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Did Not Perform Hajj?

The allegation against Ahmadas is that he did not perform Hajj. This is an allegation full of ignorance. Someone asked about this allegation in regards to Ahmadas not doing Hajj and he stated:

 

“These people raise this objection out of mischief. The Holy Prophetsaw lived ten years in Medina. It was only two days travel between Medina and Mecca, but Holy Prophetsaw did not perform Hajj for ten years, even though he could have arranged for conveyance. It is not the only condition for Hajj that one has sufficient wealth but it is also important that there is no danger of mischief and there should be means available to reach there with peace and to perform Hajj. When beasts like maulvis issue fatwa of death here and do not fear the government, then what else could they do there? But these people have no interest that we do not perform Hajj. If we perform Hajj then they will consider us Muslims? And will they join our jama’at? Well, firstly all these Muslim scholars should write a declaration that if we perform Hajj then all of them will repent on our hand and will enter our jama’at and will become our followers. If they write as such and take an oath then we will perform Hajj. Allah will arrange means of convenience for us so that in future the mischief of maulvis ends. It is no good to object mischievously. This objection of theirs does not come on us but on Holy Prophetsaw as well because Holy Prophetsaw performed Hajj in his last year only (Malfuzat, vol 5 page 248)

 

Ahmadas himself told his followers consecutively to perform Hajj. He stated:

 

“A person who ignores even the smallest injunction from the 700 commandments of the Holy Qur’an he closes the door to salvation upon himself by his very own hand”

 

And:

 

One day the Promised Messiahas was feeling unwell and was lying down on his bed. The Promised Messiahas’s wife, Hadhrat Amma Jaanra and her father, the late Mir Nasir Nawwab were sitting in the house talking to one another. When the topic of Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah) came up, Hadhrat Mir Nawwab said, “these days the journey for Hajj has become very easy, people should go to Hajj”. The Promised Messiahas was listening to this discussion. The Promised Messiahas began to think of the Ka’bah (i.e. the House of God in Makkah – a cube shaped building), and the grave of the Holy Prophetsaw (in Madinah). Due to his immense love his eyes began to flow with tears. The Promised Messiahas’s extreme desire to perform Hajj revealed itself and as tears flowed from his heart he would wipe them He addressed Hadhrat Mir Nawwab and said only:

“This is true and it is our heart-felt desire as well, but I think to myself, will I ever be able to see the grave of the Holy Prophetsaw?”

 

He also stated:

 

“It is true that the journey of Hajj has become quite easy these days, and it is our heart felt desire as well but I think to myself will I ever be able to see the grave of the Holy Prophetsaw

 

One should remember that Hajj has its conditions. The Holy Qur’an states:

 

فِيهِ آيَاتٌ بَيِّنَاتٌ مَقَامُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ ۖ وَمَنْ دَخَلَهُ كَانَ آمِنًا ۗ وَلِلَّهِ عَلَى النَّاسِ حِجُّ الْبَيْتِ مَنِ اسْتَطَاعَ إِلَيْهِ سَبِيلًا ۚ وَمَنْ كَفَرَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَنِيٌّ عَنِ الْعَالَمِينَ {98}

 

In it are manifest Signs; it is the place of Abraham; and whoso enters it, enters peace. And pilgrimage to the House is a duty which men — those who can find a way thither — owe to Allah. And whoever disbelieves, let him remember that Allah is surely independent of all creatures.(Chapter 3 verse 98)

 

Allah also States:

 

وَأَتِمُّوا الْحَجَّ وَالْعُمْرَةَ لِلَّهِ ۚ فَإِنْ أُحْصِرْتُمْ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۖ وَلَا تَحْلِقُوا رُءُوسَكُمْ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ الْهَدْيُ مَحِلَّهُ ۚ فَمَنْ كَانَ مِنْكُمْ مَرِيضًا أَوْ بِهِ أَذًى مِنْ رَأْسِهِ فَفِدْيَةٌ مِنْ صِيَامٍ أَوْ صَدَقَةٍ أَوْ نُسُكٍ ۚ فَإِذَا أَمِنْتُمْ فَمَنْ تَمَتَّعَ بِالْعُمْرَةِ إِلَى الْحَجِّ فَمَا اسْتَيْسَرَ مِنَ الْهَدْيِ ۚ فَمَنْ لَمْ يَجِدْ فَصِيَامُ ثَلَاثَةِ أَيَّامٍ فِي الْحَجِّ وَسَبْعَةٍ إِذَا رَجَعْتُمْ ۗ تِلْكَ عَشَرَةٌ كَامِلَةٌ ۗ ذَٰلِكَ لِمَنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ أَهْلُهُ حَاضِرِي الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ شَدِيدُ الْعِقَابِ {196} الْحَجُّ أَشْهُرٌ مَعْلُومَاتٌ ۚ فَمَنْ فَرَضَ فِيهِنَّ الْحَجَّ فَلَا رَفَثَ وَلَا فُسُوقَ وَلَا جِدَالَ فِي الْحَجِّ ۗ وَمَا تَفْعَلُوا مِنْ خَيْرٍ يَعْلَمْهُ اللَّهُ ۗ وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيْرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوَىٰ ۚ وَاتَّقُونِ يَا أُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ {197}

 

And complete the Hajj and the ‘Umrah for the sake of Allah: but if you are kept back, then make whatever offering is easily available; and do not shave your heads until the offering reaches its destination. And whoever among you is sick or has an ailment of the head, should make an expiation either by fasting or almsgiving or a sacrifice. But when you are safe, then he, who would avail himself of the ‘Umrah together with the Hajj, should makewhatever offering is easily obtainable. But such of you as cannot find an offering should fast three days during the Pilgrimage, and seven when you return home; these are ten complete. This is for him whose family does not reside near the Sacred Mosque. And fear Allah and know that Allah is severe in punishing. The months of the Hajj are well known; so whoever determines to perform the Pilgrimage in these months, should remember that there is to be no foul talk, nor any transgression, nor any quarrelling during the Pilgrimage. And whatever good you do, Allah knows it. And furnish yourselves with necessary provisions, and surely, the best provision is righteousness. And fear Me alone, O men of understanding.(Chapter 2 verse 197-198)

 

It is clear that Ahmadas was not supposed to go because of these conditions set by the Qur’an. They are clear and he did not have a safe route at all. One should also remember that Ahmadas did indeed do Hajj-e-Badal. Ahadith of Bukhari tell us:

 

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَوَانَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي بِشْرٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ أَنَّ امْرَأَةً، مِنْ جُهَيْنَةَ جَاءَتْ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَتْ إِنَّ أُمِّي نَذَرَتْ أَنْ تَحُجَّ، فَلَمْ تَحُجَّ حَتَّى مَاتَتْ أَفَأَحُجُّ عَنْهَا قَالَ ‏”‏ نَعَمْ‏.‏ حُجِّي عَنْهَا، أَرَأَيْتِ لَوْ كَانَ عَلَى أُمِّكِ دَيْنٌ أَكُنْتِ قَاضِيَةً اقْضُوا اللَّهَ، فَاللَّهُ أَحَقُّ بِالْوَفَاءِ ‏”‏‏.‏

 

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:A woman from the tribe of Juhaina came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and said, “My mother had vowed to perform Hajj but she died before performing it. May I perform Hajj on my mother’s behalf?” The Prophet (ﷺ) replied, “Perform Hajj on her behalf. Had there been a debt on your mother, would you have paid it or not? So, pay Allah’s debt as He has more right to be paid.”(Sahih Bukhari Volume 3 Book 29 Hadith #77)

 

Again in Bukhari it is mentioned:

 

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ كَانَ الْفَضْلُ رَدِيفَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَجَاءَتِ امْرَأَةٌ مِنْ خَثْعَمَ، فَجَعَلَ الْفَضْلُ يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهَا وَتَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِ، وَجَعَلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَصْرِفُ وَجْهَ الْفَضْلِ إِلَى الشِّقِّ الآخَرِ فَقَالَتْ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ إِنَّ فَرِيضَةَ اللَّهِ عَلَى عِبَادِهِ فِي الْحَجِّ أَدْرَكَتْ أَبِي شَيْخًا كَبِيرًا، لاَ يَثْبُتُ عَلَى الرَّاحِلَةِ، أَفَأَحُجُّ عَنْهُ قَالَ ‏ “‏ نَعَمْ ‏”‏‏.‏ وَذَلِكَ فِي حَجَّةِ الْوَدَاعِ‏.‏

 

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Abbas:Al-Fadl (his brother) was riding behind Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) 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 (ﷺ) turned Al-Fadl’s face to the other side. The woman said, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! 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 (ﷺ) replied, “Yes, you may.” That happened during the Hajj-al-Wida (of the Prophet (ﷺ) ). (Sahih al Bukhari, Hadith #1513)

 

Hajj-e-Badal is what Ahmadas performed which does exist in Islam and is clearly shown in the ahadith. Hafiz Ahmadullah Sahibra went in the place of Ahmadas.

 

Now quite often the anti Ahmadi Muslims quote a hadith of Sahih Muslim where it is stated that :

 

وَحَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، وَعَمْرٌو النَّاقِدُ، وَزُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، جَمِيعًا عَنِ ابْنِ عُيَيْنَةَ، – قَالَ سَعِيدٌ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ، – حَدَّثَنِي الزُّهْرِيُّ، عَنْ حَنْظَلَةَ الأَسْلَمِيِّ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ، – رضى الله عنه – يُحَدِّثُ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏”‏ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَيُهِلَّنَّ ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ بِفَجِّ الرَّوْحَاءِ حَاجًّا أَوْ مُعْتَمِرًا أَوْ لَيَثْنِيَنَّهُمَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏ وَحَدَّثَنَاهُ قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا لَيْثٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، بِهَذَا الإِسْنَادِ ‏.‏ مِثْلَهُ قَالَ ‏”‏ وَالَّذِي نَفْسُ مُحَمَّدٍ بِيَدِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

 

Hanzala al-Aslami reported: I heard Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) as narrating from Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) who said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life. Ibn Maryam would certainly pronounce Talbiya for Hajj or for Umra or for both (simultaneously as a Qiran) In the valley of Rauha (Sahih Muslim Hadith #1252a)

 

Firstly, in other ahadith, we see that the Prophet Muhammadsaw also saw the Antichrist perform Hajj. Does this mean the antichrist would also be a pilgrim?

 

Secondly, in this hadith we see that there is a lot of doubt. The word or is continuously repeated which shows that the real words of the Prophet Muhammadsaw are not the ones in this so called hadith.

 

Thirdly, based on the narration, the hadith itself is weak because of its narrators.

 

In regards to the second narrator, Sa’id Bin Mansur Bin Shu’batul Khorasani it is written:

 

وأما يعقوب الفسوى فقال : كان إذا رأى في خطابه خطأ لم يرجع عنه

Meaning, when he saw any mistake in his narrations, he did not correct it (Mizan-ul-Itidal, Volume 2)

 

There are many more weak hadith narrators in the other isnaad of this hadith as well, but we will not get into that as this is sufficient.

 

Furthermore, Faji Rauha is not even a miqat. It is a route situated in between Mecca and Medina but is not a point at which the pilgrims on the Hajj put on the ihram and visit with their garments. It is stated in Ikmal ul Ikmal Sharh of Muslim:

 

لَیۡسَ بِمِیۡقَاتٍ

 

Meaning, Faji Rawha is not a miqat.

 

The dictionary named Qamus stated:

 

الرَّوۡحَاءُ بَیۡنَ الۡحَرَمَیۡنِ عَلٰی ثَلَاثِیۡنَ وَ اَرۡبَعِیۡنَ مِیۡلًا مِنَ الۡمَدِیۡنَۃ

 

Meaning, Rawha is in between the Haramain at a distance of 40 miles from Medina, which also means that it is not a Miqat.

 

Now Hadhrat Ibn Abbasra narrated:

 

وَحَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي عَدِيٍّ، عَنْ دَاوُدَ، عَنْ أَبِي الْعَالِيَةِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ سِرْنَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بَيْنَ مَكَّةَ وَالْمَدِينَةِ فَمَرَرْنَا بِوَادٍ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَىُّ وَادٍ هَذَا ‏”‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالُوا وَادِي الأَزْرَقِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى مُوسَى صلى الله عليه وسلم فَذَكَرَ مِنْ لَوْنِهِ وَشَعْرِهِ شَيْئًا لَمْ يَحْفَظْهُ دَاوُدُ وَاضِعًا إِصْبَعَيْهِ فِي أُذُنَيْهِ لَهُ جُؤَارٌ إِلَى اللَّهِ بِالتَّلْبِيَةِ مَارًّا بِهَذَا الْوَادِي ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ ثُمَّ سِرْنَا حَتَّى أَتَيْنَا عَلَى ثَنِيَّةٍ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَىُّ ثَنِيَّةٍ هَذِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا هَرْشَى أَوْ لِفْتٌ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى يُونُسَ عَلَى نَاقَةٍ حَمْرَاءَ عَلَيْهِ جُبَّةُ صُوفٍ خِطَامُ نَاقَتِهِ لِيفٌ خُلْبَةٌ مَارًّا بِهَذَا الْوَادِي مُلَبِّيًا ‏”‏ ‏.‏

 

We travelled with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) between Mecca and Medina and we passed by a valley. He (the Holy Prophet) asked: Which valley is this? They said: This is the valley of Azraq Upon this he (the Holy Prophet) remarked: (I feel) as if I am seeing Moses (peace be upon him), and then he described something about his complexion and hair, which Diwud (the narrator) could not remember. He (Moses, as described by the Holy Prophet) was keeping his fingers in his ears and was responding loudly to Allah (saying: I am as Thy service, my Lord) while passing through that valley. We then travelled (further) till we came to the mountain trail. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Which mountain trail is this? They said: It is the Harsha or Lift. He (the Holy Prophet) said: (I perceive) as if I am seeing Yunus on a red camel, with a cloak of wool around him. The halter of his camel was that of the fibre of date-palm, and he was passing through the valley saying: I am at Thy service! my Lord. (Sahih Muslim 166 b)

 

Therefore, it is clear that the Holy Prophetsaw saw the Messiah in Rawha in the same way he saw the Prophets saying Labbaik in the valley, which were all visions
rather than literal.

 

If I was to accept this hadith, it must be made clear that this hadith talks about the latter day Messiah. Isaas of 2000 years ago has already died a natural death according to the Qur’an and the ahadith and will never return. The title Ibn Maryam is given to someone from our ummah who was to be just like Isaas and it is quite evident that these prophecies were all fulfilled in Ahmadas. If the coming of the Messiah is interpreted metaphorically, and these prophecies were based on visions, it is obvious that this hadith (if accepted) has a hidden meaning as well, if said by the Prophet Muhammadsaw.

 

We see that the visions also state Dajjal would do tawaf, but no Muslim takes that literally. Furthermore, according to interpretation of dreams, circumbulating the Holy Kabah or performing any of the prescribed rites in a dream means walking the path of righteousness. It can also refer to being the caliph of Allah Muslims. In Tatir ul Inam, we see that when one sees they have performed Hajj or Umrah, it means a long life with their goals fulfilled. Other books mention it referring to the ataining of Allahs Mercy. Some raise the allegation that why the anti Christ was then seen doing Hajj, and the obvious answer is that such a vision must be interpreted.

 

Hadhrat Ahmadas stated:

 

Our Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saw in a vision that the Dajjal was performing the circuit of the Ka‘bah, and was doing it stealthily, like a thief, so that he could destroy the Ka‘bah whenever the opportunity offered…. Obviously, no one can say that the Dajjal would actually become a Muslim and perform the circuit of the Ka‘bah. Every intelligent person will interpret this revelation as a vision through which the spiritual condition of the Dajjal was revealed to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), and that this allegory presented itself to him in a vision in which he saw the Dajjal was circuiting the Ka‘bah like an actual person. What it meant was that the Dajjal would be a bitter enemy of Islam and would hover around the Ka‘bah with evil intentions. We know that just as the watchman goes around the houses at night, so does a thief. But while the watchman seeks to protect the houses and to catch the thief, the thief’s motive is to steal and plunder. Thus the interpretation of this vision of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) is that the Dajjal will be preoccupied with trying to violate the sanctity of the Ka‘bah, while the Promised Messiah, who was also seen performing circuit of the Ka‘bah, would be busy protecting the House of Allah and trying to apprehend the Dajjal. (Ayyam-us-Sulh, Ruhani Khazain, Volume 14, Pae 274-275)

 

Secondly, visions are often fulfilled by the Khulafa of the Prophet or someone from his progeny. The Prophetsaw was given the keys of the treasures of Caesar and Chosroes in a vsion, but these countries were conquered in the time of Hadhrat Umarra. In the same way, the second Khalifa of the Mahdi Hadhrat Mirza Bashiruddin Mahmood Ahmadra, the son of the Imam Mahdi, performed Hajj.

 

Hadhrat Ahmadas himself explained this concept. He stated:

 

“Twenty five or twenty six years ago, I saw in a dream that someone was writing my name. He wrote half of it in Arabic and half in English. Migration is also a characteristic of Prophets but some of the dreams of a Prophet are fulfilled through a descendant or a follower of his. For instance, the Holy Prophetsaw was given the keys of the treasuries of Caesar and Chosroes and these countries were conquered in the time of Hadhrat Umarra” (Badr, Volume 1, No.23, September 7, 1905, pg 2)

 

Hajj is a pillar of Islam and one of the most important forms of worship in Islam and every believer who has a safe path should perform it. It also shows unity and shows how much love the believer has for his creator. Ahmadas was always busy in circuits around his Creator. He brought faith back from the highest star in the sky and showed the world true Tawhid which was lost during his days. He also brought back the true teachings of Islam and created a jamaah of united followers who are united as the worshippers of Hajj are united. Talbiyya is basically the words Labbaik, Labbaik, Allahumma Labaik which simply means that the servant is claiming to be at the service of Allah completely and from Ahmadas‘s life, it is evident, that every moment was spent in the remembrance of Allah. Now Rauha is a distanced place from Hajj and according to Sahih Muslim, when Satan hears the Adhan, he runs away to a distance like that of Rauha. It is narrated:

 

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَعُثْمَانُ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، وَإِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ إِسْحَاقُ أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ الآخَرَانِ، حَدَّثَنَا جَرِيرٌ، عَنِ الأَعْمَشِ، عَنْ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ إِذَا سَمِعَ النِّدَاءَ بِالصَّلاَةِ ذَهَبَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ مَكَانَ الرَّوْحَاءِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ فَسَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الرَّوْحَاءِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ هِيَ مِنَ الْمَدِينَةِ سِتَّةٌ وَثَلاَثُونَ مِيلاً ‏.‏

 

Abu Sufyan reported it on the authority of Jabir that he had heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say:When Satan hears the call to prayer, he runs away to a distance like that of Rauha. Sulaimin said: I asked him about Rauha. He replied: It is at a distance of thirty-six miles from Medina.(Sahih Muslim 388 a)

 

This shows us that Rauha is a distanced place from Hajj and is related to Satan as well as it is distanced from the place of worship. This simply tells us that the Messiah would be so spiritual and would bring the people who are on the wrong path to the true teachings of Islam and during his time the people would be distanced from prayer for example, as rauha is distanced from Hajj. It also shows us that the Messiah would be from an area which would be known to be a area far from the true area of Islam, which is Saudi Arabia according to many. However, despite this he would be followed by the true Muslims because Allah would Show them signs as He did, and the people would see his devotion to Islam. Allah also Showed the people that He has the ability to choose a prophet from a place like India which is extremely far from the main Islamic areas. Once again, all of this is only being mentioned as an interpretation, if the hadith was to be accepted.

 

Another important fact one has to keep in his mind is that the Holy Prophetsaw never performed talbiyya in the valley of Rauha so why would the Messiah differ in his way? The anti Ahmadis sadly misinterpret visions and prophecies and cause them to become a allegation against our beloved Master Muhammadsaw. There can be many more interpretations to this vision as well, and every reasonable interpretation would be fulfilled in Ahmadas because of his devotion to Islam. Taking this hadith literally would cause a clear contradiction in the Qur’an which clearly tells us that Isaas has died.

 

Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas states:

 

“Another form of worship is Hajj—the Pilgrimage; which does not mean that a person should carry out the formality of the Pilgrimage by providing for his journey across the ocean with money lawfully or unlawfully acquired, and having repeated the prayers and formulas according to the directions of the servitors of the Ka‘bah, should come back and boast that he has performed the Pilgrimage. The purpose that God Almighty has appointed for the Pilgrimage is not achieved in this manner. The truth is that the last stage of the seeker’s journey is that withdrawing himself altogether from the demands and desires of self he should be completely engulfed by the love of God and complete devotion to Him. A true lover sacrifices his soul and heart; and the circuit of the House of Allah is a visible sign of such a sacrifice. As there is a House of Allah here below on the earth, so there is one in heaven. Until a person performs the circuit of the House above, his circuit of the House below is not truly performed. One who performs the circuit of the House below puts aside all garments, retaining only one of them to cover his body, but he who performs the circuit of the House above discards all garments altogether and becomes naked for the sake of God. The circuit is a sign of the lovers of God. They go round the Ka’ba as if they have no will of their own left and they are devoted wholly to Him.”(Essence of Islam Volume 2, Page 317)

 

This shows that there is a spiritual significance to this pillar of Islam as well, where the Lover of Allah go around the Ka’aba as if they have no will of their own left, and they are devoted entirely to Allah.

 

Another important key note to remember is that according to the Qur’an, the ahadith, and the statements of great saints, it is obvious that the Messiah would be persecuted, and be declared a disbeliever by the clerics who would also be the worst of the creatures. They would also lack knowledge which shows us that they would be great enemies of the Messiah and would of course not let him physically come into Mecca to perform Hajj as they would be after his life and would have the goal to even kill him if they had a chance. The ahadith themselves make it clear that the Messiah would not do Hajj and that it would be abondoned in his time. It is narrated:

 

لاَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ حَتَّى لاَ يُحَجَّ الْبَيْتُ

 

Meaning, that the Hour will not be established till the Hajj is abondoned (Sahih Al Bukhari, Hadith #1593)

 

We see that in the time of Hadhrat Ahmadas Hajj was abondoned in India because of the spreading of the plague.

 

But the truth is that despite all the attempts of the anti Ahmadi opponents to kill the Prophet of Allah, Ahmadas, they failed miserably. Today they still try to wipe out the name of Ahmadiyyat, but every attempt they take has failed and caused our name to flourish even more.