Surah Hajj - Al-Hajj (Pilgrims)
It is a 22nd surah of the Holy Quran in order. Surah Al Hajj "The Pilgrimage" was revealed in Medina, Arabia on the last Prophet and Messenger of God (Allah Almighty ) Almighty, Muhammad (peace be upon him).The Surah has named from its verse 26-38 relating to the pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah).The total number of verse in surah Al Hajj are 78.
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As for as the importance of surah Hajj is concerned we have found this sayings about Hajj (pilgrims) but are not shure if they are authentic ( Quran-O-Sunnah) or not.
“The reciter of this Surah will get rewards of all previous and future pilgrims (Hajj) If one recites this Surah on every third day, he will go for Hajj in the same year and if he dies while going he will go straight to heaven.”
22. Surah Al Hajj (The Hajj)
This Surah takes its name from v. 27.
Period of Revelation
As this Surah contains the characteristics of both the Makkan and the Madani Surahs, the commentators have differed as to its period of revelation, but in the light of its style and themes we are of the opinion that a part of it (vv. 1-24) was sent down in the last stage of the Makki life of the Holy Prophet a little before migration and the rest (vv. 25-78) during the first stage of his Madani life. That is why this Surah combines the characteristics of both the Makki and the Madani Surahs.
The sudden change of the style from v. 25 shows that probably vv. 25-78 were sent down in the month of Zul-Hijjah in the very first year after Hijrah. This is indicated by vv. 25-41 and confirmed by the occasion of the revelation of vv. 39-40. It appears that the month of Zul-Hijjah must have brought to the immigrants nostalgic memories of their homes in Makkah and naturally they must have thought of their Sacred City and of their Hajj congregation there, and grieved to think that the mushrik Quraish had debarred them from visiting the Sacred Mosque. Therefore, they might even have been praying for and expecting Divine permission to wage war against those tyrants who had expelled them from their homes and deprived them of visiting the House of Allah and made it difficult for them to follow the way of Islam.
It was at this psychological occasion that these verses were sent down. That is why the purpose for which Masjid-al- Haram was built has been specifically mentioned. It has been made plain that Hajj(pilgrimage) had been enjoined for the worship of One Allah. But it is an irony that afterwards it had been dedicated to the rituals of shirk and the worshipers of One Allah had been debarred from visiting it. Therefore, permission for waging war against those tyrants has been given to oust them from there and to establish the righteous way of life for establishing virtue and eradicating evil. According to Ibn Abbas, Mujahid, Urwah bin Zubair, Zaid bin Aslam, Muqatil bin Hayyan, Qatadah and other great commentators, v. 39 is the first verse that grants the Muslims permission to wage war. Collections of Hadith and books on the life of the Holy Prophet confirm that after this permission actual preparations for war were started and the first expedition was sent to the coast of the Red Sea in Safar A.H. 2, which is known as the Expedition of Waddan or Al- Abwa.
Subject Matter and Theme
This Surah is addressed to:
1) The mushriks of Makkah
2) the wavering Muslims
3) the True Believers