Worth of Hajj & Umrah in 40 sayings of Masomeen (as)
By: Abbas Shahid Baqir
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) stated: Everyone who wants the
world and the hereafter should perform hajj rituals.
Someone asked Imam Baqir (A.S.): "Why Hajj has been named "The Hajj of
God's House?" "Imam said: It means that the pilgrim has reached
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Perform Hajj and Umrah
rituals in order to be safe and sound, to make it better living for
your family and make a better life.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Pilgrim of God's House
will be forgiven, and he is entitled to go to heaven and his family
and possessions will be safe and immune.
Abdullah Ibn Fazl says: "I said to Imam Sadiq (A.S.) that I have too
many debts, I have a big family and I can't afford the Hajj costs.
Teach me a prayer. Imam stated: Say after each obligatory prayer: "May
the blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his progeny, and
pay my debts in this world and the hereafter."
I said to him, "I know what the worldly debts are but what are the
debts of the hereafter?"
He said: "Hajj". The prophet of God (S.A.W.) looked at the strings of
camels taking Hajis to the pilgrimage of God's House and said: They
don't take steps unless it is taken as a good deed, they don't take
steps unless it vanishes a sin of them. And when they finish their
ceremony of Hajj, they will be told: "You have made a building, don't
destroy it. Your sins are forgiven. From now on, do good deeds."
Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: Everyone completing a recitation of the Holy
Quran in Makkah won't die unless he sees the Prophet (S.A.W.) and his
own place in the Heaven.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: The best ways to pray God include silence and
going to His House.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: God does not accept the Hajj and Umrah whose
costs have been paid for through illegal means property. (Religiously
It's been narrated from Isaac Ibn Ammar that Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: O
Isaac, everyone who circumambulates God's House one time, God writes
down 1000 good deeds for him, vanishes 1000 of his sins, gives him
1000 rewards, plants 1000 trees fro him in Paradise, gives him
mercifully the recompense for delivering 1000 slaves. When he reaches
"Moltazem", 8 doors of Heaven open and he is told: "Enter whichever
door you wish".
Isaac said: "I said to Imam that all of those are for a person who
just circumambulates God's House"?
Imam stated: "Yes. Wouldn't I teach you a bigger recompense?
"I said: "Please, teach me.
"He said: "Everyone who does something for his faithful brothers, God
will give him the recompense of 10 circumambulations."
Imam Baqir (A.S.) said: One prayer in the Masjid-al-Haram is 100000
times more valuable than one prayer in any other mosques.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: The most favorable place for prayer to God
Almighty is Saay. (That is a holy place in Makkah). Because there
every stubborn and proud person becomes meek.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said to Ibn-Abi-Yafour: Pray very much in the
Prophet's mosque, for praying in this mosque is equal to same 1000
prayers in other mosques, except Masjid-al-Haram that same prayers in
this mosque is equal to same 1000 prayers in the Prophet's mosque.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: Someone who visits a Hajj pilgrim and shakes
hands with him, it is as if he has touched the Hajar-ol-Asvad.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says regarding " Ramye- Jamarat " : With every stone
that a Haji throws at Jamarat, a big fatal sin is vanished from his
Imam Ali ibn Hussain (A.S.) says: When Haji sacrifices in the desert
of Mina (that is a place near Makkah) , his sacrifices will be the
price of his freedom from the fire of the Resurrection Day.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: As one of you perform Hajj and finish it with
the pilgrimage to Madinah, that pilgrimage is the sign of Hajj's
Imam Sajjad (A.S.) says: A person, who accepts responsibility for the
family and financial matters of a Haji, has the same reward as a Haji
has himself. It is even as if he has performed Hajj himself.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Religion will be living so long as Kaaba is
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Respect people who had performed Hajj and
Umrah, because you are obliged to respect them.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been quoted a saying: What is
meant by obligatory prayers; Hajj rituals and other rituals is to
remember God, so what is the use of verbal praise whelming your mind,
you don't think of the greatness of Allah.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: People who do Hajj and Umrah are justified to
God. God will grant them whatever they have asked. If they pray he
will accept, if they intercede, He will accept and if they remain
silent, He himself begins to give them generously His favor and He
grants them and instead of each dirham, He will grant them thousands
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Hajis who return from God's House appear in
three categories: One group are those who are free from fire of Hell.
One group who are purified of their sins as if they are born again.
