Hajj 2024: Kebbi commissioner, cleric advise pilgrims on purity of intention 

Kebbi state Commissioner for Religious Affairs, Muhammad Sani-Aliyu, has advised pilgrims to exhibit the fear of Allah through purity of intention.

The commissioner said this in Makkah during a sensitisation of pilgrims on how to perform hajj in accordance with the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

 He said that pilgrims’ stay at Muna, Munzalifa and Arfat was akin to the last Day of Judgment.

The programme was organised by the 2024 Hajj Da’awah Committee under the Kebbi state Pilgrims Welfare Board, preparatory to commencement of the hajj exercise on 8th Dhul Hijjah.

Speaking on a topic; ‘Pillars of Hajj, Obligatory, Supligatory and Voluntary Aspects’, the commissioner said that all the pilgrims would appear in white cloth (Ihram), signifying that they were all equal before their creator.

The cleric said: “This implies that all of us are equal regardless of any differences, be it political, traditional or any form of power, race, tribe, country or anything. It is just like the Day of Qiyamah (last Day of judgement).”

 Sani-Aliyu encouraged the pilgrims not to feel shy and instead, they should ask questions on any grey area on hajj exercise.

Speaking on the same topic, Malam AbdulMalik AbdurRahman, one of the clerics in Da’awah committee, reminded the pilgrims that they have already performed Umrah, the supligatory aspect of hajj (Sunnah), awaiting the obligatory (Hajj), which is due to commence on 8th Dhul Hijjah.

 He advised those whose Umrah was questionable to repeat it before the commencement of hajj, adding that Umrah was just a supligatory (Sunnah) aspect in hajj.