Translators Note

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

In The Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful

All Praise Is Due To Allah, The Lord of The Worlds. May The Peace And Blessings of Allah Be Upon Muhammad And His Pure Progeny.

This is the third book of its kind I have translated into English for Ansariyan Publications. The other two books are Uddatul Da’i by Allama Hilli and Ethos of Prophets by Taaj Langaroodi.

It is an honor for me to translate a book into English on Hajj, a religious duty that prepares man for his spiritual journey towards God. The present book not only discusses the physical acts of Hajj rites but also elaborates on the spiritual and mystical aspects of this divine ritual, which has greatly impressed mm.

Like a mystic poet who has to go through seven cities of love, namely quest, love, gnosis, detachment, unity, amazement, and finally annihilation in order to become united with the Beloved, the pilgrim of God’s house too has to go though seven stages similar to the seven cities of love in order to be received by God.

This book can serve as a handbook for the pilgrims who wish to have more knowledge about the physical and spiritual aspects of Hajj.

The translation of this book is dedicated to the souls of my parents, Safar ‘Ali Aghili and Roghayyeh Aghili as well as my sister, Ghamar Aghili, may their souls rest in peace forever.

Aghili Ashtiani