Hajj 2024 Khutba: Over 2 Million Gather at Arafat for a Spiritual Milestone

Today, more than 2 million pilgrims are gathered at the plains of Arafat to perform the most significant rite of Hajj, known as ‘Wuquf-e-Arafat‘. The Imam and Khateeb of Masjid al-Haram, Sheikh Dr. Maher bin Hamad Al-Muaiqly, delivered the Hajj sermon, highlighting the essence of faith, unity, and piety.

A Momentous Day at Arafat

The Hajj sermon by Sheikh Dr. Maher bin Hamad Al-Muaiqly was a profound reminder of the core principles of Islam. He emphasized the oneness of Allah and His encompassing mercy. He urged believers to fear Allah and avoid sins, stating, “Allah’s mercy envelops everything. It is His right that people fear Him and shun sins.”

The Significance of the Hajj Sermon

Sheikh Maher highlighted the blessed role of Prophet Muhammad (PBAH), sent as a mercy to mankind. He reminded the pilgrims that those who honour the Prophet, believe in him and follow the divine light he brought are the truly successful ones.

The sermon also included the Prophet’s reminder, “O people, I am Allah’s Messenger, the one who holds the power of the universe, who gives life and takes it. Believe in Him, fear Him, and beware of the day when no parent will benefit their child, nor will a child benefit their parent. Indeed, Allah’s promise is true. Do not be deceived by the allure of this world and Satan.”

The Importance of Piety and Good Deeds

In his sermon, Sheikh Maher stressed that the world is a deception and one should always be mindful not to be misled by its allure. He stated, “True success and salvation lie in worshipping Allah alone and adhering to His commands as delivered by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

He added that those who fear Allah find their paths opened by Him. Emphasizing good morals, he noted, “Embracing good ethics, brotherhood, and piety is what Islam calls for. Avoid injustice and remember that those who harm believers will never prosper.”

Practical Advice for Pilgrims

Sheikh Maher provided practical advice, urging pilgrims to perform prayers timely, remain steadfast in their worship, and engage in acts of charity. “Your prayers, charity, and sacrifices should be for Allah’s pleasure alone,” he advised.

He also highlighted the importance of Ramadan, stating that fasting during this holy month is a significant act of devotion. For those able, performing Hajj is a duty, underlining the essence of Islam which includes bearing witness to the oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Muhammad (PBUH).

A Day of Unity and Reflection

Pilgrims arrived at Arafat in large caravans after spending the night in Mina. Their arrival continued throughout the day, filling the area around Masjid Nimra, where the sermon was delivered in 50 languages, including Urdu. This year, over 2 million pilgrims performed the combined Dhuhr and Asr prayers at Arafat.

Comprehensive Support and Facilities

The Saudi government has ensured all possible facilities and security measures for the pilgrims. With temperatures soaring to 43 degrees Celsius in some areas, authorities urged pilgrims to use umbrellas and stay hydrated. The Saudi Ministry of Health has deployed over 34,000 healthcare professionals and equipped 730 ambulances to provide medical assistance.

Conclusion

The annual Hajj pilgrimage is not just a journey of faith but also a testament to the unity and resilience of the Muslim Ummah. As millions gather in Arafat, their collective prayers and devotion echo the timeless message of Islam — faith, piety, and the worship of Allah alone.

For more insights into the Hajj experience, you can visit the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. These resources provide comprehensive information and live updates on this significant event.

Related Articles

Stay informed and spiritually engaged as the global Muslim community witnesses this profound journey of faith, stay tuned to blogy365.com

Ars Dev

Welcome to Blogy365.com! We are thrilled to introduce ourselves as a team driven by expertise and dedicated to sharing valuable insights across a range of topics. Our platform is led by a distinguished individual with a diverse background and a wealth of experience in various fields. As a graduate with a passion for excellence, our founder has cultivated a remarkable journey encompassing a wide array of disciplines. From managerial prowess to administrative acumen, operations finesse to supply chain and procurement expertise, support services to finance management, purchase strategies to warehouse optimization, and inventory control to production efficiency – our founder's multifaceted skill set sets the tone for the quality of content you'll find here. One of our proudest achievements is the mastery of ISO standards. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to industry best practices, we have successfully navigated the intricacies of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 standards. This not only speaks to our commitment to upholding the highest quality standards but also underscores our dedication to promoting a safe and secure work environment. Hailing from the vibrant city of Harare, Zimbabwe, we bring a unique perspective to our administrative and managerial approach. The experience gained from this dynamic backdrop has enriched our ability to adapt, innovate, and excel in the face of challenges. Our journey hasn't been limited to internal operations alone. We have been entrusted with the pivotal role of overseeing vendor relationships from start to finish. From meticulous registration procedures to thorough evaluation processes, we ensure that our vendor partnerships align with our commitment to excellence. At Blogy365.com, we believe in the power of sharing knowledge and experiences. Our founder's journey, coupled with our dedication to producing insightful content, fuels our mission to create a hub of information that resonates with professionals, enthusiasts, and curious minds alike. Join us as we explore the realms of management, administration, operations, supply chain dynamics, finance strategies, and so much more. Together, let's embark on a journey of continuous learning, growth, and empowerment. Thank you for being a part of our community. Sincerely, Mohammed Rizwan Founder, Blogy365.com

More Reading

Post navigation

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *