In the name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful. All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. May Allah’s blessings and salutations be to the supreme and trustworthy Apostle, and the pure and chosen ones of his family and his worthy companions.
The Hajj season, charged with Divine mercy and blessings, has arrived once again tooffer the gift of Divine grace to the felicitouswho have the honor to be present at this radiant tryst. Here, both place and time invite you, Hajj pilgrims, to spiritual edification and material uplift. Here, Muslim men and women,with their hearts and tongues, respond positively to the Divine summonsto rectitude and salvation. Here everyone finds the opportunity to drill the lessons of brotherhood, equality and piety. Here is thegreat camp for teaching and training. It showcases the unity, diversity and splendor of the Islamic Ummah and is a battlefront for struggle against Satan and false deities (taaghoot). The wise and omnipotent Lord has made this a place where the faithful shall witness their own interests. Should we see with the eyes of wisdom and summon the will to learn from experience, this heavenly promise will embrace our entire individual and collective lives in its expanse.