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How Does Hajj Unite all Muslims?

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Unity between Muslims is considered as a crucial matter in Islam. Thus, the Qur'an compares discordance and disunity among Muslims to “a pit of the Fire”: "And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided...And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it." (3:103). Looking at the former nations, we find them honored and glorious when they were united, but disgraced and vulnerable when they fell apart [3]. Hajj, as one of the obligatory rituals in Islam, is one of the ways which encourages unity among Muslim nations. Let’s see how.

 

 
Every Muslim is Welcomed to Hajj, No Exception!

 

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There is no other ritual, social, or political program in Islam greater than Hajj, where every Muslim from any corner of the world finds the chance to approach others and communicate with them freely. 
Besides, it provides the opportunity to strengthen the emotional, social, and religious bonds with other Muslims. Hajj is a social kind of worship that represents the glorious Islamic unity through its numerous participants of various nationalities, skin colors, languages, and sects who are like brothers (49:10). They have left behind the religious conflicts, and follow the same intention, perform the same actions, and wear the same outfit.   

 


Hajj Brings Muslims Power

 


In Surah Ma’idah, it is stated that coming together around Ka’aba makes Muslims powerful (5:97). In other words, the aim of Hajj for Muslims is not just performing some physical actions. It is to bring Muslims of different races and origins together to get acquainted, communicate with each other, initiate political, economic and cultural relations, and find themselves closer to each other despite their many differences. 

 


Besides, Islam calls “every” Muslim to Hajj, which means that everyone, regardless of origin and skin color, is invited to the land of Allah. It reminds us of what the Qur'an says; that there is no superiority except rightfulness and the most righteous, is the noblest in the sight of Allah (49:13). This is an important message, especially for the less powerful Islamic nations, causing them to feel more confident and encouraging them to communicate with other Muslims, which ultimately results in a more united Muslim society. 

 


Muslims Are Like the Hands which Help Each other

 

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In a discourse that Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)&HP) has given during one of his Hajj pilgrimages, he described Muslims as brothers, and like a single hand (a united community) when facing the enemies [2]. Emphasizing brotherhood among Muslims during Hajj shows that this ritual was a good representation of unity. Thus, Muslims are expected to support each other and be close to each other as they are during Hajj.

 

 

Two Axes of Solidarity in Hajj

 


During Hajj, Muslims learn and practice solidarity in two main areas:

 


1. Ideology and Principles

 

During Hajj, Muslims can exchange ideas with Muslims of other sects. In the early years of Islam when non-Muslims also went to Mecca for their religious rituals, Prophet Muhammad ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)&HP) took this opportunity to introduce Islam to them and exchange ideas with them to spread his message and find followers in other cities, too. In Hajj, many misunderstandings and ideological conflicts can be discussed among Muslims, and the real beliefs of different sects about the others can be clarified. Hence, the wrong prejudgments and hostilities can be rectified. According to Imam Sadiq (عليه السلام), Hajj is a means to gather all Muslims from east to west to let them get acquainted with each other and achieve consensus [3]. 

 

 

2. Social and Political Matters

 

Through the communications that Muslims have during Hajj, they find out the social achievements and national advances in other Muslim nations and might decide to follow their path. They also learn about the social problems and deficiencies of others and might find solutions by further cooperation. Moreover, they become aware of the real political situations of other Muslim countries, especially the difficulties that sometimes other countries impose on them. For instance, one of the goals of Hajj is to announce the support of Muslims for Palestinians and those oppressed in the world. This helps Muslims to become more united against common enemies of Islam.

 

 


To summarize, Hajj is a time that a Muslim finds him/herself in the accompaniment of millions of others who wear as simple as him/her and who repeat the same words as him/her as they move around Ka’aba. This is where “one” is transformed into the totality of ‘people’, establishing the universality of the Islamic community with the goal of approaching Allah. 

 

 

References:

 

[1]. Imam Ali (عليه السلام), Nahj-ul Balaqa, Infallible 192
[2].  M. B. Majlesi, "Bihar al-Anwar", vol. 21, p. 105. 
[3].  Shaikh al-Hur al-Aamili, “Wasa’il al-Shi’a”, vol. 11, p. 14

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When the rich and the poor can partake together then, and only then, will it be truly uniting. The truth is, if you're blessed to go on Hajj it either means a.) you have the bank balance of Mesut Özil and Mohammed Salah or b.) you have the sources to save up enough money after several years to go.

Many in the world are neither.

I pray Allah grants us the finance and the humbleness to be both.

Edited by aaaz1618

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Kaaba Unites Us... - 6

Defending the oppressed in Hajj is necessary

https://en.abna24.com/news//defending-the-oppressed-in-Hajj-is-necessary_967154.html

August 5, 2019 - 11:14 PM News Code : 967154 Source : ABNALink: 

 

On the occasion of the Abrahamic Hajj, A series of pictures and content titled "Kaaba Unites Us" with centrality of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei's remarks is available in four languages: Persian, Arabic, English and Urdu.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): "Kaaba Unites Us" has been chosen as this year's (2019) Hajj slogan; Because this great occasion and Holy house gather all Muslims of of all religions, colors and races.

