Inauthentic Ahaadeeth Concerning Hajj
Inauthentic Ahaadeeth Concerning Hajj
In the name of Allaah, the Merciful and Beneficent
All praise is due to Allaah, Lord of creation, and may the Salaat and Salaam be upon the noblest of prophets and messengers; our prophet Muhammad, his family, companions and all those who follow his guidance until the Day of Judgment.
The following are some inauthentic Ahaadeeth regarding Hajj and Umrah, this article will be updated regularly by the permission of Allah. If you come across an inauthentic Hadeeth that is not on this list, please send it to us for verification and it will be added to the list insha-Allaah.
"Hajj is the Jihaad for every weak person, and the Jihaad of the woman is being a good wife."
[Inauthentic: As silsilah ad Daeefah: # 3519, Kashf al Khafaa: 1/420. Translators note: The narration restricting itself to " Hajj is the Jihaad for every weak person" has been declared Hasan and Hasan li Ghayrihi by al Albaanee; refer to: Saheeh at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 1102 and Saheeh wa Daeef al Jaami as Sagheer wa Ziyaadatahu: # 5482]
"Whoever has the financial ability as well as transportation that would enable him to reach the House of Allaah but does not perform Hajj, then there is nothing else for him except to die as a Jew or Christian."
[Inauthentic on the authority of the Messenger, it is from the saying of Umar ibn al Khataab may Allaah be pleased with him. Refer to: Kitaab Dhakheerat al Hufaadh by al Qaysaraanee # 5603, Tanzeeh ash Shareeah by al Kinaanee: 2/167, Al La-aalee al Masnooah by al Haafidh as Suyootee: 2/118, al Mawdooaat by ibn al Jawzee: 2/209 and Daeef al Jaami #5860 by al Albaanee]
"Whoever prays forty prayers in my Masjid [al Masjid an Nabawee] without missing one prayer, it would be written that he would have safety from the hellfire, salvation from punishment and be cured of hypocrisy."
[Hadeeth Munkar, refer to: Silsilat al ahadeeth ad Daeefah wal Mawdooah by al Albaanee: 1/540 and al Mushtahar min al Hadeeth al Mawdoo by al Jazaree.]
"Whoever performs Hajj and does not visit me has shunned me."
[Fabricated, refer to: Tarteeb al Mawdooaat by adh Dhahabee: 1/600, Tanzeeh ash Shareeah by al Kinaanee: 2/172, Al Fawaa-id al Majmooah fil Ahadeeth al Mawdooah by al Shawkaanee: 1/326 and Silsilat al ahadeeth ad Daeefah wal Mawdooah by al Albaanee: 1/119]
"Ismaeels grave is in the Hijir."
[Inauthentic, refer to: Daeef al Jaami # 1907, al Silsilah ad Daeefah # 5794, Tadhkirat al Mawdooaat: P. 220]
"Perform Hajj before a day comes when you will not be able to "
[Fabricated: Al Ghaamiz: P. 97, Daeef al Jaami #2695, as Silsilah ad Daeefah # 543 where it was declared 'Baatil', Al Ilal an Mutanaahiyyah fil Ahaadeeth al Waahiyyah by ibn al Jawzee # 962, al Maqaasid al Hasanah by as Sakhawee # 391 and others the Hadeeth finishes off with a number of wordings.]
"Whoever departs from al Masjid al Aqsaa with the intention of Umrah will have all his previous deeds forgiven."
[Inauthentic: Al Silsilah ad Daeefah # 211, Daeef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb: 1/181]
"If a man performs Hajj with other than his own wealth saying 'Labayk Allaahummah Labayk'. Allaah would say 'Laa Labayk wa Laa Sadayk'."
