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Blessed . . but often Forgotten Days

Because of our forgetful nature, God the Almighty decreed seasons when human beings are exposed to Divine zephyrs to insulate them from the density of the matter and transport them to states when their souls becomes more transparent and closer to eternity. One of these blessed occasio
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The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -1-

Know that the Pilgrimage begins with understanding -- I mean [by that], understanding of the position of Pilgrimage in Islam. Then [follows] a longing to [perform] it, then the [actual] decision [to proceed], then the severance of any relation that may hold one back, then the purchase
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The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -2-

As for the severance of relations this means restitution for all injustices and sincere repentance before God Most High for all sins. Every injustice is a relation and every relation is like a creditor present [before the pilgrim] clinging to his neck, crying out [to those around him]
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The Hidden Acts of The Pilgrimage -3-

The talbiya [i.e. recitation of labbayka] has the sense of answering the call of God Most High. Therefore, have the hope that you will be accepted, as well as the fear that you will be told, "You are neither accepted [in my serv­ice, i.e. your talbiya is not honoured] nor blessed", so
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