Therefore, on the occasion of the Abrahamic Hajj, A series of pictures and content titled "Kaaba Unites Us"with centrality of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei's remarks is available in four languages: Persian, Arabic, English and Urdu.

Social media activists can also contribute to this year's Hajj Virtual Jihad by publishing this photos and "Kaaba Unites Us" hashtag:  

    https://en.abna24.com/news//defending-the-oppressed-in-Hajj-is-necessary_967154.html

 

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** Defending the oppressed in Hajj is necessary **  
 
 
 


In Hajj, if we defend and support the Palestinian nation and the oppressed in the world of Islam, such as the oppressed in Yemen and others, this is of course a political affair, but it is one that originates from Islamic teachings. Defending the oppressed is an obligation in itself. It is a wajib.

Ayatollah Khamenei,  the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Edited by Ashvazdanghe

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On 8/5/2019 at 9:00 PM, aaaz1618 said:

When the rich and the poor can partake together then, and only then, will it be truly uniting. The truth is, if you're blessed to go on Hajj it either means a.) you have the bank balance of Mesut Özil and Mohammed Salah or b.) you have the sources to save up enough money after several years to go.

Many in the world are neither.

I pray Allah grants us the finance and the humbleness to be both.

salam, ameen . may Allah grant you this holly journey .

 

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Kaaba Unites Us... - 12

Ritual of Bara’ah means refusing racism

https://en.abna24.com/news//ritual-of-bara’ah-means-refusing-racism_969758.html

August 18, 2019 - 6:17 PM News Code : 969758 Source : ABNA24Link: 

 

On the occasion of the Abrahamic Hajj, A series of pictures and content titled "Kaaba Unites Us" with centrality of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei's remarks is available in four languages: Persian, Arabic, English and Urdu.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): "Kaaba Unites Us" has been chosen as this year's (2019) Hajj slogan; Because this great occasion and Holy house gather all Muslims of of all religions, colors and races. 

Therefore, on the occasion of the Abrahamic Hajj, A series of pictures and content titled "Kaaba Unites Us"with centrality of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei's remarks is available in four languages: Persian, Arabic, English and Urdu. 

Social media activists can also contribute to this year's Hajj Virtual Jihad by publishing this photos and "Kaaba Unites Us" hashtag: 

 

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** Ritual of Bara’ah means refusing racism **

 

The ritual of Bara’ah means refusing racism, and discrimination based on geography, race, and color of skin. It means detesting the arrogant and vicious behavior of aggressive and seditious powers against dignified, noble and just behavior recommended to everyone by Islam. 

Part of Imam Khamenei's message to pilgrims of Hajj 
August 2019 

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Kaaba Unites Us... - 13

The Guardianship of Imam Ali, As a Pillar of Islamic Unity

https://en.abna24.com/news//the-guardianship-of-Imam-Ali-as-a-pillar-of-Islamic-unity_969923.html

August 19, 2019 - 11:05 AM News Code : 969923 Source : ABNA24Link: 

 

On the occasion of the Abrahamic Hajj, A series of pictures and content titled "Kaaba Unites Us" with centrality of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei's remarks is available in four languages: Persian, Arabic, English and Urdu.

Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA): "Kaaba Unites Us" has been chosen as this year's (2019) Hajj slogan; Because this great occasion and Holy house gather all Muslims of of all religions, colors and races. 

Therefore, on the occasion of the Abrahamic Hajj, A series of pictures and content titled "Kaaba Unites Us"with centrality of Imam Khomeini and Imam Khamenei's remarks is available in four languages: Persian, Arabic, English and Urdu. 

Social media activists can also contribute to this year's Hajj Virtual Jihad by publishing this photos and "Kaaba Unites Us" hashtag:

  https://en.abna24.com/news//the-guardianship-of-Imam-Ali-as-a-pillar-of-Islamic-unity_969923.html

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** The Guardianship of Imam Ali, As a Pillar of Islamic Unity **

  

“Ghadeer, too, can be a source for the unity of Muslims ... 
Apart from the ideological aspect of Ghadeer; that is, the appointment of Imam Ali’s sovereignty by the Holy Prophet (s.a.) as highlighted in the hadith of Ghadeer and firmly accepted by Shia Muslims, there is also another significant aspect emphasized on the day of Ghadir: the issue of Imam Ali’s Wilayat or Guardianship. This is no longer a controversial issue between Shiites and Sunnites. If, today, all Muslim people and all Muslim nations agree upon the Islamic Wilayat, many new paths shall open and many problems will be solved within the Muslim World and Islamic countries. 

Imam Khamenei 
March 2000 

 

New Zealand police officer in Hajj

https://fa.abna24.com/news/اخبار-آسیای-شرقی/رئیس-اداره-پلیس-پرجمعیت‌ترین-شهر-نیوزیلند-به-مکه-مشرف-شد_755967.html

 

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