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  • 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 ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) 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.. More

  • Story of Pilgrim Who Did Not Perform Hajj

    I recollected the memories of Hajj, ‘Arafat, Muzdalifah, and the farewell Tawaaf (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.. More

  • 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.. More

  • The Purposes of the Sharee'ah 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.. More

  • Common Errors in Hajj and Umrah

    First: Errors Related to Ihram: Some pilgrims bypass the designated Station of ihram on their route without either being in Ihram or entering into ihram there, proceeding until they reach Jeddah or some other place within the precincts of the Stations, at which they enter into ihram. This is against the command of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu.. More

  • The Many Virtues of Hajj – II

    * After the pilgrim starts saying, “Labbayka Allahumma Labbayk (Here I am at Your Service, O Allah, here I am)” at the Meeqaat (station from where one enters into the state of Ihraam), he must not continue sinning further, having responded to his Lord’s call. When he says it he should think of it as, “I am responding to Your.. More

  • The Many Virtues of Hajj - I

    There are numerous Ahadeeth (narrations) that talk about the virtues of Hajj and its great reward. Some of these are: * Abu Hurayrah, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “From one ‘Umrah to another is an expiation for the sins committed between them, and the accepted Hajj has.. More

  • Points to Ponder on the Origins of the Hajj

    The story of how Hajj first originated is one that is worthy of our concern and attention, a story worthy of remembrance and contemplation whenever people walk between the mounts of As-Safa and Al-Marwah while doing Sa’y, and whenever they drink from the water of Zamzam. Hajj should not be regarded as a mere religious ritual where each generation.. 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.. More

  • How to Perform Hajj

    There are Three Types of Hajj: 1- Hajj At-Tamattu’ 2- Hajj Al-Qiran 3- Hajj Al-Ifraadh Here, we shall talk about Hajj at-Tamattu’ as it is the most recommended one. In this type of Hajj, one is to perform ‘Umrah during the Hajj months (i.e., Shawwal, Dhul-Qa’dah and the first nine nights of Dhul-Hijjah) and to perform the.. More

  • What After Hajj?

    Allah The Almighty Legislated the acts of worship and obedience for great wisdom and sublime objectives. No wonder, as they strengthen the faith, purify the soul, correct the attitude and refine the morals. If acts of worship did not achieve these objectives, then the Muslim would not benefit from them properly. In such a case, acts of worship might.. More

  • Rulings Related to the Udh-hiyyah

    1) The sacrificed animal should be from the livestock (cows, camels, sheep and goats). Other kinds of animals cannot replace the above mentioned even if it is permissible to eat them, such as rabbits, poultry, antelope, gazelle and other wild animals. 2) The one slaughtering (butcher) should not be given his fee from the Udh-hiyyah because the Prophet,.. 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 The Almighty): The greatest manifestation of the care for and importance of Tawheed.. More

  • ‘Arafah, the Day of Covenant and Virtues

    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 of Ramadan are favored over the first ten nights of Thul-Hijjah by the night of Al-Qadr (pre-decree), and the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah are favored over the last ten.. More

  • Thoughts from ‘Arafah

    O ‘Arafah! O symbol of the Muslim nation, many are the crowds that stood on your grounds; many are the tears that were shed on your sands; many are the people that got acquainted on your lands; many are the races that blended within your borders; many are the humble whose supplications were answered; and many are the tyrants who were rejected... More