The Meaning of Hajj


We are entering to the days of Hajj. These are the days of the pilgrimage to the House of Allah. Holy Prophet (asws) is saying about the Hajj in his Hadiths e-Sharif, ‘the ones striving in the course of Allah and the one performing Hajj, and the one performing Umrah, are all the delegations of Allah. He calls them and they respond to His call. They ask Him, and He answers their supplications.’


The Hajj, it is a preparation, it is a rehearsal for dying, leaving this world, and meeting with Allah swt. When a person goes on Hajj, he puts on his Ihram, two white sheets that are representing his funeral shroud. Every action in the Hajj, every step in the Hajj, it has significance. And that is why the person who performs the Hajj properly, he comes back free of sins. Because it is as though he has given up from his life and he has a new life for Allah swt sake. But, are the 21st century Muslims thinking like this?

One of the great Awliya Allah, Sheykh Ali-Hujwiri (qs) is describing the reality of the rituals of the Hajj, saying, ‘wearing Ihram, in reality means giving up your bad habits. Staying in Arafah means being busy with the love of Allah swt. Going to Muzdalifah means giving up from the desires of the ego. Making Tawaf around the Ka’ba means being in awakening station about Allah swt. Coming back from Mina means leaving behind your hawa, your desires. Running between Safa and Marwa means purifying your heart and your soul. Cutting a kurban means sacrificing all the desires of your nafs. And throwing pebbles at the sheytan means throwing away your bad companions and your bad habits.’ And he goes on to say, ‘if a murid fails to observe and learn this lessons from his pilgrimage to Ka’ba, his going to the Hajj will make no difference to him. And indeed, it will be an aimless and a vain show.’

So which Hajj is being made today? That real Hajj that Hz Hujwiri is describing? or that fake Hajj, that is an aimless and a vain show?

If we ask ourselves sincerely, we get the answer.

– Hoja Lokman Effendi Hz



Sahih Muslim, Book of Hajj:

Salim reported on the authority of his father (‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar) that the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) was asked what a Muhrim should wear, whereupon he said: A Muhrim should not wear a shirt, or a turban, or a cap, or trousers, or a cloth touched with wars or with saffron, nor (should he wear) stock- ings, but in case he does not find shoes, but (before wearing stockings) be should trim them (in such a way) that these should become lower than the ankles.

Sahih Bukhari: Book of Hajj: Hajj on Behalf of others:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abbas : Al-Fadl (his brother) was riding behind Allah’s Apostle and a woman from the tribe of Khath’am came and Al-Fadl started looking at her and she started looking at him. The Prophet turned Al-Fadl’s face to the other side. The woman said, “O Allah’s Apostle! The obligation of Hajj enjoined by Allah on His devotees has become due on my father and he is old and weak, and he cannot sit firm on the Mount; may I perform Hajj on his behalf?” The Prophet replied, “Yes, you may.” That happened during the Hajj-al-Wida (of the Prophet ).


Sunan Abu Dawud:  Book of Pilgrimage rites

Narrated Aqra’ ibn Habib: Ibn Abbas said: Aqra’ ibn Habis asked the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) saying: Apostle of Allah hajj is to be performed annually or only once? He replied: Only once, and if anyone performs it more often, he performs a supererogatory act.

Only Mahdi and Messiah can bring Peace to the World


Today because of the Ahir of Ahir Zaman, the Awliya (Saint of Allah) are pulling themselves away from public areas. They are hiding themselves. Even if they come out together, they cannot make the whole desert to become green. They can only make small areas of waters and rivers around them green but not the whole desert. For the whole desert to become green we need rain coming down from Paradise. And for this world to become correct again, for all the seven billion, close to seven billion people to turn themselves back to the right road again, you need someone who is coming with the Heavenly power, Heavenly justice, Heavenly rules and Heavenly laws. Those ones are Isa alayhi salam and Mehdi alayhi salam.

No one can bring any other peace to this world except those. So many millions and billions are going to become disobedient to them too. But those ones are not coming asking people for votes. Don’t forget. They are not coming to ask votes from us. They are coming to set rules and laws to us saying, “This is what your Lord wants. Turn this way.” Their swords are very sharp. It’s cutting from both sides.

