Translated by Abdulilah Lahmami
وَأَذِّن فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَى كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ لِيَشْهَدُوا مَنَافِعَ لَهُمْ وَيَذْكُرُوا اسْمَ اللَّهِ فِي أَيَّامٍ مَّعْلُومَاتٍ عَلَى مَا رَزَقَهُم مِّن بَهِيمَةِ الْأَنْعَامِ فَكُلُوا مِنْهَا وَأَطْعِمُوا الْبَائِسَ الْفَقِيرَ
<< And proclaim to mankind the Hajj. They will come to you on foot and on every lean camel, they will come from every deep and distant mountain highway (to perform Hajj). That they may witness things that are of benefit. >>
On the authority of Ibn ‘Abbaas رضي الله عنهما in a narration ascribed to the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasallam)that he said: ‘Be regular with (in another narration: follow up) the Hajj and the ‘Umrah since they wipe out poverty and sins, just as the furnace separates the slag from the iron.’
Sheikh ‘Abdul Muhsin Al-‘Abbad said: “Hajj in the Arabic language means to have intention. In the Islamic legislation, Hajj means to intend to go to Makkah to fulfill a particular act that is legislated in a prescribed time.”
Not leaving off Hajj for more than five years
The Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Indeed Allaah says: Verily I have made a slave’s body healthy and given him adequate livelihood yet five years have passed and he has not come to Me and redeemed himself, as a pilgrim.’
The Pilgrim is honourable
On the authority of Jaabir رضى الله عنهما in a narration ascribed to the Prophet(salAllahu alayhi wasallam): ‘The goodness of Hajj is feeding people and good speech.’
On the authority of Jaabir رضي الله عنهما who said: the Messenger of Allaah (salAllahu alayhi wasallam) said:‘Pilgrims for Hajj and ‘Umrah are the delegates of Allaah. He called them and they responded, they asked of Him and He gave them.’
 Soorah Al-Hajj: 27,28.
 As-Saheehah: No. 1185 & 1200.
 Explanation of ‘Umdatul Ahkaam Kitaabul Hajj delivered in the Prophte’s Mosque 13/11/1429 – 11/11 2008.
 As-Saheehah: No. 1662, Sheikh Albaani said:
‘Benefit: Al-Mundhiri said in ‘Al-Targheeb’ (2/134): Narrated by Ibn Hibban in his ‘Saheeh’ and by Al-Bayhaqi who said: ‘Alee bin Al-Mundhir said: Some of our companions narrated to me saying: Hasan Ibn Hayyin used to be amazed by this hadeeth and used to implement it. He would love a healthy, prosperous person not to leave off Hajj for five years.’
 As-Saheehah: No. 1264.