وَأَذِّن فِي النَّاسِ بِالْحَجِّ يَأْتُوكَ رِجَالًا وَعَلَىٰ كُلِّ ضَامِرٍ يَأْتِينَ مِن كُلِّ فَجٍّ عَمِيقٍ
And proclaim to mankind for Hajj; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass [22:27]
When Allah SWT told Ibrahim AS to call mankind for Hajj, he said: “how can I convey this, when my voice will not reach them”. Allah told him to proclaim and He will convey it. Ibrahim AS announced, “O mankind! Your Lord has established a house so perform piligrimage to it.” The mountains lowered themselves so that his voice would reach the entire earth. People continue to come and will do so until Qiyamah, procliaiming, ” لبيك اللهم لبيك لبيك — at Your service, O Allah, at Your service.” [Tabari & ibn Kathir]
How true are Allah’s words!
- Means from every route.
- Mean from far distances.