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Which day is the greatest day of Hajj as per 9:3 ?
« on: October 01, 2019, 03:02:18 AM »
9:3 And a proclamation from God and His messenger to the people, on the greater Pilgrimage day: "That God and His messenger are innocent from the polytheists." If you repent, then it is better for you, and if you turn away, then know that you will not escape God. And give news to those who have rejected of a painful retribution.

Was it the first day of the first month of the four forbidden months since 9:2 and 9:5 gives ultimatum of 4 months?

9:2 Therefore, roam the land for four months and know that you will not escape God, and that God will humiliate the ingrates.

9:5 So when the restricted months have passed, then you may kill the polytheists wherever you find them, and take them, and surround them, and stand against them at every point. If they repent, and they hold the contact prayer, and they contribute towards purification, then you shall leave them alone. God is Forgiving, Merciful.

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Re: Which day is the greatest day of Hajj as per 9:3 ?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 05:41:15 AM »
Discussed here: http://mypercept.co.uk/articles/meaning-hajj-Quran.html


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9:3
And an announcement from God and His messenger to the people (on) the day of the greatest HaJJ* "God is quit/free from the polytheists and so is His messenger". If you repent, then it is better for you, and if you turn away, then know that you will not escape God, and give news to those who conceal/reject of a painful retribution.
9:4
Except for those with whom you had a treaty from among the polytheists if they did not reduce anything from it nor did they plan to attack you; you shall continue the treaty with them until its expiry. Truly, God loves the forethoughtful/conscientious.
9:5
So when the restricted months** are passed, then you may fight the polytheists wherever you find them...

*can also mean "...greatest day of the HaJJ...". In terms of likelihood I think this is the lesser likely option as there is no indication for what day would be the greatest or why. Whilst "greatest HaJJ" may indicate in terms of HaJJ passed, this current one is the greatest thus far, probably because the believers have become the majority/authority, the establishment of God's deen has been realised etc.
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Re: Which day is the greatest day of Hajj as per 9:3 ?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 03:32:06 PM »
I can see you have the same assumption that this announcement was made on the first day of Hajj

It is possible, and most likely in my view, that "day of the greatest HaJJ" is simply referring to the first day of this HaJJ period, i.e. first day of the four restricted/inviolable shahr. This makes most sense within the context.


As per Wiki  sÅ«rah 9 is reported to have been revealed at the time of the Battle of Tabuk .

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At-Tawba
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expedition_to_Tabuk

Muhammad and his forces marched northwards to Tabuk, near the Gulf of Aqaba in October 630 (Rajab AH 9) . 

At present Rajab is considered one of the forbidden months. However the Hijri  lunar calendar system was adopted later so probably its not  the accurate first month.






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Re: Which day is the greatest day of Hajj as per 9:3 ?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2019, 01:50:27 AM »
All information in my posts is correct to the best of my knowledge only and thus should not be taken as a fact. One should seek knowledge and verify: 17:36, 20:114, 35:28, 49:6, 58:11. My articles

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