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Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 4: Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:203) / By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:203)

By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Rules and Rituals of Hajj – Part 4

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ ۚ فَمَن تَعَجَّلَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَمَن تَأَخَّرَ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ ۚ لِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ ۗ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ ﴿٢٠٣

Translation:

2:203 And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days. Then whoever hastens [his departure] in two days – there is no sin upon him; and whoever delays [until the third] – there is no sin upon him – for him who fears Allah. And fear Allah and know that unto Him you will be gathered.

Commentary: The preceding verse, 2:200, commands Hajj pilgrims to remember Allah (SWT) after the completion of their pilgrimage:

فَإِذَا قَضَيْتُم مَّنَاسِكَكُمْ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ …. ﴿٢٠٠

2:200 And when you have completed your rites, remember ..

The verse 2:203 clarifies that the pilgrims should remember Allah (SWT) during specific numbered days (أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ) in Mina on the 11th ,12th and 13th days of the month of Dhū al-Ḥijjah:

وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّـهَ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْدُودَاتٍ … ﴿٢٠٣

2:203 And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days…

However, if one hastens and departs Mina on the second days or delays and leaves on the third day there is no blame on him who fears Allah (SWT):

… فَمَن تَعَجَّلَ فِي يَوْمَيْنِ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ وَمَن تَأَخَّرَ فَلَا إِثْمَ عَلَيْهِ ۚ لِمَنِ اتَّقَىٰ … ﴿٢٠٣

2:203 … Then whoever hastens [his departure] in two days – there is no sin upon him; and whoever delays [until the third] – there is no sin upon him – for him who fears Allah. ..

At the end, the verse asserts: “And fear Allah and know that you will be gathered before Him.

… وَاتَّقُوا اللَّـهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ ﴿٢٠٣

Word-for-Word Translation:

2:203 [وَاذْكُرُوا] And remember [اللَّـهَ] Allah [فِي] during [أَيَّامٍ] days [مَّعْدُودَاتٍ] numbered. [فَمَن] Then he who [تَعَجَّلَ] hurries [فِي] in [يَوْمَيْنِ] two days [فَلَا] then no [إِثْمَ] sin [عَلَيْهِ] upon him [وَمَن], and whoever [تَأَخَّرَ] delays [فَلَا] then no [إِثْمَ] sin [عَلَيْهِ] upon him [لِمَنِ] for the one who [اتَّقَىٰ] fears. [وَاتَّقُوا] And fear [اللَّـهَ] Allah [وَاعْلَمُوا] and [أَنَّكُمْ] that you [إِلَيْهِ] unto Him [تُحْشَرُونَ] will be gathered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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