Tafseer of the Aayah: “Hajj is in the well-known months”

Question 4: Could you please tell us the Tafseer (explanation) of Allaah’s Words (the meanings of which are translated as): The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known (lunar year) months (i.e. the 10th month, the 11th month and the first ten days of the 12th month of the Islaamic calendar, i.e. two months and ten days). ? May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: Allaah (Glorified be He) says: The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known (lunar year) months (i.e. the 10th month, the 11th month and the first ten days of the 12th month of the Islaamic calendar, i.e. two months and ten days). So whosoever intends to perform Hajj therein (by assuming Ihrâm), then he should not have sexual relations (with his wife), nor commit sin, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj. And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allaah knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is Al-Taqwaa (piety, righteousness). So fear Me, O men of understanding! This Aayah means that intention for Hajj is to be made in specific months, i.e. Shawwaal, Dul-Qa‘dah, and the first ten days of Dul-Hijjah.The plural form “months” is used because Arabs generally use the plural when they refer to two and part of a third item. Also, Allaah’s Words: So whosoever intends to perform Hajj therein (by assuming Ihrâm) means that whoever intends to perform Hajj during these months must not commit Rafath, Fusooq, or Jidal. Rafath is conjugal intercourse and all that may lead to it. After assuming Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and ‘Umrah) one must not have intercourse with one’s spouse, or speak words, or do whatever may lead to sexual intercourse. Similarly, a pilgrim should not commit Fusuq which encompasses all sins such as undutifulness to parents, severing ties of kinship, taking or paying Ribaa (usury/interest), consuming orphan’s property, Gheebah (backbiting), Nameemah (tale-bearing), etcread more here.

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