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Waqoof-e-Arfah: Hajj sermon delivered to more than 1.5m pilgrims performing Rukn-e-Azam

Imam Sheikh Al-Muaiqly also prayed for Palestinians suffering at the hands of Israeli brutality for the last eight months.

Hajj sermon was delivered to more than 1.5m pilgrims who reached Mount Arafat on Saturday marking the pivotal part of the pilgrimage, Waqoof-e-Arfah, the Rukn-e-Azam of Hajj.

Sheikh Dr Mahir bin Hamad delivered the Hajj sermon in Nimra Mosque. He asked the believers to pray well for their Palestinian brothers who are in trouble where there is no food, water and peace.

Sheikh Dr Mahir bin Hamad said in the Hajj sermon that Allah is the only one in Himself, those who respect the Prophet (peace be upon him) will prosper.

“Whoever supplicates for his brother in the back of the unseen, the angel entrusted to him will say to him, Ameen, and the same for you.”

Imam emphasised the significance of the Sharia in leading one’s way of life to help flourish and achieve development.

“It prevents harming others or harming them. It enjoins justice, virtuous morals, honouring one’s parents, maintaining ties of kinship, telling the truth, preserving rights while delivering them to their rightful owners, performing trusts, and fulfilling contracts,” he said.

Imam Sheikh Al-Muaiqly also prayed for Palestinians suffering at the hands of Israeli brutality for the last eight months.

“Pray for our brothers in Palestine who have been under brutal oppression and denied liberty and provisions,” the imam said.

He said, “Pray in the absence of your brother, you will receive the same, the angel will say the same, and those who are in trouble, in Palestine, the war has arrived, broken, for the people of Palestine. Pray, there is no water, there is no electricity, there is no food, there is no place, there is no peace, pray for your Palestinian brothers, and most of all, pray for those who deserve it.”

He said to pray for those who gave food to the people of Palestine, gave them an ambulance, did kindness, and good deeds, pray for them too.

At the end of the Hajj sermon, Sheikh Dr Mahir bin Hamad said that at the place where you stand, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, gave a sermon and asked Hazrat Bilal, may God be pleased with him, to say Iqamah. He prayed, then stood on his mat, recited dhikr, prayed until the sunset, and then went to Muzdalifah so that the people could rest, there he prayed three rak’ahs of Maghrib and two rak’ahs of Isha and then Fajr. They went to Mina, threw pebbles, sacrificed, then shaved their heads and went to Baitullah for Tawaf and it became 10 dates.

He said that then the Messenger of Allah returned to Mina during the days of Tashriq, continued to exalt the pride of Allah, continued to hit the three Jamarat with stones, allowed those who had excuses not to stay in Mina, and He on the thirteenth night. He stayed in Mina for a while, then after finishing here, the Prophet  (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) travelled.

He said: O pilgrims of the House of Allah, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) stood in Arafah, left the fast so that he would have strength and remember Allah, make supplications. , You too, in following the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), ask your Allah for supplications, He does not like the transgressors, call upon your Lord with fear, the mercy of the Lord is very close to those who do good.

Sheikh Dr Mahir bin Hamad said, O pilgrims, pray for yourselves, pray for your parents and anyone who has shown mercy and goodness to you, pray for them.

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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