Aamir Khan and Sahid Afridi on hajj togther
The two mega stars are together performing the Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Amir Khan, Indian cinema actor and superstar, and Shahid Afridi, captain of the Pakistan cricket team, have been together performing all the rituals of Hajj.
To add further glory, the vital science member Junaid Jamshed, who has wooed the nation with his voice and great music, will accompany them soon.
The celebrities spoke to Maulana Tariq Jamil, who helped them with the understanding of virtues of hajj and spent hours discussing it.
Aamir Khan had reportedly left for Hajj with his mother, and Afridi left for Saudi Arabia Sunday evening after playing the match between Pakistan All Star XI and International World XI.
Junaid Jamshed,AAMIR khan and Sahid Afridi on hajj
Amir Khan had announced about his Hajj program in a press conference, Khan was in Chicago shooting Dhoom 3 and came back to India on Thursday morning. While addressing the press during the music launch of his upcoming film Talaash, the actor said, “I am leaving for Hajj and will be returning in the first week of November.” (ET,19)
In Islam, hajj is declared compulsory to all adult Muslims who can afford to perform it. The Holy Quran states the importance of Hajj as:
[2:197] Hajj shall be observed in the specified months.* Whoever sets out to observe Hajj shall refrain from sexual intercourse, misconduct, and arguments throughout Hajj. Whatever good you do, GOD is fully aware thereof. As you prepare your provisions for the journey, the best provision is righteousness. You shall observe Me, O you who possess intelligence.
Footnote: *2:197 Hajj can be observed any time during the Sacred Months: Zul-Hijjah, Muharram, Safar, and Rabi I. Local governments restrict Hajj to a few days for their own convenience. See 9:37
[2:198-201] You commit no error by seeking provisions from your Lord (through commerce). When you file from `Arafaat, you shall commemorate GOD at the Sacred Location (of Muzdalifah). You shall commemorate Him for guiding you; before this, you had gone astray. You shall file together, with the rest of the people who file, and ask GOD for forgiveness. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful. Once you complete your rites, you shall continue to commemorate GOD as you commemorate your own parents, or even better. Some people would say, “Our Lord, give us of this world,” while having no share in the Hereafter. Others would say, “Our Lord, grant us righteousness in this world, and righteousness in the Hereafter, and spare us the retribution of Hell.”
It’s every Muslims’ desire to perform Hajj, seeing the two mega stars together and performing Hajj will surely inspire many Muslims around the world to leave the worldly tasks and bend down before the Almighty. The catching up of Amir Khan and Shahid Afridi also indicates that both are maintaining brotherly terms with each other during the Hajj period.