The third group are the people who come back with the guarantee of
their families and properties, and this is the least a Haji enjoys.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When you decide to go to Hajj, free your heart
from anything that may keep you away from God.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: In 4 occasions the doors of
sky are opened and prayers will be accepted ; on the occasion of
coincidence of the rows of fighters in the cause of God, when it rains
and in the time of getting up for saying prayers and at the time of
looking at the great Kaaba.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: As long as a person is looking at Kaaba he
will receive rewards and his sins are forgiven.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: There are three things that are headed by God.
His book, which is His order and light. His House which is the Qiblah
(that is the direction to which Muslims turn in praying) and He just
accepts full attention to this direction and the Etrat (that is the
household of the Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) ).
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: God has provided 120 types of blessings around
Kaaba, 60 of these blessings will be given to circumambulators, 40 of
them will be given to prayers and 20 of these blessings will be for
people who look at Kaaba. Regarding settlement in Arafat Imam Baqir (A.S.)
says: None of good and wicked people would settle on the Arafat's
mountain unless God accepts their prayers ; the chaste benediction for
the mundane and afterlife matters will be accepted but the wicked
prayers will be accepted just for their mundane matters.
A man asked Imam Sadiq (A.S.) in Masjid- ul- Haram: Who commits the
Imam said: "Someone who settles in Arafat and Mashar, and he does the
ceremony of Saay between the mountains of Safa and Marveh, and
circumambulates around the God's House, then he prays at the back of
the Maghame Ibrahim (A.S.) but doubts whether God forgives him or not.
This person commits the greatest sin.
Imam Hussain ibn Ali (A.S.) says: Shake hands with Hajis and the
people whom have performed the Hajj rituals and Umrah and salute them
before they make sin.
Muhammad ibn Sannan has been quoted a saying that once Imam Reza (A.S.)
wrote to him, " The reason why Mina (A place near Makkah) was named
Mina is that Gabriel (A great angel) said to the Prophet Ibrahim (A.S.)
in this place: Ask God whatever you wish."
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Haji will have the light and mien of Hajj as
long as he has not committed a sin.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: O people perform Hajj rituals with
full awareness and religion and don't come back from Hajj unless you
decide to give up committing sins and repent instead.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: The reward of Hajj is Paradise and
the atonement of any sin is Umrah.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: There are some kinds of sins that
are just forgiven in Arafat.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Frequenting between Safa and Marwah is a means
to underestimate a tyrants.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Begin your Hajj from Makkah and finish it to
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Looking at Kaaba is an act of worship.
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: Don't abandon Hajj rituals because you will be
The Prophet of God (S.A.W.) said to Imam Ali (A.S.): O Ali, someone
who is able to do Hajj but he avoids doing it is a great sinner.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) said to Imam Ali (A.S.): O Ali, someone
who postpones Hajj rituals until he dies, God will send him as Jewish
or Christian in the Resurrection Day.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: If people abandon Hajj of this House, they
will be immediately punished.
The Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: the fighters
in the way of God and the Hajis and those who do Umrah are guests
invited by God.
The Holy Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been quoted a saying: Hajj
resembles Jihad (which is the Holy war in the way of God).
Narrated from the Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) that he said: What a
nice Jihad is Hajj.
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: Four heavenly places exists on earth: Masjid -ul-
Haram, the mosque of the Prophet, the mosque of Bayt -al- Muqaddas and
the mosque of Kufah.
The Holy Prophet of God (S.A.W.) says: Perform Hajj in order to be
The Holy Messenger of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying:
Sustaining wealth for the journey of Hajj is like sustaining in the
way of God and God will reward it 100 times more.
The Holy Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: If
someone gives Eftar (which is a meal eaten after fasting) to any
person fasting or sends a Muslim into Hajj, or mobilizes a fighter or
accepts the responsibility of his family, he is entitled to equal
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Entering Kaaba is like entering into God's
The great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: God
forgives a Haji and whoever that he asks forgiveness for.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: God is the guarantor of someone going to Hajj.
If God wants him to be alive, he will come back to his family and if
God gets his life, he will enter the Paradise.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When a Haji enters Makkah, God puts two angels
for him to keep his prayer, Saay and circumambulation, When he stands
in the Arafah, they beat on his right shoulder and say: " Don't worry
for the past, see what you will be in future.
