Talbiyah Start for Hajj


source : anonymous

The recitation of Talbiyah marks the beginning of Hajj. Umm Salamah reported: “I heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon
him) saying: “O Family of Muhammad! Whoso among you intends to perform Hajj must raise his voice while uttering talbiyah.” This is
reported by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.

Jabir reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“Whosoever makes intention to perform Hajj and pronounces talbiyah all day until sunset, Allah the Almighty will forgive his sins,
and he will be free of sin as he was the day his mother gave birth to him.” (Ibn Majah)
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“He who declares, ‘There is no God but Allah’ will get the good news of reward (for him), and he who magnifies Allah (or, says Allahu
Akbar – Allah is the greatest) will receive the good news of reward (for him).” They asked: “O Prophet of Allah, is it the (good news of)
Paradise?” He replied, “Yes.” (Narrated by At-Tabarani and Sa’id bin Mansur)

Sahl ibn Sa’ad reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“When any Muslim utters talbiyah, everything – every stone or every tree or every pebble – on his right side and on his left side responds with a (similar) talbiyah, until the whole earth resounds with it.”
(Reported by Ibn Majah, Al-Baihaqi, Tirmizhi, Al-Hakim, who considers it a sound hadith)

Abu Bakr reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked: “Which Hajj is the best Hajj?” He replied: “One in which voices are
raised when saying talbiyah and a sacrifice is offered.” (Reported by Tirmizhi and Ibn Majah) Abu Hazim said: “When the Companions
put on ihram their voices would become hoarse even before they reached Makkah.”
‘Ata said: “Men must raise their voices (when saying talbiyah), but a woman should raise her voice so as to hear it herself, but she should not raise her voice more than that.”

The Talbiyah is not alowed to be recited in the two Holy mosques in makkah and Madinah. Saying talbiyah is desirable in the following places and times: when mounting one’ s mount (or any means of transportation), on arriving at a place, on going up a hill or down into a valley, on meeting another group of people, at the end of every prayer, and early in the
morning. Ash-Shafi’i said: “We love to say it at all times.”

When one hears people reciting the Talbiyah, one should realize that it is the response to the Almighty’s call in the Qur’an: “And proclaim among men the Pilgrimage: they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, coming from every remote path” (Sura al-Hajj, 22:27); and from this call one should remember the Blowing of the Trumpet when all people will issue forth from their graves towards the place of Judgment on the Day of Qiyaamah.

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