMIC LAW OF HAJJ | PART.2

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ فيما أوصى عِند وفاتهِ ـ :اللّه‏َ اللّه‏َ في بَيتِ ربِّكمُ ، لا تُخْلوهُ ما بَقِيتُم ، فإنَّهُ إنْ تُرِكَ لَم تُناظَروا

Imam Ali (a.s.) said, in his will at the time of his demise, ‘I exhort you, by Allah, by Allah, to take care of the House of your Lord! Do not leave it empty for as long as you live, for if it is deserted you will be given no respite.’

[Nahjul Balaghah, Letter 47]

THE ISLAMIC LAW OF HAJJ | PART.1

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) : وهذا بَيتٌ اسْتَعبَدَ اللّه‏ُ بهِ خَلقَهُ ليَخْتَبِرَ طاعَتَهُم في إتْيانِهِ ، فحَثَّهُـم على تَعْظيمِـهِ وزيارَتـِهِ ، وقـَد جَعلَهُ مَحـلَّ الأنبياءِ وقِبْلَةً للمُصَلّينَ لَهُ ، وهُـو شُعْبَـةٌ مِن رِضْوانِـهِ ، وطريـقٌ يـُؤَدّي إلى غُفْـرانِهِ ، مَنْصوبٌ على اسْتِـواءِ الكَمـالِ ، ومُجْتَمَعِ العَظَمَةِ.

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said, ‘And this is the house by which Allah has demanded the devotion of His creatures to test their obedience in their coming to it, so He prompted them to glorify it and visit it. He made it the station of the prophets and the focal point (qibla) for those who pray to Him. It is a branch of His good pleasure and a way that leads to His forgiveness, founded on absolute perfection and ultimate grandeur.’

[Amali al-Saduq, p. 493, no. 4]

REFLECTIONS ON THE CHAPTER OF THE KNOCKER [86]

The Holy Prophet (saw) said :

“For the person who studies this Surah, God will reward this action ten times, the number of stars in the sky.”

[Majma’-al-Bayan, vol. 10, p. 469]

REFLECTIONS ON THE CHAPTER OF THE MOST HIGH [87]

Prophet Muhammad (S) said:

“God will reward him, who recites this Surah, the number of words, tenfold, which were revealed to Abraham, Moses and Muhammad.”

[Nur-uth-Thaqalayn, Commentary, vol. 5, p. 533.]

REFLECTIONS ON THE CHAPTER OF THE ULTIMATE COVERING [88]

As for the virtue of studying this Surah, there is a tradition from the Holy Prophet (S) that says:

“He who recites this Surah will be reckoned with an easy reckoning by God.”

[Majma’-al-Bayan, vol. 10. pg. 477]