Actions to Attain the Rewards of Hajj


While performing Hajj is a dream for many Muslims, circumstances may prevent it from happening every year. But the good news is that the blessings and rewards associated with this sacred pilgrimage can still be attained through alternative actions.

This Hajj season, connect with the spirit of the journey and earn its merits by incorporating these powerful practices into your daily life:

Increase your connection with the mosque: Similar to how pilgrims spend their days in Makkah focused on prayer and spiritual reflection, you can cultivate a deeper connection with your local mosque. Pray Fajr in congregation, and stay afterwards for dhikr (remembrance of Allah) until sunrise followed by two voluntary prayers (rak’ahs). Additionally, attending other obligatory prayers in congregation and participating in learning opportunities at the mosque are actions praised by the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and hold great reward.

Spread the blessings: Consider contributing financially towards someone else’s Hajj journey, allowing them to experience the transformative power of this pilgrimage. This act of generosity is highly commended and allows you to share in the rewards of their Hajj.

Deepen your spiritual practice: Performing Umrah, during the holy month of Ramadan holds immense blessings. If circumstances permit, consider undertaking an Umrah to connect with the spiritual essence of Hajj. Additionally, reciting Tasbih (glorification of Allah), Tahmid (praise of Allah), and Takbir (declaration of Allah’s greatness) after each obligatory prayer is a simple yet rewarding practice that earns you closer connection to the Divine.

By incorporating these actions into your life, you can make the most of the Hajj season and experience its spiritual significance even if physically attending Hajj isn’t possible.