Each one of the five pillars expiates sins: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

Abu’l-Faraj ibn Rajab al-Hanbali began writing about the occasion of the hujjaaj (pilgrims) returning from Hajj by bringing forth the following point:

في الصحيحين عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه ، عن النبي ﷺ ، قال : مَنْ حَجَّ هَذَا الْبَيْتَ، فَلَمْ يَرْفُثْ وَلَمْ يَفْسُقْ، رَجَعَ كَمَا وَلَدَتْهُ أُمُّهُ. مباني الإسلام الخمس ؛ كل واحدٍ منها يُكفِّرُ الذنوب والخطايا ويَهدِمُها، ولا إله إلّا الله لا تُبقي ذنباً ولا يسبِقُها عَمَلٌ ؛ والصلوات الخمس ؛ والجمعة إلى الجمعة ، ورمضان إلى رمضان مُكفِّرات لما بينهن ما اجتنبت الكبائر ؛ والصدقة تطفئ الجطيئة كما يطفئ الماء النار ؛ والحج الذي لا رفث فيه ولا فسوق ، يرجع صاحبه من ذنوبه كيوم ولدته أمه

In the Saheehayn (al-Bukhari and Muslim) from Abu Hurayrah (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Whoever performs Hajj to this House, and does not have sexual relations nor commit any disobedience, will return like the day his mother bore him“.

The pillars of Islam are five; each one of them expiates the sins and bad deeds and and abolishes them. And La ilaaha illallaah (There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah) does not leave any sins remains nor the actions which preceded it. And the five (daily) prayers, and from one jumu’ah to the next, and from one Ramadan to the next are expiators of what occurs between them for the one who avoids the major sins. And charity extinguishes bad deeds just as water extinguishes fire. And the Hajj in which one does not have sexual relations nor commit disobedience, then its doer will return free of sin like the day on which his mother bore him.

[Lataa’if al-Ma’aarif pg. 124]

See also: Avoid the sins which prevent forgiveness and the acceptance of du’a: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

See also: The relationship between al-Tawheed and al-istighfaar: Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

See also: “Whoever stands Ramadan with eemaan and ihtisaab, his previous sins will be forgiven”: Sharh al-Nawawi

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