In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Deeds Not Transferable Including HAJJ, UMRAH & Qurbani
(Avoid Excesses)
Compiled by Syed Sadruddin Hussain                    sydsadr@hotmail.com
Reviewed by Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

None can change Allah’s words: Al-Kahf (018), Ayat  027 / Al_Ahzab (033), Ayat 062.

Deeds are NOT Transferable: Benefits or Punishments are NOT Transferable:

You will get reward of what you yourself used to do, (Al_Quraan_036.054, 045.028).

Don’t get confused with following Ayaat. Here the Topic is Janaaza, the last honor, in which we request Allah for forgiveness.

And never offer prayer (Salaat-ul-Janaaza) for any one of them who dies and do not stand by his grave; surely they disbelieve in Allah and His Messenger (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and they shall die in transgression, (Al_Quraan_009.084).

For each of your actions, including the Hajj/Umrah or Reciting the Quraan etc., you will get reward of what you have done, and surely DEEDS of your loved ones or others will NOT save you, (Selected References: Al_Quraan_003.030, 003.185, 006.164, 014.051, 016.111, 018.047-049, 020.015-016, 031.033, 036.054, 039.069-070, 040.017, 044.041, 045.028, 060.003, 070.010-015, 075.13, 080.034-037, 082.005, 099.007-008).

Although only one verse from the Quraan is enough, BUT when references are a lot then we need to correct our beliefs according to the Quraan immediately and not reverse.

In simple terms, Rewards of any Deeds, e.g. the Hajj/Umrah or Reciting the Quraan or Salaat etc. are not Transferable. You will get rewards of what you have done not your loved ones or others.

Do they not then reflect on the Quraan? No, on their hearts there are locks, (Al_Quraan_047.024).

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah, BUT those who Disbelieve..., (Ref: Al_Quraan_040.004).

In which Hadeeth, other than this (Hadeeth of Allah), do they believe? (Al_Quran_077.050).

HAJJ / UMRAH:

HAJJ is Farz once in a life time subject to affordability, (Ref: Al_Quraan_003:096-097). HAJJ/UMRAH performance should be based on hard earned personal Halaal income and there should not be any debt and other obligations on the person performing HAJJ/UMRAH. There is no concept of free Hajj/Umrah or performing Hajj/Umrah on someone else money as it is Fard on those only who can afford it. HAJJ/UMRAH-e-Badal or performing HAJJ/UMRAH for someone else, dead or alive, as a substitute conflicts with the clear directives of the Quraan as follows:

… No bearer of any burden can bear the burden of another person, (Al_Quraan_017:015 / 035:018 / 036:054).

… Persons alive or dead are not equal and the dead lying in graves can listen nothing, (Al_Quraan_035:022).

… The dead and deaf can hear nothing, (Al_Quraan_027:080).

… The dead will only be awakened on the Day of Judgment and until then they will sleep under BARZAQ (barrier/veil) which prevents them from awakening, (Al_Quraan_023:100 / 027:080 / 030:052).

… Allah asks us to uphold the TRUTH and follow the Book and avoid committing excesses and over acting in religious matters and rituals/Faraiz and not to follow the misguidance of such people who have gone astray from His right path, (Al_Quraan_002:042 / 004:171 / 005:077/007:003/033:062/039:023 ). Therefore avoid all misguidance and excesses in religious matters/rituals like that of Hajj/Umrah and Qurbani due to lack of Quraanic knowledge.

… Allah has made the religion of Islaam clear and easy to follow HIS Guidance with good tidings for the believers, (Al_Quraan_027:001-002 / 024:018). Follow Quraanic guidance with only such Hadiths which are in conformity with the Quraan. All such over-research to make our simple and complete Deen (005:003) as hard as possible be avoided.

… Allah says there is no compulsion or difficulty at all in religious matters and rituals to follow, (Al_Quraan_002:256 / 022:078). Hence please avoid those who create unnecessary hardship in our easy Deen.

… Allah does not accept repentance of such evil doers who continue to indulge in sins and evils until death, (Al_Quraan_004:018), even after performing Hajj/Umrah, time and again.

