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  • 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.. 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.. 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.. 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

  • 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... More

  • Offer Udh-hiyah, May Allah Accept It

    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 draw nearer to their Lord on the day of Eid Al-Adh-ha and the following three days. Allah Almighty says (what means): • {So pray to your Lord and sacrifice [to Him.. More

  • How Hajj Can Change Your Behavior for the Better

    If the effects of performing acts of worship are evident in a person's behavior, and he is adorned with the etiquettes recommended in the Sharee‘ah (Islamic legislation) and his speech and actions exemplify what he learns from the religion of Allah The Almighty, such a person will be rightly described as "well-mannered". This is because.. More

  • The State of Salaf in the First Ten Days Thul-Hijjah - II

    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 during these ten days: 1. Mujaahid narrated that Ibn ‘Umar and Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with them, used to go out to the marketplace during the first ten days.. More

  • The State of Salaf in the First Ten Days Thul-Hijjah - I

    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, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. The month of Thul-Hijjah is a noble month and a great season. It is the month of Hajj, the month.. More

  • Hasten to Hajj

    The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Hasten to perform Hajj (meaning the obligatory Hajj)- for verily you do not know what will happen to you." [Ahmad and others] In this Hadeeth (narration), the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, urges his nation to hasten to perform Hajj out of fear of impediments and obstacles.. More

  • The Ten Days of Competing in Acts of Obedience Have Started

    The ten days of Thul-Hijjah have started; the days of performing good deeds, acts of obedience and worship. These are the days of those who fast and the nights of those who perform Qiyaam (supererogatory night prayers). It is the much-awaited season, longed for by those who spend in charity, pray, obey Allah The Almighty devoutly and remember Him. In.. More

  • Hajj: Benefits in the World and the Hereafter

    The individual benefits of Hajj are undeniable and indisputable, for Hajj purifies souls, frees them from the factors that cause weakness and refines them by its insistence upon quitting sins and misdeeds and enabling a person to taste the pleasure of being near Allah The Almighty and privately supplicating to and praising Him at the places He Himself.. More

  • Glad Tidings of Hajj

    There is a lovely relationship between glad tidings and the acts of worship enjoined by Allah The Almighty upon the believers. Islam has given due care to prayer, urged people to perform it and encouraged people to attain its benefits. It is a key of Paradise and is among the finest deeds after the testimony of faith. It is the first deed that a slave.. More

  • The Creed and Hajj

    Piety All praise is due to Allah alone. May He exalt the mention of the last Prophet, Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. All the laws of the religion aim at achieving piety through fulfilling the commands of Allah and avoiding His prohibitions. The verses of Hajj in particular are concluded by the command to adhere to piety and fear Allah... More

  • O Returning Pilgrims, Rejoice at the Glad Tidings

    O pilgrims returning from Hajj! O you who have travelled to your Almighty Lord! He called you and you responded. He invited you and you answered. Your immortal cheer of 'Labbayk Allahumma labbayk (I hasten to You, O Allah)' fills the corners of the universe. Congratulations! You are good and your path is also good. May you enter your residence in.. More