All Praise belongs only to Almighty Allah Azza Wajjal Who has blessed some with happiness, and redued others to destitution; Who hath brought some to death, and others to life; Who hath brought some things into existence, and other things He brought to naught; Who hath created life from an emitted clot, and then set Himself apart from His Creation through His Attributes of independence (Ghina) and endued some of His servants with excellence, enriching with His Blessings those who toil and labour, and withholding His rewards from those who are indolent and languid.
May His everlasting Peace and Blessings be upon His Beloved Nabee Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Rahmatul Liel Ala'meen Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam. Alhumdoelillah! Once again the Supreme Will of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala has brought together the faithful in the home of Tawhid and the abode of Divine Mercy and munificence, summoning them to the Holy Ka'bah. Once again, the celestial call of verse 27 of Surah Al-Hajj is echoed all across the world:
"Proclaim among mankind the Hajj"
This proclamation has overcome the physical as well as the imposed distances that separate the Muslim Ummah from one another, pulling a galaxy of hearts that throb with one faith, Muhabbat, and a single yearning towards the centre of the Unity of Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala and the unity of the Ummah of His Beloved Nabee Muhammad Sallallahoo Alayhi Wasallam. For many years, pagan ignorance and enmity have endeavoured to cut off this great Islamic family from its roots. It is a miracle of Hajj that the intellectual, emotional, and religious bonds between the Muslim Ummah have remained unbroken and their mutual influences have continued on an ascending course. Although the secrets and mysteries of Hajj are greater than what can be expressed, there are prominent characteristics d to break the mutual bonds of brotherhood based on faith. And, yet, every year, the duty of Hajj has revived the spirit of Tawhid and unity within this ancient noble family. Every year new buds that sprout - in a greater number than the year before, bear the good news of a new spring of religious life, Imaan, and Islamic love and fraternal feelings, thus undoing the work of the enemy.
that are visible to every discerning eye even at a first glance. The Hajj is the only religious rite wherein Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala has summoned every individual Muslim, that is, everyone who has the means and the ability - to a single location from all over the Doonya, drawing him or her out of the solitude of homes and the places of worship during certain known days, and linking the individuals together in the course of various movements and pauses and collective rites of Ibadah as declared in verse 199 of Surah Al-Baqara:
"Then march on from where the people march on, and pray for Allah's forgiveness. Allah is All-Forgiving, All Compassionate."
In the course of these outward collective rites, the ultimate goal is the remembrance of Almighty Allah Tabaraqa Wata'ala, which is something inward and performed within the innermost recesses of the heart as pointed out to us in verse 28 of Surah Al-Hajj:
"That they may mention Allah's Name on days well known over such beasts of the flock as He has provided them: So eat thereof, and feed the poor."
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