Note: After HAJJ/Umrah performance and Taubah (repentance), the person concerned MUST shun all evils and sins and live a life of piety, righteousness and do good deeds to earn the blessings of Allah. Further instead of excessive performances of Hajj/Umrah, the money thus saved may be spent on any good deed and helping the poor and the needy. According to Authentic Hadeeth, our Prophet performed only once to set an example for his followers to avoid excesses.

QURBANI/SACRIFICE OF ANIMALS:

HAJJ Qurbani is linked with performance of HAJJ only and the place of Qurbani is only near Kabaa in Makkah. Allah allowed Qurbani by those performing Hajj for eating and distributing the meat to the poor and the needy. Further Allah has allowed that those who cannot afford to make Qurbani, they should keep fast for 3 days during HAJJ and further fast for 7 days after they reach their homes thus totalling10 days. Please see details in Al_Quraan_002:196 / 022:026-037. This indicates how Allah has made the Hajj rituals easy to follow.

As for the Sunnah Ibrahimi event, this took place some 6000 years before the Quraan was bestowed by Allah on our Prophet on completion of our Deen, Islaam, (Ref: Al_Quraan_005:003). The details are mentioned separately in another Surah Al-Sifah (Al_Quraan_037:102-108), when Hazrath Ibrahim tried to slaughter his son, Hazrath Ismail, at the command of God, then Allah pleased with the devotion and submission of Hazrath Ibrahim put a lamb/goat instead for slaughter. Hence this Sunnah Ibrahimi can be given any time subject to requirements (Ref: Al_Quraan_022:034) but cannot be linked as a Fariz with Eid ul Adha Namaz prayed only by those not performing Hajj.

Those who perform Hajj don’t pray Eid-ulAdha Namaz and therefore it has been made a Wajib Namaz without Azan for non-Hajis without any binding of Qurbani. Further in Arabia, the non-Hajis don't slaughter animals unnecessarily and on such a mass scale as in Pakistan but they do pray Eid Ul Adha Namaz. Actually this is a very simple ritual made hard by our Ulemas because we lack Quraanic knowledge. Please avoid misguidance and excesses in religious matters and rituals (Ref: Al_Quraan_004:171/005:77). Read Quraan or its translation to improve your Deeni knowledge.

Allah says:

… Qurbani of calf (being infant) is prohibited and the cow for Qurbani should neither be too old nor suffer from any disability/defect but should be young, (Al_Quraan_002:067-071). Hence please desist from slaughtering the infant calf. Avoid misguidance.

… Only piety (TAQWA) of the Qurbani giver reaches Allah not the meat, (Al_Quraan_005:027 / 022:037). This means the Qurbani giver should be pious with Halal income.

NOTE: Islaam is an easy and clear religion and there is no compulsion or force in our DEEN as to slaughter animals on mass scale on the occasion of Eid Ul Adha by those not performing Hajj. Please avoid committing excesses and over-acting in religious rituals due to misguidance on the basis of weak Hadiths, tales and stories, traditions and sayings contrary to Quraan. Instead please help the poor and needy. Please note that every one of us is answerable directly to Allah alone for all of our deeds and misdeeds without any Sifarish/recommendation/Duaa of any middle man/Pir/Aalim/Imam etc. as in other non-Islaamic religions. Allah prohibited priesthood (Ref: Al_Quraan_057:027) as its results in religious exploitation.

All our brothers, sisters and younger generation who don't know Arabic are cordially requested to read translation of the Quraan with explanation/Tafsir to understand the guidance/directives of Allah to avoid being misled, deviated or misguided. The basic aim of Allah is to guide the erring and deviated entire humanity not the Arabs alone. Tilawath means following the Guidance of Allah after reading and understanding the Quraan. Please note that Islaam is not confined to so called Five Pillars only which is not at all supported and mentioned as such in the Quraan The whole Quraan is the Pillar of Islaam.  Please read some important Quraanic guidelines below:

Quraanic Fatwa: IMPORTANT GUIDELINES OF ALLAH:

