By Ahmed Ahmed, Bauchi
The Chief of GRA Mosque Bauchi, Alhaji Abdulrahman Idris has warned intending pilgrims to shun dubious act and tormenting troubles in the Holy Land. Idris gave the warning in his Friday summon that dwell on hajj performance in Bauchi.
“I strongly advise the prospective pilgrims not to engage in something dubious or start fighting one another in the Holy land.
“Always remain patience with one another don’t allow yourself to be provoked by other people know the reason you are there for worship,” Imam Idris said
The Islamic Cleric urged them to resist any temptation to take hard drugs to Saudi Arabia, adding that taking hard drugs attracts the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.
He reminded the intending pilgrims that during the Hajj the Pilgrims perform acts of worship and they renew their sense of purpose in the world.
According to him, Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam; all Muslims who are physically and financially able to make the pilgrimage are required to do so at least once in their lives.
“In just a few days, Muslims of every ethnic group, colour, social status, and culture will join in solidarity in the world’s largest annual gathering of people following the footstep of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)
“During Hajj millions of Muslims set aside all differences of race, caste, economic status, nationality, and even sect as they unite in the holy pilgrimage.
“Each donning the simple two-piece white garb of the non-attached traveller, allowing nearly no apparent difference whatsoever as they all stand together,” he said
Imam Idris also stressed that Hajj makes Muslims feel the real importance of life here on earth, and the afterlife, by stripping away all markers of social status, wealth, and pride.
He added during Hajj, Muslims from all parts of the world come together and show their love for one another and get to know one another without any barriers or obstacles between them.
Ustaz Idris said the season of Hajj brings a great deal of good as Muslims come together and learn from each other.
He pointed out that Hajj is a chance to wipe clean the slate of one’s mistakes and shortcomings of the past.