The Remembrance of the Bearer of Glad Tidings and the Warner صلى الله عليه وسلم - Episode 26: A Spotlight on The Farwell Pilgrimage

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Sheikh Ali Paqees: After Allah has completed the Prophet’s message and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had seen that the fruits of his call began to overspread, he decided to perform one of the most important branches of the Pillars of Islam, which is Pilgrimage (Al- Hajj)

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy : In the ninth year, The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم had sent Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him) to Mecca to perform Pilgrimage. He صلى الله عليه وسلم told him to announce that No pagan is allowed to perform Hajj after this year and no naked person is allowed to perform the Tawaf around the Ka'ba.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Then the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم announced that he is going to perform Pilgrimage and go to the Ancient House.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: and then, people from everywhere prepared themselves to go perform it along with the Prophet. Even those who were living around Al-Madinah, once they heard that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم is going to Mecca for Pilgrimage, they set out to accompany him

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi:The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم turned his face towards Al-Masjed Al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque) and set out to Mecca.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: So Enormous groups came to Al-Madinah to accompany the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in his blessed journey.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was accompanied by a numberless of people that couldn’t be enumerated.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Ali bin Abi Talb came from Yemen, and before him a number of pilgrims came also from Yemen.  Guhyn’s Pligrims came from Najd and others from Peninsula of Arab. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم set out in his way. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم set out the last four days of Dhul-Qa‘dah. Then he headed to Dhul-Hulaifa at Al-Madinah. He spent one of the nights there.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: When it was morning he said to his Companions:“A comer, sent by my Lord, has called on me tonight and said: ‘Pray in this blessed valley and say: I intend ‘Umrah combined with pilgrimage (‘Umrah into Al-Hajj).

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Before Ihram (A state of consecration for hajj that includes dress and or prayer), he garlanded his sacrificial animal horse shoe, then he unstrung it on its right then cut its hump’s face and the blood rushed out of it . This was his usual act concerning the sacrificial animal’s garlanding

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: After he bathed, he put on his loincloth, and his garment صلى الله عليه وسلم, Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) perfumed him on with a perfume containing musk and saddled his camel. You even can see that the perfume could be seen among his parts of hair falling down his cheeks (Peace and blessings be upon him), may my father, mother and my own self be sacrificed for his own safety. He was as Musk (Perfume) who is perfumed with perfume (Peace and blessings be upon him).

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: Then he started saying the words of Monotheism’s Call “I respond to Your call O Allah, I respond to Your call, and I am obedient to Your orders, You have no partner, I respond to Your call All the praises and blessings are for You, All the sovereignty is for You, And You have no partners with you”. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him), who had accompanied the Prophet in this pilgrim, said, I far sighted at the right of the Prophet then I far sighted at his left صلى الله عليه وسلم, then his front and back (which means I couldn’t reach the end because of the enormous number of people)

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: and the Prophet was among us, the Qur’an is revealed down on him and he knows its interpretation, whatever he does we do it.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: The Prophet called his Talbyiha ”Monotheism Call” in the desert, and he was surrounded by all his companions who accompanied him and set out from Al-Madinah. His tongue and his Companions’ tongue didn’t stop once from saying the “Monotheism Call “I respond to Your call O Allah, I respond to Your call, and I am obedient to Your orders, You have no partner, I respond to Your call All the praises and blessings are for You, All the sovereignty is for You, And You have no partners with you”

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He kept repeating it and telling his companions” Either who are saying “La Ilah illa Allah “there is no god but Allah” or saying labbaika Allahumma labbaik, labbaika la sharika Laka labbaik, Inna-l-hamda wan-ni'mata Laka walmu Lk, La sharika Laka “I respond to Your call O Allah, I respond to Your call, and I am obedient to Your orders, You have no partner, I respond to Your call All the praises and blessings are for You, All the sovereignty is for You, And You have no partners with you”, he will be given good tidings. We asked: what will be given to him? The Prophet said,  "Jannah, Paradise”.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم kept moving in his way till he reached Mecca and stayed at Dhi Tuwa

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Then he bathed and washed again to be able to enter Mecca in the morning after moving for ten nights

 Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He then entered The Sacred House from Al-Hujuun

Sheikh Ali Paqees: He circumambulated Al-Ka‘bah while saying Talbiyah “Monotheism Call” and pointed to the black stone while he was crying صلى الله عليه وسلم. Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) was standing beside the Prophet and said” O Messenger of Allah, Why you are crying in such a day (He meant that after Allah has triumphed you, established you upon the Earth,and his call was overspread). The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "O Umar, Here, one have to shed tears.”