… Allah says none and not even our Prophet can change/amend or deviate from His guidance/directives to humanity except following and preaching the Quraan and guiding the erring humanity and warning the non-believers to come to Allah’s right path, (Al_Quraan_010:015, 064, 094-095,109 /16:064/ 018:027 / 024:054/ 25:001,056/ 33:002/ 46:009).Hence avoid all such weak and unauthentic Hadiths, tales, stories, sayings, traditions, Arabic history and excesses and over-research on a complete Deen not in conformity with the Quraan. Our Prophet never wrote any Hadith to be termed authentic and non-challengeable but written by various Imams after more than 100 years after the death our Prophet. As such with the passage of time, they were subject to misinterpretation and manipulations and that is why we search for Sahih Hadiths. Hence the best course for acceptance and satisfaction is to check whether the Hadiths are in conformity with the Quraan or not.    
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
… Allah sent down the Quraan in truth and those who create differences will go to HELL, (Al_Quraan_002:176). Allah's message is unchangeable (Al_Quraan_033:062). Hence avoid all such weak and unauthentic Hadiths, tales, stories, sayings and traditions, deviations, misguidance, misinterpretation etc. which are not in conformity with the Quraanic Guidance.

… Allah asks us to hold fast to HIS rope and not to be divided, (Al_Quraan_003:103). As such there is no concept of sects, sub-sects, Maslak, Fiqah, unnecessary Ijtehad, deviations etc. which divide the Muslims. Our Prophet was a true Muslim only and never preached any sectarian differences etc.

… Allah says that the worst people are those who do not use their brain to understand but remain deaf and dumb, (Al_Quraan_008:022). Hence we should use our brain to understand and practice Islaam correctly to earn the Blessings of Allah.

… Allah asks us to uphold TRUTH and follow the Book and avoid committing excesses and over acting in religious matters and rituals/Faraiz and not to follow the misguidance of such people who have gone astray from His right path, (Al_Quraan_002:042 / 004:171 / 005:077/007:003/039:023 ). Therefore please give priority to reading and understanding of Quraan first to avoid all misguidance, misunderstanding and exploitation along with various deviations, tales and stories, traditions and other differences to confuse and deviates Muslims from Allah's Right Path.

… Allah says that there are many exploiting Aalims/scholars who misguide the people from the right path of Allah and unjustly earn money, (Al_Quraan_009:034). We should avoid such Aalims/Imams who give more importance to weak and unauthentic Hadiths, sayings, stories, traditions etc. rather than Quraanic Guidance to misguide us and also adopt Islaam as a profession to earn money and promote their cults and priesthood and become Demi Gods.

… Allah says those (Aalims, Imams, Scholars, Moulvis, Maulanas, Muftis ) who conceal the truth of Quraanic guidance from being projected to humanity and mix truth with falsehood ( like giving more importance to weak and unauthentic Hadiths, tales, stories, sayings, traditions etc. not in conformity with Quraan to deviate the Muslims ) and make a livelihood by adopting Islaam as a profession, will go to HELL, (Al_Quraan_002: 41-42,159, 174-175/6:90/16:95). Therefore all our Aalims/scholars/Imams and Quraanic teachers must give preference to projecting and explaining Quraanic guidance/directives on all walk of our lives along with authentic Hadiths etc. so that we follow the right path of Allah and are not deviated, misguided or misled and also stop earning a livelihood on Islaam. They should adopt other means of livelihood as done by our Prophet. The preaching and projection of Islaam is a FI SABIL ILLAH/voluntary work.

… Our Prophet was specifically directed by Allah not to adopt Islaam as a means of livelihood, (Al_Quraan:102:104 / 025:057) as it is a Fi Sabil Illah work in the service of Allah. Accordingly our Prophet worked hard to make a livelihood. Our Aalims/Imams/scholars/Muftis and Quraanic teachers who have adopted Islaam as a money earning profession should follow Allah’s directive and our Prophet’s example in this regard and work hard to make a living.


Ref:    The Holy Quraan by Abdullah Yusuf Ali;
            Tarjuma Quraan by Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi;
            The Quraan by Saheeh International, Shah Faisal National Library, Ryadh.

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