Is it true that a haajis duas are accepted for 40 days?

Q: Is it true that a haajis duas are accepted for 40 days?

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A: Regarding the dua’s of the Haaji, the following appears in the books of Hadith 

Hadhrat Ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When you meet a haaji (on 
his way home) then greet him, shake hands with him and ask him to beg forgiveness of Allah on your behalf before he enters his home, for his prayer for forgiveness is accepted since he is forgiven by Allah for his sins.” (Musnad Ahmed) 

In another Hadith it is mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) once made dua: “O Allah, forgive the sins of the haajis and forgive the sins of the one for whom the haaji makes dua.” It is reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) made this dua three times. 

It is also reported that Hadhrat Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhu) had said: “The Haaji receives the forgiveness of Allah Ta’ala until the tenth of Rabi ul Awwal and Allah Ta’ala accepts his dua’s for those on behalf of whom he begs forgiveness.” 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن عبد الله بن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا لقيت الحاج فسلم عليه وصافحه ومره أن يستغفر لك قبل أن يدخل بيته فإنه مغفور له (مسند أحمد # 5371)

عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم اللهم اغفر للحاج ولمن استغفر له الحاج (شعب الايمان للبيهقي # 3817)

قال عمر يغفر للحاج ولمن استغفر له الحاج بقية ذي الحجة والمحرم وصفرا وعشرا من شهر ربيع الأول (مصنف ابن أبي شيبة  # 12800)

Fazaail-e-Hajj Pg. 22 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)