[Inauthentic: Kashf al Khafaa: 1/89, al Maqaasid al Hasanah by as Sakhawee # 1/746, Saheeh wa Daeef al Jaami as Sagheer: #1473]
"The black stone is the right hand of Allaah upon the Earth "
[Fabricated, refer to: Al Ilal an Mutanaahiyyah fil Ahaadeeth al Waahiyyah by ibn al Jawzee # 944, Tareekh Baghdaad by al Khateeb: 6/328, al Silsilah ad Daeefah # 223]
"The sign that differentiates us from the hypocrites is that they do not drink from Zamzam."
[Irwaa al Ghaleel by al Albaanee: 4/328, Daeef ibn Maajah # 665]
Indeed the angels shake the hands of the riders to Hajj and hug those who walk.
[Fabricated, refer to: Shu'ab al Eemaan by al Bayhaqee: 2/74, Fayd al Qadeer by al Manaawee, Silsilat al Ahaadeeth ad Da'eefah wal Mawdoo'ah # 5961 and Saheeh wa Da'eef al Jaami' as Sagheer: #4599.]
It is from the perfection of Hajj to be deprived of your families company.
[Inauthentic, refer to: Saheeh wa Da'eef al Jaami' as Sagheer: #4831.]
Performing Hajj and 'Umrah frequently prevents dependency [upon others].
[Fabricated. Refer to: As Silsilah ad Da'eefah # 477 where the author states: ' and the majority of Imaams have declared it inauthentic.']
The Hujjaaj and the 'Ummaar (those performing 'Umrah) are the delegation of Allah the Mighty and Majestic; he gives them what they ask for and replaces for them what they spend, for every Dirham a thousand, thousand Dirhams.
[Inauthentic, refer to: Da'eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 709]
The following wordings are authentic however:
"The Hujjaaj and the 'Ummaar (those performing 'Umrah) are Allaah's delegation, if they call upon Him, He would respond, and if they seek forgiveness, He would forgive them."
[Hasan li Ghayrihi, refer to Saheeh at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 1107]
Perform Hajj, for indeed Hajj cleanses sins as water cleanses dirt.
[Fabricated, refer to: Majma' az Zawaa-id, As Silsilah ad Da'eefah # 542, Saheed wa Da'eef al Jaami' as Sagheer # 6442 and Da'eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 688]
Sacrificing is the Sunnah of your father Ibraheem. They asked; what is the reward in it for us? He responded: With every hair is a good deed. They asked; what about the fur? He said: with every piece of hair from it is a good deed.
[Fabricated, refer to: Dhakeerat al Huffaadh by al Qaysaraanee # 3835, Ad Du'afaa by ibn Hibbaan: 3/55 and Silsilat al Ahaadeeth ad Da'eefah: 2/14]
Honor your sacrificial animals for indeed they are your footsteps upon the Siraat.
[Extremely weak, refer to: Al Shadharah fil Ahaadeeth al Mushtaharah by ibn Tuloon: 1/96, al Mushtahar min al Hadeeth al Mawdoo' by al Jabaree: 1/197, Kashf al Khafaa by al 'Ajloonee # 1794, al Maqaasid al Hasanah by as Sakhaawee: 1/114 and Silsilat al Ahaadeeth ad Da'eefah: 1/173]
One battle by a person who has performed Hajj is better than forty battles.
[Inauthentic, refer to: Da'eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 831]
Hajj is Jihaad and 'Umrah is voluntary.
[Inauthentic , refer to at Talkhees by ibn Hajar and as Silsilah ad Da'eefah # 200]
'Umrah to Hajj is like the head to the body, and like Zakaat to fasting.
[Extremely weak, refer to as Silsilah ad Da'eefah # 3953]
"Hajj is before marriage."
[Fabricated, refer to: Saheeh wa Da'eef al Jaami' as Sagheer # 6509]
" There is not a servant of Allaah who leaves off Hajj for a worldly affair/need except that he would expire before he performs the obligatory Hajj..."
[Inauthentic, refer to: Da'eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 698 and as Silsilah ad Da'eefah.]
