Hajj is an Arabic word. Hajj is performed by all the Muslims as a religious obligation. There are a lot of Hadeeth and Quranic verses that shows the importance of Hajj in Islam. There is a great reward and blessings of Allah for performing Hajj once in life. Hajj is a source of cleaning our past sins. It removes all the sins of a Muslim which he committed in life before the performance of Hajj. Allah blessed his creature with a lot of reward and blessings.
If a person spends his wealth and time to perform Hajj only for the sake of Allah, it protects him from poverty. Hajj removes poverty and purify a person from all the sins, he committed in his life.
Umer bin Khattab (R) said that Holy Prophet (S.A.W) said:
“Follow up between the Hajj and Hajj, because certainly succession between the two of them increases the life span and dispels poverty and sins as fire removes impurities.” (Baihaqi)
Allah love his creature and he love the deeds which are performed solely for His blessings and pleasure. Hajj is an act in which Muslims come into the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madina and Allah consider it as the pilgrim is answering His call. The pilgrim calls Him and He response and blessed his creature.
Hajj can be performed at any time in your life. If a person want to perform Hajj and he also have financial resources and health, he can perform. There is no any restriction of time period as in Hajj. A Muslim can obtain the blessings and virtues of Hajj in any Islamic month. The pilgrims are the guests of Allah. A Muslim can seek blessings, forgiveness and a lot of virtues by performing Hajj any time.
There are a lot of benefits of Hajj but the most important is its equality to Hajj. An Hajj performed in the month of Ramadan is equals to Hajj in its virtues and rewards. Hajj performed in the month of Ramadan is equals to Hajj that is performed with Holy Prophet (S.A.W). According to Hadeeth Ibn Abbas said he heard the Holy Prophet say:
“Hajj performed in the month of Ramadan will equal (in rewards) to that of Hajj or Hajj performed with me (SAW).” (Bukhari, Muslim)
The reward of performing Hajj is only Jannah. If a person leaves his home only for the sake of Allah and he dies in the journey of the holy Cities. There will not be any accountability to him on the day of judgment nor will he answer for his sins. He will said to enter into Jannah. There will not any punishment for him. So if you want to be one of them so prepare yourself for the holy journey and let’s fly for Makah. Numbers of companies are offering cheap Hajj package 2017. The cheap Hajj packages 2017 are designed to facilitate the guest of Allah and Prophet of Allah. No doubt, we all want to be one of them.