The history of HAJJ
Specific injunctions in the Qur’aan were revealed in order to eliminate all the false rites which had become rampant in the pre-Islamic period.
All indecent and shameful acts were strictly banned in Allaah’s statement:
“There is to be no lewdness nor wrangles during Hajj.”
[Surah al-Baqarah 2:197]
Competitions in generosity were also prohibited. Of course, the feeding of the poor pilgrims was still encouraged as this was done in the time of Ibraaheem (alayhis-salaam) but Allaah commanded that the slaughtering of the animals which was done for this purpose should be done seeking the pleasure of Allaah rather than fame and the praise of the people. He said:
“So mention the name of Allaah over these animals when they are drawn up in lines. Then, when they are drawn on their sides [after the slaughter], eat thereof and feed the beggar who does not ask, and the beggar who asks.
[Surah al-Hajj 22:36]
As for the deplorable practice of spattering blood of the sacrificed animals on the walls of the Ka’ba and hanging their flesh on alters, then Allaah clearly informed them that:
“It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allaah, but it is Taqwaa (piety) from you that reaches Him.
[Surah al-Hajj 22:37]