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: After he finished, he prayed two R’ka’, in one of them he recited,” Say, "O disbelievers, while in the other one he recited “Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One”. By reciting these two, He is assuring on the Monotheism Call, his totally dedication to Allah and that he will not ever worship any god except Allah.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: When the light of the morning has broken, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم began to perform Saf’a and Marwa.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: While he was repeating, Allah’s sayings (Indeed, as-Safa and al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah), I begin with what Allah had began

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: and when he صلى الله عليه وسلم ascended Al-Safa’ and then he turned his face to Al-Qibla (the direction that you take when performing Salah) which is The Sacred House and starts supplicating to Allah (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, there is no God except Allah, who has Sovereignty and Praising, and he is over all things competent. There is no god but Allah, He fulfilled his Promise, He triumphed his slave and Only He who defeated the Confederates.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: While he was running to ''Almarwa Mountain'' he was supplicating to Allah. He was running in al-Alma’en, He used to walk in this valley, this valley that he hardly walked in to reach the other side then to ''Al Marwa Mountain''.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He walked from ''Al Safa moutain'' to ''Al Marowa Mountain''Shout (cycle), and another Shout from al-Marwa to As- Safa till he completed them seven shouts (cicles).

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Those of his Companions who had no Hadi with them to sacrifice, he told them ("Had I known beforehand what I knew afterward, I would not bring Hadi, and if I did not have Hadi, I would break Ihram. On hearing these words, his Companions obeyed the orders to the latter)..Then Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered them to perform 'Umrah [during the Hajj months] followed by Hajj.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: After prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم has ended Sa’I (running or walking  seven times between ''Alsafa'' and ''Almarwa''), he headed to ''Albateh'' Western Mecca. He stayed there Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. He was praying through this interval till Tarwia Day at his home in ''Al Abtah'' outside Mecca (in a visible place in Mecca) for four days. He was praying where he is. He was shortening the quartet prayer (which has four rik’a) and he didn't go to al-Masjid al-Haram. He did that order not to make it hard for Muslims.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: On the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah, The Prophet’s Companions (May Allah be pleased with them) started their Hajj once again, but prophet Mohammad did not take off his ihram because he has brought the sacrificial animal with him صلى الله عليه وسلم. They headed to ''Mena''.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: There in ''Mena'', he performed the noon, the afternoon, the sunset, the evening and the dawn prayers. — i.e. five prayers ( started with the noon prayer and ended with the dawn prayer). Then he prayed dawn prayer of the 9th day

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: After daylight brighten up, (Mohammad peace be upon) ordered to head to Arafa.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: By doing so, prophet Mohammad was contradicting what the Pre-Islamic era traditions used to do as they didn't go to Arafat Mountain at that time.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: They were standing at ''Al Mozdalifa'' without leaving the sacred Mecca

Sheikh Ali Paqees: But Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم set out to ''Arafat''

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Some of the Prophet’s companions were repeating the talbiyah (labbayk). Others were saying takbeer and Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم approved both of them.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Then he صلى الله عليه وسلم stayed in Namira Valley. He stayed in this valley till sunset, then after sunset, Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered his Companions to enter 'Arafa''

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: Prophet Mohammad ordered his companions to build up a dome for him

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: After that prophet Mohammad ordered his companions to get his Al-Qaswa’ camel prepared.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: He took the right of the center of the valley and he delivered a speech in that great day, Day of Arafa.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He delivered this speech to the people on his camel in which established the Fundamentals of Islam and destroyed Polytheism and Ignorance principles.  Prophet Mohammad chose the best and powerful words.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He stated the prohibition of all deeds that was prohibited by all religions which are blood, property, and honors. He remitted all the pre-Islamic (era) traditions and usury. He even put them under his feet.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He said, "O people! Listen to what I say. I do not know whether I will ever meet you at this place once again after this current year”.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: “It is unlawful for you to shed the blood of one another or take (unlawfully) the fortunes of one another. They are as unlawful, (Haram) as shedding blood on such a day as today and in such a month as this Haram month and in such a sanctified city as this sacred city (i.e. Makkah and the surrounding areas).” “Behold! all practices of paganism and ignorance are now under my feet. The blood-revenge of the Days of Ignorance (pre-Islamic time) are remitted. The first claim on blood I abolish is that of Ibn Rabi‘a bin Harith who was nursed in the tribe of Sa‘d and whom Hudhail killed.”

