Hajj is a duty from God Almighty by which a Muslim completes the five pillars of Islam. Pilgrims yearn for it every year to perform its rituals and win mercy and forgiveness. Pilgrims return from the Two Holy Mosques, bringing with them the most beautiful feelings.
"Al-Jazeera Net" met a number of Muslim women who recalled the memories of the Hajj in previous years, the unforgettable situations, and how their lives changed after performing the obligatory prayer.
A wonderful atmosphere of faith
Jumana Hajj (in the late twenties) decided to study Islamic law, and I remembered the Hajj and its never-forgettable situations, as she said, "All life is a set of situations, a person learns and benefits from, and in the few days I spent on Hajj I learned a lot."
Joumana remembers when she made her pilgrimage for the first time as part of a pilgrimage campaign - years ago - and she did not expect this hardship, despite the available possibilities, and did not expect that she would miss her comfortable bed and the food she was accustomed to.
To live days in an atmosphere other than the one she is accustomed to.
I was patient and patiently endured the hot weather and the heavy traffic with contentment to gain reward from God, "What amuses me is that I and my sisters in the campaign cooperate and do some work together and pray in congregation in a wonderful atmosphere of faith," says Jumana.
She advises everyone who wants to perform Hajj by giving charity for his moral rights, and forgives everyone who offends him, and gives charity in order to please God Almighty. And to return the rights and grievances to their owners, if any.
I was born again
, and on the Day of Arafat, one of the greatest blessings was manifested, which is the forgiveness of God Almighty;
A person can sense the extent of comfort and reassurance that he feels when he knows that God Almighty boasts of his angels and honors him with forgiveness and returns him as his mother gave birth to him;
Then all the difficulties will be eased.
She describes her feelings, "I felt that I was born again, and that all my sins were washed away, and I felt that I was a hill in Paradise, and I was waiting to see the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and many times I imagined that the Companions would pilgrimage with me, and that I might see some of them next to me, I sense what the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, was doing. Peace be upon him when performing the rituals.
After her pilgrimage, Jumana decided to complete her studies in the field of Islamic law, and she put on the Islamic niqab, and asserts, "I am now very satisfied with what God has bestowed upon me from the guidance, and I live in deep psychological happiness and complete comfort."
She is currently a professor at the Scientific Institute for preparing the parameters of the Holy Qur’an and its sciences.
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Hajj Changed My Life Hajj
Hind Salam goes back in her memory to her first Hajj season, where she experienced magical and unique moments, “that are only repeated in this holy place”.
She believes that talking about Makkah Al-Mukarramah is not enough for him to draw all the letters and lines to depict its beauty, and it will not reflect its true magic and great importance;
Being the birthplace of the most honorable creation, the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, and has a special place in her heart, she describes the moment she entered the Grand Mosque as a magical spiritual experience.
The first time she performed the pilgrimage, she was possessed by awe, even if she saw the Kaaba, she burst into tears, and she prayed a lot and asked God for long forgiveness. “Seeing the Kaaba for the first time closely gives a person an indescribable feeling, in which the pulses of joy are mixed with the greatness of the place.”
And visiting the Sacred House of God always floats in the memory of her life, so she wants to visit her again and again, and she says, "Praise be to God, I visited her for the second time, and I am currently preparing for the pilgrimage for the third time, and as a woman I did not face harassment or humiliating situations, but I felt treated with kindness, respect and piety."
Hajj has changed a lot in her life and her psyche, she has become calmer, more confident and comfortable, and she has forgotten all her sorrows and worries.
As Hind says.
Peace, purity, and purity of the heart of
Hajja Lina Yafouri, an architect and a lecturer at a university, believes that Hajj is a journey of faith, with all its hardships and difficulties, and it is the solution to give psychological comfort.
And she adds, "When I reached the Sacred House, I did not believe myself, I did not and will not forget the moment I saw the honorable Kaaba for the first time in my life, I was possessed by awe and majesty." With inner peace, purity and purity of heart.
Omar’s journey I will repeat and
explain that it was a perfect experience by all standards, it is a sacred journey that makes everything easy, and you see that the high cost that the pilgrim pays to perform Hajj in exchange for organized trips is not exaggerated, because it prevents any inconvenience that may be exposed to women in crowds, and from Health and physical aspect.
Yafouri says, "Omar's journey, which I will repeat, God willing, next year, is not only a spiritual journey, but has different dimensions that are reflected in the character and behavior, and has several benefits. For example, I quit smoking after performing the Hajj, and my behavior improved for the better."
Among the positions of faith that you remember is that the pilgrims - who are in the millions - of different colors, races and dialects of their countries unite at the call of the Talbiyah and all unite with one voice, "O God, for you.
Hajj Lina Yafouri (right) with her family: Hajj is a journey of faith with all that it contains (Al-Jazeera)
Hajj Pleasant Hardship The
need for Soraya Arafat, a professor of jurisprudence and teaching the Noble Qur’an, confirms that the pilgrimage journey is one of the most beautiful journeys that a person undertakes, because it brings two joys, including the joy of reward on the Day of Resurrection.
She recalls the first look at the Kaaba and how an indescribable feeling overwhelmed her, and when she saw the Yemeni Corner and the Black Stone, she was astonished by the touching scene of all pilgrims, who are equal to the poor and the rich in dress, supplication and rituals.
The Black Stone also reminded her of the words of the Holy Prophet when he was asked: Do women have to wage jihad?
He, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Yes, it is a jihad in which there is no fighting, Hajj and Umrah.”
Hajj is a pleasant hardship.
His journey is not for entertainment, but for the performance of rituals and acts of worship, and it includes suffering and austerity that is endearing to the soul, and the reward is in proportion to the hardship.Keywords: