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A Changed and Blessed Life After Hajj

06 July 2023

Yearly, Muslims of every ethnicity, race, social class, and culture congregate in Mecca to worship Allah (SWT) collectively in front of the Kaaba. It is a ritual intended to strengthen the ties of Muslim brotherhood and sisterhood by demonstrating that everyone is equal in Allah's (SWT) eyes. By removing all indicators of social rank, money, and pride, the Hajj allows Muslims to realize the true value of life on earth as well as in the hereafter. During the Hajj, everyone is treated equally. The pilgrims dress in plain white clothes known as Ihram. Pilgrims undertake deeds of worship and refresh their sense of belonging in the world throughout the Hajj. Mecca is a sacred site for all Muslims. It is so religious that no non-Muslims are forbidden from entering.

The Hajj is the most significant and fifth pillar of Islam. It comes in the Islamic calendar’s last month of Dhul Hijjah. It is a pilgrimage that every Muslim should make at least once in a lifetime if they are capable of doing so. Performing a successful Hajj involves a number of rituals such as Tawaf, Sai, stay at Mina and Mount Arafat, Muzdalifah, stoning the Satan, sacrifice of the animal, and Tawaf Al Wida. Without them, one cannot mark their Hajj as a completed one. Hajj is considered to be a life-changing moment for many individuals. They see a positive change in their daily routine and a sense of closeness to Allah Almighty. For a Muslim, the chance to perform Hajj is a once-in-a-lifetime goal, but what does one aim for after Hajj? Do we simply go back to our normal lives, untouched and unimpressive? One of the very first concerns a returning pilgrim wonder is if their Hajj was accepted or not. We cannot be certain till the Day of Judgment, but one of the potential markers of an acceptable Hajj would be that the returning pilgrim re-enters their lifestyle with a revitalized purpose to pursue their religion in mind, body, and spirit, making it a motivation to everybody else. The following Quranic verses from Surah Ale-Imran, 96-97 indicate the importance of Hajj.

The term ‘Hajj' means ‘to do or wish'. It gives wonderful prospects for Muslims to cleanse their spirits of sin and keep them immaculate and virtuous. However, there are people who know the true significance of Hajj and begin to look for strategies to resurrect their Imaan. The lives of most people change thoroughly after undertaking Hajj as they realize the true essence of it and try to make the most out of it. Allah Almighty will not only eradicate your past committed sins but makes you pure and clean just like a newly born baby. In a Hadith narrated by Abu Huraira, it is reported that:

Ways to Maintain a Meaningful, Happy, And Blessed Life After Hajj

Here we will guide you on how to keep a stronger degree of Imaan and live a blissful life after returning from the Hajj pilgrimage:

Envisage The Time of Pelting Stones at Jamarat

Satan is always eager to divert your attention and mislead you to do sins. The greatest method to avoid Satan's temptations is to recall the time of pelting the Jamarat in your thoughts anytime he attempts to persuade you. This will leave you feeling powerful and prevent you from committing sins again. Remember, that Satan is your biggest enemy and will try to do everything he can to make you go on the wrong path. But Hajj gives you a stronger sense and prevents you from doing bad and teaches you to stay away from bad activates. It is mentioned in a Quranic verse that:

Stay Truthful in Your Dealings

What your pray during Hajj is not possible to pray after Hajj. But a little you can do is being honest in your daily life. Do righteous actions and do not lie to others. Whatever you do, say, or deal with must be correct. However, aim to adhere to the acts in which you are persistent and that you can simply manage with honesty. Righteous acts from the core do not price us anything materially and therefore we must practice them more freely especially after Hajj. We must be sincere with others and think that Allah Almighty is watching us so, we should fear and try to avoid dishonest acts. Pilgrims after Hajj try to stay positive and stay genuine. Undoubtedly Hajj is a way to change your lives in a purposeful manner.

Keep Your Post-Hajj State Clean

When one performs Hajj, they become as clean as a newly born baby. Take advantage of this chance to maintain your slate clean and free of sins. It is natural to wander from the road for a while, but ask for forgiveness as early as possible and reply back of your transgression with positive deeds. It is mentioned in Quran that:

Take Part in Social & Religious Activities

Be humble and kind to others and try to help as much as you can. Do charity and help the poor and weak in whatever way you want but make them realize they are equally important in society. Allah (SWT) will surely appreciate your virtuous actions and grant you rewards for them. Involvement in religious services is the finest way of keeping your Imaan exalted and yourselves in the right direction. Engage yourself in voluntary activities and help others.

Don’t Miss Prayers

People who were not regular in their prayers get changed after performing Hajj and try to pray five times a day. They never neglect a call from Allah (SWT) and answer it by praying Namaz. Giving up on Salat can make you Kafir so, try to pray Namaz on time without neglecting any. Praying Namaz is one of the pillars of Islam and it is obligated for Muslims to follow them in order to remain a Muslim.

Supplicate to Allah (SWT)

Stay positive and remember that Allah (SWT) always listens to you. Make Dua and ask him for everything you need. Instead of asking others, request him to give you whatever you want. Making Dua is your right to use it every day as Allah Almighty also loves when a believer makes Dua’s. In a hadith, it was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the:

We must be tolerant with whatever comes to us be assured that there is a comfort after every problem, and, most importantly, we must keep praying. We must always take this opportunity to thank Allah (SWT) and laud Him for His benevolence.

Remind Yourself the Time You Performed Hajj

Pilgrims must see it as an ideal chance to make positive adjustments in their lives. Simply remembering all of the rituals you conducted on your Hajj and all of the holy locations you attended will increase your belief and tell you that everything pertains to Allah Almighty. Allah (SWT) is the supreme authority so ask for forgiveness more frequently and he will certainly forgive you and makes you a better Muslim.

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