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi : Then he صلى الله عليه وسلمsaid:''Usury is forbidden, and I make a beginning by remitting the amount of interest which ‘Abbas bin ‘Abdul Muttalib has to receive.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: “O people! Fear Allâh concerning women. Verily you have taken them on the security of Allâh and have made their persons lawful unto you by Words of Allâh! It is incumbent upon them to honour their conjugal rights and, not to commit acts of impropriety which, if they do, you have authority to chastise them, yet not severely. If your wives refrain from impropriety and are faithful to you, clothe and feed them suitably.”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon : And he recommended the Muslim Nation to hold fast both Holy Qur'an and his Sunnah

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: After that he said O people, I am not succeeded by a Prophet and you are not succeeded by any nation. So I recommend you to worship your Lord, to pray the five prayers, to fast Ramadan and to offer the Zakat (poor-due) of your provision willingly. I recommend you to do the pilgrimage to the Sacred House of your Lord and to obey those who are in charge of you then you will be awarded to enter the Paradise of your Lord.“And if you were asked about me, what wanted you to say?”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Allah is the greatest; the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wanted to be sure that he had successfully conveyed the message that Allah ordered him to convey. So his Companions replied, ''We bear witness that you had conveyed the message, discharged your ministry, and advised. So the Prophet Mohammad raised his fore skywards towards the sky while saying, “O Allâh, Bear witness, O Allâh, Bear witness, O Allâh, Bear witness.” He then ordered them that those who are present to inform those who are absent.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: After the Prophet had finished his speech, he asked Bilal (May Allah be pleased with him) to call for prayer and then made the second call.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: And so Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم performed Noon prayer (two rak'ahs) in which he recite the Quran in a lower voice. It was Friday and this deed was evidence enough that the traveler do not have to perform Friday’s Prayer (Salat Al-Juma’h). Then he (peace be upon him announced for Iqaamah and performed the afternoon prayer in two rak'ahs also, and people of Mecca were there and they perform as he performed either shortening Prayer or not. 

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: After that Prophet Mohammad stood towards Qibla on his camel praying to Allah, praising, honoring, and dignifying Allah till the sunset .

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: Heصلى الله عليه وسلم continued to supplicate to his Lord  through the whole  day with his hands raised . He was supplicating to his Lord and humiliating himself, and why not; He was the one who said ''the best supplication is that on Arafa day.'' He was wholeheartedly supplicating to his Lord, showing his dear need to Allah, when the camel headband fell from his hand صلى الله عليه وسلم, he hold it by one hand while he completed his supplication by the other hand. He صلى الله عليه وسلم remained like that all the day, imploring

Sheikh Ali Paqees: He was surrounded by his Companions from everywhere. They were more than one hundred and twenty-four thousands. He was praising Allah and saying (The best supplication (du`aa’) is that of the day of `Arafah, and the best thing, that I and other prophets before me said is: La ilaha illa allahu wahdahu la sharika lah, lahu al-mulku wa lahu al-hamdu wa huwa `ala kulli shai'in qadeer (there is no god but Allah alone. He has no partners. To Him belong the sovereignty and all praise. He has power over all things). On this day Allah, the Almighty and the Exalted One, descends to the nearest heaven, gets closer, and He is proud of His slaves on the earth before those in heaven (Angels), Allah Looks at His servants who have come from far and near, with hair disheveled and faces covered with dust, to seek My mercy, they are all in one place and their leader is the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon him).

