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Hajj Sermon 2021: O believers, fear Allah Almighty


Five-day pilgrimage, this year, was confined only to residents of the Kingdom.

Saudi Arabia has allowed only 60,000 pilgrims to perform Hajj this year including its citizens and residents only.

Pilgrims flocked to Namirah Mosque at the Holy Site of Arafat on Saturday to perform Dhuhr and Asr prayers and listen to the Arafah sermon, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The 110,000 square-meter Namirah Mosque and the 8,000-square-meter adjacent courtyards were brimming with pilgrims.

In his Arafah sermon, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Asheikh focused on the concept of mercy and compassion (Rahma), drawing his points from verses of the Holy Qur’an and the sayings (Hadith) of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

He called on all Muslims to be conscious of Allah Almighty (i.e., fear Allah Almighty) as in this is their success in this life and in the Hereafter, stressing the importance of abiding by Monotheism (Tawheed). He asserted that Tawheed is worshiping none but Allah Almighty, as He created mankind and the jinn to worship Him alone.

He said that it is with the mercy of Allah Almighty that the bounties descend. Among the aspects of Allah’s mercy in the universe is that He sends rain to revive the land after a dry spell, and He created the day and night, so that human beings work hard to earn a living during the day and rest during the night.

Allah Almighty says that His mercy precedes His anger. Among the aspects of His mercy is that He made Islam the perfect religion. Islam is based on five pillars and these pillars are among the causes for the descent of Allah’s Rahmah. Belief (Iman), Allah Almighty sending His prophets (peace be upon them) and revealing His books are among the causes for the descent of Allah Almighty’s mercy. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is described as the Prophet of Mercy.

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Asheikh highlighted in his Arafah sermon the Kingdom’s great efforts in expansion projects in the Two Holy Mosques, the gigantic projects in the Holy Sites for performing rituals easily and comfortably and arranging the infrastructure there. The kings of this country have been very keen on the welfare of the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims and Umrah performers, starting from the reign of late King Abdulaziz, then the late Kings Saud, Faisal, Khalid, Fahd and Abdullah, and what we are witnessing in the present era of great works in these Holy Sites. He prayed to Allah Almighty to make the efforts of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman a success.

Al-Asheikh lauded the great efforts of all the security agencies, security men and all other agencies and volunteers in treating the pilgrims kindly, which he described as one of the aspects of mercy during the Haj.

Sheikh Muhammad Al-Asheikh prayed to Allah Almighty to accept the pilgrims’ Haj, facilitate their journeys and make their return journeys to their respective countries safe.

 In the Hajj sermon, Sheikh Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Baleelah, urged people to follow Prophet’s (PBUH) teachings regarding pandemics, saying that the Prophet (PBUH) had asked people to not go to an area where there’s a plague.

“The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that people should not go out of the area where the plague has spread and people from other areas should not go there,” he said.

Hajj Sermon 1442 Excerpts

O believers, fear Allah Almighty by obeying His commands, and you will win the great victory, and be successful in this world and the hereafter.

It is from Allah’s goodness to His servants that He sends upon them the Books and He sent Messengers to guide mankind’

Charity leads to the stability of the country and preserves the fabric of society

Social solidarity achieves cohesion and maintains the unity of society

Another Ihsan in the worship of Allah is to keep the performance of the five daily prayers on time

Translations of the Khutbah

In an effort to convey the message of Islam to the widest possible audience, the Arafat day sermon will be translated into ten languages, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.

This is the fourth-year in a row Arafat sermon for the will be translated in multiple languages.

Based on the directive of the custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaiziz al Saud, the general presidency for affairs of the grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz al-Sudais is honored to translate Arafat sermon since Hajj1439H, the report mentioned.

In the year 2018 and 2019—1439H and 1440H was translated into five languages- English, French, Indonesian, Urdu, and Persian. In 2020—1441H Hajj, Al-Sudais has directed for an increase in the number of languages used in translating the sermon from five to ten.

This year—1442H sermon will be translated in ten languages, which are English, Malay, Urdu, Persian, French, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Hausa and Bengali. It will also be available on the Arafat Sermon App and on the Manarat Al-Haramain website.

Why is the sermon translated into other Languages?

To continue pursuing the honorable efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve Hujjaj and provide all the necessary means to facilitate the performance of their rites with full benefits.

To show the right image of Islaam and its moderation.

To provide Hujjaj and Muslims with religious materials in several languages in accordance with the required rules and guidelines.

To ensure delivering the message of Islaam to the world by using modern technology.

On July 15, custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued a royal order, assigning Sheikh Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Balila, imam and preacher of the grand Mosque, who is also a member of the council of senior scholars, to deliver the sermon on Arafat Day.

Full Sermon is available on


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