Virtue of meeting a Haaji that has returned from Hajj

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: "إِذَا لَقِيتَ الْحَاجَّ فَسَلِّمْ عَلَيْهِ وَصَافِحْهُ، وَمُرْهُ أَنْ يَسْتَغْفِرَ لَكَ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَدْخُلَ بَيْتَهُ، فَإِنَّهُ مَغْفُورٌ لَهُ"
Ibn Umar Radiyallahu anhu reports that Rasulullah (sallAllahu alayhi wasalla) said: when you meet a Haaji (on his way home then greet, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgivenessn is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah Ta’ala for his sins (Ahmed)

It is also reported that Umar (Radiyallahu anhu) said: “ The Haaji has the pardon of Allah Ta’ala, and until the 20th of Rabiul Awwal, Allah answers his prayers in which he begs forgiveness for anyone.” For these reasons it has always been the custom and habit of the learned Akaabireen to welcome the pilgrims, to walk with them and to ask them to make Duaa on ones behalf. (Fazaaile Hajj, pg 28)


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