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The State of Salaf in the First Ten Days Thul-Hijjah - IThe State of Salaf in the First Ten Days Thul-Hijjah - II Offer Udh-hiyah, May Allah Accept It

By Sultaan ibn Fahd At-Tubayshi All Praise be to Allah, and I bear witness that no one is worthy to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad,..

By Sultaan ibn Fahd At-Tubayshi Fourth, the remembrance of Allah in them: The righteous predecessors, may Allah have mercy on them, used to intensify their remembrance of Allah..

Offering udh-hiyah (slaughtering) is a great ritual and a confirmed Sunnah for those who can afford it, and it is a glorious act of worship and a great rite that Muslims perform to..

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The Rituals of Islam and their Effect on our Hearts and Consciences

Hajj to the House – educational stops: The journey of Hajj is full of lessons and admonishments by which it touches the heart, whispers to the conscience, addresses sentiments and feelings, and moves the mind. The one doing the Hajj will not receive its great reward unless he realizes, learns and contemplates these lessons and admonishments. The following are some of these lessons and admonishments: Firstly: Surrender and submission to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds: This.. More

That You May Glorify Allah for His Guidance

Among the abundant bounties and graces that Allah, the Exalted, conferred upon this nation are these blessed spiritual seasons; seasons of obedience and times for gaining more rewards. These are times for acts of worship, spiritual grants, spiritual insights, and gentle reminders. Blessed spiritual seasons are calling to us, 'O seekers of good, draw near! O seekers of evil, desist!’ One of these spiritual seasons consists of the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah. There are.. More

Labbayka Allahumma labbayk (In response to Your call, O Allah here I come)

All perfect praise is due to Allah, and may His peace and blessings be upon Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah, the trustworthy Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, his household, his Companions, and those who supported him. The obligation of Hajj that Allah Almighty has imposed upon His slaves is one of the greatest symbols of Islam. It is one of the noble scenes of the honored and preferred ummah (Islamic community) that Allah Almighty preferred over all other nations. It.. More

To Witness Benefits for Themselves

From there…and in the shade of the first House of worship established for mankind – blessed and a guidance for the worlds, pure and fresh fragrance brightens the heart of the believer and his soul recalls memories that symbolize light in the extreme darkness of the night. From there, from the submissive hearts, the flowing tears and the humbly raised hands. From there, where burdens are dropped and sins are wiped out by sincere repentance, the believer is being.. More

New Birth after Hajj

In the previous article, we examined the idea of how the pilgrim strove against his self, received the provision of piety, spent money, sustained difficulties so as to get high degrees, and went back as the day that his mother gave birth to him with a white page free of sins. Now how could he blacken it with some sins or return to bad deeds that he has repented of after tasting the sweetness of obedience and worship? How can the Muslim adhere to obedience and worship? How can.. More

O Pilgrim, Remember the Sanctity of the Ancient House - I

The sanctity of Makkah as well as the sublime position of the Ancient House is clear even to those who possess modest knowledge and insight. This is clarified in many Quranic verses and Prophetic Hadeeths (narrations). Scholars have also stated this in their books, their rites and in the books of Tafseer (exegesis). Thus, there is no ambiguity on this issue and all praise is due to Allah for this. Nonetheless, the following points are worth remembering: First: In the Noble.. More

O Pilgrim, Remember the Sanctity of the Ancient House - II

… Continued Fifth: As Allah The Almighty has made the House a place of return for people and a place of security, He made it obligatory for Ibraaheem and Ismaa‘eel, may Allah exalt their mention, to purify it for those who perform Tawaaf (circumambulation) and those who are staying there for worship and those who bow and prostrate in prayer. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {And [mention, O Muhammad], when We designated for Ibraaheem the site of the House,.. More

To Those Heading For Makkah, Longing Relieves Discomfort - I

Many people think that Hajj has become difficult in this age because of the overwhelming crowds. They assume that the discomfort resulting from a certain problem requires certain types of dispensations and concessions, which were not mentioned by the people of knowledge and insight among the righteous predecessors nor did competent contemporary scholars research them. The truth is that if we reflect upon the conditions of pilgrims through the different ages of Islam, we will.. More

To Those Heading For Makkah, Longing Relieves Discomfort - II

… Continued There are many stories that prove that Hajj was never an easy task and that the extensions of the Sacred House, the spread of general security in the land and the inventions of the modern age caused a great deal of facilitation and that crowdedness is not something new or a problem from which our predecessors did not suffer. In the past, the crowds included people, riding animals and cattle. People used to perform the rituals while sitting on their animals... 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

Messages for the Pilgrim - I

O pilgrim who intends to come to the Ancient House (of Allah) and visit the sacred precincts. May the peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be upon you. These are some messages for you which are related to the inviolability of the sacred precincts of Makkah and the rituals of Hajj. They are messages of love and exaltation for each pilgrim who has the desire to visit these blessed places and sacred precincts to assert his allegiance to Allah The Almighty and testify that he is.. 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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