Those ones who are coming from Heavenly stations are coming to set the rules and laws back to this world. They are not coming with any new laws and rules. They are coming to bring back the traditions and the Sunnats of the prophets and Holy Prophet (asws). To bring things back alive for people to follow and find the right way. Otherwise, there is no right way. Maybe according to individuals, but not according to the Heavenly stations.

Right and wrong is according to the books that Allah has sent down to us, not according to our own understanding. You go to a Buddhist and ask, “What is right for you?” He will say, “Buddha.” You go to a Christian to ask, “What is right for you?” They will say, “Jesus.” You ask, “Who is that one?” He is whatever the church teaches them. Some churches teach the Trinity and some churches teach that he is only a prophet. Whatever they learn.

Hah!… the rules and the laws have been set fourteen hundred years ago. Mehdi (as) and Isa (as) are ready to come down to set everything back to its place again. They are not bringing any laws. They are not bringing new laws. They are not Prophets. Isa (as) is not coming back as a prophet. It is finished. Prophethood is closed. The Seal of the Prophet Muhammad (asws) sealed it and he closed it. Isa (as) is coming to set the rules and the laws of Muhammad (asws) to live according to that. Mehdi (as) is coming to bring everybody together and prepare them for Isa (as). If anyone, any other systems or any other groups are saying otherwise, we are saying here that it’s wrong. That day is coming when you are going to see that it’s wrong. Right is always only one, not two. The right way is coming all the way from the Prophet’s (saw) teachings until today.

– SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim Effendi Hz

Saint of Allah Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)
Saint of Allah Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-Kibrisi (Q.S)

Islam is for Mercy to the Whole World


People today they claim that they are making Jihad. They are going and they are taking Muslims, then they are cutting their necks off and they’re saying “We’re doing this for Allah, Jihad.” You’re killing a Muslim man? And Allah is saying to you in the Book, “If you kill one Muslim without a reason, it is as if you killed all the Muslims in the Divine Presence.” Allahu Akbar! But when it comes to them they are the best Muslims too. And they come out these days and they justify that by saying, “This is what Prophet (saw) ordered.” They’re using the ayats that were revealed when Holy Prophet (saw) took the prisoners of war. And the Prophet(alayhi salatu wa salam) was hesitating to kill the prisoners of war. He asked Abu Bakr (ra) and Abu Bakr says, “Ya Rasulullah,it’s better not to kill them.” It’s better just to sell them back because the nation of Islam now needs money and we take money for them. So when he asks Umar, Umar says, “Ya Rasulullah, cut them.”

And the Prophet (saw), that is a Prophet, and the Prophet (saw) is not wanting too, because the Holy Prophet is what? He is the Prophet of Mercy. He is not a prophet of punishment. So now an ayat came saying, “You came to a wrong judgment about that matter”,saying to Holy Prophet (alayhi salatu wa salam). But it says, because Allah knows your intention, there will be safety. As you like. And Holy Prophet (saw) turns around and says, “If the punishment was coming then everyone will be finished except Umar.” But Allah is giving the decision to the Prophet (saw) saying, “As you like.” Because that is the Prophet of Mercy, and that’s what fits there too. He’s not a prophet of punishment.

Now they’re using that ayat and saying, “We can kill them.” But first of all these people, they are not your prisoners of war. First thing, those people that are there are either to make work to earn money for their families or they are there to build your nation. Someway somehow. You don’t like it, but the nation is finished. The country is finished. Everything failed and those technicians, those people, they went there to build your nation. Millions of people they are supporting those. Saying,”They are right.” According to what? Now they’re using the ayats too. That’s their understanding. But Prophet (saw) saying again to us, “In Ahir Zaman, everyone of you are going to use the ayats according to your own understanding. That time prepare yourselves for the Fire.” That means he’s not giving us permission to take the ayat and to start making judgment or fatwa or to give commentary to the ayats. You don’t have authority.

-Sahibul Saif Sheykh Abdul Kerim Effendi Hz.

Saint of Allah Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-KIbrisi (Q.S)
Saint of Allah Hazret Shaykh Abdul Kerim Al-KIbrisi (Q.S)