the behaviour of some pilgrims having returned to their homes
after the Hajj
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Question: Some of the pilgrims, when they return
from the Holy Land to their countries, they remain in their
houses for a week without going out, not even for any necessities
nor (going out to the masjid)
to pray, and the people engage them in supplicating for them.
So is this from the Sunnah?
This is not from the Sunnah,
instead it is an innovation and anyone who believes this to
be a Sunnah
is mistaken. As for them remaining in their homes without
attending the congregational prayers in the masjid,
then this is not permissible, except for an Islaamically acceptable
reason. For that which has been mentioned, then this is not
(an) acceptable (reason), they are therefore sinning for not
attending these prayers.
with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and
salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu
`alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.
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