Islamic library of the venerable Sheik Ash-Sha‘râwy
In the journey of ever continuous giving of
the venerable Imam, Sheik Muhammad Mitwaly Al-Sha‘râwy, are shining lights and
inspirations that illumine the way of the seekers, guide the astray and teach
humanity the religious matters that have been kept hidden from it.
Done for the Love of Allah, the Prophet
Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and Islam by Abdullah translation
group and as homage paid to our venerable Imam, Sheik Muhammad Mitwaly
Hajj…that sublime fifth Pillar of Islam, rich
with far-reaching shoreless meanings, wisdoms, morals, philosophies and
symbols; a rehearsal to the Day of Crowding, a great scene of equality where
all privileges melt into thin air. In Hajj there is a reenactment of Prophet’s
Ibrâhîm (peace and blessings be upon him) firm stand against the
black whispers of Satan. He stoned
him seven times, a physical matter that agrees with our corporality, for us to
learn that we should always stone the devil within ourselves in a nonphysical
sense, barring all his gateways to us, by our defiance to yield to his satanic
temptations until he recedes and leaves us dispossessed of all power over us.
All hajjis came answering the call of The
Great Summoner – His Majesty, Allah, all praise and glory be to Him. All are
standing before Allah just with a seamless piece of cloth on body like the
shroud you shall come out of this world wrapped in.
Tawâf, Sa‘y, Standing at ‘Arafat, offering sacrifice, Zamzam…. and
other Hajj rites, all have a wisdom and a moral, all teach a lesson that we
should live by. Hajj with it majesty and the magnificence of worship in it is
the hope of every Muslim to establish the Fifth Pillar of his Islam; hope of
becoming a hajji, a traveler whose destination is the Sacred House of Allah and
visiting His Messenger Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.