"There are six actions that whoever practices one of them, he would come on the Day of Resurrection with each of them saying 'He used to act upon me'. They are; the prayer, Zakaat, Hajj, fasting, delivering the Amaanah (something entrusted upon you) and enjoining the ties of the womb."
[Inauthentic, refer to: As Silsilah ad Da'eefah: #2446]
"The Messenger prohibited performing 'Umrah before Hajj."
[Inauthentic, refer to: As Silsilah ad Da'eefah: #4723 and Saheeh wa Da'eef al Jaam' as Sagheer # 14213]
It was narrated on the authority of 'Umar may Allah be pleased with him that he took permission from the Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم to perform 'Umrah, so he permitted him and said: 'My brother, include us in you Du'aa and do not forget us.'
[Inauthentic, refer to: Da'eef Sunan Abu Dawood # 264, Sunan ibn Majah # 2894, and refer to Make Du'aa for me for more information on the topic of asking others to supplicate for you.]
"Greeting the House of Allaah is practiced by performing Tawaaf."
[Fabricated refer to: Al Asraar al Marfoo'ah fil Akhbaar al Mawdoo'ah 1/156, Al Lu-lu al Mawsoo' feema la Asla lahu aw bi Aslihi Mawdoo' # 143, al Jidd al Hatheeth fee Bayaan ma laysa min Hadeeth # 101, al Masnoo' fee Ma'rifat al Hadeeth al Mawdoo' # 88, an Nukhbat al Bahiyyah fee al Ahaadeeth al Makdhoobah 'ala Khayr al Bareeyah # 80 and as Silsilah ad Da'eefah # 1012]
"Indeed Allaah enters three types of people into Jannah with one Hajj; the deceased person, the person performing Hajj on his behalf and the person who advised that Hajj is made on his behalf."
[Inauthentic, refer to: Takhreej Ahaadeeth al Ahyaa by al 'Iraaqee and Saheeh wa Da'eef al Jaami' as Sagheer # 3654]
"Hajj and 'Umrah are both obligations and it there is no harm which one you start with."
[Inauthentic, refer to: Bayaan al Wahm wal Ihaam fee Kitaab al Ahkaam by al Faasee # 1228 where he stated: 'What is correct is that it is the statement of Zayd ibn Thaabit', and as Silsilah ad Da'eefah # 3520]
"On the day of 'Arafah, Allaah the Mighty and Majestic boasts it to the Angels saying; 'Look at my servants, they came to Me shabby, dusty and unshaded from the heat of the sun from every mountain path, I hold you as witnesses that I have forgiven them'. The angles say; 'But such and such a person who is a sinner is with them.' Allaah would respond; 'I have forgiven them.' The Messenger of Allaah - صلى الله عليه وسلم said; 'There is not a day when more people are freed from the Hellfire than 'Arafah.'
[Inauthentic, there are similar wordings to this Hadeeth, refer to: Da'eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 738]
[Translator's note: The authentic Hadeeth on the authority of Aa-ishah may Allaah be pleased with her:
"There is not a day that more of Allaahs servants are freed from the Hellfire than Arafah. Indeed He descends and boasts them to the angels and says: What is it that they want?
[Collected my Muslim an Nasaa-ee, ibn Majah and authenticated by al Albaane in Saheeh at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 1154]
"Indeed I have forgiven everything for them except the oppression against others, for indeed I will take for the oppressed from them." He [the Messenger] said; 'My Lord, if you wish you may give the oppressed Jannah and forgive the oppressor.' He did not respond on the night of 'Arafah, but in the morning in Muzdalifah, he repeated the request and was granted it. So the Messenger - صلى الله عليه وسلم - smiled. Abu Bakr and 'Umar may Allaah be pleased with them said: 'This is a time that you never smiled in, so what is it that makes you smile now?' " The Hadeeth.
[Inauthentic, refer to Da'eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb # 742. The remainder of the Hadeeth can be accessed in Arabic below.]