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Take Advantage of Hajj for Divine Forgiveness

Take Advantage of Hajj for Divine Forgiveness

Mawlana Abdol-Ghani Badri reminded the virtues of Hajj, al-Qadr night, Friday and the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah calling the audience to take advantage of these opportunities to obtain divine forgiveness and more rewards from the Almighty.
Talking to the Sunni worshipers in Zahedan’s central gathering for the Friday prayers on 10th Aug. 2018, the interim Friday imam of Zahedan began his speech by the Noble Qur’anic verse: “يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِيَ لِلصَّلَاةِ مِنْ يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ إِنْ كُنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ; O you who have believed, when [the adhan] is called for the prayer on the day of Jumu’ah [Friday], then proceed to the remembrance of Allah and leave trade. That is better for you, if you only knew.”
He said: “When pilgrims perform Hajj in its particular time and place, they will be as clean of sins as they are born newly. Worshiping at al-Qadr night is better than one thousand months. The night and day of Friday are also good opportunities for the believers.”
“Friday has been named ‘Jum’ah’ because it is the day of Muslims’ gathering. Muslims assemble and gather to carry out worships such as prayers and Hajj. Zakat is also for showing sympathy with others,” Mawlana Badri added more.
The senior Hadith teacher of Darululoom Zahedan said: “Friday prayer is one of emblems of Muslims’ gathering. People gather once a week in once place to carry out a divine order, get informed about each other’s problems and show sympathy with them.”
He urged: “Opening Friday prayers in all mosques of a town is in contrary to gathering of Muslims and the philosophy of the Friday prayers. Islam does not like it. Today Muslims offer prayers in Haramain Sharifain in one place. It is more likable for the Almighty to see His servants in one place instead of many groups and congregations.”

Look how you pass your Friday!
Referring to a Hadith, Mawlana Badri warned about abandoning the Friday prayers and said: “Friday has a connection with human heart. If a person does not offer Friday prayers, he will turn into a corrupt and neglectful person. Such people only follow their desires.”
“Not only the Friday prayers, but the whole night and day of Friday are important; we should examine how we spend and pass these great moments. Regretfully, the number of worshipers decreases in the morning/Fajr prayers of Fridays,” he said.
At the end of his speech, Mawlana Abdol-Ghani Badri reminded the audience about the special virtues of the ten days of Dhul-Hijjah where worshiping at night is equal to worshiping at al-Qadr night and fasting is equal to fasting of Ramadan.


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