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Hadith pertaining to the rewards obtained by performing the rites of Hajj
Abdullah ibn Umar (RA) reported: “I was once with Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him), in Mina when two men, one from the Ansar and the other from Banu Thaqeefah came forward. After greeting Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him), they said: “We wish O Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) to ask a question.” Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) replied: “You have permission. Ask, or if you prefer, I shall inform you as to what you intend asking. They said: “Tell us then, O Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him).” Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) replied: “You have come to inquire as to what shall be the reward for him who has left his home to perform Hajj, and as to what shall be the reward for two rak’aah after tawaf, and as to what reward there is for sa’i between Safa and Marwa, for the pausing on the Plain of Arafaat, for the throwing of stones at the Shaytaan, for the sacrifice of animals, and for the tawaaf-az-ziyaarah of the Ka’ba.”
They replied: “We swear by Him, Who has sent you as a messenger, that these were indeed the questions in our minds.”
Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) replied:
“For every stride your camel takes as you leave from home, having the intention for Hajj, a good deed is written for you, while one sin is forgiven.
The reward for the two rak’aah after tawaaf shall be as if you have freed one Arab slave.
The reward for sa’i between Safa and Marwa is like that of freeing seventy slaves.
And when the people are gathered on the Plain of Arafaat, Allah descends to the lower heaven, and honorably says to the angels: ‘Behold, My servants have come from the far corners of the earth with disheveled hair, seeking my Mercy. O people, even though your sins may be as numerous as the grains of sand, though they may be as numerous as the drops of rain that descends from heaven, and though they may be as numerous as the waves of the sea, I have forgiven them all. O My servants, go forth while you are forgiven and pardoned. Your sins are forgiven, and also forgiven are the sins of those on whose behalf you intercede.”
Rasul Allah (blessings and peace be upon him) further said: “As for stoning the Shaytaan, for every stone that is thrown one such sin that would have destroyed you is pardoned. The reward for sacrificing an animal is a special treasure, which Allah stores for you. When you release yourself from Ihraam, by shaving your hair, for every hair that falls there is written the reward of one good deed, while one sin is forgiven. After all this when the Haaji perform the Twaaf-az-Ziyaarah, not a single sin remains upon him. An angel places his hand on the back between the shoulder blades, and says: ‘Now you may restart your deeds. All your previous sins are forgiven.’”