The conclusion of Al-Hajj Acts

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The E-aalim book series of al-Hajj, book five discusses the conclusion of al-Hajj acts. At the end of al-Hajj acts, pilgrims sacrifice animals by slaughtering these animals. pilgrims slaughter goats, sheep cows, buffaloes and camels. Doing so, pilgrims commemorate prophet Ibrahim‘s sacrifice. Allah commanded Ibrahim to sacrifice his own and only son Ismail. The command of Allah came to Ibrahim in the form of a dream. Ibrahim dreamt that he slaughtered ismail. At once, Ibrahim decided to carry out and execute the command of Allah.

The hard test of Ibrahim and Ismail:

Ibrahim told his son Ismail that he had seen in a dream that Ibrahim slaughtered Ismail. Ibrahim asked his son’s opinion. The good son, Ismail, agreed at once and accepted his fate. Consequently, Ibrahim got ready for the execution. Ibrahim got a very sharp knife. He took the poor son away from his wretched mother, Hajar. He laid Ismail to the ground on his face. Ismail lay on the ground in submission. Ibrahim avoided looking at Ismail’s eyes during the execution. He  applied the sharp knife to the poor boy’s neck many times.

Ibrahim and Ismail pass the hard test:

The conclusion of Al-Hajj Acts

However, the sharp knife did not work. It was a very hard test for both Ibrahim and Ismail. Their salvation came at last. Allah sent angel Jibril with a big ram to be slaughtered instead of ismail. Allah redeemed Ismail at last. To end their Ihram, pilgrims perform Tawaf al-Ifada and al-saee between al-Safa and al–Marwa. Male pilgrims have a haircut or shave the hair of their heads using razors. On the other hand, female pilgrims just trim the ends of their hair. Having done this ritual of slaughtering the animals of sacrifice, After that, pilgrims proceed to Mina once more. They offer their sacrifices at Mina.

The three Tashreeq days:

Pilgrims stay at Mina for two or three more days. These are called the three days of Tashreeq following Eid ul-Adha. At Mina, pilgrims pray, stone the Jamarat and mention Allah. A lot of pilgrims head for al-Madinah after concluding their Hajj. It is worthy mentioning that visiting al-Madinah is not a part of al-Hajj rituals. As a part of the journey, pilgrims go to al-Madinah to visit the prophet’s mosque there. In Islam, there are only three mosques to which a Muslim can make their intention to travel to and visit. The first one is al-Masjid al-Haram in Makkah. It is the oldest house of worshiping Allah on earth and it contains al-Kaaba.The customer is very important, the customer will be followed by the customer. As the land of the land, the mourning nor the corporal of the land, the pillow of the lion.

The other two holy mosques for Muslims:

The second is al-Masjid al-Aqsa in al-Quds. It is said to have been built forty years after the building of al-Masjid al-Haram. The third mosque which a Muslim can travel to visit is al-Masjid al-Nabawiy in al-Madinah. Apart from coming to Makkah for pilgrimage, Muslims come to Makkah all year around. Muslims come to Makkah for al-Umrah all over the year. They go to Makkah from different parts and countries all over the world. A Muslim should greet any mosque they enter by offering two rakat. However, this is not the case with al-Masjid al-Haram. To greet al-Kaaba and al-Masjid al-Haram, a Muslim should do Tawaf, by walking around Kaaba seven times. The pilgrims do al-Tawaf with devotion and hope of all the mercy of Allah.

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