Fatwa: # 23217
Category: Hajj & Umrah
Country: Canada
Date: 18th November 2012


Hadith regarding the call towards Hajj


is there a hadith or a saying that when a muslim goes to hajj they go with 3 calls " call of jibraeel (when he goes there he dies) call of ibrahim ( when he goes to hajj he comes back and changes his life) and call of shaytan ( when he goes to hajj he comes back and continues to live a sinful life) if someone can please clarify this for me  Jazakallah


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The call of Ebrahim Alaihissalam was a command from Allah Ta’ala.  Allah Ta’ala says in the Quran: 

وَأَذِّنْ فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجالًا وَعَلى كُلِّ ضامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِنْ كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ (سورة الحج، رقم الاية 27)

And announce among people about (the obligation of) Hajj, so that they should come to you on foot and on every camel turned lean, travelling through every distant hilly pathway. (Quran 22: 27)


Under the commentary of this Ayah, Imam Ibn Katheer Rahimahullah quotes from Ibn Abaas Radhiallahu Anhu and others that those who responded to the call of Ebrahim Alaihissalam were granted the ability to perform Hajj in this world. [1]

The call of Jibraeel Alaihissalam and Shaytaan is not known. 


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Azīm bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  وَأَجَابَهُ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ سَمِعَهُ مِنْ حَجَرٍ وَمَدَرٍ وَشَجَرٍ، وَمَنْ كَتَبَ اللَّهُ أَنَّهُ يَحُجُّ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ، لَبَّيْكَ اللهم لبيك، وهذا مَضْمُونُ مَا رُوِيَ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ وَمُجَاهِدٍ وَعِكْرِمَةَ وَسَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ وَغَيْرِ وَاحِدٍ مِنَ السَّلَفِ، وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ، أَوْرَدَهَا ابْنُ جَرِيرٍ (تفسير ابن كثير، ج 3، ص 1247، دار الفكر)

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