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Praise be to Allah Almighty, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon the most honorable of Prophets and Messengers. The seasons of goodness are great opportunities for seeking..

Hajj is one of the great pillars of Islam. Allah The Almighty has made it obligatory on the Muslims who are able to find a way to do it, Saying (what means): {…And [due] to Allah..

Every day of the blessed days, which Allah gave precedence to and chose, has a certain virtue over the other. Each day has an occasion for which it is glorified; the last ten nights..

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Virtue of Day of ‘Arafah and State of Righteous Predecessors Therein

All praise is due to Allah only, and may His blessings and peace be upon the Messenger after whom there are no Messengers. The day of ‘Arafah is among the most virtuous days. On that day, supplications are answered, sins are forgiven, and Allah boasts to the angels of the people of ‘Arafat. It is a day that Allah granted a great value to and favored over other days. It is the day of perfecting the religion and completing the favor and the day of forgiveness of sins.. More

School of Faith in Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah

The believing human self needs strong provocations in order to awaken whenever it is enveloped by laziness in relation to performing acts of worship and whenever it is impaired by a tendency of seeking pleasure. Amidst the increasing worldly crowdedness of distractions, issues that make one heedless, and pure material gains, the soul of the believer aspires to a state of faith that raises it above the ground and makes it fly in the vast divine horizon. There are times and days.. More

The Status of Hajj in Islam

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam; Allah, The Exalted, ordained it in the ninth year after Hijrah (the Prophet's, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, migration from Makkah to Madeenah), according to the preponderant opinion. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {…And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House—for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves—then, indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.} [Quran 3:97] Hajj.. More

Encouragement to Perform Hajj - I

O people, fear Allah The Almighty and perform the obligations that Allah The Almighty has enjoined upon you, one of the most important among which is performing Hajj to His House whenever you can afford to do so. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And [due] to Allah from the people is a pilgrimage to the House - for whoever is able to find thereto a way. But whoever disbelieves - then indeed, Allah is free from need of the Worlds.} [Quran 3:97] The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alay.. More

Encouragement to Perform Hajj - II

Being physically able means that the Muslim is able to travel to the Sacred House without difficulty. If he cannot travel to the House or can only reach it with severe difficulty like a sick person or an elderly person; in such a case, if there is no hope of recovery from his sickness he should authorize a relative or someone to perform Hajj or ‘Umrah on his behalf. However, if he dies before authorizing someone to perform Hajj on his behalf, his heirs should perform Hajj.. More

Excellence of the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - I

There are many texts indicating the excellence of these days: First: Allah The Exalted Says (what means): {By the dawn, And [by] the ten nights.} [Quran 89:1-2] Many of the scholars of Tafseer (Quranic exegesis) are of the view that these ten nights are of the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah, and this is the sound view. It is not proved that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, specified them. Second: The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, gave testimony.. More

Excellence of the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - II

Fourth: Intensifying righteous deeds Righteous deeds are beloved to Allah The Almighty at every time and place. This is asserted during these blessed days, and this means the excellence and great reward of righteous deeds during these days. A person who is unable to perform Hajj during these days has to fill his time with obedience through performing the prayer, reciting the Quran, saying Thikr (mentioning Allah), supplicating Allah The Almighty, giving charity, being dutiful.. More

Merits of Hajj and ‘Umrah - I

Ever since Allah The Almighty commanded His Khaleel (intimate friend) Ibraaheem (Abraham), may Allaah exalt his mention, to proclaim Hajj to the people, hearts have been in longing for this House and location, and crowds of visitors come to it from every distant pass in response to the call of Allah The Almighty. In this respect, Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, When Ibraaheem finished building the House, it was said to him (by Allah): “Proclaim.. More

Merits of Hajj and ‘Umrah - II

Hajj is (a type of) Jihaad Jihaad is of different kinds and ranks, including striving with the soul and property, striving with the tongue and word and striving against one’s own desires in obedience of Allah, and this latter type is very clearly manifested in Hajj, which combines the striving of the body along with the spending of wealth in the way of Allah. Allah The Almighty Prescribed Hajj as a type of Jihaad for he who is weak and unable to fight in the Cause of Allah... More

Hajj to the House: Virtues and Secrets - I

It is a sign of the infinite mercy of Allah The Almighty towards His slaves that He has legislated for them several acts of obedience, opened the gates of mercy before them, encouraged them to attain His reward and invited them to draw closer to Him. When they do so, in turn, He will love them, and if He loves a slave, He will become his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his feet with which he walks. Performing Hajj.. More

Hajj to the House: Virtues and Secrets - II

… Continued From the virtues of Hajj: Islam states that a person is rewarded in accordance to the hardship he undergoes, and thus, since Hajj is one of the hardest acts of worship, it has a great reward, high position and several virtues. The virtues of Hajj include: 1-   Entering Paradise is the reward of a valid and accepted Hajj: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Performing.. More

There is Neither Rafath (Sexual Relations), nor Disobedience nor Disputing During Hajj - I

Allah The Almighty mentioned in His Noble Book of Hajj obligations, acts of the Sunnah (Prophetic tradition), etiquettes, pillars and favorable things that indicate His care for this great act of worship and glorious rite. He clarified this matter in detail, and with perfect clarification; Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {Hajj is [during] well-known months, so whoever has made Hajj obligatory upon himself therein [by entering the state of Ihraam], there is [to be for him].. More

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Glossary of Hajj and Umrah terms

Abtah: A place formed after flood, which is usually level and containing no pebbles or stones. The term is given to every place that becomes leveled by a water stream. It is also Al-Abtah, Al-Bat-haa... More

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