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: When this sacred day ended, the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered to leave to ' Al-Mozdalefa"

Sheikh Ali Paqees: People were surrounding him as the stars that rotate around the moon. Then the prophet peace be upon him stopped and told them “O people, a little while ago Gabriel (peace and blessings be upon him) came to me. He gave me salutations from Allah and informed me that Allah has forgiven those who spent the Day at `Arafah “. What a great satisfaction to those who performed Hajj in this year with the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him)

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Then he صلى الله عليه وسلم returned from Arafa and Osama Ibn Zaid followed him. After that he held his camel's reins and said, ''O people you should hold fast to your tranquility, you should hold fast to your tranquility because you won’t get righteousness by moving rashly ''and then he walks in a way neither running nor walking slowly. If he passed by a gap he accelerates a bit and if he passed by a hill he relaxes his camel's reins to ascend it. He was repeating Talbyah’s Call while he was in his way. During his walk, He صلى الله عليه وسلم urinated and slightly performed Ablution then Osama told him that it was time for prayer. 

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: When he reached Al Mozdalefa

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Then he performed Ablution for prayer and ordered the Muazzin (the one who calls for the prayer’s time) to call for prayer then he performed sunset prayer before he settled down

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: After that, he صلى الله عليه وسلم slept without performing any other prayer

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He ordered some of his family to proceed to Mina before the moon set down

Sheikh Ali Paqees: When Dawn’s light shined, he was the first to walk up.

 Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: Then he ordered to announce the Dawn’s Azan, then the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم led the Dawn’s prayer, then he set to al- Mash'ar al-Haram   

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: There he looked towards Al-qibla and started supplicating to Allah.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He continued his supplication to Allah in a humiliating way and was imploring to him till the sunrise.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: While he was in this, he told people that they should stand at Mozdalefa.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy : Before the sunset, he left.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He headed to ''Mena'', repeating ''Talbyah'' during his walk, and Osama was proceeding on his feet. Here the prophet was contradicting what the disbelievers used to do as they had not left until the sunrise but Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم left before the sunrise unlike the disbelievers who used to say (If the sun rises behind this mountain, we will leave).

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: On his way he asked Al-Abbas to pick up some pebbles for him.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: So he picked for him seven pebbles hurled from the bottom of the valley and he dusted them off while saying '' Use like these set of stones, and be careful not to exaggerate as people who were before  you were perished because of exaggeration. ‘The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم collected pebbles in his way, he didn't do that at night or as people do nowadays; he only collected normal pebbles .Then he told his companions about these pebbles’ characteristics. When he reached Muhhassir valley, he accelerated his speed as he used to accelerate his speed if he passes by the places where people were tortured. Muhsir valley was the valley where Allah tortured Abraha and owners of the elephant.  

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم entered Mena and headed to Jamrat alAqab’

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: When the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم reached Jamrat alaqaba’

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He stood down the valley so the ka'bah was on his left, Mena was on his right while Al-Aqab’a was before him.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy : He threw seven pebbles while saying “Allah is the greatest...Do you rituals as I do I do not know whether I will ever meet you at this place once again after this current year.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Then he stopped repeating “Talbyah” after he threw the A'kaba stone. Bilal Ibn Rabah and Osama were accompanying him. One of them was holding the bridles of the prophet's camel and the other was using his own clothes to shade the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم from the sun. After the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم threw the A'kaba stone, he returned to Mena, he stopped and delivered a speech on his camel. It was a significant one that Allah made people at Mena hears it at their homes. In this speech, the prophet pointed out at the sanctity and graciousness of the Sacrifice Day. He also mentioned that Mecca is considered to be the most Sacred country of all countries. He ordered them to follow any one who lead them to the Holy Qur'an and finally to do rituals just as he does.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi : Time has grown similar in form and state to the time when Allah created the heavens and the earth. A year is twelve months. Four of which are Sacred Months (Hurum). Three of the four months are successive. They are Dhul-Qa‘dah, Dhul-Hijjah, and Al-Muharram. The fourth Month is Rajab Mudar, which comes between Jumada and Sha‘ban.” “What month is this month?” He asked. We said, “Allâh and His Messenger know best of all.” He kept silent for a while till we thought he would attach to it a different appellation. “Is it not Dhul-Hijjah?” He wondered. “Yes. It is.” We said. Then he asked, “What is this town called?” We said, “Allâh and His Messenger know best of all.” He was silent for a while till we thought he would give it a different name. “Is it not Al-Baldah? (i.e. the town)” asked he. “Yes. It is.” We replied. Then he asked again, “What day is it today?” We replied: “Allâh and His Messenger know best of all.” Then he kept silent for a while and said wondering: “Is it not ‘An-Nahr’ (i.e. slaughtering) Day?” “Yes, It is.”

