Ten Good Manners For Hajj by Imam al-Ghazali trans. Abdal Hakim Murad

Ten Good Manners for Hajj
by Imam al-Ghazali trans. Abdal Hakim Murad

There are ten good manners which the pilgrim should observe.

Firstly, the money he spends must come from halal sources. He must strive, likewise, to avoid carrying on any business while on Hajj, such as would occupy the heart and distract his attention; for his purpose should be solely to remember Allah and to honour His rites. It is related that ?at the end of time, four types of people will perform Hajj: the rulers (for enjoyment), the wealthy (to do business), the poor (to beg), and the Quran-reciters (to show off).? This report indicates the kind of worldly purposes which can lie behind people?s Hajj, and they all destroy the Hajj?s merit and prevent people from performing the ceremony in its inward reality.

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