Dua for the returning Haji.


Say the following Duā when meeting the Hāji after his/her return:


Qabilallāhu hajjaka wa ghafara dhambaka wa akhlafa nafaqataka.


Translation: “May Allāh Ta’ālā accept your Hajj, forgive your sins and recompense your expenses.” (At-Tabrāni) 


The Chosen Servants of Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'la), the Hujjaj, are returning from their journeys of a lifetime, all over the world. How should we meet them and is there anything specific that should be said to them?


Abdullah Ibn Umar (radiyallahu anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, “When you meet a haji (on his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'la) on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'la) for his sins.” (Musnad Ahmad)


In another hadith it is mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) once prayed, “Oh Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'la), forgive the sins of the hajis and forgive the sins of him for whom the haji prays. (Mustadrak Hakim, Sahih ibn Khuzaymah, Shu’abul Iman) Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has authenticated the above Hadith and Hafiz Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs with him.


It is reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) made this dua three times which emphasises its importance.


It is also reported that Umar (radiyallahu anhu) said, “The haji has the pardon of Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'la) and until the twentieth of Rabi al Awwal Allah (Subhanahu wa ta'la) answers his prayers in which he begs forgiveness for anyone.” (Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah)


For these reasons it has always been the custom and habit of the learned predecessors to welcome the pilgrims, to walk with them and to ask them to pray on ones behalf.


From the Fadhail-e-Hajj (Virtues of Hajj) by Hadhrat Shaykhul Hadeeth Molana Zakariyya (Rahmatullahi alayh)




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