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy : He repeated again what he said in the previousday in his speech “(Shedding) the blood of one another and eating or taking one another’s provisions (unwillingly) and your honour are all inviolable (Haram). It is unlawful to violate their holiness. They must be as sacred to one another as this sacred day, in this sacred month, in this sacred town.” “You will go back to be resurrected (after death) to your Lord. There you will be accounted for your deeds. So do not turn into people who go astray and kill one another.” “Have I not delivered the Message (of my Lord)?” “Yes you have,” Said they. “O Allâh! Bear witness! Let him that is present convey it unto him who is absent. For happily, many people to whom the Message is conveyed may be more mindful of it than the audience,” said he.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He also said “He whoever plunges into misfortune will certainly aggrieve himself. So let no one inflict an evil upon his childen, nor do the children inflict any evil upon their parents. Verily Satan has utterly despaired being worshipped in this country of yours, but he will be obeyed at your committing trivial things you disdain. Satan will be contented with such things.”

Sheikh Ali Paqees : These words were the charter of justice, These were said to build upon it the rules of security in the sacred country .

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He taught them the rituals. He treated both Mohagreen and Ansar very well and he ordered people to do their rituals as he صلى الله عليه وسلم does.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: Then he went to where the sacrifices are being slaughtered and he slaughtered sixty three camels.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He used to slaughter these sacrifices with its left hand tied.

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: He left about one hundred of sacrifices to Ali Ibn Abi Taleb (may Allah be pleased with him) to slaughter them.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi:It was known at that time that if a man started to slaughter his camel, it would run away. However, when prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم intended to slaughter his sacrifice as a nearness to Allah, all camels were racing each others to reach the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to be slaughtered first. It didn’t seem strange as there is no as kind as the Prophet's heart or as blessed as his hands (Peace and blessings be upon him).

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم slaughtered his sacrifice at Mena at the place where he always slaughters and taught Muslims that they can slaughter their sacrifices anywhere in Mena. Also he taught them that the passages in Mecca are places for slaughtering sacrifices as well as roads. He told them, ''Do not race each other to slaughter in the place where I slaughtered because you can slaughter in Mena or Mecca anywhere by Allah’s Will and Mercy. 

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: After that prophet Mohammad ordered a part of each camel to be taken, put in and cooked in the same pot, then the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ate it and drank its soup.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: Then the prophet ordered his barber to shave off his head.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet peace be upon him pointed at the right side of his head to be shaved. The prophet took the shaved hair and distributed it among those who were near him. after that, he pointed at the left side of his head to be shaved, so the prophet took the shaved hair and called on Abu Talha to be given to only him and here dear audience we will find that prophet Mohammad wanted to show the priority of some of his companions as he divided his hair two halves: one to be given and divided among all of his companions while the other half was to be given to Abu Talha and only Abu Talha.

Sheikh Ali Paqees: All of the prophet's companions wanted to take some of this half but the prophet  ordered that this half to be given especially to abu- Talha and om –Sulaim ( May Allah be pleased with abu Talha nad his family).

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: The prophet supplicated to Allah to forgive those who shaved their heads and repeated it thrice while for those who shortened their hair, he supplicated to Allah to forgive them only one time                             

Sheikh Ali Paqees: After that the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم started to wash (his whole body) and perfume himself

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Then he rode his camel and Osama Ben Zied was behind him صلى الله عليه وسلم.  He went to Mecca on his camel before the afternoon time. He didn't perform Sa’I (perform running between Safa and Marwa mountains) as his companions did, however, he just performed Tawaf Al-ifada (tawaf of returning). 

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: After that he performed noon prayer. He came to the tribe of Abd al-Muttalib, who were supplying water at Zamzam, and said, "Draw water. O Bani 'Abd al-Muttalib; were it not that people would usurp this right of supplying water from you, I would have drawn it along with you. So they handed him a basket of Zamzam water and he drank from it.

 Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He returned to Mena and continued praying the five prayers by shortening the four rak'ahs prayer, through this time in Mena, his tongue didn’t stop one moment from remembering and asking Him for His forgiveness. He was following Allah’s orders when Allah says [what means] ''And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days''

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: He صلى الله عليه وسلم was performing rituals, teaching people religious laws, and repeating the remembrance of Allah. He said' These Mina’s days are known as Days of eating, drinking and remembering Allah”

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: After performing Noon prayer, he went to Al-Jamra, the place where one should throw the stones. He went to the first and smaller Jamra behind AL kheef’s Mosque, then he threw seven pebbles one by one while saying “Allah is the greatest” (Allahu Akbar). He stopped before the Jamrah until he found a place in which he could stand in easily and turned towards the Qiblah and he started supplicating to Allah. It was a long supplication that was as long as ''Albaqara Chapter ''. He headed to the middle Jamra and he threw it with seven pebbles while saying Allah is the Greatest. Then he went down to the left of the valley then he took the direction of Al Qebla and raised his hands. He stood very long like the first time. Then he started once again his supplication to Allah. After that he reached Jamrat Al Aqaba''. He went down the valley, so the ka'ba was on his left side and he threw seven pebbles. Each time he threw a pebble, he glorified Allah by saying “Allah is the greratest”. He didn’t stay or even supplicate unlike the previous times. This might be because he has finished his worshiping deeds and supplication as supplication is the center of Worshiping.

Day of farewell; Farewell Hajj , that day in which it was mingled with pain of separation as People were listening to their prophet صلى الله عليه وسلمwhile he was saying, "I do not know whether I will ever meet you at this place once again after this current year.” On this day, religion’s legislation were perfected, the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم preached , and he pointed out at essential religious bases. O , It was as a fortress with a high form and strong-established pillars.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon:The prophet didn’t hastens [his departure] in two days but he stayed till he finished throwing pbbles during three days (eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth of Dul-Hijja) then he returned on Tuesday 13 Dul – Hijja afternoon to Al- Mahsb, stayed at a high place of a mountain side at Bani Kinanah from Al-Abtah. He found that Aba Rafe' has set up his tent there without asking the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, but it was out of Allah’s guidance to Aba Rafe' that he went there before the arrival of the prophet himself. He set up a tent for Prophet Mohammad and he صلى الله عليه وسلم performed Noon, afternoon, Sunset and Night prayers. Then the prophet slept and when he walked up he went to Mecca.

Sheikh Ali Paqees : The prophet performed Tawaf Al-Wada’ “farewell Tawaf” in which he was bidding farewell  to both Mashar’s (Al-Mashar al-Haram” Mozdalifa”) and the Sacred House. It was the time for Dawn prayer. The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم led people in Prayer on the fourteenth day. Can you imagine how it was the last prayer he صلى الله عليه وسلم had performed, the last Sajda’h “prostration”  he had performed near the Ancient House, the last verses he had recited near the  Sacred House and it was the last time he had led people in prayer near the Sacred House.

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: Then the prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم returned back to Al Madina he set out from down place of Mecca.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: The prophet returned not to Mecca but to Al Madina where he found his helpers “Al –Ansar” who supported him, fought with him and spent everything for his sake (May Allah be pleased with them all)

Sheikh Zaid al-Qoroon: He صلى الله عليه وسلم entered it during the daylight

Sheikh Khaled al-Khalawy: Even though, this Hajj that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم performed was the first hajj at all, it was the last Hajj he performed because it was a farewell hajj in which he صلى الله عليه وسلم bided Farewell to his Companions and they bided him farewell as well.

Sheikh Abdullateaf Al-Ghamdi: It was such a blessed fellowship, this bright fellowship, the Prophet’s (Peace and blessings upon him) fellowship. I wish I was one of those who joined the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم fellowship, performed and repeating Talbia with him, walking along with him, and performing rituals  side by side with him. And if we were prevented from this blessing, it was only Allah’s destiny and we are satisfied by Allah’s judgment. However, I ask Allah who didn’t will or give us this honor concerning seeing the Prophet’s face صلى الله عليه وسلم in worldly life, but gave us much more honor which is following the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and believing in him without even seeing him. And I’m supplicating to Allah to give us such honor by sitting beside him on the Day of Judgment, on couches facing each other, talking, entertaining ourselves with the Leader of all Prophets (Peace and blessings from Allah be upon him).

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