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Salam Alikom to all,

I hope you are all doing well and I will keep this short.  

Quran explicitly talks about the months of Pilgrimage (Hajj) to be four months (http://www.masjidtucson.org/submission/practices/hajj/foursacredmonths.html).

Does anyone know of the sources as to why the muslims have restricted it to literally 5 days or so? Which causes too much overcrowds and thus stampedes occur?

Jazakallah Khair, Ma' Sallam

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4 hours ago, SlaveOfAllah14 said:

Salam Alikom to all,

I hope you are all doing well and I will keep this short.  

Quran explicitly talks about the months of Pilgrimage (Hajj) to be four months (http://www.masjidtucson.org/submission/practices/hajj/foursacredmonths.html).

Does anyone know of the sources as to why the muslims have restricted it to literally 5 days or so? Which causes too much overcrowds and thus stampedes occur?

Jazakallah Khair, Ma' Sallam

As a note of caution - MasjidTucson is part of the Quranists/Quraniyoon group established by Rashid Khalifa who claimed to be a Prophet.

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I don't know but I urge you to be careful with the Masjid Tucson site, they are Quranists and are influenced by Rashad Khalifa, who claimed he was a prophet. In fact, Masjid Tucson was founded by Khalifa and the place where was he shot.

Edited by Gaius I. Caesar

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1 hour ago, SlaveOfAllah14 said:

Salam Alikom to all,

I hope you are all doing well and I will keep this short.  

Quran explicitly talks about the months of Pilgrimage (Hajj) to be four months (http://www.masjidtucson.org/submission/practices/hajj/foursacredmonths.html). Does anyone know of the sources as to why the muslims have restricted it to literally 5 days or so? Which causes too much overcrowds and thus stampedes occur?

Jazakallah Khair, Ma' Sallam

Salamun alaykum.

For finding the Islamic laws all the Verses and narrations should be taken into consideration.

As for Hajj, there are some Verses which limit its period to few days such as:

- 22: 27-28:

وَ أَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجالاً وَ عَلى‏ كُلِّ ضامِرٍ يَأْتينَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَميقٍ (27)
And proclaim the hajj to people: they shall come to you on foot and on lean camels coming from distant places,
لِيَشْهَدُوا مَنافِعَ لَهُمْ وَ يَذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ في‏ أَيَّامٍ مَعْلُوماتٍ عَلى‏ ما رَزَقَهُمْ مِنْ بَهيمَةِ الْأَنْعامِ فَكُلُوا مِنْها وَ أَطْعِمُوا الْبائِسَ الْفَقيرَ (28)
that they may witness the benefits for them, and mention Allah's Name during the known days over the livestock He has provided them. So eat thereof, and feed the destitute.

- 2: 203:

وَ اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ في‏ أَيَّامٍ مَعْدُوداتٍ فَمَنْ تَعَجَّلَ في‏ يَوْمَيْنِ فَلا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَ مَنْ تَأَخَّرَ فَلا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ لِمَنِ اتَّقى‏ وَ اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَ اعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ (203)
Remember Allah in the appointed days. Then whoever hastens off in a couple of days, there is no sin upon him, and whoever delays, there is no sin upon him that for one who has been God wary and be wary of Allah, and know that toward Him you will be mustered.

 

In both Verses, the days refer to special days in the month of Dhi al-Hijjah.

As for 2: 197:

الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَعْلُوماتٌ فَمَنْ فَرَضَ فيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلا رَفَثَ وَ لا فُسُوقَ وَ لا جِدالَ فِي الْحَجِّ وَ ما تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّهُ وَ تَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوى‏ وَ اتَّقُونِ يا أُولِي الْأَلْبابِ (197)
The hajj season is in months well-known; so whoever decides on hajj] pilgrimage [therein,] should know that [there is to be no sexual contact, vicious talk, or disputing during the hajj. And whatever good you do, Allah knows it. And take provision, for indeed the best provision is God wariness. So be wary of Me, O you who possess intellects!

These months refer to Shavval, Dhi al-Qa'dah and Dhi al-Hijjah. The reason why the period of Hajj is extended to some months in this Verse is that some parts of Hajj rituals ('Umrah) can be performed in these 3 months.

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7 hours ago, amirhosein_88 said:

Salamun alaykum.

For finding the Islamic laws all the Verses and narrations should be taken into consideration.

As for Hajj, there are some Verses which limit its period to few days such as:

- 22: 27-28:

وَ أَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجالاً وَ عَلى‏ كُلِّ ضامِرٍ يَأْتينَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَميقٍ (27)
And proclaim the hajj to people: they shall come to you on foot and on lean camels coming from distant places,
لِيَشْهَدُوا مَنافِعَ لَهُمْ وَ يَذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ في‏ أَيَّامٍ مَعْلُوماتٍ عَلى‏ ما رَزَقَهُمْ مِنْ بَهيمَةِ الْأَنْعامِ فَكُلُوا مِنْها وَ أَطْعِمُوا الْبائِسَ الْفَقيرَ (28)
that they may witness the benefits for them, and mention Allah's Name during the known days over the livestock He has provided them. So eat thereof, and feed the destitute.

- 2: 203:

وَ اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ في‏ أَيَّامٍ مَعْدُوداتٍ فَمَنْ تَعَجَّلَ في‏ يَوْمَيْنِ فَلا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَ مَنْ تَأَخَّرَ فَلا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ لِمَنِ اتَّقى‏ وَ اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَ اعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ (203)
Remember Allah in the appointed days. Then whoever hastens off in a couple of days, there is no sin upon him, and whoever delays, there is no sin upon him that for one who has been God wary and be wary of Allah, and know that toward Him you will be mustered.

 

In both Verses, the days refer to special days in the month of Dhi al-Hijjah.

As for 2: 197:

الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَعْلُوماتٌ فَمَنْ فَرَضَ فيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلا رَفَثَ وَ لا فُسُوقَ وَ لا جِدالَ فِي الْحَجِّ وَ ما تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّهُ وَ تَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوى‏ وَ اتَّقُونِ يا أُولِي الْأَلْبابِ (197)
The hajj season is in months well-known; so whoever decides on hajj] pilgrimage [therein,] should know that [there is to be no sexual contact, vicious talk, or disputing during the hajj. And whatever good you do, Allah knows it. And take provision, for indeed the best provision is God wariness. So be wary of Me, O you who possess intellects!

These months refer to Shavval, Dhi al-Qa'dah and Dhi al-Hijjah. The reason why the period of Hajj is extended to some months in this Verse is that some parts of Hajj rituals ('Umrah) can be performed in these 3 months.

Thanks for the info.

"The reason why the period of Hajj is extended to some months in this Verse is that some parts of Hajj rituals ('Umrah) can be performed in these 3 months."

So does this mean that Umrah can only be performed within those 4 months? And what do you mean by Umrah being a part of the Hajj ritual? 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, SlaveOfAllah14 said:

Thanks for the info.

"The reason why the period of Hajj is extended to some months in this Verse is that some parts of Hajj rituals ('Umrah) can be performed in these 3 months."

So does this mean that Umrah can only be performed within those 4 months? And what do you mean by Umrah being a part of the Hajj ritual? 

 

 

Umrat-ut-Tamatu' can only be performed during the season of obligatory pilgrimage, namely, Shawwal, Thil Qa'dah and Thil Hijjah, whereas it is permissible to perform the Umrat-ul-Mufradah during all the months of the year, preferably in Rajab ...

To know more about the differences between Umrat-ut-Tamatu' and Umrat-ul-Mufradah see:

www.sistani.org/english/book/47/2086/

 

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