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: someone who goes to Hajj and Umrah, he is in
fact going to God and God honors his guests and forgives them.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: The
fighters in the way of God and the people performing Hajj and Umrah
are God's guests. God invites them and they accept and they ask God
and God grants.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: three
groups go towards God: Fighters, people who perform Hajj and people
who perform Umrah.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: One Hajj is better than the world and
everything that is in it and an obligatory prayer is better than 1000
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: No act is better than the Hajj except for
Jihad and martyrdom in the way of God.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: There is nothing better than Hajj but the
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying:
Paradise is the reward for an accepted Hajj.
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) was asked: "What is the best work?
He said: "Faith in God, Jihad in the way of God and an accepted Hajj.
The great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) said: Hajj is a minor Jihad.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : Saying an obligatory prayer is better than
going to Hajj for 20 times and going to Hajj is better than a House,
full of gold which is given away as donation and alms.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: One Hajj is better than releasing 70 slaves.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Hajj and Umrah are two bazaars of the
hereafter. The person who does Hajj and Umrah very often is the God's
guest. If God keeps him alive, he is kept forgiven and if God gets his
life, he will enter the Paradise.
Imam Reza (A.S.) says: Hajj and Umrah vanish sins and poverty as a
furnace vanishes impurities of Iron.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: There are three things which their spiritual
rewards include both afterlife and this world: Hajj; which vanishes
poverty, alms; which removes poverty, and goodness; which makes life
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : A Haji never becomes poor.
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) says: Travel to have a healthy body
and do Jihad to gain booty and go to Hajj to be independent.
The Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: Someone who
wants to go to Hajj should hurry up.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: If someone can afford Hajj but he postpones it
without any logical excuse until he dies, he has violated one of
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been quoted a saying: Someone
who doesn't perform his obligatory Hajj rituals without any severe
illness or essential need or any other reasons until he dies, he has
died as a Jewish or Christian.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says : No one will be deprived of Hajj rituals
unless because of a sin, and this is under conditions when God
forgives most sins.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said to Isa, the son of Abi Mansour: O Isa, if you
can eat bread and salt and go to Hajj, do it.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) said: If someone performs Hajj twice, he will be in
mercy and blessing as long as he is alive.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Someone who goes to Hajj for three times, he
never becomes poor.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Someone who goes to Hajj for ten times, God
will forgive all his sins.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: In every month of the year people can go to
perform Umrah, but the best month is Rajab. (The 7th lunar month).
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: To God Makkah is the most favorite place.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: Feeding in Makkah is
like fasting in other places and fasting one day in Makkah is equal to
fasting one year in other places and walking in Makkah is a prayer
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: Someone who prostrates in Makkah is like the
person who sheds his blood in the way of God.
The great Prophet of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying: No days
are like the first ten days of Zul-Hajjah (12th lunar month) when God
likes people to pray in.
Narrated from the great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) a saying: Touching
the Hajar al-Asvad (which is a holy black stone in Makkah) and Rokne
Yamani will vanish all sins.
Imam Ali ibn Hussain Zainul Abedin (A.S.) says: When the night of
Arafat and the first hours of the Mina day come, God presents his
dearest Angels to the people standing in Arafat and Mina.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When people rest in Mina, a proclaimer on
behalf of God proclaims that, if you wish my satisfaction, I am
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: The major Hajj is day of sacrifice.
The Messenger of God (S.A.W.) says: Ramye Jamarat (that is part of
Hajj rituals in which pilgrims throw stones at satans) will be
rewarded in the resurrection day.
Imam Baqir (A.S.) says: If someone dies in one of these two
sanctuaries (that is Makkah or Madinah), he will be appointed without
any fear in the resurrection day.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: God likes serving food and sacrificing of
sheep in Mina.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: When a faithful man shaves all his hair in
Mina and buries it. In the resurrection day, every hair will recall
its owner's name.
Imam Ali (A.S.) says: The Zamzam's water (which is a holy well near
Kaaba) is the best water on earth.
The great Messenger of God (S.A.W.) has been narrated a saying:
Someone who circumambulates God's house seven times and says two units
of prayers in the back of Magham (which is a holy place in Kaaba) and
drinks Zamzm's water, all his sins will be cleared.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: Drinking the Zamzam's water
is a cure for every illness.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) says: Nothing but daily prayers is better than Hajj.
