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Every day when I go to pick up my kids at our local Islamic school, I walk past a large photo image of the Ka'bah, surrounded by swarming white-clothed pilgrims desperate to have their..

By Shaykh Mahmood ‘Ali Ahmad Allah Has Created people to be different in their living; some are rich and some poor, some well-off, affluent and high-esteemed, and others indigent,..

By Shaykh Mahmood ‘Ali Ahmad That is Hajj; travel and journey, and movement, Tawaaf and Sa‘y in which one walks fast and then walks slowly, to the extent that the Messenger..

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In the Shadow of Hajj

  Allah, the Exalted, says (what means): {And [mention, O Muhammad] when We designated for Ibrahim (Abraham) the site of the House, [saying], “Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform tawaaf and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate. And proclaim to the people the Hajj [pilgrimage]; they will come to you on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every distant pass—that they may witness benefits.. More

Educational situations from the school of Hajj - I

By Khalid ibn 'Ali Al-Mushayqih At the time the Islamic world is overwhelmed by the bliss of the Hajj days and their rituals legislated by Allah Almighty, to Purify and Bestow mercy upon His slaves, a lot of people write and talk about faith-related, spiritual, scientific, educational and Jihaad-related reflections, taking various models, ideas and lessons to learn from the school of Hajj. In the Islamic religion, there is no support pillar, nor a method, nor a deed, without.. More

Educational situations from the school of Hajj - II

Islamic monotheism, following the Sunnah of the Prophet and unity There are other educational reflections pointed out by Mr. Shaa’i‘ ibn Muhammad Al-Ghubayshi, from the educational supervision center, including: First: Tawheed (to affirm the Oneness of Allah Almighty): The greatest manifestation of the care for and importance of Tawheed (monotheism) is shown in the fact that the wisdom lying behind building the House is to affirm the Oneness of Allah Almighty,.. More

The Purposes of the Sharia in Hajj

Allah Almighty did not create us in vain and will not neglect us. Rather, He created us to inhabit the earth and achieve succession on it. This, however, will not be realized unless we become the best ummah (nation) brought to mankind, and this necessitates purifying the self, which is a persistent enjoiner of evil. The only means to purify the self is to apply the teachings of Islam, fulfill its pillars as we learnt them from the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

Story of Pilgrim Who Did Not Perform Hajj

I recollected the memories of Hajj, ‘Arafat, Muzdalifah, and the farewell Tawaf (circumambulation)… My imagination wandered to the throwing of pebbles… Suddenly, tears poured from my eyes… These are unforgettable memories… I cannot go for Hajj this year due to some circumstances… I tried to overcome these circumstances but I could not… I stayed at home reflecting upon the situations of the Hajj and the memories of pilgrims,.. More

What Is after Hajj?

All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may blessings and peace be upon His honest Messenger. The season of Hajj is a noble season. People during this season are either a pilgrim performing Hajj or one who is not. The pilgrim witnessed the holy sites; he stood at ‘Arafah supplicating Allah Almighty and humbling himself, returned to Muzdalifah and witnessed Al-Mash‘ar Al-Haraam remembering Allah, the Exalted, and invoking sincerely. Allah Almighty says.. More

Contemplations About Hajj - II

  8 - While in Sa'y, contemplate on Hajar, the mother of Ismaa'eel, when she asked her husband Ibraaheem: "Did Allah order you to do this (leaving her and her baby Ismaa'eel in Makkah)? He said: "Yes." Her great response was: "Then He (Allah) will not neglect us!" Think about this great dependence upon Allah when you are in the Sa'y, walking the same path that Hajar took in search of water and sustenance around the mounts of Safa and Marwah. Think.. More

Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - II

The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, also said: -  "All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, who are those who refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused." - "Whoever does any action that is not in accordance with this matter of ours (i.e. Islam), will have it rejected." Allah The Almighty also Says (what means):.. More

Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - I

The days of Hajj passed, its rituals are over and most of the pilgrims returned home, carrying the memories of their journey to the House of Allah The Almighty. However, if the rituals of Hajj are over, its benefits and objectives are not and will never come to an end. A Christian missionary once said: Islam will remain the strong rock that will destroy the ships of Christian missionary activities as long as it has such strong pillars: the Quran, Friday gathering and the conference.. More

Behavioral and Educational Purposes of Hajjıı

‎‎Education is the behavior that man displays everyday. Thus, if it is said that Islamic rulings educate Muslims, it would be the truth, as all Islamic rulings aim at educating man in Divine etiquette that suits man's innate nature and acquaints him with the rights of Allah The Almighty, his duties towards himself and towards others, and the duties of others towards him. Performing Hajj is one of these educational rulings, as Hajj trains the Muslim individual to endure.. More

Hajj is a Reflection of the Ummahı

One of the advantages of a mirror is that it reflects the reality of things clearly and precisely. A person who has a mirror takes care to keep it clean and shiny so that when he looks in the mirror, if he were to see anything amiss such as dirty clothes or the like, he would know that the mirror has nothing to do with this as it is just reflects reality. A person might be angry and upset when he sees any defect, but if he is sensible, he would attempt to rectify the situation.. More

A Program of Da’wah During the Hajj Season

Hajj is a profitable season for Da’wah where the callers to Allah The Almighty and reformers can give Da’wah and guide people. During this season, people are not preoccupied with the worldly life and its pleasures. The scenes and rituals of Hajj have a significant effect on the hearts of all pilgrims, who realize firsthand the dire need for Islamic knowledge and guidance by scholars and callers to Allah. All kinds of people come to the House of Allah The Almighty.. 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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