Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, who said:
The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation then sits remembering Allah until the sun rises, then prays two units of prayer has the reward like that of Hajj and `Umrah.’
He also said:
Allah’s Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Complete, complete, complete (i.e. reward)’” [at-Tirmidhi, classed as Saheeh by al-Albani}
We know that performing Hajj and Umrah requires a lot of hardship and sacrifices.
- It is difficult to comprehend fully why this small act mentioned in the above hadith would get not only the same reward but as stressed, ‘Complete, complete, complete’. Would it not make the whole acts of hajj and umrah relatively less important and outstanding since the reward could easily be obtained everyday?
- For a person who has already performed hajj and umrah, is there much point to make a second one since the reward could easily be obtained everyday?