The great Prophet of Islam (S.A.W.) says: When you finish Hajj
rituals, you are so pure as if you have been born again.
Imam Ali (A.S.) has said in his will that: For the sake of God, For
the sake of God, It's the right of your Lord's home to not be left
alone until you live, because if it is left alone, you won't stand a
chance against God's punishment.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): No place is more favored by God except the place of
running (Masaa) because there is where any selfish or cruel person
will be humiliated and disrespected.
Imam Ali (A.S.) : Don't you see that the Glorious God ever since
Adam's time till the end of the world has tested people with rocks
that are useless as well as harmless, blind as well as deaf, and with
all his respect, built them into a place where people gather round.
Then, it was placed in the most rocky, plant less, and harrow canyon
which was between the toughest mountains, hottest pebbles, and
waterless springs that was very far from plains, somewhere no camel,
horse, cow, or sheep could grow fat. If the Glorious God with all his
respect were to place his home and the Hajj's ceremonial place
somewhere else that was in the middle of gardens, springs, plains full
of trees, fruit, and close houses and villages, and where fields full
of wheat, gardens full of flowers, fine land and sure enough however
simple the examination is, the reward will be little.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.) in answer to Hesham the son of Hekam 's question
about the reason of achieving the Hajj ceremony and circumambulating
the Kaaba, replied: God created humans, and commanded them to obey the
religion and what's best for them in this world and placed Hajj to
join his people from the east and west of the world (and so that they
get to know what each other are up to) and so that the merchants that
take goods from town to town would profit. And so that leaders and the
camel keepers would gain something as well. And also so that the God's
Messenger's traces would be known and his words would not be
forgotten. If every tribe or person were to settle in his / her own
city or land, they would banish, and their cities would be destroyed,
they would have a financial decrease, and everything would be kept
silent, this is the true reason of Hajj.
Imam Baqir (A.S.): Hajj is peaceful for the soul.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): I've never seen anything remove and replace poverty
with wealth as fast as continuously going to the pilgrimage of God's
Imam Sajjad (A.S.): The right of Hajj for you is to know that through
this you enter your God's bounders and you turn to him instead of
sinning, and because of this your sorrow is accepted and you have
achieved what God has asked you to do.
Imam Baqir (A.S.): Having complete Hajj is like meeting with the Imam.
Imam Kazim (A.S.): Following the verse: Whoever is blind in this world
is also blind in the second world and even more mislead.
Imam Kazim (A.S.) commented: That's someone who postpones the required
Hajj and keeps saying I'll go this year, I'll go next year until he /
she finally dies, and we warp their body and keep eyes of people.
Abdur Rahman the son of Kosair: I went to Hajj with Imam Sadiq (A.S.)
and on the way; his excellency went on a high mountain and looked at
people from up there and said: There's so much commotion and so little
Imam Baqir (A.S.):
Whoever comes to pilgrimage this house is not accepted if he/she
doesn't have these three traits:
1. Self-restraint from sinning.
2. Forbearance to control his / her anger with.
3. Treating his / her companions properly.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): If someone goes to the pilgrimage of God's home
with religiously prohibited money, and says,"Oh my Lord, I 'm here
(Labake) (In return) he'll /she'll hear: No, you are not here and no
you are not worthy. And if someone goes to the pilgrimage of God's
home with religiously legitimate money will hear: You are here and you
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) said: Whoever goes to Hajj with
religiously prohibited money, then says: I'm here, oh God, I'm here
(Labake Allahomma Labake) God will answer: No, you are not here and no
your Hajj should be of your own.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): There are two kinds of Hajj: Doing the duties of
Hajj for God and doing the duties of Hajj for people, whoever goes to
Hajj for God, is rewarded with heaven, and whoever goes to Hajj
because of people, on the Judgment Day, his / her reward will be given
to those people.
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): Whoever dies on the way to Makkah or coming back
from Makkah will be rid of fright, fear, and nervousness on the
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): Whoever dies while wearing the pilgrimage's garb,
will later rise saying I'm here (Labake) .
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): Regarding the verse (And whoever reaches there is
safe) said, Any human that enters the Holy Shrine and turns to it is
safe from God's anger and if any kind of animal or bird enters, they
should not be annoyed or forced out until it has left the Shrine
Imam Sadiq (A.S.): People lose their Imam but his Excellency is
present in the Hajj ceremonies and sees people, but people don't see
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE