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  • 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

  • People's Attitude in their Reception of Ramadan

    In their reception of Ramadan people are divided into two categories: The first category: Those who are happy with this month and feel quite pleased with its coming for the following reasons: A- They are used to fasting and have trained themselves to stand it. It is one of the reasons why the sunnah recommends voluntary fasting, like fasting Mondays.. More

  • Errors and Innovations in Hajj – II

    … Continued · Supplicating after stoning the big Jamarah. · Some people think that they are actually stoning Satan and that he is there physically, and start giving Satanic names to each of the three Jamaraat. This is incorrect and is not permitted. · Wasting the meat of the sacrificial animal after slaughtering it, even.. More

  • Errors and Innovations in Hajj - I

    · Some men uncover their right shoulders as soon as they assume Ihraam (the sacral state). This is incorrect and should only be done during the Tawaaf (circumambulation) of arrival for ‘Umrah. · Some people think that Ihraam is initiated by donning the clothes of Ihraam, when in fact it is initiated by the intention in one’s.. More

  • Some Violations of Invocation - II

    1. Innovations in supplication. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever innovates something in the religion that is not in it, his innovation will be rejected." It is impermissible to innovate a certain way for invocation and adhere to it or ask others to adhere to it. Some of these innovations are: • Collective.. More

  • Some Violations of Invocation - I

    The one who invokes Allah The Almighty should avoid some matters that Muslims were ordered to avoid during invoking Allah The Almighty according to Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) texts. Some of these matters are: 1.Invoking any other than Allah The Almighty. This is one of the greatest violations as invoking any other than Allah is major Shirk.. More

  • What Should You Do in Muzdalifah?

    Since many pilgrims are ignorant of the rituals of Hajj in Muzdalifah and thus many mistakes are made in this ritual, we would like to alert people to that in the following points: 1. Spending the night of the Day of Nahr (the 10th day of Thul-Hijjah) in Muzdalifah is one of the Hajj obligations. 2. Pilgrims should move from ‘Arafah to Muzdalifah.. More

  • The Caravans of Pilgrims - II

    To our sister pilgrim, let me say a final word: she should be, in the House of Allah, more adherent to the religious etiquettes, more disciplined and more decent. She should not crowd with men, nor pray between their rows, nor pass in front of them while they are praying; and she should let her prayer be behind men in the places assigned to women. May.. More

  • The Caravans of Pilgrims - I

    In a few days, the caravans of pilgrims will head to the Sacred House, leaving their homeland for a distant country, in order to descend as guests on their Lord The Almighty in His ancient House. He is The Most Munificent, The Most Generous, Who approves for His guests no hospitality other than Paradise. But you should remember, O pilgrim, that the.. More

  • Mistakes in shaving or shortening the hair

    1. Some pilgrims think that it is an act of Sunnah (tradition) to face the Qiblah (the direction of the Ka‘bah) when shaving the hair. 2. Some pilgrims do not shave the whole head. Rather, they shave part of it and leave a part and this is forbidden under Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation). 3. Some women reveal their hair before non-Mahram.. More

  • Caution Againt After-Hajj Sins

    A slave of Allah The Almighty would not be able to achieve righteousness that results from performing Hajj unless he avoids sins and is cautious of committing them. Although it is forbidden to commit sins and misdeeds at all times, Allah commanded the pilgrim to leave them entirely during the days of Hajj, as mentioned in the verse that says (what means):.. More

  • Common Mistakes in the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - II

    Secondly: Mistakes made on the Day of ‘Arafah 1- Abandoning fasting: It should be taken into consideration that the Day of ‘Arafah is the best day of the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah, and abandoning fasting of that day is a mistake that many of those who are not granted success to do righteous deeds commit. It was narrated on the authority.. More

  • Common Mistakes in the First Ten Days of Thul-Hijjah - I

    We are passing through one of the most honorable seasons of Allah The Almighty -- the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah. This blessed period is an opportunity to offer many voluntary acts of worship with which the servant can draw himself nearer to Allah The Almighty hoping to gain an advantage which would entitle him to happiness in this life and in the.. More

  • Common mistakes in Hajj

    In Aqeedah (the Muslim’s Belief): · Many Pilgrims when they travel to Madeenah they pray to the graves. They make Dua’ (supplication) to the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam. This could not only ruin their Hajj, it could nullify their Islam. · Do not rub graves for blessings. · Do not supplicate to anyone except.. More

  • Mistakes that many pilgrims commit

    1. Passing the Meeqaat (designated point for assuming Ihraam) without assuming the state of Ihraam (ritual consecration). Those who assume the state of Ihraam from Jeddah or at the borders of the Haram while being non-Makkan pilgrims should slaughter a sacrificial animal. 2. Entering Makkah without assuming the state of Ihraam when the person is going.. More