For centuries, many Muslims have been mislead by the so-called ‘Ahl ul-Sunnah’ and their changing of Allah’s Deen. One of numerous things they had tampered with are the months of Hajj. Yes, months of Hajj, as in more than one month for Hajj.
الحَجُّ أَشهُرٌ مَعلوماتٌ ۚ فَمَن فَرَضَ فيهِنَّ الحَجَّ فَلا رَفَثَ وَلا فُسوقَ وَلا جِدالَ فِي الحَجِّ ۗ وَما تَفعَلوا مِن خَيرٍ يَعلَمهُ اللَّهُ ۗ وَتَزَوَّدوا فَإِنَّ خَيرَ الزّادِ التَّقوىٰ ۚ وَاتَّقونِ يا أُولِي الأَلبابِ
Hajj months are well-known, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein, there is no sexual relations and no disobedience and no disputing during Hajj. And whatever good you do – Allah knows it. And take provisions, but indeed, the best provision is fear of Allah . And fear Me, O you of understanding.
Allah explicitly says “أَشهُرٌAshorun” in which Hajj can be performed, and they are well-known. “أَشهُرٌAshorun” means three or more months. The duality of the term would be Sharayn, or two months, and Shahr(un) means one month.
We are clearly told Hajj months are well-known. Now, are the Hajj months three or more?
إِنَّ عِدَّةَ الشُّهورِ عِندَ اللَّهِ اثنا عَشَرَ شَهرًا في كِتابِ اللَّهِ يَومَ خَلَقَ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرضَ مِنها أَربَعَةٌ حُرُمٌ ۚ ذٰلِكَ الدّينُ القَيِّمُ ۚ فَلا تَظلِموا فيهِنَّ أَنفُسَكُم ۚ وَقاتِلُوا المُشرِكينَ كافَّةً كَما يُقاتِلونَكُم كافَّةً ۚ وَاعلَموا أَنَّ اللَّهَ مَعَ المُتَّقينَ
Indeed, the number of months with Allah is twelve months in the book of Allah [from] the day He created the heavens and the earth; of these, four are sacred. That is the upright deen, so do not wrong yourselves during them. And fight against the disbelievers collectively as they fight against you collectively. And know that Allah is with the righteous.
In this ayah, Allah tells us there are 12 months, in which four are sacred. And another ayah in the same Surah 9:2, speaks of four months, 9:3 the day of the greater pilgrimage, and when the sacred months have passed 9:5.
What are these four sacred months? Allah says Hajj months are well-known/m’aloomaat, therefore, these months must have been familiar to the people during the time of Allah’s Messenger.
To be continued…