All The Commandments
of Hajj Are Specific To Allah Only
(HAJJ: A Journey
Pilgrimage To Holy Kaaba In Makkah City)
The Hajj of Kaaba, by the people for Allah, is a divine command.
(Surah: Aal-e-Imran, Verse: 97)
Perform the 'Hajj' and Umrah for Allah.
(Surah: Al-Baqarah, Verse: 196)
The above mentioned verses reveal beyond any doubt that paying a visit to
any place, some one's house, a shrine save the house of Allah, as if
undertaking a holy journey like 'Hajj' and 'Umrah', is polytheism. Paying a
sacred visit to Allah's house is worship of Allah, and worship is devoted to
People, ought to make a circuit (Tawaaf) of this ancient house (Holy Kaaba)
This is (Command of Allah), and he who holds sacred things of Allah in
honour; so it is good for him in the sight of Allah. And the cattle are
lawful for you, save which have been forbidden before. So shun the filth of
idols and also shun speaking lies. Just turn to Him only and do not ascribe
partners to Allah. And one who ascribes a partner to Him, is like one fallen
from the sky, and then birds had snatched him or the wind blown him to a
remote place. (This is Command of Allah) and one who holds these things
consecrated to Allah, then it is indeed the piety of the hearts.
(Surah: Al-Hajj, Verses: 29 to 32)
There are specific salutations and respects for the signs and customs of
Allah. Any one who offers these exclusive salutation and respects to a place
(other than an appointed place of Allah) like the tomb of a saint is
indulging in polytheism. Making a circuit of this ancient house of Allah,
embracing its walls, giving a kiss to its one stone and touching the other
stone with hands. Then performing "Sa'i" in between the hills of this house,
staying in its near by valleys and grounds, offering sacrifice and
performing "Rami" (Throwing pebbles), all these rituals are adoration of
Allah. Performing such rites at any body's shrine is polytheism.
O believers! Indeed the drinking (Wine, Spirituous liquor) gambling, graves
of saints and divining arrows are filthy deeds of Shaitan. Keep yourselves
away from these, so that you may live in happiness.
It is established from the verse that to accord such respect and reverence,
exclusively attributed for signs and customs of Allah, to graves of saints,
is an act of Shaitan.
The holy prophet, SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam (Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam) affirms:
Allah may cast curse upon the Jews and the Christians, for they converted
the graves of their prophets into mosques; (in a way) the holy prophet Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam,
was warning from what the Jews and Christians had committed. Then he said:
"I forbid you to do that."
The holy prophet Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam prayed to Allah:
O Allah! Convert not my grave into an idol.
(From Abu Huraira)
The above Hadees proves clearly that graves must not be converted into
mosques, neither offer prayers at the graves, nor worship them.