fbpx
CURRENTLY ON AIR ⇒
  • JUZ A DAY (Daily Qur'an) - Local and International Recitors
    Mon, 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
    [ - ]

feedback@radioislam.org.za

Radio Islam Logo


((( Listen Live )))))
Radio Islam Logo


The Dua Portal – The excitement of returning home from hajj is still focused on acceptance and forgiveness.

– SHAKIRAH HUNTER

We were all at OR Tambo international, for the first time since the Pandemic hit – the restrictions were lifted completely. Rushing into the international arrivals, the first Hujaaj had arrived. It was a moment of excitement, noise and children running around in circles. “Welcome home Dadi and Dada” said one placard, “Hajj Mabroor,” said another. Hyped on sweets and sugar my nieces and nephews waited in eager excitement for their parents to land.

Every space was overtaken, five flights had landed at the same time so there were people everywhere. Each time a scarf or a kurta was spotted we all rushed forward eagerly checking to see if it was “our hujaaj” coming through.

And then after what seemed like hours, the first hujaaj came through – fatigue etched in their faces, their journey to that moment home was a long tiring one. But as they bonded with their families – you saw the fatigue, the physical pain of hajj melt away, the long wait replaced by the joy of the meeting of their loved ones. They had separated from their children for the sake of Allah, separated from their homeland for the sake of Allah, separated from their comforts all for the pleasure of Allah.

And as those trolleys made the turn and the hujaaj scanned the crowd looking for their families, you watched the flash of children running and jumping into their parents’ arms. “My mummy is back from Hajj!”. The little ones were not reserved at all and ran into the arms of grandparents, uncles, aunts, and siblings. Then the teenagers awkwardly hugged their parents, not comfortable to express the emotion that was so obviously etched on their faces.

As the greetings overwhelmed each group of people- people struggled to find the right words to express the feelings and to adequately welcome the Hujaaj home. And once again the Duas of Nabi (s) is always perfect and express every emotion so concisely.

Qabilallahu hajjaka wa ghafara dhambaka wa akhlafa nafaqataka

May Allah accept your Hajj, forgive your sins and recompense your expenses. (At-Tabrani) From the Fadhail-e-Haj (Virtues of Haj) by Shaykh Zakariyya Kandehlawi (RA):Hadith No. 8

Ibn Umar (ra) reports that Rasulullah (sws) said“When you meet a haji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins.”

The first part of that dua- “may Allah accept your Hajj” frames the constant condition of the believer- even as we express our joy for meeting our family members, we are reminded that our true joy is always attached to the acceptance by Allah Ta’ala. The Hujaaj might be experiencing joy, yet they are constantly worried about the acceptance of this great amal and even their families within their joy express the sentiment that acceptance should be the core focus.

We understand that our Hujaaj coming home return free of sin like the day they were born – yet the Dua is still focused on making Dua for Allah to forgive them. This again directs our attention to the focus of the life of every believer – whether for Hajj or any action that we bring into our lives- the constant worry with regards to the forgiveness of our sins.

The duas of Nabi (s) are all encompassing as always – therefore this dua ends in a beautiful practical way: “May your expenses be recompensed”. The financial expenditure of Hajj is a huge impact on the returning hujaaj and this part of the Duaa grants a lovely feeling of comfort for the returning Hujaaj.

ADVERTISE HERE

Prime Spot!!!

Contact:
advertisingadmin@radioislam.co.za 

Related Articles

Global survey shows shrinking trust in internet

Global survey shows shrinking trust in internet

Neelam Rahim | neelam@radioislam.co.za 2 min read 03 December 2022 | 5:15 pm CAT An international survey has revealed that Internet users’ trust in the Internet has dropped significantly since 2019. This was one of the critical findings of a 20-country Ipsos survey...

read more

What you didn’t know about habits?

Naseerah Nanabhai | naseerahnanabhai@gmail.com 1 min read | 12:30 PM CAT Studies reveal that we spend approximately 40% of our day on autopilot, performing habits. Habits are frequent tendencies that we have and are mostly oblivious to. By their very nature, habits...

read more

Why secondhand textbooks are the best way to save money

Mumtaz Moosa Saley | mumtazs@me.com 23 November 2022 | 12:45 PM CAT 1 min read When it comes to parenting, there is no manual, nor are there any guidelines. Most of us tend to follow the advice family members have provided. As it comes to the year's end, I am sure...

read more
The unsung heroes of our community

The unsung heroes of our community

Mumtaz Moosa Saley | mumtazs@me.com 23 November 2022 | 12:00 PM CAT 1 min read A few weeks back, whilst interacting on social media, I asked people why they are thankful to their child’s madrassa teachers, and the responses were simply amazing. As parents, we don’t...

read more
Are you experiencing the end of year fatigue?

Are you experiencing the end of year fatigue?

Naseerah Nanabhai | naseerahnanabhai@gmail.com 1 min read | 12:30 PM CAT In just under two months, we will bid farewell to 2022 and welcome the new year. While many of us may be eager or even nervous for 2023, at this time of year, most people may be experiencing what...

read more

Subscribe to our Newsletter

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

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