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This Hadith points out the fact that it is permissible to take children to Hajj. The reward of their Hajj
will be given to their parents. But when after attaining maturity the child becomes liable for Hajj, it will be
necessary for him to perform it again because the one he has performed in childhood, will not be sufficient for him.
The reason behind taking children to Hajj is to teach them how to perform this obligation.
َلﺎَﻘَﻓ ، ِءﺎَﺣْوﱠﺮﻟﺎِﺑ ًﺎﺒْآَر َﻲِﻘَﻟ ، ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﱠنَأ ، ﺎَﻤُﻬْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، ٍسﺎﱠﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑا ِﻦﻋَو
» َﻘﻟا ِﻦﻣ
؟ ُمْﻮ «
اﻮُﻟﺎَﻗ :
اﻮُﻟﺎَﻗ :
؟ َﺖﻧَأ ْﻦﻣ
َلﺎَﻗ :
ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا ُلﻮﺳر
ْﺖﻟﺎَﻘَﻓ ًﺎﻴِﺒَﺻ ٌةَأَﺮْﻣا ِﺖَﻌَﻓَﺮَﻓ
؟ ﱞﺞﺣ
َلﺎَﻗ :
ٌﺮﺟَأ ِﻚﻟو ْﻢَﻌَﻧ
ٌﻢﻠﺴُﻣ ُﻩاور
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Prophet (PBUH) came across a caravan at Ar-
Rauha' and asked who the people in the caravan were. They replied that they were Muslims. They asked: "Who are
you?'' He (PBUH) said, "
I am the Messenger of Allah
.'' Then a woman lifted up a boy to him and asked: "Would this
child be credited with having performed the Hajj (pilgrimage)?'' Whereupon he (PBUH) said, "
Yes, and you will
have a reward
ُﻪَﺘﻠِﻣاز ْﺖﻧﺎَآَو ، ٍﻞْﺣَر ﻰﻠﻋ ﱠﺞَﺣ ﻢﱠﻠَﺳو ِﻪْﻴَﻠَﻋ ُﷲا ﻰّﻠَﺻ ِﻪﱠﻠﻟا لﻮﺳر ﱠنأ ، ُﻪﻨﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، ٍﺲﻧ أ ْﻦَﻋَو
ﱡيرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ﻩاور
Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) performed the pilgrimage
on an unsaddled camel which also carried his provisions (i.e., his Zamilah)
"Zamilah'' is a mount like a horse, mule etc., on which luggage is loaded while travelling. What it
means here is that the Prophet (PBUH) travelled for Hajj on such a mount on which he kept his provision for the
journey also. In other words, it was his Zamilah as well. This incident happened during Hajjat-ul-Wada` (
). This Hadith shows the Prophet's total humility and humbleness and his disregard for the life of the
َلﺎَﻗ ، ﺎَﻤُﻬْﻨَﻋ ﻪﱠﻠﻟا ﻲﺿر ، ٍسﺎﱠﺒﻋ ِﻦﺑا ِﻦَﻋَو
، ِﺔﱠﻴِﻠِهﺎَﺠﻟا ﻲﻓ ًﺎﻗاﻮْﺳَأ ِزﺎَﺠﻤﻟا وذَو ، ُﺔﱠﻨَﺠِﻣَو ُظﺎﻜُﻋ ﺖَﻧﺎَآ
ْﺖﻟَﺰَﻨَﻓ ، ِﻢِﺳاَﻮﻤﻟا ﻲﻓ اوُﺮﺠﱠﺘَﻳ نأ اﻮُﻤﱠﺛَﺄَﺘَﻓ
ْﺒَﺗ نأ ٌحﺎَﻨُﺟ ْﻢُﻜْﻴَﻠَﻋ َﺲْﻴَﻟ
ﻢُﻜﱢﺑَر ﻦِﻣ ًﻼﻀَﻓ اﻮُﻐَﺘ
: 198
ﱢﺞَﺤﻟا ﻢِﺳاَﻮَﻣ ﻲﻓ
ﱡيرﺎﺨﺒﻟا ُﻩاور
Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Ukaz, Mijannah and Dhul-Majaz were markets during
the pre-Islamic period. The Companions disliked trading there till the following Ayat of the Noble Qur'an were
revealed: "
There is no sin on you if you seek the Bounty of your Rubb (during pilgrimage by trading)
...'' (2:198)
The Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) considered trade and commerce during the months of Hajj
as sinful because they thought that trade had a sort of resemblance with the bazaars which were arranged on the
occasion of Hajj in the pre-Islamic period. Through the Ayah quoted in this Hadith, Almighty Allah removed their
misunderstanding. Therefore, trade and commerce on this occasion do not violate the Hajj and `Umrah. This is
however, only a permission. If one wants to earn reward in the Hereafter through his utmost devotion to Allah, it is
more meritorious to avoid commercial activities and wholeheartedly concentrate on the remembrance of Allah and
His worship.